Turn Your Notes App Into a Personal Knowledge Base — Tiago Forte on Building a Second Brain

There are many terms for the process of capturing knowledge, organizing it, and using it to get stuff done: Personal knowledge management. Personal content management.  Personal information management and more. My favorite is building a second brain. That’s the title of a popular online course led by Tiago Forte. On a recent Unmistakable Creative podcast,… Continue reading Turn Your Notes App Into a Personal Knowledge Base — Tiago Forte on Building a Second Brain

Stories, Methods, and Metrics — Three Staples of Nonfiction That Can Derail Your Big Idea

Author John Butman got a daily email from TED — the organization dedicated to “ideas worth spreading.” This got him to wondering: Are these really ideas? Are they truly worth spreading? Who is trying to spread them and why, and to what end? In a talk at the Chautauqua Institution’s Hall of Philosophy, Butman shared his… Continue reading Stories, Methods, and Metrics — Three Staples of Nonfiction That Can Derail Your Big Idea

Organizing for Creativity — the Heart of Personal Knowledge Management

Many stereotypes surround the creative process and creative people. One of the biggest is the romantic notion that it’s okay for such people to be disorganized — in fact, that chaos and creativity are somehow directly related. The whole premise of personal knowledge management (PKM) is exactly the opposite — that we can collect ideas… Continue reading Organizing for Creativity — the Heart of Personal Knowledge Management