Welcome to my digital notebook.

This is (roughly) my digital zettelkasten, a collection of interlinked atomic notes about anything that interests me. In general, they will talk about strategy, research, UX, product development, learning, and knowledge management, but might stray pretty far afield from that sometimes.

Consider this my "digital garden." It's hobby work. I collect ideas that I am interested in, and I try to cultivate them as best I can. (Not sure where to get started? Try the Contents).

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Reading About Strategy Won't Produce a Winning Strategy

Once a strategy has been published it has effectively reached the end of its useful life.

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Read Broadly with Purpose

Approaching texts with intention can help focus our attention. But don't limit reading to narrow fields of inquiry.

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Rationalistic Models of Human Behaviour Are Limiting

Human behaviour is not reducible to a mechanistic model of inputs and outputs.

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Radical Uncertainty Cannot Be Resolved Through Probablistic Thinking

States of radical uncertainty render probablistic thinking ineffective, as such conditions involve outcomes we could not have imagined.

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Questions About the Sample Size for Qualitative Research May Indicate Trust Concerns

Questions about the statistical significance of qualitative studies may indicate a trust gap or a misunderstanding of the methodology.

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Quantitative Analysis Is Not Inherently More Reliable than Qualitative Data

Quantitative analysis is just as subject to human bias as qualitative data and interpretation.

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Quant Data Is Lossy

Quantitative data is often viewed as being very factual but it is also highly compressed and lossy.

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Qualities of an Integrative Thinker

An integrative thinker rejects binary frameworks and decision-making and instead looks for synthesis between apparently opposed options.

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Qualitative Researchers Care More About Data Saturation than Sample Size

Qualitative researchers are less concerned with reaching a particular sample size than achieving the point of data saturation.

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Qualitative Research Seeks Contextual Understanding While Qualitative Research Quantifies the Presence of Something

Qual research aims to build a deep understanding of the problem space whereas quantitative research looks to measure the presence of something we think we already know.

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