Intentional Knowledge: Putting your ideas into action
This is a practical guide to making meaningful and/or profitable outcomes from your ideas. It's a living book that will be updated as tools change or new tools become available.
Most of what you read or write is disposable. Let's fix that.
Part 1: Input
How do you collect the right material out of the information overload that is the web? How do you organize and make sense of it?
- Stream vs. inbox
- Attention via intention
- Filtering: rationality techniques
- Email: Email game
- Longform reading: Kindle
- Stream sources: RSS, Twitter, Tumblr, websites
- Reference sources: Google, Wikipedia, Pinterest, Coursera/Udacity, StackExchange, Quora
- Bookmarks: Pinboard
- Citations: ?
- Retained knowledge: Anki/SRS
Part 2: Output
How do you push your new contributions out to the world and get the right people interested and helping in the right way?
- Social capital
- Intentional knowledge
- Responding to data
Pushing to the world's knowledge
Tools: blogging, Wikipedia, Quora, StackExchange, Researchr
Pulling into a community
Tools: Twitter, LaunchRock, Kickstarter, Heroku/Rails?, Reddit/Discourse, Google analytics
Living forever as bits: knowledge as computation
Tools: Python data analysis
Part 3: Case Studies
(alternately, weave these into the book)
- A new grad student who wants to make her research more impactful
- A teacher who wants to spread his most effective teaching methods to others