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My Case Against Bulletin Boards

My Case Against Bulletin Boards

OK, how can I possibly take issue with an organizing institution as common as the bulletin board? It’s because a bulletin board is a nice idea for organizing, that doesn’t actually work.

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Organizing Business Cards

Got a lot of business cards piling up, that you never find the time to organize? As with so many organizing challenges, the answer lies in the divide-and-conquer approach. Collected in piles or bundles, business cards tend to take up residence, but broken up into simple categories they become more useable.  If they’re not useable, why keep them at all? I’m not a fan of the Rolodex for three reasons: 1. No matter how large, the Rolodex is rarely an adequate size for all your business cards. 2. The Rolodex sorts alphabetically, which can often be confusing in finding a card.  Do you sort by personal name, company name, or profession? 3. The Rolodex takes up too much valuable surface area. I recommend a 1-1/2 inch binder with business card pages.  I emphasize 1-1/2 inches because more than that becomes clumsy and un-useable.  Again, if it’s not useable, why keep it? Label each page a category.  This does two things. It provides room to grow for resource you may want more of and it sets a limit on items within […]

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