Wednesday, January 8, 2014

Remember this

In our modern, data-driven world, one of your greatest challenges is memory. We're constantly besieged by information, some of which is interesting and could influence our personal and professional lives in powerful ways.

First, though, we need to remember it.

How do you hold on to the good ideas you encounter? How do you keep them in your mind long enough for them to move from short-term to long-term memory, where they might be accessible at the moment you need them? Businesses have been struggling with this issue for years, of course, and this struggle is at the heart of the knowledge management industry. Businesses are not the only entities that struggle with the issue, though.

A good idea that you encounter and consider for a moment before moving on to the next thing is like a leaf blowing through your patio. How do you capture and preserve the few that could transform your life?