The Lost Art of Thinking

Dave Hutchison, CFA |

In the past, data gathering was difficult and expensive.  Now, with the internet it’s just the opposite, and it’s been that way for a while.  Yet progress often brings with a new set of challenges.  What’s holding things back today is that this abundant information isn’t being processed thoughtfully.

In the following article, Cal Newport writes “we’ve lost our familiarity with the concept of “thinking” as a concrete and isolatable activity; something that can be prioritized, and trained, and even cherished as a valuable pursuit in its own right.”