Visual Intelligence


the ability to see what's there that others don't, to see what's not there that should be, to see the positives and the negatives, the opportunity,  the invention, the upside, the warning signs, the quickest way, the way out, the win

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Distractions Are Making Us Dumber

In our current Digital Age, there are more things competing for our attention than ever before in human history.

Our perpetual, byte-sized interactions are not only a detriment to our concentration, focus, productivity, and personal safety, but they’re also hurting our intelligence.

A 2005 study at King’s College found that when distracted, workers suffered a 10- to 15-point IQ loss—a greater dumbing down than experienced when smoking marijuana. A 15-point deficiency takes an adult male down to the same IQ level as an 8-year-old child.

The Author

What do the FBI, NYPD, Department of Homeland Security, Navy SEALs, the Peace Corps, Georgetown University Hospital, MetLife, HSBC, Cisco, Shell Energy, Johnson & Johnson, Seventh Day Adventist Church, and New York City doormen have in common?


are dangerous things to make, and like all dangerous things to make—bombs, for instance, or strawberry shortcake—if you make even the tiniest mistake you can find yourself in terrible trouble.

- The Austere Academy by Lemony Snicket


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