Despite suffering from significant overload themselves, many knowledge workers have selflessly contributed their time and thoughts to my research over the past ten years which culminated in this book. Without the thousands of knowledge workers who took my surveys, participated in interviews, attended workshops, and sent me their thoughts, I would never have been able to understand the extent to which Information Overload impacts them and at what cost this occurs.
There are a few people whom I must single out by name, due to their unique contributions.
David M. Goldes, president of Basex and a lifelong friend, who has worked alongside me for 22 years studying knowledge workers and knowledge work and kept me focused on the reason we are doing what we do.
Cody Burke, vice president and senior analyst at Basex, who has served as my partner-in-crime since I started to work on Overload! and contributed a good deal of research and thinking that was incorporated in the book.
Basilio Alferow, vice president and editorial director at Basex, who has tirelessly reviewed my writing and made sense of it, even when it made little sense to me.
Greg Andrew Spira, my brother and a veteran of multiple books himself, who was always happy to review at my text and contribute his knowledge of the book-publishing industry.
Nathan Zeldes, president of the Information Overload Research Group, who, first as Intel’s Information Overload czar (a title I created to describe his role) and now ...