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What it IS

  • Proven working by German academia
  • The culmination of years’ practice
  • Works the same way as the brain
  • Grows exponentially as you grow
  • Increases productivity
  • Generates creativity
  • A second brain
  • Lasts for a lifetime

What it ISN'T

  • It does NOT depend on any specific software or application
    • Most existing software (if not all) claiming to adopt this system are missing the point
  • It does NOT help you achieve more without your effort
  • It's NOT overwhelmingly complicated by any intentional manipulation

Who it is for

Knowledge workers

  • Want to accumulate knowledge as you learn?
  • Bad memory on remembering what you've learned before?

Makers of creativity

  • Finding idea sparks?
  • Trying to find or build connections between your ideas?

Lifelong learners

  • Taking notes everywhere only finds out nothing works?
  • Seeking a solution to a personal knowledge base?
  • You learn all kinds of things what are the connections among them?

What's in it

You will get a digital copy of the zettelkasten manual in both PDF and ePUB format.
It will help you fully understand the system and get ready to build your own.

Full course on The Zettelkasten System

  • WHAT it is
  • WHY it works
  • HOW it works

Complete adopting guide

  • What you need
  • The key points
  • Workflows

Table of Contents

  • Prologue
  • Understand The System
    • What it is
      • Who is Niklas Luhman
      • Niklas Luhmann's zettelkasten
    • How it works
      • Naming the cards
      • Connecting the cards
    • Why it works
      • Linear and non-linear note-taking
      • Connections are powerful
      • Writing is thinking
  • Adopting Guide
    • Why digitalizing
      • Handwriting V.S. typing for note-taking
      • Screen is too small than the ground
    • What makes a good digital approach
      • Plain text is the key
      • Own your data
      • Visualization
    • A digital approach
      • Physical level
      • Logical level
      • Slip level
      • Auto generation
      • Bibliography
  • Workflow
    • Inputting phase
    • Drafting phase
    • Linking phase
    • Cleaning phase
  • Ending Notes
  • References