For 15.6.17

Time Management (Priorities)

The specific problem is, I can comment on your homework if I find it Wednesday noontime, so if you file after that, chances are I won’t be able to get to it. More general problem is, managers gotta get help from others and hustle. Best is to give everyone time to get on the same page. Let’s problematize this

  • How about everyone do one thing to optimize their scheduled time management?
  • For this week, detail all your assignments and when you will completely them on your calendar (or list, or whatever you might like to use or new thing you might try using)
  • Screenshot documentation plus annotation (discussion) of “before/after,” how you usually do it, and how you have changed, and how it went
  • Follow Toyota A3 Model to analyze your time management problem and (one) counter-measure: identify background, current condition, goals and targets, analysis, counter-measure, plan, and follow up.
  • And then do one thing differently (don’t try to change the world, make just one small improvement so you can be sure to announce victory

Definitions and Tags

  • Implement the advice on my Definitions page
  • Tag three of your Mendeley entries

For both, make screenshots illustration your exercise and offer a brief (1-3 sentences) discussion of what you have learned, and how it has changed your life: the whole point is develop new lifetime skills)


  • Export bib refs to your portfolio in Harvard and Chicago and explain the difference in style
  • Annotate your bib refs, first in outline, then paste into Mendeley: a) summarize generally what is there, b) identify your present particular interest in this article
  • mind map these refs with tag clouds

Raise more question than answers

Instead of how wonderful social analytics is (according to Deloitte), explore instead: what are the strengths and weaknesses of social analytics or “what are the strengths and weaknesses of design thinking?” or “why design thinking sucks?” or why is the use of big data for marketing so problematic?

  • Instead of “what do I think?” Ask “what do others think (differently)”
  • Instead of “this is great stuff, it will save the world,” conduct a SWOT analysis of the assertion
  • Formulate a proper research question: what are you looking for?

The idea is: questions are more valuable than answers: you want a realistic assessment, so the good news comes with the bad news, so create sub-heads to include:

  • Strengths
  • Weaknesses
  • Opportunities
  • Threats


Modify your table of contents style for better readability