Category: Productivity

How To Turn Your IPad Into A Virtual Monitor

Reading Time: 3 minutes This is a quick blog post, but a very nifty trick. At various times, I’ve used multiple monitors at work to increase productivity. I’ve usually done this using my 21″ monitor as the main screen, and my laptop display as the secondary. I’ve also used a handful of virtual desktop applications that let you create…
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Top 10 Ways to Declutter Your Digital Life, 2010 Edition

Reading Time: < 1 minute LifeHacker recently posted some useful tips to help with users with Information Overload Syndrome: 10. Declutter and Streamline Google Reader Feeds 9. Clean Up Your Contacts 8. Compact and Manage Social Network Alerts 7. Build Yourself Serious Gmail Filters 6. Pack a More Efficient Laptop/Go Bag 5. Clean Out Your Hard Drive 4. Free Up…
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How to Synchronize Your Digital Scrapbook

Reading Time: 4 minutes I had originally planned on calling this article ‘How to Use Cloud Computing to Synchronize Your Digital Scrapbook For Research and Integrate Into Your Personal Knowledge Management Wiki for Extra Credit’

15 Effective Tools for Visual Knowledge Management

Reading Time: 9 minutes I’ve discovered a number of interesting applications that help people efficiently organize information. There certainly is no shortage of solutions for this problem domain. Many tools exist that offer the ability to discover, save, organize, search, and retrieve information.

Joseph Campbell on Creative Incubation

Reading Time: < 1 minute From the Power of Myth with Joseph Campbell and Bill Moyers (p.115): MOYERS: You Write in The Mythic Image about the center of transformation, the idea of a sacred place where the temporal walls may dissolve to reveal a wonder.  What does it mean to have a sacred place? CAMPBELL: This is an absolute necessity…
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Rudolph Steiner on Patience and Progress

Reading Time: < 1 minute I’ve been meaning to dig deeper into Rudolph Steiner’s works since I first became aware of him a few years ago.  Steiner is an intriguing character for a number of reasons.  He was a passionate polymath, being interested and well-versed on a wide range of topics, accomplished philosopher and lecturer, founder of an alternative education…
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Subscribe to the Top Personal Development Blogs

Reading Time: < 1 minute Thanks to Luciano at Litemind, I recently discovered an excellent resource that lists some of the top personal development blogs out there. PluginID has put together a page that lists the top (currently 65) personal development blogs according by Google PR, Technorati and Alexa ratings. I quickly discovered that while I was aware of most…
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Learn To Think Visually, Or Else!

Reading Time: < 1 minute Jamie Nast, author of the popular book Idea Mapping and the Idea Mapping Success Blog, is one of the most world’s most prolific trainers and speakers on the topic of visual mapping. In this interview, she candidly explains why it’s critical that executives learn to express their ideas visually, using hand-drawn idea maps and mind mapping software, and the risks of not doing so.

Building the Memex Sixty Years Later: Trends and Directions in Personal Knowledge Bases

Reading Time: 2 minutes By shear serendipity (ala Google), I stumbled across a truly great paper on Personal Knowledge Management. The paper, titled Building the Memex Sixty Years Later: Trends and Directions in Personal Knowledge Bases, is undoubtedly one of the most comprehensive pieces of literature that I’ve read on PKM (Personal Knowledge Management). This paper was written by…
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As We May Think: Creating Your Own Personal Memex

Reading Time: 3 minutes The memex ( “memory extender”) is the name given by Vannevar Bush to the theoretical proto-hypertext computer system he proposed in his 1945 The Atlantic Monthly article As We May Think. The memex has influenced the development of subsequential hypertext and intellect augmenting computer systems. Bush’s vision for the memex extended far beyond a mechanism…
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