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Personal Knowledge Management

Nelson Dellis on Becoming a Memory Champion (Deep Dive)

Nelson Dellis on Becoming a Memory Champion (Deep Dive)
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In this Deep Dive I have a chat with 4x USA Memory Champion Nelson Dellis. Some of the highlights of our discussion can be found below, as well as time-stamps if you fancy listening to us talk :) Nelson Dellis is one of the leading memory experts in the world, traveling

Elizabeth Filips
Deep Dive
Note-Taking and Quarantining

Note-Taking and Quarantining
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In this episode, we mostly talk about note-taking — reasons to do it, and different systems and apps to facilitate it. We also talk about how quarantine life is going so far, and how we're trying to make the most of it. Some of the highlights from our discussion: There is

Ali Abdaal
Ali Abdaal
Podcast
Window-openers vs Door-knockers

Window-openers vs Door-knockers
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I came across an analogy in a podcast this week that really resonated with me. It talked about how there are two types of people. Some are window-openers. When making decisions about what to do with their time, they want to be able to look through a window. If they

Ali Abdaal
Ali Abdaal
Life
Obvious to you, amazing to others

Obvious to you, amazing to others
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This week, I want to share a post written by Derek Sivers. I’d been following Derek online for several years (in a non-creepy way), and had the privilege of having dinner with him when he visited Cambridge a few months ago. That was my first experience meeting someone I

Ali Abdaal
Ali Abdaal
Life
How I stay productive at work

How I stay productive at work
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I’ve been on-call as the psychiatry junior doctor this weekend. That’s involved leaving home at 8am each day and returning around 10:30pm each night. This is rather a large chunk of the day spent ‘at work’ and yet I managed to get a lot of side-hustle stuff

Ali Abdaal
Ali Abdaal
Tools & Tech
How to become more confident

How to become more confident
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I’ve become a much more confident person over these last few years. Partly that’s come from recognising that there’s no difference between fake confidence and real confidence, and partly from becoming content to be thought foolish. But another major strategy in my confidence-building system has been to

Ali Abdaal
Ali Abdaal
Life
Getting Our House In Order

Getting Our House In Order
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Last week, I made a mistake at work. My consultant asked me to check the dosing instructions of two anti-psychotic medications that a patient (“Harry”) had been given while he was in Intensive Care, and that he needed to be weaned off now that he was on our normal ward.

Ali Abdaal
Ali Abdaal
Life
The Power of Project Lists

The Power of Project Lists
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In the previous post, I wrote about The Inbox for your Brain. I talked about how I use the app Things to note down any idea / to-do on my mind. Doing this has made my mind free to think rather than to store. The next stage of my productivity system

Ali Abdaal
Ali Abdaal
Personal Knowledge Management
High-leverage housekeeping

High-leverage housekeeping
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This week, my brother Taimur (who I host a weekly podcast with in case you haven’t heard) introduced me to the idea of high-leverage housekeeping. I like the idea, and I’m going to start using it more in my own life. Here’s how he introduces it. —– Work

Ali Abdaal
Ali Abdaal
Life
How should we take advice? - Podcast Highlights

How should we take advice? - Podcast Highlights
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In this episode, we discuss some of the feedback we've got about the podcast so far and wonder to what extent we should change things up based on advice. We then generalise this to general life - how should we take advice effectively without over-correcting our internal models based on

Ali Abdaal
Ali Abdaal
Podcast
Using Notion as a Resonance Calendar

Using Notion as a Resonance Calendar
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I talked in a previous post about how I’ve started using the app Notion as a Second Brain. Almost daily I’ve been discovering new ways of using it to make my life more pleasant and productive. I had lots of comments from readers asking for specifics about how

Ali Abdaal
Ali Abdaal
Personal Knowledge Management
Building a Second Brain

Building a Second Brain
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In a recent issue of my weekly email newsletter, I shared a link to an article called How to create Idea babies - A knowledge processing system for marketers, creators and knowledge workers. This led me down the rabbit hole of the internet and I ultimately came across the concept

Ali Abdaal
Ali Abdaal
Personal Knowledge Management
Getting over the fear of personal blogging

Getting over the fear of personal blogging
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The idea of setting up a personal blog has been swirling around in my head for some time, but I’ve never before managed to shake the nagging suspicion that to write about my own experiences, ideas, life etc, would be unbelievably narcissistic and should therefore be avoided at all

Ali Abdaal
Ali Abdaal
Life