Stress comes by way of mismanaged expectations, and likewise, achievements come in all shapes and sizes.

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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. …

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.

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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 tree I climbed, and its husk made for a cool craft to slide down hills in. …

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.

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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. …

I was on a call with Todd, speaking about ‘IQ, and he said, oh man, I can see it. It’s like your very own JARVIS from Iron Man. He’s right.

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*bundleIQ is not affiliated with Marvel or Disney

“Sir, your suit is not combat-ready.”- JARVIS.

Just A Rather Very Intelligent System (JARVIS) was originally Tony Stark’s natural-language user interface computer system, named after Edwin Jarvis, the butler who worked for Howard Stark. Over time, he was upgraded into an artificially intelligent system, tasked with running the business for Stark Industries and security for Tony Stark’s Mansion and Stark Tower.

I never thought about what we’re doing as JARVIS but, ‘IQ could very well be the AI that power’s up with you each morning. When you need to put on your metaphorical combat suit, ‘IQ starts scanning your files, analyzing the activities from the day before, and summarizing your course of action. ‘IQ could go through the virtual flight checklist that establishes a sequence before the coffee finishes brewing and the first sip hits your lips. …

In 2018, I came across a book called Superminds, “The Surprising Power of People and Computers Thinking Together,” by MIT professor Thomas Malone. As the founder of the School of Collective Intelligence at MIT, Mr. Malone forecasted how technology and people come together to create new kinds of entities.

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This content was impressionable, so much that it inspired my vision. He described how man and machine create superior intelligence and how hyperconnectivity among people is a driver of this new problem-solving era.

A Stunning Picture of the Future

Superminds, the book, paints a striking and captivating picture of future work that will transform the ways we operate. By definition, a supermind is a group of different individuals completing different tasks related to an overall goal, i.e., new-age effective teamwork. The idea is that these groups will connect across a cyber-human system to boost their performance. According to Mr. …

Twenty-five days ago, I challenged myself to publish 30 articles in 30 days. It was solely to stretch my mind and go deep on the product we’re building. When I set out on this journey, I didn’t realize (until now) this writing expedition would end on the day of the election.

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“Just had a great meeting with @realdonaldtrump @potus besides what he’s done so far with criminal reform, the platinum plan is going to give the community real ownership. He listened to what we had to say today and assured he will and can get it done.”- Lil Wayne WEEZY

Wait; what?

I’ve been thinking a lot about what it takes to get a product, heck even a function, to market lately. It’s been a test getting to this point and wondering if we’ll ever pass it; we’ve been 4th and inches for some time now.

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These are the variables at play: money, talent, time, know-how. And the Pandemic threw in a few more unknowns throughout 2020. Engineers weren’t in the right seat on the bus, and the ones that were bailed after they realized the economy was collapsing.

The secret to successful hiring is this: look for the people who want to change the world. …

Guys, we are so damn close to launching ‘IQ, our AI assistant. First, I want to tell you what we’re doing to remedy the bug in the system, and second, I want to share some valuable insights regarding how ‘IQ can improve your work.

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Jim Collins, used this concept as a metaphor for business in his influential book, “Good to Great.”

We’re currently debugging the indexer, so new notes get picked up by the Chrome Extension. Content published in bundleIQ before August 2020 is being indexed, but notes after that date are not. As a result, we can’t ship this version because it wouldn’t work for customers with new accounts.

The good news is that this quality assurance process has given us more time to polish our product upgrade flow. And by polish, we mean the kind of attention to detail you get at an airport shoeshine (if that’s still a thing). …

Do you have a team that you want to collaborate with on bundleIQ?
If yes, then this post is for you.

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Effective communication is all about understanding. Here are some words that you need to understand before we begin.

Our Lexicon

  • Workspace — a virtual space to store company-wide content
  • Bundle — a collection of documents by topic or category
  • Note — a document inside bundleIQ
  • Tag — a function that allows you to filter notes
  • Discussion — a conversation attached to a note
  • ‘IQ — an Artificial Intelligence that you can use to resurface your notes.

Managing Your Teams

Now that you’re familiar with our lexicon take a moment to sign up for an account if you haven’t done so already — …

According to Gartner, 2019 welcomed its one billionth knowledge worker, which means the global economy is almost entirely built on problem-solvers. One in every three workers uses their intellect to perform tasks. Of this total, 100 million live in the United States or 60% of the U.S. labor force.

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Information Technology

As you can imagine, managing communications at this scale wouldn’t be possible without advancements in information technology. In “How to Use AI to Create Zoom Video Conference Call Notes,” I reference how 18 million pages of content can easily go to waste every day when operationally, companies aren’t thinking about scale.

Helping organizations tap into collective intelligence to solve problems faster and with greater understanding than before is why we exist. We’re wildly passionate about the creative process of learning, sense-making, and inspiration. Discovering insights and the idea of delivering useful information to workers in those exact moments they didn’t realize they need it excites us. …



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