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20 x 20 seconds about why I love structure

Date: 2010-08-04 09:31 Comments: 2 st

Is not summer amazing this year?

At the moment, I still have a good week left of salty baths and excursions, but soon it is getting time to start working again.

The first thing that happens is that I will hold a presentation at Pecha-Kucha GBG Vol # 21 on Park Lane in Gothenburg, Sweden, next Tuesday, August 10 at 7:30 PM.

Pecha Kucha is the presentation format where you deliver your message accompanied by 20 photos that appear in 20 seconds each, i.e. a total of 6 minutes and 40 seconds. (I have written about Pecha Kucha in an earlier post, here.)

In my presentation, I will tell you why I love structure and why it is a great tool in making my life more wonderful.

You are most welcome to attend. More details about the event can be found here.

In addition to my declaration of love to structure, you will hear other speakers talk about an electro-acoustic van, about handbag fashion in Central Asia, geek film directing and much more.




evan writes:

#1 - 2010-08-20, 18:22

I wonder if you could post helpful suggestions about returning after a break, such as a vacation. 

One of my difficulties is transitions; this is common among people like me who have ADHD.  I can focus and concentrate quite well, but once my routine is interrupted, I have a hard time getting back on focus.  I have a hard time switching from one task to another, too. 

I think of my problem as being one of stopping and starting.  When I am focusing, I don’t want to stop.  Once I am not focused, I don’t want to start.  It’s like driving a car; sometimes I cannot find my keys and sometimes the brakes don’t work.

I’m working on some images that I can use to help me with transitions; this is an idea I got from your post about making things visible. 

Thanks for your work.  I missed the posts when you were gone!
Ev in Wisconsin

David Stiernholm

David Stiernholm writes:

#2 - 2010-08-22, 22:35

Hi Ev,

I think that is a splendid idea for a blogpost. Let me work on some thoughts around that topic and I will post some suggestions in a little while.

I find your description of your problem as being one of stopping and starting really fascinating. That image, that metaphor, very much helps me understand.

So, having the images you mention visible at your desk (or wherever you work) could help you start and stop? That sounds brilliant.

Ev, I was so happy to receive your e-mail a couple of months ago that I have mentioned it (anonymously of course) in talks. I hope you don’t mind.

Yes, I took a long (well deserved) break during my summer vacation, but now I’m back! wink



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