080 – Joel Zaslofsky – Experience Curating & SimpleRev (@joelzaslofsky & @danielhayes)

In this Starve the Doubts episode, Jared Easley together with Dan Hayes (www.simplelifetogether.com), interviews Joel Zaslofsky. Joel is the founder and owner of Value of Simple. He’s a public speaker, curator, connector, and spreadsheet enthusiast. Joel is the author of the book Experience Curating: How to Gain Focus, Increase Influence, and Simplify Your Life. He is also the host of Smart and Simple Matters Podcast. Together with Dan Hayes, he is organizing SimpleRev, which is an event and a movement to revive, revolutionize, and rev up simplicity. It’s happening in Minneapolis, Minnesota this coming October 3-4, 2014.

In this episode, you will learn about:

Items mentioned:

  • The Experience Curating book
  • SimpleRev, co-organized by Dan Hayes, on October 3-4, 2014
  • SimpleRev: Revive, Revolutionize, and Rev Up Simplicity
  • Joel’s wife getting pregnant
  • Quitting the corporate gig in March of 2012
  • Shifting toward the simplified side of things
  • We need to add simplicity in our life
  • Remove the excess, and start focusing on what matters
  • Get rid of the clutter and see clearly
  • Joel’s goal is to help people simplify
  • Joel’s love for spreadsheets
  • The possibility of naming his own son “Excel”
  • Excel is the perfect place to organize
  • How can others benefit from curating
  • What do you curate? – it can be anything: recipes, podcast, blog posts, art
  • Analyzing curating tool – can it sort and filter well?
  • Who owns your platform? If you use Excel, it’s yours.  Unlike Evernote or iCloud, it’s out there
  • Curating experiences will help you remember what your brain forgets
  • The FAOCAS Framework
  • F – filtering what is worthwhile and worth capturing
  • A – archiving information in a platform
  • O – organizing categories and labels when archiving
  • C – contextualize, preserving the context of an experience
  • A – access, let your experiences exist in multiple places at the same time
  • S – share, being able to share (and give credit to who owns it) so that other people benefit from it
  • You have to squeeze everything you can get from so people can use it in the future
  • Scott Dinsmore of Live Your Legend
  • www.valueofsimple.com
  • www.simplerev.com
Experience Curating by Joel Zaslofsky

Experience Curating by Joel Zaslofsky

Video: Joel Zaslofsky – Experience Curating Presentation


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