I recently met with a longtime entrepreneur who has been rethinking his workflow. He’s been feeling overwhelmed by the sea of information taking up his headspace: unread emails, notes, messages, files, and the like.

We’ve all been there and are probably still dealing with it.

The Debilitating Challenge of Knowledge Work

More than a third of the globe’s workforce makes up the large group of knowledge workers hacking their way through value creation. The reality is, this collection of thinkers — engineers, attorneys, educators, analysts, researchers, programmers, physicians, pharmacists, architects, scientists, and so on, are up against a debilitating capacity issue.

Considering the tasks being performed…


Nearly a year ago, as the world was locking down, I learned about a new app that automatically matches people based on interests. It was invite-only and offered one 30-minute professional date every day of the week. My friend Grant knew I was looking to connect with people in the AI space and suggested giving LunchClub a try.

I proceeded to schedule one meeting per day over the next few weeks to see what came of the exchanges. On the other side of it, I’m glad I did because I connected with some remarkable humans who remain in my life…


Earlier this month, March 2021, we published the third variant of IQ, our AI-extension*. This version offers two data integrations making recommendations from your notes in bundleIQ and Wikipedia results. It is available for installation on the Chrome Store and Mozilla Firefox Add Ons.

In terms of performance, version three is significantly better than the previous one, offering quicker indexing and bug fixes. New notes become available for matching within 60 seconds after being saved rather than 5 minutes. As for the bug fixes, we removed redundancy in the system. …


This week has been particularly interesting because I’ve been working on capitalizing bundleIQ.

After several months of pitching and going through this process, I think I finally have enough information and experience to share some observations that may help your journey. At some point, I’ll likely write a multi-part series, but for now, here are the three kinds of founder archetypes I’ve identified and sorted by order of propensity — their ability to obtain funding.

The Founder Archetypes

Throughout my time fundraising, I found that there are essentially three kinds of people with varying abilities to attract funding. 1. The Doctor 2. The…


When you think about artificial intelligence, what comes to mind? Siri, Alexa, driverless vehicles, robots vacuuming your floor?

Likely. And, if you said yes to any of these, you would be accurate in identifying the Jetsons-like future we’re in today.

To that end, the world has been embracing AI at a marked rate. Adoption is up 270 percent over the past four years, and AI as an industry is expected to reach roughly $300 billion in annual revenue over the next five years.

When considering the future, we’re often compelled to recognize the harsh reality that one day AI may…


Co-creating with GPT3

It went something like this, hey Harris, what is the title of your new book? Don’t you have one?

Okay, send me your synopsis, and I’ll see if I can run it through GPT3 and come up with a title.

Not familiar with GPT3?

Neither was I until earlier this year.

GPT3 is a series of artificial intelligence models that further machine communication and its understanding of human language.


bundleIQ Zapier Integrations You’ll Love

Going into 2021, we had our sights on making it easier for users to create and share content. Integration with Zapier topped the list of ways to facilitate the flow of knowledge into bundles. Just a simple zap from sources like Twitter, email, or Google Docs make it so much easier to fill a workspace with relevant information. View the bundleIQ integration on Zapier.com.

New to Zapier? You may be wondering where to start. Firstly, Zapier is a powerful tool for automating tasks between your favorite apps. Use it to make your workflows more efficient and to save time.

Benefit…


This piece reflects one non-technical founder’s self-imposed writing challenge and the grit required to finish 500+ words per day for thirty consecutive days. Here’s how a single daunting mission became a sequence of 90-plus minute creative exercises.

The process of organizing thoughts and bringing them to life in the public domain went like this. An idea in bundleIQ became a Grammarly draft, and that draft transformed into a post on Medium. Each had its respective strengths — bundleIQ for notes, Grammarly for writing, and Medium for blogging.

When I set out on this journey, I didn’t think much of it…


Two smiling faces sat on the other side of a screen halfway around the globe. One “Uncle Books” and another, Josh, beaming back at me. Both fun-loving souls with hearts for education and peace. A question came through, “If you were a plant, which one would you be?” An inquiry that moved the meeting creatively in a direction that had me formulating a response. I was taken back by this excellent, thought-provoking way of connecting.

A coconut tree, I said, a plant that has grown in meaning, for me, over time.

As a child in Hawaii, it was the first…


I spoke with a professor at UCL School of Management, University College London, today about how he plans on communicating with 170 of his peers regarding the topic of Collective Intelligence (CI). From one peer to one hundred and seventy others, he said they would share industry insights, events, and more.

His choice of communications interested me. How do you plan on organizing this community and forming announcements? Not quite sure, but we kicked around some ideas, he says. Email as a medium could work, but things get lost. …

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