Self-Anthropology: Become your own anthropologist with personal field notes

When was the last time you stopped to truly observe your own life? Turning an anthropological lens on yourself might feel strange, but it can lead to invaluable insights, allowing you to uncover patterns, gain self-knowledge, and imagine new possibilities. Anthropologists ask fundamental questions such as: What does it mean to live in our world … Read More

From knowledge-management to knowledge-creation with the founders of RemNote

In this interview, we talked about the difference between storing knowledge in your head and storing knowledge in your external brain, the power of spaced repetition, the importance of long-term personal knowledge management, how to foster concept-driven thinking by breaking ideas into “mind-sized bites”, and more.

Free your thoughts with the founders of Supernotes

In this interview, Connor Neblett and Tobias Whetton, founders of Supernotes, discusses about their innovative take on note-taking apps. They share their vision for creating granular pieces of knowledge that can be easily linked and collaborated on, and their strategies for integrating different tools for thought. Discover how they bring the benefits of pen and paper to the digital world and revolutionize the way we think and learn.

From note-taking to note-making

Note-taking has played an important role in human history. Ancient Greeks used the word hypomnema (ὑπόμνημα) to describe what could be translated as a note, a reminder, or an anecdotal record. Before the development of digital devices, people used marginalia and commonplace books to take notes. Of course, note-taking has been central to education. Students … Read More

How to take smart notes

While there are hundreds of thousands of books on the generic topic of writing, very few concerns themselves with note-taking—perhaps because it’s not considered an intellectually challenging task by many, or perhaps because many people don’t realise how bad they are at taking notes. Looking at a blank page and struggling to find inspiration? Experts … Read More