Posts by Forrest Dylan Bryant

Four Ways Virtual Teams Fail (and How to Fix Them)

A scene from an average company, circa 2017: Sandra, a business analyst, comes into the office at 9:00 in the morning, sits down at her desk and checks her email. She finds a note from Paolo, who works in another country and was hard at work while Sandra was asleep. She forwards an attachment with a few questions to Vera, who works in a satellite office down the street, and

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Podcast: Taking Note of Radical Candor with Kim Scott

Feedback is hard. Giving it, receiving it, absorbing it, acting on it — all of these things require openness and a willingness to communicate honestly. But whether we’re talking about our personal relationships, our professional lives, or society itself, dealing with feedback is essential if we want to meet our goals, grow, and improve. In Episode 3 of our new podcast, we look at feedback in two forms. First, we

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Podcast: Taking Note with Guy Kawasaki

The Taking Note podcast is back! Thanks for the great response to Episode 1, in which we talked about goals and resolutions with leadership mentor Michael Hyatt. We received a lot of positive feedback, including some programming suggestions we hope to implement for future episodes. For Episode 2, we begin with a roundup of company news, including first-person reports on Evernote’s recent financial milestone, the successful move of our data

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Podcast: Take Control of the New Year with Michael Hyatt

A new year is a time for new beginnings, whether we’re pursuing a goal, changing careers… or, in our case, re-launching a podcast. The old Evernote podcast had a good run (from 2009 to 2013, with a couple of special installments after that), and we were sad to see it go. We’ve wanted to revive the podcast for a while now, so when we began talking about New Year’s resolutions

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I Wrote a Novel Entirely in Evernote. Here’s How.

Over the past few months, we’ve highlighted some of the unique ways Evernote employees use the software they build and support—from capturing sketches to digital scrapbooking. In honor of National Novel Writing Month (a.k.a. NaNoWriMo), the head of our marketing content team shares his method for crafting a novel entirely in Evernote. Like many writers, I used to view Evernote as just one component of a larger writing system. I

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Presenting “The Ultimate Guide to Writing Advice”

Whether you’re counting down the days to National Novel Writing Month (a.k.a. NaNoWriMo), or using Evernote to organize your thoughts as many writers do, you may be thinking about the journey from blank page to finished work. It’s a conundrum every writer must face: how do you get from here — the resolution to write — to there, a completed text you can be proud of (or maybe even publish)?

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Evernote Comes to Windows Store, Edge, and the Outlook App

It’s been a busy season here at Evernote HQ. We’re rolling out product improvements, finding new ways to make productivity easier by linking Evernote to other great apps, and listening to amazing stories from our customers. And with the release of Windows 10 Anniversary Update on August 2, we have several pieces of great news to share. Evernote for Windows enters the Windows Store Evernote for Windows received a major

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Speed Up Evernote Workflows with Zapier’s Multi-Step Zaps

Although we’d love to imagine that Evernote is the only app you’ll ever need, the reality is most of us use a lot of different apps throughout the day, and juggling them can be a headache. That’s why we love Zapier, which made our list of Evernote Business Essentials and was one of our platform awards finalists in 2014. Zapier connects Evernote with over 500 apps, including MailChimp, Trello, Eventbrite, Stripe, or Pipedrive,

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Tracking Shades of Blue with Marta Spendowska

For many of us, staying organized and productive is about drawing sharp divisions—this goes here, that goes there. But for abstract artist Marta Spendowska, it can be as subtle as the line between two shades of blue. Marta’s vibrant, atmospheric art and design are all about the interplay and harmony of color. Off the canvas, she brings the same notions of interplay and harmony to a creative organization system built

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Resolve to Stay on Track in the New Year

A new year is upon us, which means it’s time to break out the champagne and survey the months ahead. It’s only natural to think in terms of fresh starts and new opportunities when the calendar changes, whether that means improving our health, acquiring a new skill, or picking up a neglected hobby. But as many of us know, resolving to change is one thing. Making those changes stick is

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