I strongly believe that one of the coolest concepts I have learned is visual thinking.
Then I had the chance of studying Dan Roam‘s remarkable book The Back of the Napkin (Expanded Edition): Solving Problems and Selling Ideas with Pictures (Amazon affiliate link).
Today most of the strategic work I do, I do with a pad and a pen. So, when a few months ago I discovered the work of Sunni Brown, I really saw the value on her work. Here you can see examples of it on the Strategic Doodler Showcase.
Recently she gave a short TED Talk, in which she makes the case for unlocking your brain via pad and pen. Let’s doodle!
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Multitasking is a common buzzword right now. And it is both decried as having a viciant and virulent effect on our capability to function with facility, and as being the prime panacea of production. Which is right?
Well, honestly, I don’t think either are right. I think multitasking has its place, and I think it has a great amount of value. But I don’t think it is always the most efficient way to do things, and do think there are many things which require something else: singletasking.
Now, I honestly haven’t really heard anyone talking about singletasking by that term… people generally use words like ‘focus’ and ‘dedication’ and whatnot. Singletasking involves those, but I prefer the term ‘singletask’ because it emphasizes the precisely unique and advantageous nature of itself: it is doing a single task, and nothing else.
And it is quite a bit harder to do, and far…
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