The Three C’s Project Framework That Works For Me

Remco Livain
4 min readJan 5, 2023
Photo by Glenn Carstens-Peters on Unsplash

As an entrepreneur and innovator, I’m often asked about my process for exploring new opportunities and staying productive. One tool that has been particularly helpful for me is the three C’s framework: Collect, Curate, and Create.

“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.” — Steve Jobs

The three C’s framework is a powerful tool for organizing and managing your personal and professional life. The three C’s stand for Collect, Curate, and Create, and they represent the three key steps in the process of creating, managing, and organizing the information and ideas that drive your work and your life.

Collect

The first C, Collect, refers to the process of gathering information and ideas from a variety of sources. This could include reading and research, as well as collecting and saving links, images, and videos from the internet. One tool that can be helpful in this process is an app called mymind. This AI-powered app is a repository of snippets from the internet, a place to collect and curate information, and a searchable database of all the notes and insights you’ve collected.

Curate

The second C, Curate, refers to the process of organizing and refining the information and ideas you’ve collected. This could involve sorting and categorizing your notes, creating summaries and highlights, and identifying patterns and connections between different pieces of information. The goal of curation is to make it easier to find and use the information you’ve collected, and to extract the most value from it.

Create

The third C, Create, refers to the process of turning your collected and curated information and ideas into something new and valuable. This could involve writing an article or blog post, creating a presentation or report, or developing a new product or service.

The creation process can be one of the most challenging and rewarding parts of the three C’s framework. While it’s…

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Remco Livain

Dutch Digital Entrepreneur. Love to share thoughts on innovation and digitalization (ceo @gandt ventures) - writer @thestartup