Just met up with Sebastian Svensson, managing director of lifestyleasia.com. We discussed Mutewatch possibilites in Asia. We’re quite excited.
Fredrik & Oscar
Half of the Mutewatch team is currently spread out over South Asia. We’re here to finish the Mutewatch. Mai-Li is in Taipei, Johan is in Guangzhou and we’re in Hong Kong. As you can imagine, it’s quite exciting.
When an earthquake struck Chile in February last year, earthlings ended up losing 1.26 millionth of a second of a day.
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Only 7% of people get eight hours of sleep a night. But the effects of this might be calamitous: Getting less sleep is associated with a 200% rise in cancer, a 100% rise in heart disease, and a 20% rise in the likelihood you’ll be dead in 20 years. That said, what the infographic doesn’t tell is that sleeping too much can be almost as a dangerous as not sleeping enough. If you sleep over nine hours a day, you’re more likely to be fat, diabetic, depressed, and have heart disease. So get eight hours, but no more.
I have been travelling a lot the past years. I mean, I’ve probably broken some kind of record in the number of Ryanair flights boarded by one person in one year; Milano, Stockholm, Zürich, London, Berlin, Paris, Barcelona, Amsterdam – you name it and I’ve been there.
Our vision is to create a great product. And because we have an audience on a global level we wanted to go global from the start – even though it may be a niche product.
Rushing between meetings and airports I have – several times – experienced that panic stress that you can feel when you think you’re about to miss a flight. I’ve only missed two flights (one from Zürich when I moved back after my studies there and one from London when I didn’t manage to check in 4 hours in advance). This is a pretty good considering the tight time budget I’ve had during some trips.
My solution to avoiding panic and avoiding crowds at security is to get to the airport one hour before I actually need to be there and sit and work from the gate. The airport often has wifi which makes it possible to follow up meetings before you arrive at your next destination. This means that instead of arriving to the gate totally stressed out, ten minutes before boarding you can enjoy the last hours as well.
Nowadays, I set the alarm on my Mutewatch for ten minutes before boarding so that I can wrap up and keep my calm.
In an article in McKinsey Quarterly, Derek Dean and Caroline Webb write about how multitasking work environments are killing productivity, dampening creativity, and making us unhappy.
“For all the benefits of the information technology and communications revolution, it has a well-known dark side: information overload and its close cousin, attention fragmentation. These scourges hit CEOs and their colleagues in the C-suite particularly hard because senior executives so badly need uninterrupted time to synthesize information from many different sources, reflect on its implications for the organization, apply judgment, make trade-offs, and arrive at good decisions.”
Read the whole article here.