Avoid losing valuable ideas on fragile notes. Boost your writing and 7x your thinking as chaotic note-taking becomes your friend not enemy.
A fragile writing gets broken with stressors. The resilient resists and stays the same. The antifragile writing goes beyond: it grows and gets better with stressors.
Let stress your writing and thinking to make them grow and get better. We make sense of chaos afterwards.
You struggle trying to keep a overstructured workflow on your tool of thought or note-taking app
You feel stuck in a note-taking system where new thoughts come from paraphrasing others and not in the power of self-writing
You are not getting the real value from your ideas and information and need a better way to process them
Discover and gain from your stressors—the healthy ones—to grow your writing and thinking with specific antifragile heuristics
Learn to Stress your thinking and writing to generate chaos. Mine it to extract ideas. And Assemble it to Create content or more knowledge
Know and learn to use the latest apps designed for personal knowledge management (PKM) or tools for thought and get brainpower from it
Stop just recycling ideas from others, apply unique writing prompts as algorithms of thought to get more from your writing and thinking
The solution of a problem begins before the problem exists. Learning is the best way to start solving future problems today.
Most of what I've written in my 30 year career as a student, journalist, market & audience researcher, psychotherapist, teacher, TV executive, project manager, content producer, UX designer... most of that I've written haven't been shared or published—it has been written for better thinking & living.
Today, I want to share in this course all that I've learned with you, especially, if you are an avid thinker, learner, and note-taker, this course is for you.
Why stress can help our writing and thinking to grow. How to identify antifragility and take advantage of it. How to start using a PKMs (personal knowledge management apps or tools for thought)—to infinity… and beyond!
How to find and use your stressors to generate creative and productive chaos. How to apply simple rules of thumb to use PKMs and make meaning of our chaos. Introduction to the SMACk (Stressing, Mining, Assembling, Creating knowledge) framework.
Ants are better than organs. Apply these rules of thumb for more antifragile writing and thinking. How to simplify and condense your writing and thinking and think like Nietzsche.
How to explore form and expression with variations like Leonardo Da Vinci. How to apply sequential thinking to make simple ideas complex like Euclid.
Apply the raspberry jam technique for thinking like Deleuze. How to assembling your notes and text to create content—and more ideas. SMACk in deep.
Each participant will develop a personal workflow for antifragile writing and thinking with the preferred PKM app (Roam Research, Obsidian.md, logseq, etc.), design and test their own templates, routines, tags, groups, etc. through a daily writing challenge...
Every week is thematic, with a topic, resources, exercises, writing prompts, algorithms of thought. Participants are encouraged to follow the writing practice around their own writing, ideas, or issues at hand.
There will be a shared database in Roam Research for all the participants to use as a sandbox, taking and sharing notes about the topics of the course, and for some collaborative exercises. A Slack group is set for notifications, quick interactions, and questions.
Every week we will have a live session via video chat with a duration of 2 hours. Sessions are recorded in case you miss them. Another hour of asynchronous work—reading and writing, basically—with a total duration of 3 hours approximately is expected. Teamwork and office hours