6 min read · From 2019 · Plus: how to take better notes, and why you should quit bad books.
Blank Sheet: Before he begins reading a new book, he takes a blank sheet and writes down what he knows about the subject
uses a different color pen to write down new ideas and connect them to what he had originally written, hanging the new knowledge on the old knowledge.
organizes his blank sheets by putting them into topic binders (the notes on Duke’s book would go in a "decision-making" binder), and then sits down to look at his binders about once every two months. Over time, he finds himself remembering things and making connections he may not have otherwise, mastering these various subjects