Processing David Epstein: Range (S01E04)

I uploaded another episode of the video series where I document how someone might process reading notes from a book after reading it. I don't have any Range related project, so here I'm just processing the book from start to finish instead of looking for anything in particular.

This episode is shorter, because I didn't find many useful ideas in Chapter 3. And the ideas I did find interesting were not citable, so I had to look the originals up. That took most of the time, but did ultimately not produce many new notes. It's interesting that after a couple of session I already begin to form an opinion of the quality of Epstein's research. There's lots of endnotes, but the quality is … well, enjoy this episode to find out more!

Episode list:

  • Episode 1: Introduction
  • Episode 2: Chapter 1, "The Cult of the Head Start"
  • Episode 3: Chapter 2, "How the Wicked World Was Made"
  • Episode 4: Chapter 3, "When Less of the Same Is More"
  • Episode 5: Chapter 4, "Learning, Fast and Slow"
  • Episode 6: Chapter 5, "Thinking Outside Experience"

Processing David Epstein: Range (S01E03)

Another episode went live today – earlier than the last weeks, because I'll be travelling to Frankfurt for the Macoun conference from Thursday to Sunday.

This chapter was harder to process. There seemed to be parts missing in the story. Maybe I’m too sloppy and haven’t noticed the missing pieces? Either way, something’s amiss in Range land. I also notice that the topics from chapter 1 were connected to the topics here somehow, but it’s just a hunch how things will fit together eventually. I’m looking forward to the next episodes, because I hope it “clicks” and I know how to split the sequence of notes in the structure note up into new Zettel notes and then work with the more powerful web of notes instead of this monolithic book overview.

Episode list:

  • Episode 1: Introduction
  • Episode 2: Chapter 1, "The Cult of the Head Start"
  • Episode 3: Chapter 2, "How the Wicked World Was Made"
  • Episode 4: Chapter 3, "When Less of the Same Is More"
  • Episode 5: Chapter 4, "Learning, Fast and Slow"
  • Episode 6: Chapter 5, "Thinking Outside Experience"

Processing David Epstein: Range (S01E02)

I uploaded episode two of the book processing video series on David Epstein's book Range:

In this episode, I process the few highlights from Chapter 1. I end up with many more links than last time already. I also employ the method of creating a forward-link, i.e. adding a link to a note that does not exist but that I need at a certain location in my structure note, then add the details. The upside: you already have 1 connection!

Episode list:

  • Episode 1: Introduction
  • Episode 2: Chapter 1, "The Cult of the Head Start"
  • Episode 3: Chapter 2, "How the Wicked World Was Made"
  • Episode 4: Chapter 3, "When Less of the Same Is More"
  • Episode 5: Chapter 4, "Learning, Fast and Slow"
  • Episode 6: Chapter 5, "Thinking Outside Experience"

Processing a Book to Extract Notes, a Video

For the Zettelkasten knowledge project, I've recorded and cut my first video. The process was a pain, and I think I'm going to write about it later – but for now, I'm happy with the result and very proud to have finished this mini project.

It's part of an ongoing series to demonstrate the method we talk about on our blog. Here's the video:

Comments are very, very welcome. So head over to the forums and tell us what you think of it!

Episode list:

  • Episode 1: Introduction
  • Episode 2: Chapter 1, "The Cult of the Head Start"
  • Episode 3: Chapter 2, "How the Wicked World Was Made"
  • Episode 4: Chapter 3, "When Less of the Same Is More"
  • Episode 5: Chapter 4, "Learning, Fast and Slow"
  • Episode 6: Chapter 5, "Thinking Outside Experience"