Knowledge Management

Why is the Zettelkasten methode not working for you?

The Zettelkasten (aka as note box) is often described as the ultimate tool for knowledge workers. Its inventor, Niklas Luhmann, is frequently cited for his prolific lifework. During his life he wrote more than 70 books and nearly 400 scholarly articles. However, many average users struggle to achieve higher knowledge output with Luhmann’s box, or …

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The Mycelium Principle – Why your Zettelkasten works like a fungal network

Mushrooms are among the most fascinating organisms on Earth. Many people mistakenly believe that mushrooms are plants. However, they rule their own kingdom, that of the fungi. Mushrooms are also much more than just the fruiting body that prominently pops up from the ground: The majority of their biomass is made up of what is …

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Zettelkasten vs. Second Brain vs. PARA – What’s the difference?

At first glance, this title sounds like clickbait. Because in reality, the “Zettelkasten” is a second brain. A “Second Brain” refers to any system or tool that helps you store information for later use. The “Zettelkasten” naturally falls under this category. However, there is an issue. The term “Second Brain” is often synonymous today with …

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The Forgetting Curve by Ebbinghaus – Why do we forget new knowledge so quickly?

How much do you remember the content of the last book you read? We can argue about the exact number, but the percentage is probably rather low. The reason we forget is that our brains are designed for efficiency. Things that seem to be unimportant are quickly forgotten again, and, unfortunately, most things are not …

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The Supreme Second Brain for Notion – Honest Notion Template Review

A person living today receives more information on a single day than a medieval peasant in her entire lifetime. To be honest, I have no way to prove this popular statement, but it is undeniable that many persons today suffer from information overload. We are getting bombarded with new information constantly. Filtering out the essentials …

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Notion Zettelkasten Template (2023) – Take your note-taking-process to the next level

In the last months, I was busy creating a Zettelkasten Template for Notion. Congrats to @dePAKES on launching his Zettelkasten template for Notion! 😊 🚀 https://t.co/lSlmuVkrap — Elizabeth Butler, MD, PhD | Calmer Notes (@elizabutlermd) March 27, 2022   At this point, you might ask: “A Zettel…what?” Well, the Zettelkasten is the most powerful tool we know of …

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