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The Startup Guide to Storytelling: Learn from Text-Based Adventure Games!

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“You wake up. The room is spinning very gently round your head. Or at least it would be if you could see it which you can’t.”(1) That whimsical description is the introduction to 1978 The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy (HG2G), a text-based game rendition of Douglas Adam’s timeless classic. And it only gets better… In today’s article, we set out to rediscover the fun of storytelling. And is there…

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How to Evaluate Startup Ideas (50+ Questions and 16 Free Templates Inside)

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Once in a while, we all come across awesome ideas that have the potential to change the world. The tricky part is evaluating startup ideas, separating the wheat from the chaff, and acting on real gems with fine business potential. Here’s what you’re going to learn in this article: 🌟 Why is evaluating startup ideas key?  💭 What problems are worth solving? 💸 How to market your product/startup? 🥊 Who…

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A Case For Hierarchical Thinking: Solve Complex Problems The Easy Way

28 Min Read

Hierarchical systems are the framework for creativity. They help you make sense of the world’s superficial chaos and create new, structured value out of it. The good news is, harnessing the power of hierarchical thinking isn’t that difficult. In today’s article, we revisit the concept of hierarchies in knowledge management. You’re going to learn how hierarchical systems can help you process information, stay organized, make better decisions, and solve complex…

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50 Years of Innovation in Video Game Console Designs

38 Min Read

Over the last 50 years, gaming has dropped the “not-too-serious” tag and matured into a booming $159.3 billion industry(1). To celebrate the dawn of the 9th generation of consoles—and satisfy our geek hearts—we take a look back at the history of video game consoles and the evolution of the user experience (UX) we all love them for. 🥚 What was the first video game console? 👤 Who created it and…

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Distraction-Free Writing Starts With Taskade

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Although word-processing has come a long way since WordStar days, many contemporary writers—George R. R. Martin included—still use legacy software for a frictionless, distraction-free writing experience. If you’re looking for a minimalist creative environment but don’t feel like going (way) back in time, we have something just for you. In this mini-guide, we’ll show you how you can use Taskade to conduct research, organize reading notes, outline documents, and—wait for…

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History of Web Browsers: The Evolution of Online Productivity ⚡️

28 Min Read

Do you remember launching your web browser to read this article? If not, don’t worry. The history of web browsers started over thirty years ago and we no longer notice how frictionless the browsing experience is. But have you ever wondered where it all began? In today’s article, we dig deep into the browsing history (put intended) to track down the key milestones in the evolution of modern web browsers:…

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Internet Relay Chat (IRC): How It All Started

20 Min Read

These days, synchronous (real-time) communication is almost too easy. There are dozens of tools that let teams chat, video conference and get work done. Some, like Taskade, combine all that functionality together, in one unified workspace. But back in the early Internet days, there was only one communication king, and its name was Internet Relay Chat (IRC). 👑 For over 30 years (!), the IRC protocol has enabled millions of…

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Building a Second Brain For Your Team

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Breaking news, product releases, company updates, galloping deadlines, personal commitments… welcome to the age of information overload. If you wish you had a second brain to cope with all that, we have some good news.  You can actually build one! 🥳 No, we don’t mean another pinkish jelly to play tag with your “biological brain”. We’ll show you how to create a robust, collaborative knowledge-management system that’ll help you and…

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Outlining Software: Past, Present, and Future 🐑

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We hate to break it to you, but your high school teacher was right. Outlines are much more interesting than they’re given credit for. In fact, you can use outlining software to build and cultivate robust productivity workflows like Getting Things Done® (GTD®)! 🙊 In this article, you’ll (re)learn the principles of outlining and dig into the history of early outlining software. And since Taskade is a proud descendant of…

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It Always Seems Impossible Until It Gets Done

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These are tough times. But as you’re fighting your own battles as an entrepreneur, there is perhaps no better benchmark of leadership and greatness to follow than the story of Nelson ‘Madiba’ Mandela. The black civil rights movement of the 19th and 20th centuries saw the rise of some of the finest heroes of our time. From Harriet Tubman, to Dr. Martin Luther King, to Steven Biko and many others….

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