Building a system for organizing and discovering ideas will lead to efficient and impactful discoveries. Using David Perell's 50 days of writing short essays, we will master organizing and generating a network of notes and thoughts to compress one hundred essays into his best ideas. These videos will leverage new networked note-taking software called Obsidian to teach you how to build a personal system for discovery.
Interested in knowledge graphs? This is the first of a few 'how to' videos demoing Obsidian software and how to make your own knowledge graph, inspired by David Perell's Essays
This is the second 'how to' video demonstrating how to use markdown within Obsidian software to enhance your knowledge graph, inspired by David Perell's Essays
Tags circumvent the hierarchical structure of folders and files. Unfortunately, they're a mess. In this video, we look at how to use #tags in note-taking systems and one key idea that can help you organize your tags. Using David Perell's essays, we explore how to use tags in a note-taking system.
Capturing raw information like PDFs, notes, or audio files can enhance your notes and track where the ideas originated. In this video, we look at how to embed various file types into your Obsidian notes. Using David Perell's essays, we explore how to take better notes in our system for discovery.
The purpose of having a note-taking system is to help you make new connections between ideas. In this video, we use more of David Perell’s essays and explore how to use the knowledge graph view and the random note feature to curate your ideas and make new discoveries.
The purpose of having a note-taking system is to help you make new connections between ideas. In this video, we use more of David Perell’s essays and explore how changing the view and layout of your notes can help you be more efficient and productive in your note-taking
In this video, I show you how to get fancy to change your default settings in Obsidian using CSS. This is a technical video, that doesn't really help you be more efficient or productive in your note-taking. Instead, I show you how to change the default view. Because hey: you’re particular, perhaps a bit fancy too. You’re certainly the type of person who doesn’t like defaults. Default apps, default settings, default views. So this video is for you!
How do you capture and remember all of your ideas? Plenty of videos go on about the benefits of note-taking or show how you how to change the settings in your favorite software, but what these videos fail to show is how this works in the wild. In this video, I'll show you why you need a separate idea inbox, the things I've tried, the system that I landed on, and how this looks in real life.