Wisdom on Sugarpacks; now on Post-its

I’m an avid notetaker, and have been that way for many years. Like taking notes on my dry cleaning slips in 2007, or table mats, or ticket stubs, and tons of sugar packets.

By working from home, I’ve gotten more civil and just use regular ole post-its. At random times. Just like everyone else out there :+).

Notes to Self (with attribution)

via Karin Giefer

Management Tryptic:

  • Prioritize
  • Collaborate
  • Celebrate

Observation Tryptic:

  • Incidence
  • Coincidence
  • Trend


  • “You know you are a politician if you change the way you tell a story with different people.”

    (I was lucky to learn this true-ism early in life, so I always share the same information with everyone.)

via Sarah Gold

“Stop bringing education to an incentives fight.”

—Sarah Gold
  • “Data where organizations (that collect it) can benefit the public. What would collective consent be like?”

Anonymous Provenance

  • What’s your hypothesis and how will you measure its impact? Impact will be measured as either: high risk versus high reward
  • When delivering bad news, remember that tone is more important than words. Be empathetic, but not apologetic.
  • People are protectionist because they want to keep what they have and not lose it. They often don’t want to share because they’ve worked too hard to earn it.
  • Advice given to me when working with strongly male, French companies (caution: this is highly overgeneralized): “They never admit they are wrong, and they’re never going to say they’re sorry.” One could say a lot about many cultures being like that, and not just the French (wink).
  • Sometimes getting 5% of the wrong people interested is much worse than getting 2% of the right people interested.
  • Consider how emotional, brave decisions get overvalued when compared with smart, rational decisions. This is like having one of two compasses — one that either is a bling bling jackpot machine versus one that is an accurate star chart with which to navigate.

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