Use your words


Issues, Tools

Joe has one tweet that I’ve had favourited for years now. It’s one of those things that we have always agreed on and something that makes us both unsuited for academia and probably comes from our journalistic background: We resent the use of large words when smaller ones will suffice. I find that a lot […]

November 18, 2015

Scenius stealing


Tools, Work

In his new book Show Your Work (the follow up to Steal like an Artist, hence the title of this post), Austin Kleon argues that most great thinkers did not do their thinking alone. It is impossible to be creative by yourself, you need other thinkers to talk things out with. That’s the scenius Kleon […]

April 13, 2014

Demonstrating power


Tools, Work

Today at Blissdom Canada we got to hear a keynote from Kirstine Stewart, the head of Twitter Canada. She had a lot of interesting things to say about how people use Twitter and the evolution of it, but one thing stuck out from her talk and it was the answer to a question. Someone asked […]

October 4, 2013

Keeping organized with Trello


Tools, Work

I keep a lot of lists. It’s something that I learned at a summer job years ago – keeping a notebook with my upcoming tasks and check boxes beside keeps me on track. I’ve tried to keep these lists going with colleagues and at home with my husband, but it’s been hard to find a […]

September 23, 2013

On a scale of 1 to 10


Tools, Work

I recently did some work entering and analyzing survey data for a client, and the way I approached it was to seek out a survey website and build an electronic version of the survey that my client’s client had sent out as a hard copy. My first attempt was to use Survey Monkey, because it’s […]

June 27, 2013