Are we all CEOs? What are Executive Functioning Skills?

What exactly are Executive Functioning Skills? In this blog post, I explore the main executive functioning skills, try to clear up some misconceptions and provide tips on how to be more brain-friendly. Executive Functioning Skills (let’s call them EFS from now) have been a topic of conversation for a while now. Unfortunately, there have been unhelpful simplifications, such as: “EFS are the conductor of the brain’s orchestra!” Or, an even better one: “EFS are useful if you’re a CEO....

December 17, 2021 · 4 min · Jaap Marsman

Using DEVONthink for my professional journal

I’ve had some form of journalling practice since the early 2000s, usually writing on paper but also experimenting with digital journalling. For my day-to-day work I’m trying to convert a notebook into a bullet journal (more on that later), but for my personal journalling I’ve been an avid user of Day One for many years now. Then at some point a number of years ago, I really felt a strong desire to journal about my professional life....

October 8, 2020 · 3 min · Jaap Marsman