Another week, another newsletter! I hope that you all had a great one 🤩
This week, I've worked on the Knowledge Worker Kit, and added many sections about Personal Knowledge Management. The cool part is that it not only increases the value of the offering, but also helps me publish more content. Double win 🎉
I've also continued reading How We Learn by Stanislas Dehaene. It's a great read, and I'm capturing tons of cool insights. I especially enjoy all the parallels he draws between Deep Learning techniques and how the brain actually works. It's definitely a book I will recommend!
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Alright, let's gooooo 🚀
The lab 🧪
My focus is almost solely on the Knowledge Worker Kit. So far, I've sold 45 copies ($1.6K), and I'm hoping to sell a lot more. The content is valuable, the feedback has been great so far, so this is really motivating. I can really see myself working on this for a few years! There's so much I want to share ❤️
Other than that, I didn't progress much on my other ongoing ideas. YouTube is still on hold at the moment, but I'm going to record and publish new things soon!
I've published an article covering how to connect ideas together. If links, backlinks, tags, organization systems, or Knowledge Graphs are unfamiliar, then go check it out!
I've also published an introduction to Personal Organization. It discusses key elements of Personal Organization systems:
That content will also be part of the Knowledge Worker Kit 🚀
Quotes of the week
- Be studious in your profession, and you will be learned. Be industrious and frugal and you will be rich. Be sober and temperate and you will be healthy. Be in general virtuous and you will be happy — Benjamin Franklin
- All knowledge is personal, and all personal knowledge is passionate — Michael Polanyi, Personal Knowledge
- Man is a knowing animal — Michael Polanyi
Thinking and learning
This week I've listened to a mind-blowing podcast episode in which Lex Fridman interviews Matthew Cox, a con-man who once was one of the most wanted criminals in the US. The episode lasts almost 6 hours, but I couldn't stop listening. Matthew Cox has a gift for telling entertaining stories, and his own is quite something! It's amazing how far people can go when they're arrogant.
While we're discussing podcasts, I've also listened to a series of interviews about ChatGPT by Dan Shipper of Every:
It shares cool ideas and tips about how to better use LLMs.
Tiago Forte has interviewed Nick Milo about Obsidian. Well worth a watch if you're on the fence about Obsidian:
Gareth Stretton, one of the members of our PKM community has published a cool article explaining how to do time tracking in Obsidian. He shares his method, but also sells a template vault so that you can use his approach in the blink of an eye:
Marco Serafini has published an interesting video explaining how to create cool data visualizations in Obsidian using the Obsidian Charts plugin:
Ready to get to the next level?
If so, then check out the Knowledge Worker Kit, the Obsidian Starter Kit, the Obsidian Starter Course, the PKM Library, a PKM coaching session with me, my collection of books about software development and the IT Concepts Wall 🔥.
If you want to discuss, then don't hesitate to join the Personal Knowledge Management community or the Software Crafters community.
Hello everyone! I'm Sébastien Dubois (you can follow me on Twitter 🐦).
I'm an author, founder, and CTO. I write books and articles about software development & IT, personal knowledge management, personal organization, and productivity. I also craft lovely digital products 🚀
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