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An Exercise: Time is Different for Everyone

Grab your phone and a couple of friends or colleagues.

Get a timer out and ask everyone to close their eyes.

Now get the timer ready and tell everyone to open up their eyes once they believe a minute has gone by.

With this exercise, you’ll see a wide range between when people open up their eyes.  Some will open 10-15 seconds before a minute has passed, and others, well, they may still have their eyes closed as of the writing of this blog.

Time is different for everyone, but that doesn’t mean you can’t manage it effectively.  You can interpret time different in any given week, so there is no one-size-fits-all approach to time management.  You just have to focus on organizing and prioritizing to-dos and doing what is in front of you well. 

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Duncan is on the founding team of Jebbit, a successful Data Platform, which was founded at Boston College in 2011. Duncan is a Venture Partner at the SSC, having advised and grown many student startups over the last five years.