Keeping Notes

One of my eternal quests is to find a way to keep track of my notes, tasks, etc.  I have tried, in varying degrees, GTD, mobile apps, Evernote … the list goes on.

So here is a new one, Bullet Journal. It is analog, it uses the old fashioned blank page bound notebook. Really it is about a set of standard notations and a consistent approach to linking items and pages together.

Bullet Journal

I can’t decide if I an ready to sacrifice a new Moleskine to it yet. Here is a video that describes it in more detail:


3 Tenets of the Connected Organization

diversityIn the past 15 years the Internet has given rise to the Connected Generation. Realtime opinion and information is globally available. The dynamics of personal interactions are changing.

Organizations are just beginning to understand and make this same shift in a way that will lead to increased effectiveness, beyond mere efficiency. For organizations to leverage the connectedness inherent in the world today, they will have to internalize three essential tenets of operation.

  • Diversity combined with empathy is the gateway to innovation.
  • Content curation must become a core competency for everyone.
  • There must be a separation of responsibility between stewardship of resources and strategic budget allocation. Or another way of saying it, those responsible for making markets and meeting customer needs, should not also have responsibility for the welfare and development of the organization’s resources, but instead must solicit for those resources on an as needed basis.

Each of these ideas will be addressed further in independent posts.