In Chapter 11 of 18 in his 2012 Capture Your Flag interview, public affairs and communications strategist Matt Curtis answers "How Are You Learning to Better Manage Your Time and Commitments?" Curtis shares why using a notebook has been so helpful writing out his "To Do" items and how he works through these each day. He shares why he favors using his notebook and not his cell phone or computer. Matt Curtis is the director of government relations at HomeAway Inc. Previously he was communications director for Austin mayors Lee Leffingwell and Will Wynn. In 2011, Curtis won "Austinite of the Year" in the Austin Under 40 Awards. He earned his bachelor's degree in radio, television and film from the University of North Texas.