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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Contemporary Culture Is Overly Fixated on Quantifiable Truths

Metric fixation describes an overarching faith in quantified assessment over human judgment.

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Consilience

Combining knowledge from different fields may converge to give rise to novel insights.

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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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Cognitive Biases Help Navigate Uncertainty

Cognitive biases are important tools that help us make decisions under conditions of uncertainty.

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Change Rarely Extends Past Adjacent Possibilities

The adjacent possible describes immediate futures that are available from a given moment.

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