How Do You Get Away From It All?

John Keatley
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Head for an Island Retreat

You could call Michael Arrington obsessed with breaking tech news. So much so that he devised a points system to track whether his blog TechCrunch breaks more stories than everyone else. Yet when Arrington traveled to Hawaii for a month without a computer, the site's page views continued to climb. "That helped me realize that I am not nearly as important as I thought I was—and that the team I hired is really good," Arrington says. "I've really let go since then."