Productivity

Productivity

Take Deep Notes about Apple Books Using Outliners, Mind Mapping Apps, Task Managers, Spreadsheets, IDEs, and More

In reading about brilliant minds, like Charles Darwin, Richard Feynman, Bill Gates, Warren Buffett and Charlie Munger, you have probably learned that they tend to read, a lot. And they read deeply. This was recently illustrated in the Netflix documentary, Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates. To read deeply, we need to take notes. The […]

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Hook 1, 2, 3 Basic Concepts to Link Your Digital Life

Are you new to Hook? Or are you a seasoned Hook user? Whoever you are, this blog post will help you understand and explain three of Hook’s most beneficial innovations. Thanks to Hook, with one uniform gesture, you can obtain a link to almost any resource; you can address and access essential information that is

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Use Hook with Time Tracking, Billing and Accounting Software

One of the many benefits of Hook is that it complements your time-tracking and billing systems. It enables you to include links to documents (and other items) that make your time sheets and invoices more meaningful to your clients, bookkeepers, and yourself. As I’ve long maintained on the CogZest blog, time-tracking is important for productivity.

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Why People Take Fewer Notes Than They Should, and What They Can Do About It

It is often necessary to take notes about a document in order to understand, recall and act on it. Unfortunately, people face several difficulties in taking notes. Most people are not aware of the source of the difficulties. I dedicated a good part of my book, Cognitive Productivity: Using Knowledge to Become Profoundly Effective, to

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