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Mind-mapped great post on productivity from Study Hack blog (www.calnewport.com/blog/): (click on mindmap to enlarge) Continue reading
Posted Dec 7, 2009 at Simplexities
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At Google's head office, they cover the walls. In Newsweek (Jan/06) Bill Gates talked about how they can be used to "help connect and synthesize ideas and data—and ultimately create new knowledge". Mind maps are tools which help you think and learn. My daughter uses them in school. I have been using them for years. Mindjet, the software I use to do them has over 500,000 users including those in 60% of the Fortune 100. What are MindMaps? Developed at Cornell in the 60's, evangelized by Tony Buzan in the 80's, but dating back to Aristotle, Mind Mapping is a... Continue reading
Posted Nov 23, 2009 at Simplexities
Just read about SpringBoard (http://springboard.red-gate.com/), "a new kind of start-up incubator" "We give you the things you need to get started: mentoring, office space, money, and a really good lunch. It’s all free. What we don’t give you is legal hassle. We won’t take any equity, and you don’t even need a company. We give you the things you need to get started: mentoring, office space, money, and a really good lunch. It’s all free. What we don’t give you is legal hassle. We won’t take any equity, and you don’t even need a company" No need to click your... Continue reading
Posted Oct 6, 2009 at Simplexities
Live. Love. Leave a legacy. Save a life, if only its a business one. I got into this game trying to make my own life better. They called us the "mushrooms". An eager young bunch of MBA students working on a consulting project for a large food retailer. Throw them in a dark cupboard, and every now and then open the door and throw shit on them. The task: analyze a pallet pallet full of mainframe computer printouts. Find trends, flesh out problems, highlight opportunites. The tools: naive optimism and shiny new calculators (the ones with tapes). The result: When... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2009 at Simplexities