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Past Podcasts & Videos
Notion CEO Ivan Zhao: Augmenting Human Intellect
Notion's co-founders are growing an enduring business by nurturing the creative community.
📬 Issue #57: Why people quit their jobs on the first day
Have you ever had one of those 'nope' moments in work? We found a thread this week where people share the thing that made them quit a job on the very first day. There's also a genius life hack for supermarket trolleys and a video that should (hopefully) encourage you to go easy on yourself.
The Gratitude Architect
Hello Frances and welcome to Notionfam! Let me start by thanking you for taking the time to speak to us about The Notion Bar, your Notion-powered brand. Let's begin with a quick introduction for our readers What is The Notion Bar and how you came up with the idea?
It's Sunday! Going forward, I think I'm going to move this newsletter to Sunday evening, so you can all browse as you're relaxing, prepping for the new week. And to be 100% honest, I'm getting too tied up during the week to put out quality Friday morning...
Yes, there's a market for Excel influencers on TikTok
Lizzy Lawrence Lizzy Lawrence ( @LizzyLaw_) is a reporter at Protocol, covering tools and productivity in the workplace. She's a recent graduate of the University of Michigan, where she studied sociology and international studies. She served as editor in chief of The Michigan Daily, her school's independent newspaper.
The 5 Best Notion Templates for Students
Notion has a steep learning curve. When I was a student, discovering Notion in the middle of a semester, I was hard-pressed to immediately implement it into my life. I saw the potential that Notion had to transform how I managed my work and organized my life but just did not have the time to build the systems I saw.
Notioneer of the Week: Frances Odera Matthews
Hi! I'm your average gen-z/millenial, based in the UK, and founder of thenotionbar.com. I love digging into popular culture, innovation & information management - but I am not a 'productivity guru'. Like most 'Notioneers' I do a little consulting and also make templates, however, I come at it from a more socially conscious angle.
How The Notion Bar Creates Beautiful Products with GoFullPage
Frances Odera Matthews started the Notion Bar in May of 2020, gaining an audience of over 1,500 in 6 months. She's built a loyal following due to her authentic, hyper-relevant musings on tech. Her platform, The Notion Bar, was born when she stumbled into the Notion community after exploring solo for a couple years.
25+ Aesthetic Notion Template Ideas & Layout Inspo | Gridfiti
Notion has taken the internet by storm in recent months, allowing anyone and everyone to organize all aspects of life - from school, to work, and everything in between. Notion's got a ton of customizability, making options essentially limitless to create a setup that goes with your aesthetic.
Bring clarity to your team today with a single, collaborative workspace. Add any content, then rearrange to get the job done with "Drag & Drop". Notion's editor helps you structure your thoughts, with templates for Startups, Remote Work, and more available to you to keep you on track.