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 _Index).

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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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Innovate only when and Where You Have To.

The effort required to innovate should be spent judiciously on those areas where it is impossible to copy or adopt existing options.

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Inform Rather than Persuade

Researchers should strive to inform their audience rather than persuade them to change their beliefs. This means avoiding neat, tidy narratives.

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Inflection Points Reveal Themselves First at the Edges

Emerging trends and ultimately strategic inflection points are usually first observed on the edges or fringes.

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Ideas Are Remixes

Ideas form through decontextualizing and recontextualizing concepts and thoughts against other concepts and thoughts.

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Ideas Are Networks

Ideas form as clusters of neurons that accrue connections until catalyzing into thought.

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Ideas Are Constellations

Ideas take shape as connections between different thoughts and concepts.

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