The Army likes to push “hip-pocket training,” or training on-the-go. Basically, it’s something that a soldier is studying every time she/he waits in line or anytime there’s a spare moment. The soldier simply pulls out the thing to be studied.
With smartphones and tablets, you’d think we would see an explosion of hip-pocket training in the civilian world. The distractions become too tempting. What if we went back to the old-school way—carry a score or a book on business or finance. Anyone starting an ensemble has so much to learn. Old-fashioned reading and studying might help you make smarter decisions by using your time more wisely—by actually reading instead of scrolling through a feed in those passing moments. Smarter people, smarter decisions, better art, better world.