One of the joyous duties of my new job seems to be endlessly hunting for extraneous and not-so-extraneous information for the marketing department due to either incomplete recordkeeping and a disconnect from the prior person in my position. A seemingly simple task of finding the name of a photographer who shot a building IPD designed in 2000 led to me tracking a number of steps to get the answer. I have taking to keeping flowcharts/brainmaps to see how I got to the final answer. I have also taken to using a nifty new software with a free basic version I found at MacWorld called PersonalBrain (http://www.thebrain.com/) to see if I can retrain my brain to handle multi-tasking more efficiently (a real challenge at age 38). Here is the workflow to find the photographer, Cathy Kelly…

How to locate a photographer, 9 years removed...

How to locate a photographer, 9 years removed...