Discover the courses created by Sébastien Dubois. Those cover different topics: Knowledge Management, Obsidian, Productivity, Knowledge Work, and more!

Obsidian Starter Course

A course about Obsidian and Personal Knowledge Management.

It teaches:

  • Everything about Obsidian (e.g., the user interface, key features, plugins, automation, tips and tricks, etc).
  • The Markdown syntax
  • Personal Knowledge Management techniques and principles (e.g., Johnny Decimal, PARA, Zettelkasten, LIFT, Atomic Notes, Maps of Content, Knowledge capture/extraction, etc)
  • Journaling
  • Periodic reviews
  • Templates
  • Automation
  • Task Management
  • Best practices

It's a hands-on course, not a theoretical one.

Obsidian Starter Course
Who is this for?You are just getting started with note-taking or you’ve recently switched to ObsidianYou want to discover Obsidian and its key featuresYou wonder how to take smart notesYou want to know how to properly organize your notes and avoid creating an overwhelming messYou want a solid system that scalesYou wonder what Zettelkasten, the PARA method, and the Johnny decimal system areYou have bought the Obsidian Starter Kit and want a full video course to help you get startedGetting started with Obsidian is not the hardest thing in the world, but it takes a lot of trial and error to figure out how to structure and organize your knowledge base. You have a busy life, and you don’t want to spend weeks or even months figuring out the “right” approach.What is this?The Obsidian Starter Course is a video course containing 2h20 of content. It’s a hands-on guide into the world of Obsidian, Personal Knowledge Management (PKM), and the Obsidian Starter Kit.Many of the explanations use the Obsidian Starter Kit’s vault/structure/plugins, but the explanations about Personal Knowledge Management (PKM), Markdown, YAML and recommendations can be applied to many other tools. Moreover, if you’re using Obsidian but don’t yet have a copy of the Obsidian Starter Kit, then this course is still incredibly useful. It will show you how you can organize your knowledge base, how to take smart notes, and much more!What’s in the video course?The Obsidian Starter Course covers the following topics:Obsidian: installation, user interface, key features, plugins, automation, tips and tricks, etcThe Markdown syntaxYAML metadataPersonal Knowledge Management techniques and principles: the Johnny Decimal system, the PARA method (e.g., the Zettelkasten method, the LIFT principle, Atomic notes, Maps of Content, knowledge capture & extraction, etc)JournalingPeriodic reviewsTemplatesAutomationTask managementBest practices and recommendationsHands-on explanationsand more!Refunds policyIf you’re not 100% satisfied, then just let me know, and I’ll issue a full refund. I’ll only ask you a single question: How can I improve the product?If you think about asking for a refund, then consider reaching out to me with your issues, questions, and remarks. I’m always available and happy to help. My goal is to help you succeed.

Knowledge Management for Beginners

A course about Knowledge Management and Personal Knowledge Management (PKM).

It teaches:

  • Information Management (IM)
  • The difference between IM and Knowledge Management (KM)
  • What Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) is
  • The main parts of PKM
  • What a Personal Knowledge Management System is
  • The core concepts of Personal Knowledge Management (e.g., note-taking, note-making, dumb vs smart notes, the power of externalization/centralization, atomic notes, connecting ideas, Knowledge Graphs, and much more!)
  • How to organize your knowledge, including methods, structures, etc
  • How to design your own PKM system from scratch, including how to pick your tools, what to pay attention to, workflows, etc
  • Why and how to go from analog to digital
  • How to ingest new knowledge
  • How to remove busywork
  • How to avoid losing your information

With this course, you'll get deep insights into what Knowledge Management, Personal Knowledge Management, Knowledge Graphs and Tools for Thought are. You'll discover the key concepts and techniques, etc. This will give you a clear understanding of how they can help you, and how to leverage those to grow your personal life and your career.

You will also get a method and skills to stay ahead, adapt to future needs, and leverage your knowledge. As well as strategies to ingest new knowledge, manage/organize information efficiently and control cognitive load effectively, eliminating the feeling of being overwhelmed and achieving a state of mental clarity. This will enhance your mental capacity for Deep Thinking, Deep Work and Creativity and will enable you to stay on top of everything.

You will discover techniques to connect your knowledge, ideas and inspiration. This will enhance your ability to draw insights and innovate.

You'll learn more about the why and how of journaling for Learning, Personal Development, Productivity and Professional Growth.

Last but not least, you'll discover approaches to integrate continuous learning and Knowledge Management into your daily routines, making Lifelong Learning a habit.

