You, By the Numbers
By H. James Wilson
Afew years ago entrepreneur and scientist Stephen Wolfram wrote a blog post titled âThe Personal Analytics of My Life.â1 In it, he mapped data about his email usage, time spent in meetings, even the number of keystrokes heâs loggedâfor 22 years. The resulting charts and graphs are mesmerizing, and somewhat instructive. Wolfram has documented that heâs a man of routine who likes to work alone late at night. He knows that although his scheduled telephone calls usually start on time, his in-person meetings are less predictableâand that heâs hitting the backspace key 7% of the time heâs on the keyboard.
This âeffort at self-awareness,â as Wolfram described it, makes him a trailblazer in ...
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