Sometimes Sharif, my business partner in Cloudberry (the computer business), drives me mad with his time-wasting, and his charging off after every bright new idea.  And every now and then, he has a real moment of genius – pointing out something that’s obvious to him, but passes by the rest of us mere mortals.

This week was one of those moments.  Sharif was raving about the  latest promotion line he’d found: a 24in monitor – and he showed me the. web-page he’d created for it, and the e-mail he was going to send.  It wasn’t the monitor itself that made me sit up and take notice (well … it did, I’ve now got one on order), it was the reason Sharif gave for why every entrepreneur should have one – good time management!!

I’ll let Sharif’s words from the e-mail explain:

If you are anything like me, you are always  flicking between applications.  From email to word to the browser and back who knows how many times a day!  I fixed this up myself by getting hold of a decent 24″ monitor and it has made a huge difference to my productivity.It reduces the amount of time I flick through applications in two ways – firstly, I don’t have to maximise the window to see everything I need to at once, I can use custom sized windows so I can see more of them at any one time.  Secondly with my nice 24″ Monitor plugged into my laptop (15″ monitor) I get two screens.It’s not just me…

“I have a 24” monitor, and I don’t think I could go back. I also don’t think I would go back to two smaller screens either. I used to think managing two screens independently would be better because you could maximize one app to each, but having a 24” screen has really eliminated my need to desire to maximize anyway.”

The increase in productivity is brilliant and also (when everyone has left the office) I can watch movies on the laptop screen while catching up with my emails on the other one.

We have just received a very special offer on the brand new, just released Viewsonic 24″ low energy high contrast screens which is very good.

I estimate this has got to be worth about 20 mins a day at least!

Full spec and price on Our website and hit the buy now button

You can see what he’s on about on the special web page …

So, while I generally focus on the softer stuff, around motivations and core aspirations, sometimes a bit of technological help can go a long way in staying focused and making the most of your best opportunities!

Andrew Horder
Andrew Horder

Founder of the blog at, Andrew has been working with business owners for many years, helping them find and maintain their unique Focus - those activities and opportunities that they love, and will produce their success, what Andrew calls your Joyful Genius! Andrew's first book, The Busy Fool's a to Z of Loving Work is available from Amazon

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