I enjoy the Design Matters podcast by Debbie Millman. I don’t listen to it enough, or all the time, but when I do, the conversations are often eye-opening. As was the latest conversation Mrs. Millman had with Seth Godin. In it, Seth Godin explained why in his opinion, authenticity is overvalued. What he said made … Continue reading Overvaluing authenticity
I've been using Readwise to go through the highlights in the books and articles I read. It takes away the administrative burden of creating reference notes and because I'm able to sync the notes with my Roam Research graph, I can start writing almost immediately. And it confronts me on a regular basis with ideas … Continue reading Mastery is about doing less
Often referred to as a Zen koan, the question "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?", actually isn't a Zen koan at all. It has a scientific answer, and the answer is no. The falling will produce a vibration in the air, … Continue reading What does good communication sound like?
A paper like device I have long dreamt of a device which would be like paper, but more. A kind of paper plus device. the device would have all the advantages of paper: the tactile input, the requirement to slow down when your hand cannot follow your own speed of thinking, anchoring what you are … Continue reading The future of the iPad could be its new “Scribble” interface
In the absence of responsible politics and politicians, companies are coming more and more explicitly forward in their willingness to take up part of the role where the politicians show themselves to be absentee landlords. You can read pretty much any politics related article on this blog to understand how I feel about that lack … Continue reading The broader role of companies in our society
I’ve been blogging about my preferred use of my 2017 11 inch iPad Pro in the past. I really like to work as light as possible and with a minimum of tools. I want to be able to set up and go in less dan 2 minutes. My ideal set-up allows me to go anywhere … Continue reading My current iPad use cases and preferred applications
The same mistake as my neighbour Two days ago I was talking to one of my neighbours about learning to ride a horse. Both of us have been riding for a number of years, but neither of us started doing it as a child, contrary to our kids, who grew up riding horses. And during … Continue reading By force or by persuasion?
In January 2018 I wrote about my Trello set-up. Based on a question on Twitter by Daniel C Berman, who inquired as to the state of my Trello use, I felt I had to update this post. But rather than just updating the post, it actually made sense to describe my entire productivity system. Because … Continue reading Revisiting my Trello set-up
A good feeling on Fridays My Fridays are usually dedicated to processing all the to do’s gathered during a week of meetings and 121’s as well as to deep work, work for which I need my full concentration. And I often do this from the comfort of my home office, avoiding traffic, starting very early … Continue reading Is the race to the bottom the only race in town?
Even if you speak the same language Here is a lesson I only learned a little while ago … you don’t just need to be aware of the fact that people around you don’t necessarily think like you, you also need to adapt the way you express yourself to really connect with them and make … Continue reading Take your time to develop your thoughts in someone else’s words