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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Including Learning in Product Release Cycles Is Efficient

Product delivery often sacrifices research and learning in the name of velocity, but cycles that include learning can be more efficient.

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Identify the Path Not Taken

When a decision is made to not do something, make sure that it the decision is clearly recorded and communicated.

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Digital Privacy Is a Collective Right

Concepts of privacy developed in the nineteenth century do not scale to a networked digital world.

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Villains in the Heroine's Journey Isolate the Protagonist

The protagonist in the heroine's journey finds strength in connection. Her enemies therefore seek to isolate her.

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User-Centric Design Is Not Necessarily Human-Centric Design

Championing the needs of users as individuals may have negative social effects.

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The Heroine's Journey Narrates the Establishment of Community and Connection

The protagonist of a heroine's journey finds self-realization through their network with others.

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The Heroine's Journey Is Precipitated by a Break in Her Network

A heroine's journey typically begins when something disrupts her personal network, such as the loss of a family member.

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The Hero's Journey Leads to Isolation

The fundamental structure of the hero's journey is its drive toward isolation

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Lean Methods Prevent Adequate Contemplation of Second-Order Effects

Lean methods of digital product development leave little time for contemplation of unexpected technological effects.

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Innovation Needs on-Ramps to the Core Business

On-ramps provide innovative ideas a means to integrate with extant business and organizational structures

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