11STRATEGY 4: FILE AND FIND IT FAST WITH COTA

“I’ve helped lots of people organize their email and documents so that they could file and find everything fast. After working with hundreds of people with all different kinds of jobs in all different size companies I began to notice an intriguing pattern.”

“What kind of pattern?” asked Harold.

“I started to notice that we were winding up with the same four primary business folders over and over again.”

“But what four folders could possibly work for people from 50 different professions?” exclaimed Harold, looking a little nervous. “There can’t be a one-size-fits-all solution.”

“That’s what I thought at first,” I said. “It went against the grain of everything I’d been taught about storing information. ...

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