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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≈ King and Kay - Radical Uncertainty

Situations of radical uncertainty cannot be resolved through probablistic thinking alone.

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≈ Johnson - Where Good Ideas Come From

Ideas don't emerge in a flash of insight, but through networks of adjacent possibilities.

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≈ Flaherty - The Elements of Story

A manual on nonfiction writing from the NY Times story doctor.

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≈ Ahrens - How to Take Smart Notes

Ahrens describes the zettelkasten method of knowledge management and note taking.

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∞ Sharp - How Brands Grow

Sharp challenges the conventional wisdom and best practices of marketing.

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¶ What Is Going on Here

The best question to ask of uncertain situations is "What is going on here?"

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¶ Triple Bottom Line

Organizations should be evaluated against their contributions to broader social factors.

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¶ Trend (Foresight)

A trend is a manifestation of sustained change.

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¶ The Genie Problem

Machines do what they are instructed to do, not necessarily what we want them to do.

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¶ Stock and Flow (Kleon)

Maintain a library of reliable, evergreen content that is complemented by frequent, ephemeral updates.

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