This is a terrifically simple idea from HBR (Harvard Business Review). It encourages us to listen more attentively and stay innovative.
"Ted was the faculty editor at HBR and I was managing editor. What I saw him doing was simply brilliant--or brilliantly simple. Every day Ted would start off with a small stack of 3 x 5 cards in his shirt pocket. When he heard an idea that clicked with him--one where the words were just right, where they expressed perfectly a thought or a proposition that Ted instantly knew made sense--he'd pull out a 3 x 5 card and write it down. At the end of the day Ted would transfer the cards he'd written on into various files he kept of ideas he wanted to pursue himself or assign to someone else for an HBR piece."
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