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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.

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Top 5 PKM Articles

At a glance: these are the articles that have been most read, shared, and saved on PKM by Refind users.

  1. The End of Organizing
  2. The Ultimate Guide to Summarizing Books: How to Distill Ideas to Accelerate Your Learning
  3. I text myself all day every day — and you should, too
  4. GPT-3 Is the Best Journal I've Ever Used
  5. Building a Second Brain: An Interview with Tiago Forte

What is ...?

New to #PKM? These articles make an excellent introduction.

Short Articles

Short on time? Check out these useful short articles on PKM—all under 10 minutes.

Long Articles

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Publications

We monitor hundreds of publications, blogs, newsletters, and news sources in PKM, including:

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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.)

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Every 📧

We publish smart, thoughtful essays on business and personal development. Our mission is to feed the minds and hearts of the people who build the internet.

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Ryder Carroll

Founder of the #bulletjournal method NYT Best-selling author | Mental Model Designer | Speaker

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The Verge

http://theverge.com covers life in the future.

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