STEVE Hoover, CEO of tech company PARC, shares how he manages manage his time (and work) in the digital age:
Buy online: Cut out the time spent shopping for toiletries and other repeat purchases.
Combine exercise and work when you can. Oneon-one meetings while walking helps to keep you fit. A change in scenery can also open people up and make for a better meeting.
You are in charge of your smartphone and not the other way around. Don’t try to impress people by how fast you respond to an e-mail that doesn’t need a quick response. Allow your mind to let go of work: Take time away from your phone.
Before going on vacation, formally delegate tasks so you can really let go of your e-mail and phone meetings. – San Jose Mercury News/McClatchyTribune Information Services
retzlaff Winery owner bob Taylor picks Sauvignon blanc grapes to check their sugar level at his california vineyard. This is one job that forces its workers to listen to nature rather than the tyrant on their wrist (or on their smartphone).