Friday, November 25, 2016

The art of note taking

Over the years, my note taking has evolved and I developed a system which consists of
  • Point of interest: Similar to ordinary bullet points, usually a dot or an asterix.
  • Action item: Things that I have to do. I encircle a point of interest to mark it as an action item.
  • Done: A check to the left of an action item means that I have completed it.
  • Doodles: Help me concentrate and relax. For the concept of "relaxed concentration", see The Inner Game of Tennis.
At work I copy my handwritten notes to OneNote and throw away the physical paper. For personal stuff, I copy them to Google Drive. Below is an example:

Listening to:

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