Notes & Writings

The weekly newsletter is the main output of my ideas curation / sense making practice, each issue appears in the newsletter section, just as it was sent. Everything else that’s publicly available, including notes from the issues, articles and Dispatches, can be found here in this “library.”

Basically, this section is a digital garden. Which Tom Critchlow describes as “a space to nurture, edit in real time and evolve my thinking”. To learn more on the concept, see the link above but also have a look at Mike Tannenbaum’s great longer description and expansive garden.

I broke up each issue of the weekly newsletter into its constituent parts, which I call Notes. Each is tagged and not only linked with previous issues’ relevant parts but also with incoming additional notes that I’m writing on an ongoing basis. The goal is to have a living collection that evolves, instead of a static archive. Since I don’t consider that a “true” digital garden or a simple archive, I tend to use the word “library.”

 

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Articles

  • DIY Research Studio — Article

    Over the last couple of months, there have been a few discussions and proposed ideas around fellowships, and indie research labs. For a few years, I’ve had the idea of a “consortium” where a few partners would support a yearlong research effort with some public outputs and some private reports, workshops, and the like.
  • Attention OS — Article

    There are a lot of apps and settings in MacOS to manage notifications, timers, snooze, etc. However it would be a pain to setup everything, if even possible, to properly work by blocking-out hours. You can turn off all notifications and go to airplane mode but that’s pretty radical.
  • Four Fours — Article

    How do you work? I think productivity gets somewhat of a bad rap, some people talk and write about it nonstop, for some it’s a way to optimize their workaholic tendencies, and sometimes it leads to too much focus on details, not enough on what you are actually trying to get done.

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Public Dispatches

  • Intelligences

    The term Artificial Intelligence needs to be reframed, Augmented Intelligence needs to be explored more deeply, and so do more varied perspectives and other forms of intelligence in nature.
  • Reality, Ownership, Scarcity

    On synthetic reality, the corruption of the word Metaverse, and what is actually valuable and intriguing to track, despite the VCs and NFTs.
  • The Knowledge Stack

    I started thinking that you could go more granular, and consider tasks, sprints, agile, kanban, different kinds or timespan for strategy, etc. I started wondering where business intelligence might go in there. Could this be framed as a “time stack”? Different parts or definitions of the organization being on different time horizons.

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