Friday Five: Creative distraction

I was planning to write on a different topic for this week’s Friday Five. But I got distracted.

easily-distracted-by-shiny-objectsWhat did me in was this Guy Kawasaki tweet directing me to an article about how easily distracted people are more creative than those who are more focused.

Being easily the easily distracted type, I was naturally happy to hear this and immediately approved of this finding, which apparently was from some study conducted at some university somewhere. I don’t know. I didn’t bother to read beyond the headline, though, because…

1. Can you believe these high-quality videos were all shot on an iPhone 4? Pretty awesome, eh? Not that I bothered to watch all of them, because…

2. … I had a sudden urge to check Gmail, and there I found a note from Paste linking to the music mag/website’s list of the 50 best albums on 2010. Which reminded me that…

3. … I and several of my fellow higher ed music lovers are about to embark on my favorite year-end distraction: creating a list of favorite albums from the year almost finished. We’re going to compare notes and compile our collaborative effort on this blog we created last year for the purpose of counting down the top albums of the past decade. Stay tuned for more about that. But first…

4. … You should check out some of these 220 videos from PopTech. They’re educational, I think. (Hat tip: @LenKendall.)

5. What were we talking about again? Oh, yeah… WEEKEND!

Image from Loving My Add (post).

Author: andrewcareaga

Higher ed PR and marketing guy. Communications director for Missouri University of Science and Technology (Missouri S&T) in Rolla, Missouri, USA. Slow runner, mediocre guitarist, lover of music and puns, and an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan. I blog and Tweet about #highered, #music, #gocards and #random stuff.

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