posted on Mar, 26 2019 @ 11:03 AM
I have a lot of balls in the air at this point, a number of business opportunities I'm exploring and each has their own topics of research (web
pages, physical addresses/contact info for potential customers, industry research PDF's which I take a lot of notes from and try to keep track of
where they came from,
Calls made to people involved (what was discussed, what I need to do to follow up, what I need to ask next time, etc)
Now I create a text document and save it in the folder dedicated to the specific topic/business idea, along with the PDF's, video downloads,
applications/legal requirements, magazine articles, research papers, etc
The problem is I now have over 1,000 doc's from ~3 months of research and some doc's I wrote are 30-200 pages highlighting important issues from
reading the material from the sites, videos, etc
I'm going to have to consolidate into an outline and then really condense the material into short notes (which makes it hard for people who haven't
done the research), so I'm wondering if there should be 2 business outlines, one that is a few pages long with reference notes to the page/paragraph
where it is explained in detail in the long form report.I really can't omit a lot of this stuff b/c the changes made to the current industry
standards are why a new company would be successful, after studying an industry where there is an over 80% failure rate - so I was trying to outline
their mistakes and show how these can be avoided and where they have extensive successful use in other industries.
But I've not yet found any software that would make the management of this type of information more streamlines and easier to deal with.
I'm open to any Microsoft based software & Linux based. I COULD go to the darkside with Apple, but it would have to be some amazing bit of code (get
a used apple of course..