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Andrew Williams

Joined 12 months ago

A techie by trade, interested in non-fiction books and sci-fi, leaning into cyberpunk and dystopian.

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2023 Reading Goal

10% complete! Andrew Williams has read 2 of 20 books.

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How to Take Smart Notes (Paperback, 2017, CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform) 4 stars

An informational book that describes and advocates for the note taking system of the German …

Excellent reference of Luhmann's zettlekasten system

4 stars

The subtitle describes the book well, in that the book is aimed to students, academics, and book writers. While a great source of knowledge around Luhmann's zettlekasten and the theory around it, it does spend a lot of time focusing on the academic side of the system.

Dr. Ahrens breaks down the key parts of Luhmann's system, how to implement it yourself, and points out new starter pitfalls by directing you to understand that it is a system of note-taking, not a component part that you can easily integrate.

Worthy of a read if you're interested in PKM, knowledge management, and note taking.

Tiny Habits: The Small Changes That Change Everything (2019, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt) No rating

Here’s the unfortunate thing—most people believe motivation is the true engine of behavior change. Words like “rewards” and “incentives” get thrown around with such regularity that most people think you can create whatever habits you want if you find the right carrot to dangle in front of yourself. This kind of thinking is understandable, but it also happens to be wrong.

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