I live in my task list (it's a GTD thing) but there are those for whom the Inbox is the center of the universe. Mitch at Pimp My Tablet has an excellent trick for bringing a must-read document front and center.
I live and die by what's in my Inbox. If I have something there, I have to deal with it. If I put in in the Calendar however and a reminder pops up, I can always procrastinate by clicking Snooze...
So I just downloaded an important MS Word document I need to read on Monday. How can I make myself remember to read it? Not by adding it to my Calendar, but by putting it in my Inbox! Here's how:
Find the Word doc using Explorer and then click and drag it into the Inbox folder in my Outlook folder list. This creates a new email message with the doc attached and the cursor in the To field. Type the first few letters of my own name and Tab and my own email address is added to the To field. Then clikc (the post ends here - not sure what Mitch suggests you click - Send or Save should both work).