To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we do not use a simple average. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. It also analyses reviews to verify trustworthiness.
Should be retitled "NOT how to take Smart Notes: A philosophical ramble about note indexing systems". If, as I was, you are looking for an explanation of Luhmann's Zettelkasten method with examples, look elsewhere. This book totally fails to deliver what it claims. If however, you want an interesting read about the philosophy of effective note-taking, it's worth getting.
I accidently got the printed rather than the Kindle version. Quite possibly the worse production quality of any book I have ever purchased. Poor quality paper, faded and very small print. Even the cover feels "dirty"!
Let me make something clear: I love the Zettelkasten method. I think it is something I have missed my whole life to effectively learn topics. The book, however, is unnecessarily longer than needed. It could have been just a long Medium post (there are plenty of them, just google it). The author repeats himself over and over again, it's tiresome.
Invaluable book. Note-taking is an underrated skill and this text describes a systematic way of doing so that not only aids the drafting process, but also helps build a critical mass of material that is accessible and, more importantly, relevant for future projects. Based on sociologist Niklas Luhmann’s zettelkasten system, this book shows the reader how to adopt a more disciplined, flexible and resilient approach to writing. Highly recommended for writers of any level.
Livro prático que ensina uma técnica relativamente simples para aumentar a produtividade no trabalho acadêmico. As dicas são simples: ler sempre com uma caneta na mão para realizar anotações, passar ideias mais “consolidadas” para a “slip-box” como uma nota permanente e fazer conexões entre as notas permanentes, de modo que elas cresçam organicamente em torno dos interesses. Apesar de ter achado bem interessante, e começado a tentar usar o sistema, eu tenho dúvidas se vou conseguir aplicá-lo, principalmente na parte relativa a tomar notas do que leio, já que tenho bem pouco costume de fazer isso.
This book does not teach you how to actually take notes. Pedantic, high browed, and if you want to learn to take Luhmann notes using the slipbox method this is not the book. Don't waste your time and money. And if you are in Academia and you don't know how to think, read, and jot down ideas as the author advises you to do, quit school and do something else.
I was not expecting to learn much from this essay, because I had been been using org-roam (an implementation of the Zettelkasten system inside Emacs) for a whole year before buying it, had read many articles about it, and was already quite aware of many of its advantages.
Yet I did learn an awful lot. This book is much, much more than a presentation of the Zettelkasten system. It's a comprehensive essay on the best way to study, to learn, to teach, to create, to write, to analyze, to come up with new ideas. It is based on a fascinating and methodological selection of research articles, scientific studies, books. It describes a very clever, intelligent way of working that is at the same time challenging and a lot of fun. And the fun part outweighs the challenging part, which is why the method is so successful.
I am halfway through the book, not re-reading it (so I won't fall into the mere-exposure effect :p), but taking notes, reformulating the ideas, trying to expand their frame, to explain them to others, and I can already see how much the methods described are changing me and my workflow, for the better.
This book deserves to be a best-seller, as much as its references (Peak by Ericsson, Flow by Csikszentmihalyi, etc)!
P.S.: I very strongly recommand Emacs org-roam as the best implementation (completely free) of the Zettelkasten system ever made. The author does not mention it, because it was created after the book was published, but it is by far the best system ever made, with a strong and supporting community of volunteers building it and ready to help.
Prendre des notes, on fait ça depuis l'école, on accumule des notes qui, passé ce qu'on voulait en faire, s'entassent jusqu'à ce qu'on les jette. L'auteur propose ici l'étude du Zettelkasten qui est une organisation qui permet de capitaliser ses notes. On devrait lire ce livre à l'école.