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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Metaphors Create Coherent Systems of Meaning

Metaphors form coherent systems of thought that fit together in logical ways.

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Metamodernism

Metamodernism is a cultural mode associated primarily with the Age of the Internet.

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Memories Tend to Focus on a Few Salient Images

Memories are often incomplete and comprise primarily emotionally resonant images

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Measuring Performance Stymies Organizational Intimacy

Metrics can become a substitute for close personal relationships or intimate interpersonal knowledge within organizations.

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Measuring Behaviour Changes Behaviour

When our behaviour is being measured, we adjust our activities to ensure that they are legible by the means of measurement.

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Measurement Is Not Cost-Neutral

The cost of pursuing precise metrics or KPIs pulls resources away from production.

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Measurement Changes Our Relationship to Our Work.

Tracking performance quantitatively can lead us to sacrificing quality for measurability and alienate us from our intrinsic motivations.

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Martin - The Opposable Mind

Successful leaders practice integrative thinking, a problem-solving approach that eschews simplification and binary models.

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Market Research Is a Poor Tool for Trendspotting

Traditional market research methods are focused on the past rather than what is ahead.

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Managers Craft Safe Environments for Their People

Effective management means creating an environment in which members of the team are able to flourish. This requires psychological safety.

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