by Simon Henry @simlington
We all know cats control the internet.
Emergency Kittens on Twitter and the Grumpy Cat on Facebook prove this point.
Less obviously, cats can teach you how to thrive if you work on the internet. Here’s how:
1. Cats live in the moment and concentrate 100% on the task at hand.
Eating Whiskas, being stroked under their chin or taunting a mouse, they do one job at a time – and do it well.
Most of us working on the internet try to do 10 things at once – all badly.
2. Cats are happy killing their prey.
In today’s digital industry, everyone wants to eat your dinner. So you have to be ruthless.
But most of us working in digital are kind and polite, without a killing streak in sight.
3. Cats sleep a lot.
Working on the internet means you’re connected 24/7, checking emails and tweets when you really should be asleep.
When we’re all chronically exhausted we make really shocking decisions.
4. Cats do yoga.
Steve Jobs did yoga – and made Apple the best digital company in the world.
5. Cats keep themselves clean and tidy.
The recent growth of beards among internet workers is probably related to a drop in online productivity.
It’s fine for developers to have beards.
But writers, designers and other ‘fluffy’ ‘professionals’ really should know better. Especially the women.
6. Cats believe the world revolves solely around them.
Actually that’s true of all of us working in digital too. Keep that one up!
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