The Grid™ Interface Tour

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The Koby/Donaldson/McCarthy Grid™

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The Grid™

Do you feel like life is just slipping by? That you don't know where all your time is going?

The Grid™ helps you keep track of the priorities in your life and create a balance.

The Grid™ : Activities

The Grid™ keeps a list of the activities you'd like to do every day and lets you track when you do them.

The Grid™ on the left is for a typical user. He had a rough time this week, forgetting to go to bed early, work out, and work on foreign languages.

But, tomorrow is a new day, and The Grid™ helps you keep that perspective in mind.

The Grid™ : Coloring

The things you forget to do are marked red so they stand out.

Your job: Live blue.

The Grid™ : Coloring

Each activity's name is display as a gradient between red and blue, depending on how much of the week is blue.

The Grid™ : Glance

The Grid™ gives you an at-a-glance view of your life.

The more your life is blue,
The more you are being true to your goals.

Try The Grid™

The best way to get a feel for The Grid™ is to try it out for yourself at

The Origin of The Grid™

The Grid™ was pioneered in the 1720s by Benjamin Franklin.

The Grid™ was re-discovered in the early 1990s by Benjamin E. Koby at Georgetown University.

The Grid™ was passed on to John Donaldson.

For years, The Grid™ lay dormant in the Excel spreadsheets of Koby and Donaldson.

In 2005, Donaldson met Jay McCarthy at Brown University.

Since 2005, there has been a revolution in Grid™-based management systems.

2006 is the Year of The Grid™

Continuing the nearly 300-year-old tradition of life-long improvement through The Grid™.