This week in #nudenotes: 05 Jan 2019

Happy 2019, nudenotes lovers!

Hope you all had a revitalising holiday break and are ready to start hustling.

Need some inspiration for your new years business venture?

Planning to turn your business venture into an admired brand?

You can now download my booknotes of Fabian Geyrhalter’s brilliant book Bigger Than This in glorious high res pdf format here, or better still, grab your own copy of this amazing book.


Kick-starting this week’s retrospective - the first of the year - here are some inspirational Sketch Quotes, to help you to push past that Monday feeling.

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5 Simple Steps To Improve Your Decision Making, inspired by an article from Forbes by Alex McClafferty.

As a designer, we make decisions all day, every day.

It doesn't always go smoothly, or come easy. Here are five steps that can help simplify the process, giving you have more time to get to the real problem and provide the best solution.

Another useful tidbit from the article is Alex’s comment: "to solve difficult problems, you need to make difficult decisions".


This week’s recap notes: Why Organisations Don’t Learn
Loved this post I saw on Tanmay Vora blog here’s a great snippet from the original original article:

“It may be cheaper and easier in the short run to ignore failures, schedule work so that there’s no time for reflection, require compliance with organisational norms, and turn to experts for quick solutions. But these short-term approaches will limit the organisation’s ability to learn. If leaders institute ways to counter the four biases we have identified, they will unleash the power of learning throughout their operations. Only then will their companies truly improve continuously.”


This week's #booknotes , part 5 of my notes on Creative Strategy and the Business of Design by @dquejuan - Tactical vs. Strategic

The ancient design proverb says 'those who have not done the research have nothing to design'.

To create an effective design or business solution to your or your clients problems, you must find the "strategy behind the execution".

I’m particularly pleased with this format of #nudenotes, using a landscape scene of two buildings (tactical and strategic).


For those who didn’t know, 11 January was World Sketchnote Day.

Who knew that was a thing?

Tanmay Vora was one of my first inspirations for making sketchnotes, so I decided to dedicate my nudenote on World Sketchnote Day to one of my favourite articles from his blog: The Best Leaders Are Constant Learners.

This then lead me to reading the @harvard_business_review article of the same name. It’s such an interesting topic, how a drive for seeking, sensing and sharing can help teams to work and learn together, enriching and improving the process to provide better solutions for all.

That was this week in nudenotes - come back next Sunday for another recap post.

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Until next time… In case I don’t see you, good afternoon, good morning and good night.