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The theme for this month’s Newsletter is Note-taking.
🧠Building a Second Brain
I was fortunate to attend an online course on Building a Second Brain, which is about organizing your ideas to support creative work and harnessing the full potential of your knowledge. As you can guess from the course title, it focuses on externalizing knowledge from your biological brain to an external system - your Second Brain. Below are some key takeaways from the course
Use the right tool for the job: Stop pursuing the ‘one tool to rule them all’ Use your Project (P in PARA) to keep your context across different apps.
Are you new to Note Taking and Personal Knowledge Management (PKM)?
✅ Identify your main sources of information and define how you will capture notes from those sources to your Note-Taking tool. Check this video for some ideas.
One of the biggest gaps that I found in my Capture step of the 4-stage process of knowledge management (C.O.D.E) was consuming information from blogs and articles. I have been using Diigo, and it helps capture ideas and notes when reading online. Check out my recent article, 'How To Improve Your Online Reading - Why I Chose Diigo?' if you are interested to learn more.
How To Take Smart Notes
Interested in leveling up your Note-Taking abilities?
This book is the step-by-step guide for setting up and understanding the principle behind building a successful note-taking system.
Looking to get organized with your life, work, and mind?
This book borrows ideas from mise-en-place from the kitchen and applies its principles to organize your life.
Off late, I have been publishing videos on ASP Net Core and did one live stream. The channel got mentioned by Scott Hanselman, David Fowler and also appeared in ASP NET Community Standup. If you are not already SUBSCRIBED, there is no better time than now!
Microsoft Azure MVP!! I recently got presented with the 2020-2021 Microsoft Most Valuable Professional (MVP) award to recognize my community contributions and technical leadership.
I hope you enjoyed this Newsletter. Enjoy and Stay Safe!