Retro is cool

Retro is cool

Familiarity breeds contentment

Why do some people like to write with a fountain pen?  For the same reason people like meatloaf and mashed potatoes on a cold night – comfort food. In today’s crowded world of computer software and web apps, new is good, but sometimes you just want what’s familiar. Too much new and different takes time to study, time to learn, time to try, which takes time away from working in your business.

What draws us to things that are retro?   Simplicity, is the driver.  We all like to see and use things that we we’ve had a positive experience with in the past. It makes us feel good and doesn’t take additional time and effort to change our behavior.

So as you start your week, consider working with something that fits the “retro” definition, if for no other reason than to make yourself feel good.


Dave Oshlag has been helping companies large and small stay organized and focus on the right projects for more than 25 years.  His specialty is saving hours of time wasted on disorganized systems without spending thousands of dollars. He’s best known for enabling massive changes in productivity with tools like W5 Templates that are simple, streamlined and get people organized quickly.

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