1.28.2010

How to think

"How to think" is a short article written by Ed Boyden. In this article Ed walks the reader through his ten, possibly twelve if you count the last two points of advice, rules on 'How to think' in today's modern fast paced world. Here are his ten...or twelve rules, depends on how you look at it.

10 Rulez!
Synthesize new ideas constantly
Learn how to learn (rapidly)
Work backward from your goal
Always have a long-term plan
Make contingency maps
Collaborate
Make your mistakes quickly
Write up best-practices protocols
Document everything obsessively
Keep it simple

Secondary advice
Logarithmic time planning
Conversation summaries

Despite the fact that Ed Boyden wrote the ten rules three years ago, it doesn't change the fact that they still hold true when applied to 2010's life. Now in regards to my response, Iv tried so hard to connect this article to graphic design in some way or another, but the truth is it applies to everything and everyone. These rules aren't law, but they are some pretty good guidelines. Everything listed in Ed's article is extremely helpful and should be shared with everyone. Our world moves extremely fast and instead of moving fast to keep up, we need to be faster to be ahead.

And for all you strangers who haven't read Ed Boyden's article, you can get to it by clicking here.

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