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Making Knowledge Work Visible

By Tasshin Fogleman In my time as a reader and writer, I’ve discovered something I didn’t expect: reading multiple books at the same time, or writing multiple essays at the same time, increases not only the quantity of books I read, but also the quality of the essays I write. As a young reader, I

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The Digital Productivity Coach

By Tasshin Fogleman and James Stuber Introducing the Digital Productivity Coach – an interactive guide to digital productivity, available 24/7 to give you a concrete next step to improve your productivity skills. If you’re interested in improving your productivity, it’s not easy to identify where to start. There are dozens of tools and systems out

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The Case for First-Brain Memory

By Tasshin Fogleman Building A Second Brain (BASB) is an effective default for personal knowledge management (PKM) in the digital era. But outsourcing our creative thinking to a second brain has its pitfalls. A robust memory can be a useful supplement to digital PKM systems. Contrary to Tiago’s assumptions, memory is not a useless, outmoded

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The Punk Strategy Guide to the Logical Thinking Process

In the 1980’s an Israeli physicist named Eliyahu Goldratt shifted his attention to business. The most well known result of his efforts and studies was the Theory of Constraints (TOC). TOC originated in manufacturing, where it consistently resulted in production and profits that were previously considered unimaginable, impossible. However, it quickly spread to other businesses.

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The Power of DWYSYWD (Doing What You Said You Would Do)

Learning productivity is a journey. We have a good map of the territory, in the form of the Digital Productivity Pyramid. Often, when we embark on this journey – learning digital fluency, task management (GTD), personal knowledge management (BASB) and beyond – our motivation is primarily one of utility. We want to stop procrastinating, to

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Building a Second Brain in Emacs and Org-Mode

Note from Tiago: This is the first in a series of guest posts I hope to eventually publish, showing how knowledge management principles and techniques, from my course Building a Second Brain and elsewhere, can be implemented in a wide variety of software programs. Check out the Part 2 here. Getting Things Done (GTD) is

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