In a distracted world, solitude is a competitive advantage

Take it from Jedi Master Qui-Gon Jinn: “Your focus determines your reality.” Amid a relentless stream of emails, meetings, and stimuli, scheduling periods of alone time to focus on the important stuff is key, says Harvard Business Review.

In 2010, Eric Schmidt, then the CEO of Google, said: “Every two days, we create as much information as we did from the dawn of civilization until 2003.”