• Mark Szczepanski

Remembering and Retaining in an Age of Information Overload

There is no doubt that we live in an era where information is plentiful, easily accessible, and with low barriers to get into our lives.

Much of that information seems to come in rapid succession without regard to an individual’s ability to process and retain that information.

This begs the question: What can I do to better retain information that I need to retain?

David Robson’s article offers some insight on a simple technique to help with retention:

Just dim the lights, sit back, and enjoy 10-15 minutes of quiet contemplation, and you’ll find that your memory of the facts you have just learnt is far better than if you had attempted to use that moment more productively.”

The article (which can be found here at is an interesting read.

With the changing role of technology and my role in presenting this to customers, , perhaps deliberate, quiet reflection without overloading your brain or thinking too hard on what I’ve learned, for short periods of time, can benefit my ability to retain and learn. I look forward to experimenting with this in the next week. Let’s see what happens!

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