The Evolution of a Digital Hoarder

May 22, 2012

I’m a hoarder of bits, a collector of info, an accumulator of concepts. I have no shame about this, and it certainly isn’t a secret if you’ve followed along here for any period of time. I launched this blog with a series called Capture Everything, and I’m still at it. In that early series, I […]

Using the iPad for Speaking Notes

May 19, 2011

Soon after getting an iPad, I started thinking of how I could best use it replace printed notes when speaking in public. The first thought was to simply load my notes in Pages for iPad, but I wanted to be able to easily navigate through a document with the flick of a finger. Scrolling through […]

First Impressions: Yojimbo for iPad

October 22, 2010

I was thrilled to find an email in my inbox Tuesday about Yojimbo for iPad (iTunes) and Yojimbo 3.0. I didn’t have any expectations for it, and it was a nice surprise. As I wrote about a few weeks ago, I’ve reworked how I use Yojimbo so that it is really only a resource for […]

Capturing Ideas Revisited: Yojimbo

September 30, 2010

This summer, I started a series on my renewed capture system to supplement my original Capture Everything series. The first part was an intro. The second described how I had added the combination of Simple Note and Notational Velocity for text-based information I wanted to tuck away. But in adding those, I didn’t let go […]

The Thing About Kindle You Might Not Know

September 16, 2010

In some of the discussions weighing the pros and cons of ebooks, there is one significant point that I think is often overlooked. For my use, it is one of the most important. And Kindle ebooks do it best. I capture digital notes from most books that I read. That might be underlined passages, or […]

review: curio by zengobi software

December 17, 2008

This is a guest post by Tom Borowski. Tom is the owner of macsteps, where you can find tutorials, reviews and tips for Mac OS X and Mac software. You can also follow him on Twitter at There’s something about note taking and data collection apps on the Mac that makes me want to […]

catalyst 8: donald miller

October 6, 2006

The church keeps following the culture around it • It happened in the middle ages, the enlightenment and in the industrial revolution • Today, that means the spirituality is a product and we are consumers • And the new false god of culture is entertainment, so where does that mean the church is heading? • […]

catalyst 6: louie giglio

October 6, 2006

God is sending us out to announce that the kingdom of God is near • Not that we have a cool church Let’s change the conversation from “the church let me down” to “Here’s the way that God has empowered and inspired me to pick up the work of the church and carry it forward.” […]

catalyst 5: rick mckinley and donald miller

October 6, 2006

Rick and Donald shared a casual conversation that was delightful to just sit and soak in. Here are a few of their thoughts from the discussion: R: Once everybody left the doors of the church, we realized God was in the streets. R: Discipleship is meant to happen on the road, but we’ve turned it […]

catalyst 4: gary haugen

October 5, 2006

International Justice Mission Christians feel like they are traveling with Jesus, but missing the adventure -How do we respond to that as leaders? -God calls us to an adventure of struggle in the world The leader provides clarity about: -Where Jesus is heading – out into the world -The nature of the world that Jesus […]

catalyst 2: marcus buckingham

October 5, 2006

No organization has a culture -It has as many cultures as it does managers -People don’t quit a culture, they quit a boss -The manager makes the difference What does a manager do? -The job of a manager is to turn one person’s talent into performance. -A catalyst – you speed up the reaction/performance of […]

catalyst 1: andy stanley

October 5, 2006

Trying to post some notes from the messages as they happen, although I’m not sure I’ll have time to post any of my own thoughts at this point… The nature of leadership makes self-centeredness unavoidable •We must declare daily that the most high God is sovereign over the kingdoms of this world and he gives […]