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Tip for Getting More Organized: Don’t – Michael Schrage – Harvard Business Review

Tip for Getting More Organized: Don’t – Michael Schrage – Harvard Business Review.

Interesting research but I don’t buy it.

It misses several points:

  • People have different personalities. Some like sorting, some like searching. There is no one size fits all
  • This only focuses on short term. What if you are looking for something after 3 months? 6 months?
  • This ignores the aspect of running multiple projects in parallel. I know I always have a folder in Outlook with all my current top projects (most of the time 5 to 7 of them) and being able to go to this folder and, if needed fo a seach in it, helps a lot.

Bottom line: you can’t simplify something like organization habits with one little study like this. Context and personality are too importants parameters to be able to reach a conclusion with such a narrowly focused study.

Can you find the relationship between those 2 pictures?

Can you find the relationship between this picture:

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And that one:

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Well, the first one is a zoom on the steps of the Sacré Coeur basilica in Paris taken from the second picture. This is possible because the original picture comes from here. This is a 26 gigapixels stitched pictures (that is a picture made of more than 2300 pictures stitched together in software to make a 26,000 Megapixels single picture) that you can navigate from the site.

If you play with it you’ll also be able to see people at the top of the Eiffel tower, walking in the streets as well as if you’re really patient, 10 easter eggs hidden in the picture by the people that did it. (hint: http://diesellaws.com/the-10-easter-eggs-in-paris-26-gigapixels).

Enjoy!