PDA, and planning application to meet all my needs. I threw away lots of money
and carried a lot of electronics around, till one day I realized that the stuff
I was using was merely toys, not serious organizational tools. It was at that
time I had my analog revolution. I gave up the digital for a purely analog
solution. At first I tried Franklin Covey paper systems, but I found them too
confining. They are design to meet the needs of corporate flunkies, not
non-profit street level stuff. It was then that I stumbled upon the simple
black notebooks and designed a system that has been perfect for my needs.
tasks, a large moleskine daily planner to record appointments and day specific
info, and finally I am never without a small graph paper moleskine (turned
sideways) to capture the daily thoughts and ideas. For the first time I have a
self-designed system that meets all my needs, and I can see a noticeable
difference in my productivity.
other areas of my life I need to simplify. One day while staring at the
Moleskine history card inside a freshly unwrapped book, I begun to ask myself
what else besides the notebook would Hemmingway use? What other high quality
consumable items of classic nature are out there waiting to be discovered? Now
that I have been introduced to the small utilitarian black notebooks, I am on
the look out for other classic utilitarian high quality staples of daily life.
Is there a moleskine equivalent in the world of clothes, furniture, stationary,
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