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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Euphemisms Signal Discomfort

Euphemisms are a means of distancing ourselves from decisions, behaviours, or ideas that don't align with our values.

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Ethical Design Requires a New Definition of Business Value

Good (that is, ethical) design is constrained by the profit motive.

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Established Organizations Tend to Optimize for Inertia

Large, established organizations optimize to perpetuate the conditions that led to their success. Consequently they are resistant to change.

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Entropy Forces Organizations to Waste Energy on Alignment

Weakly managed organizations force leaders to spend excessive time and energy building alignment

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Ensure the Trunk of a Narrative Is More Substantial than Its Branches

The core themes of a story should not be overshadowed by subordinate notions, qualifiers, or caveats.

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Elizabeth George's Character Prompt Sheet

A prompt sheet used by author Elizabeth George to develop rich characters in fiction.

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Economic Narratives Spread Like Diseases

The spread of a narrative follows a pattern similar to that of a disease, with a rapid rise of "infected" people spreading the story followed by a flattening curve.

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Economic Decision Making Is Influenced by Narratives

An economic narrative is a contagious story that affects economic decision-making.

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Digital Transformation

Structure note mapping content related to digital transformation

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Digital Transformation Requires Fundamentally Revising the Business Model

Digital transformation requires engaging in a full reckoning of the business model from a customer-first perspective.

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