Chapter 11: Video interview with journalist and information specialist Rupert Widdicombe

The chapter 11 website bonus is a video interview with journalist and information specialist Rupert Widdicombe about processing information effectively. To watch, click on the play button, then allow a few seconds for the video to go to the beginning and start:

Rupert Widdicombe has been a journalist for twenty years, with work appearing in The Guardian and many other newspapers and magazines.

He works as an information specialist in London.

ACTION TIP: When you feel overwhelmed by information, try an ‘information fast’ for at least a day. On that day, read no newspapers or magazines, don’t watch TV or listen to radio. If you can, get out in nature (if only your local park) instead. It should help calm your brain and refresh you. After that, consider going on an information diet–consume 10 to 20% less information than you used to.