What Works by Tara McMullin – A Visual Summary

In her book What Works, Tara McMullin encourages us to change the way we approach goal-setting. She explores how the traditional ways of approaching goal-setting might be wrapped up in the wrong stories and the wrong systems, stories and systems that don’t work for a large portion of society. I’d like sketch out some of my favorite ideas from the …

The Bookmark You Take Notes On

I read books to both broaden and deepen my understanding of the world. (I’m guessing that’s at least part of the reason why you read too.) In some ways that’s true both with the fiction and non-fiction that I read, but here I’d like to focus in on non-fiction and explore a simple but effective note-taking technique. Read It & …

The First Principles of Visual Note-Taking

Since it’s still not the default to sketch out ideas, since verbal communication is our primary mode of working, a question that comes up frequently around visual note-taking is why is it worth it? Why is it worth sketching out ideas rather than just writing them down or talking about them? I’m going to attempt to answer that question by …

Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport – A Visual Summary

In his book Digital Minimalism, Cal Newport makes the case for being more intentional about the technologies that you allow into your life. In the video above and post below I sketch out some of my favorite ideas from that book and then share how I’m applying them both in my personal and professional life. The book is broken down …

When taking notes, what’s worth capturing?

When it comes to taking notes, a question that doesn’t get enough attention is this: how do you decide what to actually capture? To help you answer that question, I encourage you to create a filter for yourself so that no matter what type of information source you’re taking notes on, you’ll be able to decide what goes on the …

Essentialism by Greg McKeown – A Visual Summary

Today I’d like to share a visual summary of the book Essentialism by Greg McKeown. In an era that emphasizes having more, doing more, and achieving more, this book’s tagline of the disciplined pursuit of less is intriguing. Approaching my life and my work with an essentialist mindset appeals to me, especially in the current stage of my creative career as I …