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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Make Research Insights Easy to Find, Consume, and Use

In the enterprise, research teams should strive to ensure that their discoveries are accessible.

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Make Notes in Your Own Words

Taking notes in your own words facilitates stronger understanding of the material.

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Maintain a Library of Reliable, Evergreen Content that Is Complemented by Frequent, Ephemeral Updates.

Growing a website benefits from striking a balance between evergreen content and more frequent ephemeral updates.

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Madsbjerg - Sensemaking

A bias toward scientific or algorithmic thinking limits our ability to develop deep understanding and intuition.

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Machines Act as They Are Programmed to Act

Machines do what they are instructed to do, not necessarily what we want them to do.

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Luhmann's Zettelkasten

A description of Niklas Luhmann's approach to his zettelkasten or slip-box.

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Loss Aversion Creates Tension Between the Need to Innovate and the Need to Protect the Status Quo in Large Organizations

Organizations are loss averse. Consequently they will seek to protect the status quo rather than facilitating change.

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Long-Term Thinking May Be Constrained by a Bias Toward Presentism

Presentism is François Hartag's term for our resistance to future thinking in favour of a focus on the immediate moment.

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Lester Dent's Master Plot for Pulp Fiction

Writer Lester Dent offers a simple structure for constructing short (6000-word) pulp stories.

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Learning Is Enhanced by Surprise

Moments of surprise facilitate comparison and contrast, evaluation and re-imagination.

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