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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Our Models for Understanding Dynamic Situation Should Undergo Constant Revision.

By the time we build a mental model of a dynamic or volatile situations, it is probably out of date.

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Our Judgment Is Biased by the Needs and Restrictions of the Present.

Effective long-term decision-making may be stymied by our inability to see past our current context.

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Orientational Metaphors Organize Concepts Relationally

An orientational metaphor leverages concepts of space to make abstract concepts more legible.

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Organizations that Depend on Tolerability Are Ripe for Disruption

Customers will only put up with tolerable features until an alternative presents itself.

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Organizations Should Be Evaluated Against Their Contributions to Broader Social Factors.

Organizations may be evaluated against broader criteria than profit including their social and environmental impact

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Organizations Should Align Around a Clear Strategic Focus

A clear strategic focus enables organizations to adapt quickly without losing cohesion.

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Organizations Have Become Primarily Focused on Short-Term Results

A change in perception about the role of business in our society motivates organizations to optimize for the short-term rather than longevity and sustainability.

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Organizations Change More Slowly than Technology

Martec's Law describes the discrepancy between paces of change in technologies and organizations

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Optimize to Be Wrong, Not Right

Organizations should optimize to invalidate as many bad ideas as they can as quickly as they can rather than trying to prove themselves right.

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Only Abductive Reasoning Can Produce New Ideas (Peirce)

CS Peirce argued that only non-linear, abductive thinking that begins without preconception can generate novel insights.

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