Monday, May 19, 2014

Things to Memorize - Memory Saves Time

I recently visited my brother.  As we were reminiscing, we started talking about all the phone numbers we used to know.  We recited numbers of customers and suppliers we had dealt with in the 1980's.  I likely knew 50 or even 100 phone numbers.  And the same number of part numbers, prices etc.

Now with electronic address books, I barely know my own number.

We did not deliberately memorize numbers but knowing them created an efficiency.  Now I think I could gain efficiency by memorizing a few things.  My list of things to memorize:

1 - passport number with expiry (saves time on check in for airlines)

2 - credit card numbers with CCV code and expiry (saves time for online purchases when buying from sites that do not "remember" - I actually think Amazon gets more business because they remember credit card information and make ordering faster and easier)

3 - Bank card number (for faster online banking)

And I am sure there must be other things.  Memory saves time.

I am quite impressed by Organimi.    Functional.  Super easy to use.  Over 30,000 users already.

I think it will be one of my successful investments.

I was speaking to my lovely daughter, Laura, who mentioned she had a friend over who said she had only read one book since university.   Laura said she could not count how many books she had read.

I suggested that perhaps she should take a math course.

And a tidbit from one of the companies I have invested in:

“Hatsize is pleased to showcase our latest cloud-based training lab solution at ASTD,” said Guy Hummel, Hatsize CEO.  “Since the pace of change in learning and development is occurring at a rapid rate, this event is a great opportunity for industry professionals to gain valuable insights into new trends such as hands-on mobile training which is made possible by using Hatsize’s next generation cloud-based training lab solution that supports hands-on training delivery to any HTML5-enabled browser or device, such as a tablet.”  

Full details here.

And from Seth Godin's blog:

Get rich (quick)

Enrich your world by creating value for others.
Enrich your health by walking twenty minutes a day.
Enrich your community by contributing to someone, without keeping score.
Enrich your relationships by saying what needs to be said.
Enrich your standing by trusting someone else.
Enrich your organization by doing more than you're asked.
Enrich your skills by learning something new, something scary.
Enrich your productivity by rejecting false shortcuts.
Enrich your peace of mind by being trusted.
The connection economy pays dividends in ways that the industrial one rarely did. 
Of course I am wondering how walking only 20 min per day is enough to get my fitbit steps in.


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