Personal Knowledge Management (PKM)

PKM is a system for externally organizing knowledge. A good system allows you to get everything out of your head (external scaffolding), which minimizes cognitive burden.

Your brain is for having ideas, not for holding them. (David Allen)

Fragments from imaginary dialogues

“Personal Knowledge Management (PKM) means creating structure.

In practical terms, that means creating a conceptual tree that organizes your external knowledge. The tree acts as an information filter, and its branches should accommodate every type of relevant information you encounter.”

“What does your tree look like?”

“Like this:

The PKM Tree

I regard Questions and Models (QM) the fundamental tools of Thinking. I collect and create Questions and Models.

Learnings is the input.
Writings is the output.”

“What is the most important aspect of PKM?”

Creative Output.


About Dani Trusca

Playfully seeking wisdom

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