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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Johnson - Where Good Ideas Come From

Ideas don't emerge in a flash of insight, but through networks of adjacent possibilities.

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JTBD Job Interview Structure

A structure for conducting jobs-to-be-done (JTBD) interviews from Jim Kalbach.

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Involve Delivery Teams in Product Discovery

Separating discovery from delivery can create a risk of knowledge but also have a negative impact on team morale.

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Intuition Is Not Innate and May Be Cultivated

Intuition isn't a static talent but a skill that can be honed through the thoughtful consumption of good ideas.

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Integrate Innovation Functions with the Broader Organization

Siloing innovation to separate labs or teams rarely produces the desired results. Innovation teams must be fully integrated into the organization.

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Innovation

Structure note linking content related to innovation

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Innovation Thrives in Open Environments

Innovation and creativity thrive in open markets of ideas, where different perspectives and concepts are put into conversation with one another.

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Innovation Is Management as Much as It Is Creativity

In the enterprise, innovators will expend as much (or more) effort on stakeholder management as they will coming up with new ideas.

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Innovation Cascades

Innovation begets further innovation; innovating in one area compels us to innovate in others.

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Innovation Accrues in Small, Incremental Steps.

Innovation doesn't occur in great leaps forward but over time, in small, incremental steps.

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