Knowledge Management for Beginners (PREORDER)
Who is this for?The Overwhelmed Learner: Feel like you’re drowning in information but starving for knowledge? This course is designed to help you filter the noise, focus on what’s important, and turn information into actionable knowledge. Say goodbye to feeling overwhelmed and hello to clarity and efficiency.The Innovative Thinker: Creatives, thinkers, and innovators know that great ideas are born from well-managed knowledge. If you’re looking to harness your insights, connect disparate ideas, and foster innovation, this course will guide you through creating a system that nurtures creativity.The Lifelong Learner: If you’re committed to continuous personal and professional growth, understanding the principles of Knowledge Management is indispensable. This course will equip you with the tools to curate a personal learning journey that’s both enriching and manageable.The Knowledge Worker: If you’re a knowledge worker seeking ways to manage the deluge of information you encounter daily, this course is your beacon. Whether you’re a student, a professional, or an entrepreneur, mastering Knowledge Management will set you apart in your journey.The Productivity Seeker: For those who are always on the lookout for ways to optimize their workflow and enhance productivity, “Knowledge Management for Beginners” offers a roadmap. Learn how to streamline your processes, make informed decisions, and leverage your knowledge for maximum impact.Whether you’re looking to overcome information overload, enhance your learning efficiency, or simply get more organized, “Knowledge Management for Beginners” is your first step towards transforming how you interact with knowledge. Join us, and unlock the full potential of your intellectual assets.What is this course about?“Unlock Your Intellectual Potential with Knowledge Management for Beginners”, a video course that will Transform Your Intellectual Landscape, Learning and Thinking. Are you ready to take control of your learning and thinking in a way you never thought possible?“Knowledge Management for Beginners” offers an immersive experience into the world of Knowledge Management. This video course is designed to empower you with the skills, strategies, and tools necessary to master the art of Knowledge Management (KM) and Personal Knowledge Management (PKM), where managing your Knowledge effectively becomes second nature.At its core, this course is about turning chaos into order, complexity into simplicity, and information into actionable knowledge. This course breaks down complex concepts into digestible, actionable lessons. From understanding the vital distinction between Information Management and Knowledge Management to mastering the art of creating a Personal Knowledge Graph, each module is crafted to provide not only theoretical insights but also practical applications.This course is not just a collection of lessons. It’s a blueprint for building your own Personal Knowledge Management system. From understanding the foundational principles of PKM to implementing practical tools and techniques such as Atomic Notes, Knowledge Graphs, Tools for Thought (TfTs), Maps of Content, and effective note-taking strategies, you’ll emerge with a clear, customizable framework for managing your knowledge at scale. You’ll also understand the importance of transitioning from analog to digital, centralizing your Knowledge sources, and choosing the right tools and platforms to secure and enhance your Knowledge.“Knowledge Management for Beginners” ensures a comprehensive learning experience. You’ll gain hands-on knowledge on creating smart notes, designing a knowledge base with compounding value, and leveraging digital tools to minimize reliance on memory and maximize intellectual and creative output.This course is your gateway to achieving clarity of mind, overcoming information overload, and embracing a structured approach to lifelong learning and Knowledge Work. It’s about transforming how you think, learn, and organize—equipping you with the knowledge and confidence to build a Personal Knowledge Management system that not only serves your current needs but also evolves with you over time.Join us on this transformative journey to not just manage, but to master your knowledge, enhancing your personal and professional life with strategies that last a lifetime. By the end of this course, you’ll have a clear roadmap for managing your knowledge effectively, with practical skills in note-taking, organizing knowledge, and eliminating busywork. “Knowledge Management for Beginners” is more than a course. It’s your first step towards mastering the digital landscape and unleashing your full intellectual potential.Enroll in “Knowledge Management for Beginners” today and start your journey towards becoming a master of your knowledge. Your future self will thank you for the investment you make today.FeaturesEngaging Video Lectures: Dive into the heart of Knowledge Management and PKM through high-quality videos that combine compelling visuals with expert narration, making complex ideas accessible and engaging.From Theory to Practice: Move seamlessly from understanding the ‘why’ behind Knowledge Management to implementing ‘how’. This course includes demonstrations based on my own PKM system, alongside advice to design and implement your own system.Lifetime Access to Course Materials: Revisit the course content at any time, with lifetime access to all videos and resources. This course will continue to serve as your reference as you grow your knowledge management skills.Evergreen content: Once released, the course will continue to evolve over time. Its value will continue to grow.Community and Support: Join a community of like-minded learners, engage in discussions, and receive feedback and support throughout your learning journey.What problem does this course solve?In a world where information never stops flooding in, learning