For me doing is a form of knowing: triggering my actions with data - Denis Harscoat

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  • 1. Denis Harscoat Co-Founder CEO @harscoat  http://didth.is/user/dens denis@quantter.com Action logging “Where the Action is!” Show&Tell - Nov26Saturday, November 26, 2011
  • 2. Write a book Experiment 1 - 2005/06Saturday, November 26, 2011
  • 3. * 1 500 caracters no space/ day * 7 500 /weeks * for 600 000 caracters * 200 pages in my own format * around 300 pages of normal book HowSaturday, November 26, 2011
  • 4. * Stopped at around 100 000 caracters X * Took me 1.5 years * Positive/negative: A/ At least I started (actually I wrote a pla in between) B/ I am not gifted, I suck * used a spreadsheet (excel pain) * Nobody ‘around me’ cared I learntSaturday, November 26, 2011
  • 5. Inspired by: * 10 000 hours rule * Deliberate practice Restart: * “Just put in the numbers” Experiment 2 - 2008/09Saturday, November 26, 2011
  • 6. Email together with a friendwho wanted to write ideas every morning for a PhD* sending emails every morning together(spreadsheet + Emails)* Logging the time spentand the output HowSaturday, November 26, 2011
  • 7. * The “cheering up”/social constraint worked for me * 100 000 caracters in 4 months * see the others SpreadSheet * When friend not available (trip etc.) I slacked. * more an enterpreneur than a writter? * About the “total numbers” produced by methods (regularity) I learntSaturday, November 26, 2011
  • 8. Build a Self Tracking tool Experiment 3 - 25 dec 10/June 11Saturday, November 26, 2011
  • 9. kinda Twitter for Numbers #Hashtag:123unit How: Twitter syntaxSaturday, November 26, 2011
  • 10. The ToolSaturday, November 26, 2011
  • 11. LearntSaturday, November 26, 2011
  • 12. τα εφ ’ηιµιν Focus on “What’s up to me” τα ουκ εφ ’ηιµιν “What’s NOT up to me” = “indifferent” Actions !Saturday, November 26, 2011
  • 13. * Tacit contract with others * It is not about the numbers, it is about regularity of practice * It is not about health for me but about Fruitfulness the numbers of other numbers my own number would have inspired triggered. LearntSaturday, November 26, 2011
  • 14. Exp 4: DidThis - iPhone app 14Saturday, November 26, 2011
  • 15. * Interested in a method to copy/Paste successful Methods of actions * Writing is telling Story to someone: I realized for me the numbers are not about learning, they are about communicating to others how much I care. Eg. I wrote every day inspired by you Learnt up to exp 4.Saturday, November 26, 2011
  • 16. THANKS:1 :-) Action logging “Where the Action is!” Denis Harscoat denis@quantter.com @harscoat http://didth.is/user/dens Lkg for your feedback on Exp. 4Saturday, November 26, 2011