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Dispatch: The Sum of Our Experiences


2015 was a great year for me. I was fortunate to travel to Nashville, Prague, Boston, Kansas City, NYC, and Portland all in one year. I remember each experience and treasure each discussion I had along the way. If I saw you on the road this year, thanks for your support!

I'm taking a break to review and rest up for 2016. I have several exciting announcements to share soon, so stay tuned. See you in January!

Happy 3rd Birthday Sketchnote Handbook!

December 2nd was the 3rd birthday of The Sketchnote Handbook, so Peachpit and I are giving you the gift of 35% off! Use code SKETCHNOTE3 on the paper book, ebook or a bundle at Peachpit. It's a great way to share sketchnoting with someone this holiday season.

Podcast Interview: The Optimized Geek

I had a fantastic interview with Stephan Spencer on shaping ideas and remembering experiences through sketchnotes. Have a listen!

Private Sketchnote Workshops

Did you know I teach private sketchnote workshops at places like Ross Business School at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, mcgarrybowen in NYC and Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington DC? I'd love to teach sketchnoting to your team too. Interested? Let's talk.

Interesting Links

♥ Confessions of a first time sketchnoter - Neil Williams, product management lead at GOV.UK, gave sketchnoting a try, and documented his experience. Great insights from a first time sketchnoter.

TED: Why are these 32 symbols found in caves all over Europe? - Take 12 minutes to watch Genevieve von Petzinger describe the 32 symbols she's found all over Europe. Visual thinking is very, very old.

♥ Chris Spalton: Sketchnoting in Norwich UK's business community - My friend and Sketchnote Workbook contributor Chris Spalton is using sketchnotes to visualize company meetings for his clients. Go Chris!

♥ Analog Products/Digital App Makers Round-up - A nice overview of blended analog+digital tools from my friend Ana at The Well-Appointed Desk.

♥ JetPens YouTube Video Channel - Last week I found the JetPens video collection and learned about Tomoe River paper. What a fantastic resource!

♥ What You Miss When You Take Notes on Your Laptop - Harvard Business Review's Maggy McGloin argues for the advantages of analog note-taking, citing the recent study by Mueller and Oppenheimer.

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The Sketchnote Handbook

The Sketchnote Handbook
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    The Sketchnote Workbook

The Sketchnote Workbook
illustrates many new ways you can use sketchnotes to think and make your life better.

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Use code SKETCHNOTE for 35% off my books at Peachpit.