to manage, organize, and leverage Knowledge becomes more than a skill. It becomes a necessity. We are all bombarded with a crazy volume of information daily. This constant influx, while rich in potential knowledge, often leaves us overwhelmed, disorganized, and with a sense of drowning in data rather than swimming through knowledge.The traditional methods of managing information (e.g., documents, basic note-taking, Post-It notes, etc) prove inadequate in effectively capturing, organizing, and leveraging this vast sea of data for personal growth or professional advancement. The challenge isn’t just about dealing with the quantity of information but about transforming it into structured, accessible, and actionable knowledge. Without the skills to navigate this complex information ecosystem, you will continue struggling to retain, recall, and utilize the valuable insights that could otherwise enhance your decision-making, creativity, and productivity.Why let your precious insights and ideas fade away when you can capture, organize, and leverage them? “Knowledge Management for Beginners” addresses this critical gap by introducing a structured approach to Knowledge Management, and Personal Knowledge Management (PKM). The course acknowledges that while our brains are incredible at processing information, they are not optimized for the storage and retrieval of the vast amounts of data we encounter. Memories fade, and the cognitive load of managing information can hinder our ability to think deeply and critically. This course offers a lifeline by equipping learners with the tools and techniques to design a personalized PKM system. Through this system, learners can transform the chaotic stream of information into a well-organized knowledge base, enabling not just improved retention and recall but also the capacity for innovation and deep, analytical thinking.By addressing the root causes of information overwhelm, this course empowers individuals to take control of their learning journey, making knowledge a powerful ally in achieving personal and professional goals.What benefits should I get?Increase your Potential: Leverage Knowledge Management (KM) and Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) to grow your personal life and your career.Accelerate Future Learning: Equip yourself with the knowledge and skills to stay ahead, adapt to future needs, and leverage your knowledge for new opportunities.Overcome Information Overload: Discover strategies to manage information efficiently, eliminating the feeling of being overwhelmed by the vast amounts of data encountered daily. Understand how to manage cognitive load effectively to enhance your mental capacity for Deep Work and Creativity.Reduce your Cognitive Load: Learn how to stay on top of everything without feeling overwhelmed.Enhance your Clarity and Focus: Achieve a state of mental clarity and focused thinking, freeing yourself from the clutter and chaos of unorganized information.Understand Knowledge Management: Gain deep insights into Knowledge Management and Personal Knowledge Management. Learn practically about PKM systems, Knowledge Graphs and Tools for Thought (TfTs). Discover the ideas, applications, and the immense value they bring to managing and enhancing your knowledge.Master PKM Practices: Acquire knowledge of the most effective PKM practices and techniques.Create and Leverage your own Personal Knowledge Graph: Learn how to effectively ingest new knowledge and integrate it into your Personal Knowledge Base. Connect your knowledge, ideas and inspiration, enhancing your ability to draw insights and innovate. Organize your Knowledge Efficiently: Understand how to organize information and knowledge systematically and at scale, making it easily accessible and usable, through methods such as tagging, linking, and categorizing.Think Deeper: Develop techniques for deeper, more reflective thinking, enabling you to analyze information critically and creatively.Retain More of What You Learn: Learn how to effectively use digital tools and systems to store knowledge externally, moving beyond rote memorization to meaningful understanding.Use Journaling for Growth and Productivity: Discover the power of journaling as a tool for learning, personal development, and professional growth.Integrate Knowledge Management into Your Life: Discover strategies to seamlessly integrate continuous learning and Knowledge Management into your daily routines, making lifelong learning a habit.What’s included?WARNING: The Knowledge Management for Beginners course is NOT READY YET. If you buy access now, you’ll benefit from the lowest price. You will also get early to the course.Draft table of contents:IntroductionInformation Management vs Knowledge ManagementPersonal Knowledge Management (PKM)Main parts of PKMPersonal Knowledge Management SystemsCore concepts of Personal Knowledge ManagementNote-takingNote-makingDumb vs Smart notesThe power of externalization and centralizationAtomic notesConnecting ideasKnowledge GraphsMaps of ContentCapturing information and knowledgeJournalingPeriodic reviewsPersonal Knowledge Management SystemHow to Organize your KnowledgeThe need for having a Single Source of TruthThe need for centralizingKnowledge typesKnowledge StoresMethodsPARAJohnny DecimalNaming conventionsOrganizing it allStructuresTagsMetadataHow to design your own Personal Knowledge Management systemHow to pick your toolsWhat to pay attention toWorkflowsOverview of my systemWhy and how to go from analog to digitalHow to ingest new knowledgeHow to remove busyworkHow to avoid losing your informationRefunds policyIf you’re not 100% satisfied, then just let me know, and I’ll issue a full refund. I’ll only ask you a single question: How can I improve the product?If you think about asking for a refund, consider reaching out to me with your issues, questions, and remarks. I’m always available and happy to help. My goal is to help you succeed.