my musings on tech, leadership & life

No matter what your profession, there are lots of reasons to take notes. You take notes to retain information from thing you hear – like meetings and presentations. You take notes to capture facts or ideas (e.g., interviews, itineraries, something said in passing, etc.). You take notes to problem solve or brainstorm. You take notes […]

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Last week I launched my very first Kickstarter. The idea for this project originated from my desire for a cross between a planner and a notebook. I really wanted something with productivity systems built-in (time blocking, goal setting, and planning) but that also had space for notes. I found great “life planners” but they always […]

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Update: Based on the amazing response to this post and my passion for building the perfect notebook, we launched a Kickstarter on November 20, 2014 to fund our creation of the perfect notebook. The Spark Notebook was fully funded just 14 hours after launch, and we have just kept going to see how far we can […]

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Getting promoted is awesome. When you work hard and that work gets not only recognized, but also rewarded? Yeah, that is a pretty great feeling. Getting promoted is a common goal among many Popforms readers and Pop Star users. And it makes sense, right? The people who read our blog posts and newsletter, who take our sparks, and […]

being awesome, self improvement Comments Off on Getting promoted was the easy part — do you have what it takes to shine in your new leadership role?

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At Popforms, my startup, we have been working to make tools to help superstars shine at work. Through research and conversations with leadership experts, psychologists, consultants, coaches, and most of all our users, we’ve tinkered with products and ideas for how to help amazing people to be even more amazing at work.  And we discovered, […]

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Hello! It has been a while since I have updated here.  Hopefully you haven’t missed all the great updates though, since I am blogging a lot on the Popforms blog (and there is a ton of other great stuff on there too!). If you aren’t following along though, I would still love your opinion.  I am […]

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Hello there! I wrote this awesome post on Making the Most Out Of Conferences (for speakers and attendees), however, it is on the new Popforms blog. And I am probably going to post there more than here on katemats.com for the foreseeable future.  So if you want to stay up to date be sure to check it out.  […]

business, projects Comments Off on Don’t Waste Money on Conferences – my tips to get more out of these events

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