We’re at O’Hare in Chicago, waiting for our connecting flight back to London, and I’ve been thinking a lot about why I enjoyed SXSW so much this year.
I just hit me: I had time think about new ideas.
I made a conscious decision to not carry my laptop around with me. I bought a big yellow legal pad of paper and wrote down tons of ideas. It was so freeing to ignore email, IM and my monster to-do list.
As a result, we’ve decided to make some big changes at Carson Systems, and I’m SO excited (more on that later). Hooray for down time!
P.S. I’m really enjoying Dick Costolo’s new blog (founder of FeedBurner). If you’re interested in entrepreneurship, it’s a must-read.