Category: Knowledge

Firefox Scrapbook Hacks – Viewing and Saving Webpages from Anywhere!

Reading Time: 4 minutes This weekend I decided to wrap up a couple cool knowledge management “hacks” and share some code on GitHub.  I primarily use the Firefox Scrapbook plugin to save all web pages of interest and use it as a general “digital snippet” repository. Since I started using Scrapbook in 2006 there have been a number of…
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IPad Tip: How To Convert HTML to PDFs

Reading Time: 2 minutes Since I bought my iPad a few weeks ago, you can’t seem to pull me away from it.  I have a number of computers, and while I still use my Netbook quite a bit, I’ve found that the iPad really is a fantastic consumption device. It’s great for downloading books from Amazon (via Kindle), reading…
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Knowledge To Go: Put Your Wiki On Your IPhone

Reading Time: 6 minutes Building my own personal knowlege manager has been quite a journey. Over the last couple years I’ve taken a “piece meal” approach and slowly built up the features of my system one component at a time. One major feature that has always been on my mind is data portability. Last week I wrote an article on how to sync your digial scrapbook between multiple computers and even sync to your wiki. This feature had me thinking about how I could take portability to the next level.

iPhone Apps for Education

Reading Time: < 1 minute ICTAC MEMO iPhone Apps for Education

The Value of Theoretical Models & Conceptual Maps

Reading Time: 3 minutes What is the true benefit and practical application of uber theories like Integral and Spiral Dynamics? I’ve been thinking about this topic recently, and there were a few Twitter conversations (tweets) yesterday that prompted me too dig deeper: @ericschiller: How useful are models like spiral dynamics at helping us grow? Or do they just show…
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1.5 Million Books in Your Pocket

Reading Time: < 1 minute Great news for mobile/cell owners and those who love learning: “One of the great things about an iPhone or Android phone is being able to play Pacman while stuck in line at the post office. Sometimes though, we yearn for something more than just playing games or watching videos. What if you could also access…
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Buddha on Understanding

Reading Time: < 1 minute From the Science of Oneness by Malcolm Hollick (p 163). Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh explains: The Buddha … said that in order to understand, you have to be one with what you want to understand. … The French language has the word comprendre, which means to understand, to know, to comprehend.  Com means to…
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Personal Learning Plans

Reading Time: 2 minutes If you consider yourself an autodidact, or are an aspiring polymath, then this post may be of interest.

Time and Time Again

Reading Time: < 1 minute Over the last couple years, I’ve collected links to a number of sites that offer timeline-based browsing and thought I would share. Many of these sites are quite helpful for a number of areas of research, and help put many events into context and historical perspective: From Cave Paintings to the Internet (Formerly From…
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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.