Executives, Protect Your Alone Time

Context

Today’s culture overemphasizes the importance of constant social interaction.

Therefore, we tend to view time spent alone as time wasted or as an indication of an antisocial or melancholy personality.

However, great thinkers and leaders throughout history — from Virginia Woolf to Apple co-founder Steve Wozniak — have lauded the importance of having a metaphorical room of one’s own.

Key Insight

Great thinkers and leaders have a Habit of spending a lot of time ALONE!

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