Category Archives: Books

Sketchnotes of The Sketchnote Handbook Video Series

Sketchnotes of The Sketchnote Handbook Video Series

A few months back I read with pleasure Mike Rohde’s book The Sketchnote Handbook.  I took the lessons I learned from that book and have been sketchnoting feverishly ever since.  Recently I returned to the video series that accompanied the book.  Watching the videos both reinforced the ideas from the text while also providing insightContinue Reading

Sketchnotes of Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

Sketchnotes of Rework by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson

I recently read Rework, by Jason Fried and David Heinemeir Hansson, for two reasons: 1) the subject of the book interested me (as I attack an entrepreneurial itch that I can’t stop scratching); and 2) Mike Rohde did the illustrations, and I wanted to check out his work.  The book was refreshing, and the illustrationsContinue Reading

Review of The Sketchnote Handbook by Mike Rohde

Review of The Sketchnote Handbook by Mike Rohde

I started sketchnoting about a year ago, and Mike Rohde‘s The Sketchnote Handbook is the resource that I wish I had when I started out.  I highly recommend this book to anyone who is interested in incorporating more visuals into their note taking process.  In this post I’ll explain why. First, some context.  I amContinue Reading

Mindfulness

Mindfulness

One of the tenets of the Buddhist idea of mindfulness is the following: an attentive awareness of the present moment. After being introduced to this idea in Todd Kashdan‘s book Curious?, I haven’t been able to let it go, which I am happy for because it has had a significant impact on my life.  ItContinue Reading

Stay Curious

Stay Curious

One of the first sketches that I posted to this site dealt with the topic of curiosity.  It was inspired by Todd Kashdan‘s book Curious?. I’m still drawn to one image from that sketch – a little stick figure dude hanging out in the dot of a question mark.  It reminds me of laying onContinue Reading

A Sketch of The New American Dream

A Sketch of The New American Dream

A quick sketch from Seth Godin‘s book Linchpin.

Sketchnoting the Emotional and Rational Brain

Sketchnoting the Emotional and Rational Brain

As an avid learner and teacher, it should come as no surprise that I am fascinated with the brain.  I’ve sketched and written about the brain before, but in this post I’m focusing on the distinction between two parts of the brain – one that is the center of emotions, the other that is theContinue Reading

A Message to Fellow Idealists

A Message to Fellow Idealists

This is as much a reminder to myself as it is a message to anyone who sees this.  The message comes from Seth Godin’s book Linchpin. I repeat: You have brilliance in you, your contribution is valuable, and the art you create is precious.  Only you can do it, and you must.  I’m hoping you’llContinue Reading

Sketchnotes of the Preface to The Elements of Graphic Design

Sketchnotes of the Preface to The Elements of Graphic Design

Sketchnoting is graphic design on the fly. My goal as a sketchnoter is not to become a master graphic designer, but I do want to learn enough basic design principles so that my sketchnotes are clear and clean enough that I enjoy returning to them when I want to re-immerse myself in the topic thatContinue Reading