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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The Orientation Phase of OODA Is Where the Greatest Risk and Opportunity Lies

The orientation phase is the most critical phase of the OODA loop, where both the greatest risk and the greatest opportunity can be found.

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Test Digital Experiences Longitudinally

Because a user's perception of an experience is not static, it's important to evaluate the experience longitudinally.

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Take Notes with Connection in Mind

When taking notes, take into consideration how the new notes will connect to ideas that have already been recorded. This facilitates drawing new connections.

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Synthesize Information From the Bottom up but Communicate Information From the Top Down

Barbara Minto coined the Pyramid Principle as a framework for interpreting and sharing information

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Sustainable Strategy Cannot Be Easily Replicated

A sustainable long-term strategy must be one that cannot be easily duplicated by a competitor.

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Subjectivism Suggests that Our Senses and Emotions Are Our Best Guides to Truth

Subjectivism argues that senses, emotions, and intuition provide the best means for apprehending truth.

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Structural Metaphors Reveal and Conceal Different Aspects of Experience

A structural metaphor focuses our attention on specific aspects of experience.

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Strength of Weak Ties

Weak tie connections can help force encounters between disparate idea spaces and mental models.

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Strategy

A collection of notes related to strategy

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Strategy Unflinchingly Identifies the Nature of the Challenge Ahead

Strategy cannot sugarcoat things. It must describe the nature of the challenge accurately even if it means admitting something that is uncomfortable.

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