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16 Oct, 19 tweets, 5 min read
💡 IDEA EMERGENCE 🌱»🌲»🗺️»🌎»🏡

If you can use this framework masterfully, you will immediately change the game—and take your thinking to the next level!

🧵A thread 👇 (1/19)
For the management and development of ideas using linked notes, we need Fluid Frameworks.

The rigid folder-only system we all grew up with is stunting our thinking. 👇 (2/19)
As you use link-based notes for developing ideas, interesting patterns start to form.

These patterns follow “Systems Thinking” and jive with terms like “emergence, divergence, and convergence.”

So, let's explore IDEA EMERGENCE... 👇 (3/19)
In the beginning...

We go from the nothingness of fleeting thoughts »»
to the “somethingness” of a concrete note (see below).

Let's call this:

Notes start to link to other notes. Relationships are formed. This is basic Zettelkasten. (5/19)
EMERGENCE LEVEL 2 (continued)
As we continue making connections, the system starts to come alive, almost naturally evolving itself.

This is a well-oiled Zettelkasten. (6/19)
The beauty of the direct link is that ideas emerge organically. The limitation is that you're always in the forest.

Very often, you want a birds-eye view of these relationships. That's where EMERGENCE LEVEL 3 begins... (7/19)
The solution is to make higher-order notes—which are just "notes with primarily links to other notes".

Higher-order notes like MOCs (Maps of Content) serve countless purposes... (8/19)
EMERGENCE LEVEL 3 (continued)
You can use MOCs to overcome "Mental Squeeze Points" & continue triumphantly w/ your ideas & projects.

Just "Assemble" links to notes in a new MOC. You offload the cognitive burden so you stay in creative Flow (9/19)…
EMERGENCE LEVEL 3 (continued)
But the even more profound and next-level power of MOCs is to USE THEM AS RAPID IDEATION CHAMBERS.

I can't stress the superpower of this enough...

EMERGENCE LEVEL 3 (continued)
And yes, most obviously, higher-order notes like MOCs can be used for navigational purposes (hence the "Map" nomenclature). (11/19)
With your MOCs, you are 80% of the way done to finalized CREATION!

But that's not all the value you've created... (12/19)
At this next level of emergence: MOCs are linked to MOCs! Instead of a just having living systems (basic Zettelkasten)...

Now we have living ecosystems! (13/19)
This allows you to fly around your note library rapidly, organically getting UNFORCED BEHAVIOR-BASED SPACED REPETITION.

Now you have multiple MOCs that easily communicate and contribute to more fun-to-finalize CREATIONS!

How powerful is that?! (14/19)
Now, we get to the highest level of your Idea Emergence...Your HOME NOTE

It consolidates new higher-order notes w/ older, more mature higher-order notes.

The Home note is the beginning & the end. It is a launchpad & a homebase. It is your North Star. (15/19)
At this level, your ideas have become like a relatively stable Planetary system. (someone else's PKM would be another planet btw).

It's your "Earth"

"All roads lead to HOME." (16/19)
The Home note allows for top-down “Convergent” thinking like navigating and deliberate creating.

The Home note allows for bottom-up “Convergent” thinking by consolidating new forms of emergence. (17/19)
That's IDEA EMERGENCE 🌱»🌲»🗺️»🌎»🏡

If you can utilize this framework effectively you immediately change the game and take your thinking game to the next level! (18/19)
If this resonates with you & you want to hear more, then register for my webinar tomorrow on exactly this topic.

It starts in 22 hours! (19/19)…

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23 Aug
No, "Progressive Summarization" the ACTIVITY, mustn't die.

Yes, "Progressive Summarization" the TERM, must it can be renamed more accurately to:

"Just in Time" Summarization. ⌚️

🧵32 Insights on the Effects of Linguistic Interference 👇
Terms below 👇

📡Linguistic Interference 13/
📈Concept Expansion 10/
📜The Allegory of the Progressive Eaters 5/

Bring your thinking cap 👲
📡Linguistic Interference: The effect when concepts that are similarly named get mistaken as the same thing. For example:

Confusing "progressive summarization" with regular "summarizing". 1/32
Read 34 tweets
14 Aug
One day Yanguan called to his attendant, "Bring me the rhinoceros fan."

The attendant said, "The fan is broken."

Yanguan said, "Then bring me the rhinoceros!"

The attendant had no reply. 1/
Zifu drew a circle and wrote the word "rhino" inside it and handed it to Yanguan. The master was pleased. 2/
The attendant could not think laterally and thought he had to somehow track down a rhinoceros.

Zifu used his imagination and had a leap of insight. 3/
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14 Aug
As I've asked elsewhere: How is 2 hours of bolding and highlighting the words of someone else more valuable than 2 hours writing and developing your own nuanced perspective to the ideas you encounter? 1/
Progressive Summarization is a vestige of a not-so-distant past when we all thought if you COULD clip a new article into Evernote, you SHOULD. 2/
This led to the Collector's Fallacy.

It feels good to collect other people's ideas like it feels good to collect Pokemon.

Gotta catch 'em all! 3/
Read 13 tweets
13 Aug
Progressive Summarization is a waste of time and harmful to your thinking.…
The Summarizer’s Fallacy: Summarizing feels good, but summarizers don’t make progress.
Progressive Summarization:
- creates a false sense of achievement
- encourages regurgitative thinking
- doesn’t build a dynamic digital library
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