For 9.5.18

Your mission is NOT to impress the teacher, nor simply to recite what the texts say (though taking detailed, systematic notes is an important first step) but to develop your academic and professional skills: to transform theory into your learning and practice

Your Workflow: Getting Things Done (GTD)

The point is to learn how to increase your (and your employees) productivity: from theory to practice

  • Identify 3 things (principles) you will apply from GTD (my Productivity page, look for the diagram and explanations); Do them; Reflect on what you’ve done differently and what you might do next
  • Create a BizApps schedule leading to a Dropbox submission of Tuesday, 12 noon; do it; reflect on how you had to do things differently to do this

How differently might you organize your time and how can you change the way you use calendars, address books, notebooks, etc., to do so?

Business Fundamentals: CRM

The point here is to identify the most interesting topic for your next research step: first survey, then select

  • Current issues (Big 4): survey 3 articles, choose one topic, study that topic and explain why it interests you and what you might do next
  • Revise your outline, from what the text says to what you are going to do next, like this
  • Master the effective use of the Outline view, identify an use shortcuts, be sure you are using the template and its style
  • Set up Mendeley, enter 3 (above) proper bibliographic references in both the HWR and Chicago styles

What delivers value in CRM: what completely interesting ways are being discussed in the top-level literatures?

Head First Data Analysis

The point here is to learn how to think like a data analyst: it is very nice to outline what they say, better is to apply the theory by completing the exercises

  • Skim: outline sections/topics
  • Scan: dig deeper in two topics
  • Answer questions on pp. …

What these assignments have in common

These exercises are designed to help you transform your personal anecdotes and the scientific information into your own learning story — one that will help you clarify your thought, understand the issues or methods, and guide your action