A system for making the most of what I read

This is outdated now. It wasn't too long after writing this that tools like Roam Research and Obsidian came to the forefront of my time and attention. I now use Obsidian for all my personal knowledge management. Regular readers will know that I’ve been focused a lot this past year on a couple of ideas. Namely, the Zettelkasten method and the idea of having a digital “second brain”. Those are names other people have given the concept, but it’s simply about making the most from what we read and…

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How to create idea babies: a knowledge processing system for marketers, creators, and knowledge workers

I can’t recall how I came across this article. But it sure got me thinking long and hard about my set up for storing notes and information related to all the things I do. Andre Chaperon absolutely nailed the description of a problem I still experience from time to time: > The inefficiencies of a system (or lack of a system) don’t become apparent until we need to retrieve the information we’ve previously been exposed to; information we’ve already deemed important. … and then can’t find the info…

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How and why to keep a “commonplace book”

This is something my friend Patrick Rhone talked about often [http://www.thecramped.com/?s=commonplace] over at The Cramped (at least, before he went nonline [http://patrickrhone.com/2017/03/03/on-sabbatical/]). He linked to this very post in fact. And I love the idea, even if it is one I have not adopted myself. What is a commonplace book? Holiday explains it this way: > A commonplace book is a central resource or depository for ideas, quotes, anecdotes, observations and information you come…

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