Business doesn’t have to be boring.   Let’s have some fun with it.   Today is the first installment from my Ode to the Office series, lifting up the virtues of Sticky Notes. Enjoy. 

So, I told you I was a little different, right? We talkedabout that already?

You know, like how I love to write, create, have fun with the world… and how that flows into business, engineering, manufacturing, and office life?

Well, over the years I’ve created what I call Odes to the Office. Fun observations about daily work life. I thought I’d share them here and there on this podcast as a way to have a little fun and relax together.

Today, we honor… the Sticky Note


Like a bright yellow canvas, adhesively-backed

You beckon to us from the top of the stack

you say “Fill me with notes about tasks that need doing

Or doodle a picture of someone canoeing”

And so that we don’t forget what we were thinking

You store all our thoughts on your pad, ripe for inking

Each note a reminder to get something finished

“Call Bob”, or “Buy pencils” or “Pick up some spinach”

Without you, we’re left on our own to remember

“When was that meeting, the one in September?”

Our minds just can’t hold all those details intact

Yet you do it with ease and you keep us on track

So thank you for helping us get our work done

When it comes to assistants, you’re our #1

Right by our side there on top of our desk

Let it be here noted “Sticky notes are the best!”