One time, at an internship, my boss took me aside after a meeting.
She said: “Are you going to take notes like that all summer?”
I said: “I don’t know, maybe…. I like keeping notes of what happened.”
She said: “Are you going to keep emailing them to everyone?”
I said: “I can if you want me to….”
She said: “Are you going to take notes and email them to everyone your whole life? …. Is that going to be your role?”
No. Hell no. Note-taking was not going to be my role, thank you. Then she looked at me and said:
“If you don’t want to be seen as the note taker, stop taking notes. When I was younger in my career, I took notes. Then one day, at the end of the meeting, someone said to me: you’ve got the notes right, so I dont have to go to that meeting right? I was the nice little girl who took notes for everyone.”
Hi I’m Kelsey. I’m an intensely curious girl. I love art, witty jokes, loud concerts with lots of lights, dancing, and New York City rooftops.
I launched Poptip with a team of truly amazing people in June 2012. Before that I was in school. While studying industrial design at the University of Notre Dame, I fell in love with the creative process and how people get new ideas. Feedback as a catalyst for creation fascinated me. That’s just one reason why Poptip exists.