SoDoToTAO Examples

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I am doing it again. OMG, I am doing it again.

During my morning free writing, I realized that my SoDoToTAO process was at work exploring ChatGPT and GPT 3.5. I just started laughing as I saw a larger pattern repeating itself.

The repeating SoDoToTAO pattern with ChatGPT is:

  • See One – my colleague Eric Robinson points me to ChatGPT at the same time that my news feeds are blowing up with articles and blog posts about ChatGPT.
  • Do One – I really like the article by Lance Ulanoff “I asked ChatGPT to write about itself in my style, so I didn’t have to.”
  • Teach One – Eric and I do reciprocal teaching by sharing different articles and then experiments with each other to see different ways that we could use ChatGPT. I like Eric’s test of ChatGPT by using the interview questions he does with junior software engineers.
  • Transform and Augment One – I envision transforming Jupyter notebooks through generative AI using Chat GPT and GPT 3.5 to generate the code sections of a Jupyter notebook from the English prompts in the narrative section of the notebook. I even speculate that you could generate Artwork, diagrams, and charts from GPT.

My recent examples of using the SoDoToTAO process are:

  • Realizing that the Microsoft Graph API would allow the development of the KnowNow search tool across any cloud based content source that had a search API and we could transform and augment the work of Knowledge Artisans.
  • Understanding that the Grain.co video highlighting features could lead to a powerful KnowNow Meeting Summarization tool with visual analytics to understand how decisions and actions flow over time.
  • Envisioning how ChatGPT and GPT 3.5 could lead to a powerful note taking and note making system.

It took me a couple of tries to find a prompt that would copy what Ulanoff demonstrated so I could “Do One” with ChatGPT. I assume that part of the training for ChatGPT was to ingest my blog posts on “On the Way to Somewhere Else.” For better or worse, this sounds like me and certainly resembles the way I generate personal blog posts.

write a blog post in the style of Skip Walter

Title: The Power of Language

In his book “Metaphors We Live By,” George Lakoff writes about the incredible power of language. He argues that our use of language shapes our perception of the world around us, and in turn, influences our actions and behavior.

For instance, consider the metaphor “time is money.” This metaphor is so deeply ingrained in our culture that we often use it without even realizing it. We talk about “spending” time, “saving” time, and “investing” time, as if time were a tangible commodity that could be traded or used up.

But what does this metaphor imply about our relationship to time? It suggests that time is a limited resource that must be carefully managed, as if it were a valuable asset that can be squandered or wisely invested. This metaphor encourages us to view time as a scarce commodity that must be carefully allocated, rather than as a limitless resource that can be enjoyed and savored.

The power of this metaphor is evident in the way we approach our daily lives. We rush from one task to the next, trying to “save” time and “make the most” of every minute. We measure our success by how efficiently we use our time, and we often feel guilty or lazy if we “waste” time on activities that don’t directly contribute to our goals.

But what if we were to adopt a different metaphor for time? What if we thought of time as a river, flowing steadily and inexorably forward, carrying us along with it? This metaphor would encourage us to view time in a more relaxed and fluid way, as something that can be savored and enjoyed, rather than something that must be managed and controlled.

The point is that our use of language can have a profound effect on how we think and behave. By choosing our words carefully and being mindful of the metaphors we use, we can shape our perception of the world in a way that promotes happiness and well-being. So the next time you find yourself using a metaphor like “time is money,” stop and think about the implications of that metaphor, and consider whether there might be a more helpful way of thinking about the concept. After all, the power of language is not something to be taken lightly.

As I do a few searches of my blog posts, I see that ChatGPT drew from “Knowledge versus Information“.

DALL-E vision of a knowledge artisan and SoDoToTAO

The precursor to these three experiences was writing myself back into existence. Befire each need for SoDoToTAO I had stopped my daily writing. To get my synthesis and innovation brain moving again, I go back to my habit of daily free writing.

In 2019, writing myself back into existence led to the formation of Factor10x and hiring a great team to build KnowNow.

In 2020, writing led to testing out Grain.co video highlighting and realizing that in combination with GPT-3 with tools like Writesonic, we could create powerful meeting summaries with highlights from Microsoft Teams and Zoom.

Here I am again, going back to writing myself into existence at the same time that ChatGPT is released and seeing a new way of working by combining ChatGPT and an evolution of Jupyter Notebooks. Maybe the good folks at Curvenote will figure out how to make this happen.

Who knows where this SoDoToTAO journey will lead? Or as ChatGPT said in the style of Skip Walter:

“So the next time you find yourself using a metaphor like “time is money,” stop and think about the implications of that metaphor, and consider whether there might be a more helpful way of thinking about the concept. After all, the power of language is not something to be taken lightly.”

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