Hi, I am Massimo Curatella.
Some highlights from my website curatella.com:
- What I have learned by writing 100 daily articles in a row.
- One Year Writing: 30 Lessons Learned in 30 Days. My challenge to publish 30 atomic essays in 30 days.
- Writing Half a Million words in One Year. I have been writing for my 365th day in a row, for a total of half a million words.
- The habit of building habits
- Notes. A growing collection of notes, reflections, and connections.
- My notes about Systems Thinking
- All articles about Design
- All articles about Facilitation
- All articles about Writing
- All articles about Systems Thinking
Read My Latest Articles
- Thinking and Communication (My 12 Favorite Problems)Two essential qualities of human beings. How can we improve thinking and communication?
- Learning and Health (My 12 Favorite Problems)Learning, Teaching, Education, Knowledge, and Culture. Health and Habit making
- Identity and Relationships (My 12 Favorite Problems)This is hard, painful and I feel really uninspired. I’ve learned my lesson, when I am in this mood I need to lower my ambitions. So, I’ve taken the first two problems, I wrote one sentence to develop each, and I’ve attached the initial questions.
- My 12 Favorite Problems, Version 2I am iterating on the 12 Favorite Problems Technique. I am merging a first iteration and two drafts coming from my notes.
- Structured Long-form writing by Integrating Multiple PerspectivesBy making a structured inquiry on a topic, you can integrate multiple points of view in a longer article.
- Thinking of quitting. It’s only a thought though.How would I feel if I stopped now? I am terrified I could never write again. In the end, I have not written daily for decades. How would it be like to write weekly?
- Where do you need a PKM system?The “where” should be everywhere, where you add and retrieve information out of your PKB to write, think and create.
- PKM, When? Always.If you understand the power of PKM, and if you have a flexible and powerful system, you always need it. You need it in every phase of your creative process.
- PKM for whom? A Short Answer.Personal Knowledge Management can benefit everybody. If you think, you need PKM.
- Why PKM? To Dance with InfinityUse PKM to impact the World positively: observe, take notes of the many problems, and solve them. Share solutions to better futures.
- Your identity drives your Personal Knowledge ManagementIdentify the building blocks of your creativity, compose them in workflows and build a creative network of tools to generate ideas.
- Personal Knowledge Management, a short, structured definitionCapture, organize, develop, and share knowledge to be a proper citizen of the 21st Century and maybe the 22nd.
- Compare Intention Against ExecutionLearn how to improve in planning and building by comparing the intention against the execution.
- Build a System To BuildTo create a habit, you have to feel a certain amount of pain, but it’s not lethal. It’s not the end of the world. And the more you insist, the more you try, the more the pain becomes a joy.
- Ideate and Curate(lla)Keep on writing daily to generate new ideas. Establish continuity, little by little, every day, to build up complexity.
- Education vs. LearningDo not confuse education with learning: education is done to you; Learning happens in your brain. We need more learning and less education.
- The Joy of Doing NothingWhen you are so lucky to have absolutely nothing to do. Just enjoy it.
- Future PromptsHow can I make the activity of being curious about the future, not scary? How can I enjoy the process of imagining futures?
- Make Your Work Easy to PerformTo be more effective in executing a task, consider splitting it into three parts: preparation, execution, conclusion.
- The spur of the momentAny time is a good time to write. Take the tiniest piece of a concept and write about it.
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I am a Senior Experience Designer, a Facilitator, a Trainer, and an Educator.
I work as a Senior Strategic Designer in the fields of Service Design, UX Design, Interaction Design, User Research, User Interface Design, Usability Testing and managing small remote groups of designers and developers.
I the last 25 years I have been designing, developing, writing, speaking and teaching about digital technologies.
I am expanding my online and live Facilitation services to cover: Collective Intelligence Design, Systems Practice and Systems Change.
I aim at improving the well-being of people and the planet while promoting the sustainable adoption of new technologies and co-designing ecosystem-centered solutions. I facilitate learning processes by simplifying the complex.
I am writing about my experience on this blog. Something I wanted to do for more than 20 years.
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I am based in Rome, Italy.
Although I can travel I would prefer remote work.
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