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Why my participation on this site, and mailing lists, and other places, is currently light

I have my fingers in many pies.

For Adaptive Path

  • Leading a Big Client project (strategy, research, design)
  • Separately, managing a team of 5 practitioners
  • Adjunct role on an internal redesign team
  • Adjunct role on an internal brand team
  • Planner of weekly brownbags
  • Attend management meetings
  • Putting together plans for a book
  • Advising on our UX Week workshop
  • Getting increasingly involved with company oversight
  • Assisting with our consulting sales process
  • Assist with specific sales opportunities
  • Assisting with our project staffing
  • Talk to and vet potential contractors
  • Attend recruiting days at key schools
  • “Develop the practice” — whatever that means

    For the IA Institute

  • Weekly board meetings
  • Develop a business plan
  • Plan a major fall conference

    Other things

  • Speaking at the IA Summit
  • Moderating a panel at South by Southwest
  • Write a column for the ASIS&T journal
  • Conduct an extended conversation with GK Van Patter at NextD
  • Figuring out the right messages to get invited to speak at other conferences
  • Buying a car (#368)
  • Working with my parents to buy them a house

    Things I’m not doing

  • Laundry
  • Yard work
  • House cleaning
  • Financial planning and management
  • Overseeing work on the house (new back deck, build out the attic)
  • Engaging with my neighborhood associations
  • I’m sure there are other things. . .

    1. Looks like you’re swamped and immersed in interesting stuff (and not, with respect to the “things you’re ‘not doing'” – I like that).

      I was reading your blog, and thought you (and your readers) might be interested in the upcoming Semantic Technology conference. You can check out their page at
      I think it is going to bring together a lot of interesting people and material. You can use the discount code STEH to save $100 on top of saving another $100 if you register before Feb 7.

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