Merlin Mann, creator of 43 folders, was in the office today to give his talk on Time and Attention. It was a very good talk, and Merlin offered plenty of practical advice on how to manage distractions at work, and really focus on what you are getting paid to do. If you constantly feel like you can never get anything done at work due to meetings, the constant flow of emails, or some other distraction, I’d highly recommend checking out the presentation. None of what Merlin points out is rocket science. It is all simple, practical, and sound advice. I’m really going to make an effort to try some of his suggestions, and see they can’t help me spend a little more time doing what I’m good at while at work…solving problems.