Forget Forgetting. Build a Zettelkasten.

A networked note-taking method to help you remember more and write better

Hi all! Dan here. Today’s Member’s Only post is written by superorganizer-extaordinaire Adam Keesling. I served as the editor. I’m super excited to have Adam helping out around here, and I think you’ll love what he wrote. Make sure you say hi to him in the comments!

Forgetting what you read?

If you’re anything like me, you’ve experienced a progression of reading that looks something like this. 

After experiencing the joy of learning for the first time — when I learned something on my own — I got addicted to knowledge. I read a bunch of books. Everything I could get my hands on. 

After several weeks and several books, I looked back on the first one I read. What was it about again? I couldn’t remember anything other than the title and one or two central ideas. 

“Sapiens? I loved that book. Great history of, uh, humans. Agricultural revolution was 12,000 years ago and it changed everything. I know, I know —it’s crazy.”

What to do about this? My first solution was active reading.

Active Reading

Learn more

This post is for
paying subscribers

Subscribe →

Or, login.

Read this next:

Superorganizers

How to Make Yourself Into a Learning Machine

Shopify’s Director of Production Engineering explains how reading broadly helps him get to the bottom of things

157 Mar 3, 2020

Superorganizers

Following the White-Hot Fire Inside of You

In the Studio with Painter Brian Rutenberg

145 🔒 Mar 17, 2022 by Kieran O‘Hare

Superorganizers

The Double Life of Productivity’s Most Famous Doctor

YouTuber Ali Abdaal shares how he makes the productivity videos that have netted him 1M subscribers

136 🔒 Sep 24, 2020 by Dan Shipper

Superorganizers

A Sneak Peak At a Next Generation Personal CRM

A preview of Clay + access to Hebbia.ai

0 Nov 11, 2020

Only the Innovative Survive

What science and Howard Schultz's tenure at Starbucks teach us about recession resilience

12 Nov 28, 2022 by Lewis Kallow

Thanks for reading Every!

Sign up for our daily email featuring the most interesting thinking (and thinkers) in tech.

Subscribe

Already a subscriber? Login