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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De-Risk Innovation by Making Smaller Bets

Find a balance between big, significant, risky decisions and lower risk, reversible, but informative decisions.

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Cultural Bias Toward Scientific Models Leaves Us Less Equipped to Interpret Qualitative Information.

Scientific models fall short when used to describe things that are not easily measured, including human behaviour.

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Corporate Innovation Means Discovering Sustainable New Business Models

In a corporate environment, innovations must be designed to yield long-term results for the organization.

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Core Needs and Psychological Maneuvers Give Fictional Characters Depth

Author Elizabeth George uses core needs and psychopathology to craft three-dimensional characters.

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Consider Problems Holistically

Problems can become more than the sum of their parts and need to be treated as such.

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Competitive Advantage Today Relies on Ecosystem Advantage

Today competitive advantage does not rise from lower costs or product differentiation so much as in building ecosystems of complementary products.

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Common Myths About Innovation

A list of common myths about innovation

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Common Innovation Anti-Patterns

A list of common innovation anti-patterns

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Collecting Analytics Data Is Not the Same as Doing Research

Data exhaust from sensors and analytics is not designed to be used as a substitute for research.

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Cognitive Diversity Enhances Team Problem Solving Capabilities

Teams comprising a range of thinking or information-processing styles outperformed homogeneous groups at solving problems.

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