Zettelkasten and the Art of Knowledge Management will walk you through the process of creating your knowledge graph with Obsidian. It will take you step by step from the basics of Personal Knowledgeable Management(PKM), to the Zettelkasten note taking process, to setting up your knowledge vault. It will show you how to charge up your knowledge vault and how to use it to great effect. It will walk you through the habits you need to transform your learning into a lifelong investment.
Knowledge doesn't live in isolation: it's fundamentally connected to the people and events in our life.
Yet all teaching about PKM(Personal Knowledge Management) treats knowledge as if it's stand-alone, and that's a pity. Because the knowledge we gather, the moments in our life when it shows up, and the people and places and events related to our growing body of knowledge are an inherently close-knit whole.
This book doesn't just explain the principles of PKM, like Zettelkasten, but also gives step-by-step instructions to get you started, and most importantly:
It introduces the concept of the Graph Journal, which helps you map out both your knowledge and the significant elements in your life.
It helps you gain more insight, create better ideas, and a much deeper understanding of your life, your goals and how to get there. It shows how everything connects together.
Looking back at your graph journal explains how you got to be 'here', and it enables you to creatively and with focus work towards getting 'there'.
In the book, we'll be using the Obsidian app to create the knowledge base. This is the leading software in this field. But the same principles can be used with any other PKM tool(like Logseq, Roam Research, etc).
"I've been extremely fortunate to have Binny's guidance and teaching over the last few years, as he formulated his PKM methodology and the Graph Journal.
It's enabled me to get a much better grasp on my life, my creativity and my work, and interestingly enough: Having a better 'zoomed-out' view on everything in my life enables me to be more focused, more productive and creative, while I no longer have to obsess over the zoomed-in view of maintaining todo lists and meticulously planning out my projects."