I almost always carry a small 3×5″ notebook and pen in my back left pocket. There is a small pile of them in my apartment now. The old notebooks look like this:
Some Notes I Collected
- Mister Selfridge, show on PBS about department store in London in early 1900s
- Made me LOL: “Just the Tips” is the internal name of an NYC startup’s benefits and operations newsletter.
- NYC: Y7 Yoga, The Original Hip-Hop Yoga Studio. I want to check this out sometime. via Maggie
- Visit.org Immersive paid travel for good. “Visit hundreds of impactful non-profits in 40+ countries”
- Suggestion for marketing: Tweet at journalists instead of emailing them your pitches. via Seth
- Roam Co-Living in Ubud, Bali, Indonesia $500/wk at a boutique hotel with “battle-tested wifi” looks cool
- The Truth: An Uncomfortable Book About Relationships by Neil Strauss. via Kevin
- I went to a house party recently for someone’s birthday and was reminded that fresh flowers are the worst gift for a party host. Host has to open them, get a vase, trim, add water, etc. Don’t bring flowers to a house party. Bring wine or food.
- Book rec to me: Longitude: The True Story of a Lone Genius Who Solved the Greatest Scientific Problem of His Time
- Classy, online and mobile fundraising tool for non-profits. Just heard about them and very impressed. Staff of 140 ppl and great content marketing.
- The Line Hotel in Los Angeles, Zach Klein says it is great.
How I Use Notebooks
I write down ideas, book tips, advice, great quotes, and new things that I hear in conversation.
Writing in a notebook is much less annoying to others than typing in a phone.
It feels more present. And I won’t get distracted by pop-up notifications from my notebook, like I do when I take notes on my phone.
Whenever possible, I try to write the good things down to remember them.
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