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.»
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.
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.»
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.»
It’s super useful, and you’ll never leave you on read.
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.»
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…
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),…
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…
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…
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.
A complete personal knowledge management (PKM) guide. Learn how to build a knowledge management system and gather information effectively.
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