Well, actually, famous men. Sorry, but the site where I found this is about "manliness." [Insert rolling eyes here]
I think that most of what's on that site is just macho bullshit, but there's no escaping the interest in learning a bit about some famous men lived, by means of their notebooks.
See The Pocket Notebooks of 20 Famous Men.
I note with a teeny bit of satisfaction that I tend to do as Darwin did, and write from the spine out - at right angles to convention - because it's both easier and gets the rings of my binders out of the way.
10 August 2014
19 May 2014
Today I test-drove the system I've developed to help manage my work for my sabbatical (see here for an overview). I quickly discovered that I need to tweak how I list tasks by context to make the system workable. Fortunately, Toodledo can handle it.
18 May 2014
I've got a year-long sabbatical coming up, and I needed some flexible yet systematic way to make sure that I'll spread my time reasonably among many different projects. Here's what I came up with.
18 April 2014
Arthur Fry and Spencer Silver have saved the world. No, really. They invented post-it notes - they deserve a Nobel Prize... each. Post-its are, in my humble opinion, the greatest invention since duct tape and certainly the greatest invention ever for productivity wonks like me.
17 April 2014
I recently came across a very detailed post by Amanda, at Paper Pens Ink, that carefully describes her planning system.
I can appreciate it, but I wouldn't use it. I wouldn't use it because I couldn't possibly keep such a complex system working for long. That doesn't make it a bad system; that just makes it the wrong system for me.
Of course, I recognize that (to the substantial relief of most people) not everyone is like me. So, I'm mentioning it here, because it might be good for you. If you're looking for a far-reaching, meticulously crafted planning system that stretches from dreams and goals all the way down to "next actions," then you should seriously consider Amanda's system.