pkm

personal knowledge management.

these notes are a manifestation of my own pkm.

this practice goes by a lot of names:

my pkm tools

clippings

without a permanent reservoir of ideas, you will not be able to develop any major ideas over a longer period of time because you are restricting yourself either to the length of a single project or the capacity of your memory. Exceptional ideas need much more than that. (via)

Build a habit of curation — learn to let go (via)

Without a regular checkup of the things you save, your digital vault will keep growing and growing becoming yet again, overwhelming. (via)

My crime is that of curiosity. (via)

Solving the collection, collation, and reading part of the knowledge management problem is valuable, integrating deeply and making the data available even more so. (via)

In general, people don’t have a clear picture of what a note should be, so it’s not clear when a given note fails to conform to that standard. (via)

How do language and identity structure what we are capable of seeing and knowing? (via)

The more fulfilling an outlet you find for the fruit of your database, the more motivated you will be to fill it. (via)

You highlight the passages for a reason. (via)

a system for incremental thinking (via)

Some knowledge can only be discovered the hard way. (via)

Solving the collection, collation, and reading part of the knowledge management problem is valuable, integrating deeply and making the data available even more so. (via)

The goal is not to take notes—the goal is to think effectively. (via)

Better questions are “what practices can help me reliably develop insights over time?”, “how can I shepherd my attention effectively?” etc. (via)

what matters is not “computer-support note-taking” but “computer supported thinking.” (via)

Beware: it’s too easy to let others’ schema and ideas dominate your own (via)

there’s less need for brainstorming because those insights have already emerged—and captured in an ongoing fashion—in one’s day-to-day work (via)