10+ Best Articles on PKM
The most useful articles on PKM from around the web—beginners to advanced—curated by thought leaders and our community. We focus on timeless pieces and update the list whenever we discover new, must-read articles or videos—make sure to bookmark and revisit this page.
Top 5 PKM Articles
At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on PKM by Refind users in 2023 so far.
- The End of Organizing
- The Ultimate Guide to Summarizing Books: How to Distill Ideas to Accelerate Your Learning
- GPT-3 Is the Best Journal I've Ever Used
- I text myself all day every day — and you should, too
- Personal Knowledge Management (PKM)
What is ...?
New to #PKM? These articles make an excellent introduction.
PKM Primer: An Introduction to Personal Knowledge Management for Creatives
Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) is all the rage. Here's what you need to know to make the most of your PKM and do your best creative work.
«A PKM helps overcome these genetic weaknesses by serving as an external brain.»
What is your Personal Knowledge Management system?
Personal knowledge management (PKM) is a collection of processes that a person uses to gather, classify, store, search, retrieve and share knowledge in their daily activities (Grundspenkis 2007) and the way in which these processes support work activities (Wright 2005). It is a response to the idea that knowledge workers need to be responsible for their own growth and learning (Smedley 2009). It is a bottom-up approach to knowledge management (KM) (Pollard 2008). Wikipedia [https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Personal_knowledge_management] I am curious about how LessWrongers manage personal information, including but not limited to - research reading/ research output, side-projects/ hobbies, blogging, managing watchlist/ to-read list, social information, incremental-reading, making flashcards, threads-from-unfinished-conversations, braindumps, and maybe even general GTD-stuff. Information about any of the following will be greatly appreciated. * General framework/ philosophy for PKM.Can be very concrete and well-defined like Building a Second Brain [https://buildingasecondbrain.com] or a very a general rule-of-thumb like 'I bookmark everything/ I write down all thoughts in org-mode.' * Toolchain.What and How. Everything counts - wikis, org-mode, physical notebook, etc. * Workflow.Both local (how you manage fuzzy and perpetually arriving information on a day-to-day basis) and global (how you PKM for bigger and concrete projects over longer time). * Comparison of multiple frameworks, if used. * Tips and tricks/ info about building PKM habits.
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GPT-3 Is the Best Journal I've Ever Used
My slow and steady progression to living out the plot of the movie 'Her'
«You don’t read through your old entries that often, so the act of writing down your thoughts and experiences doesn’t compound in the way that it should.»
The End of Organizing
How GPT-3 will turn your notes into an *actual* second brain
«there’s a lot of value locked up in what we’ve collected over the years, if we could just figure out how to use it.»
I text myself all day every day — and you should, too
It’s super useful, and you’ll never leave you on read.
Building a Second Brain: An Interview with Tiago Forte
Tiago Forte is one of the leading voices in the PKM movement. For the past 6 years, he's taught over five thousand people (myself included) how to implement PKM through his course Building a Second…
«It falls to use as users to “craft” our notes to make the information they contain easy to see, easy to understand, and ultimately, easy to use.»
working smarter with pkm — transcripts
I have a series of three 3-minute videos presenting the personal knowledge mastery framework. They are supported by the Working Smarter with PKM field guide. The videos and the transcripts, for those…
These are some of the most-read long-form articles on PKM.
Personal Knowledge Management (PKM)
It's so fascinating how this world is so interconnected. I think our universe is a strongly connected dense graph (more on that here). In this article, I'll try to show how productivity tools (GTD),…
The Ultimate Guide to Summarizing Books: How to Distill Ideas to Accelerate Your Learning
In 2016, I read 57 books. I read like I was running out of time. It felt like an achievement, yet by the end of the year, I could scarcely recall even one useful idea from each book. That moment was a…
Obsidian vs. Roam: Which PKM App is Right For You?
While there are lots of apps doing lots of interesting things with notes right now, by far the two most popular options are Roam Research and Obsidian. In this article, we're going to compare these…
A Guide to Personal Knowledge Management with capacities
In this guide, we will show you how to do PKM with capacities. We’ll explain different concepts and show you how to create your workflow in capacities.
Reinvent Yourself with Personal Knowledge Management (PKM)
A complete personal knowledge management (PKM) guide. Learn how to build a knowledge management system and gather information effectively.
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The Sweet Setup
We enjoy spending an inordinate amount of time to research the best apps and workflows for your iPhone, iPad, and Mac. (By @shawnblanc and friends.)
Founder of the #bulletjournal method NYT Best-selling author | Mental Model Designer | Speaker
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