Nat Eliason summarizes How to Take Smart Notes: A Step-by-Step Guide. How to Take Smart Notes is a book by Sonke Ahrens explaining the "Zettelkasten" methodology developed by Niklas Luhmann... How to Take Smart Notes aims to provide the most accurate presentation of the "Zettelkasten" system Luhmann developed, and regardless of the accuracy, what Ahrens describes turns out to be a phenomenal system for getting more out of what you read. (more)

A chunk of thought that isn't packaged enough to "publish", but more processed than original raw notes/thoughts. From Tiago Forte.

Taylor Pearson: How to Unlock Your Creative Potential in 2019. In the same way that the middle manager was the archetype of a successful career in the 20th century, I believe that the blockchain individual (2017-10-10-PearsonTheBlockchainMan) will be the archetype of the successful career in the 21st century. (more)

Doug Toft: Beyond Productivity Porn — Moving from Tips and Tricks to a Personal Knowledge Base. Last week’s post summarized Tiago Forte’s critique of the productivity advice that litters the Internet. So what’s beyond all those tips and tricks? Start with a personal knowledge base (or commonplace book). (more)

aka calisthenics - Exercise using your own body's weight as resistance (more)

For cooking rice, where you can set/forget, and have it last for 3+ days so it's always available. (more)

Timothy Cook Draper (born June 11, 1958) is an American venture capitalist investor, and founder of Draper Fisher Jurvetson (DFJ),[2] Draper University, Draper Venture Network, Draper Associates[3], and Draper Goren Holm. His most prominent investments include Baidu, Hotmail, Skype, Tesla, SpaceX, AngelList, SolarCity, Ring (company), Twitter, DocuSign, Coinbase, Robinhood (company),, Twitch, Cruise Automation, and Focus Media. In July 2014, Draper received wide coverage[4] for his purchase at a US Marshals Service auction of seized bitcoins from the Silk Road marketplace website. Draper is a major proponent of Bitcoin and decentralization.

Theranos (/ˈθɛrənoʊs/) was a privately held health technology corporation.[2] It was initially touted as a breakthrough technology company, with claims of having devised blood tests that needed only very small amounts of blood and could be performed very rapidly using small automated devices the company had developed. However, the claims later proved to be false.[3][4][5] Founded in 2003 by then-19-year-old Elizabeth Holmes,[6] Theranos raised more than US$700 million from venture capitalists and private investors,[7] resulting in a $10 billion valuation at its peak in 2013 and 2014.[8][9] Theranos was hyped to its investors and in the media as a breakthrough in the blood-testing market, where the U.S. diagnostic-lab industry posts annual sales of over $70 billion. Theranos claimed its technology was revolutionary and that its tests required only about 1/100 to 1/1,000 of the amount of blood that would ordinarily be needed and cost far less than existing tests. (more)

Contra Jeff Bezos' dream of returning to the Glorious Bundle of the Newspaper, I think we need to unbundle Journalism itself. (more)

A ghost kitchen is a professional food preparation and cooking facility set up for the preparation of food-delivery-only meals.[1][2]. A ghost kitchen contains the kitchen equipment and facilities needed for the preparation of restaurant meals but has no dining area for walk-in customers.[3] Restaurants that use ghost kitchens may have a different physical location for walk-in customers, or may be a delivery-only ghost restaurant.[4] A ghost kitchen differs from a ghost restaurant in that a ghost kitchen is not necessarily a restaurant brand in itself and it can contain kitchen space and facilities for more than one restaurant brand... A ghost kitchen may also be known as a delivery kitchen, virtual kitchen, commissary kitchen, dark kitchen, or cloud kitchen. (more)

Restaurant take-out that comes to you. (more)

Restaurant model of encouraging people to take their food home (or get food delivery) instead of taking up a table/service

Douglas Rushkoff on the cause of the Credit Crisis 2008 and how to deal with it. Financial speculation saved by BigGov Bail-Out. Wealth Inequality. And remember: this whole mortgage fiasco is just a little preview of what happens next year when the Credit Card industry faces the very same self-imposed "crunch."... Over the past few months I've spoken to top strategists at some of the biggest banks in the world, and they share my perception of the scenario. Most of them are "holding cash" as their main investment strategy, spread out over a few of the major currencies. Those making money are doing so by short-selling shares of other companies in the same finance industry that they supposedly work for... Foreign investment trusts may come in and buy our biggest banks and turn us into global citizens through the very World Bank policies we were hoping would turn all of them into US vassals. (more)

John Robb on how to help scrip (LETS) through the Adoption Life Cycle, to improve community Resilience.

Josh Kaufman re-frames the "TenKHours of Deliberate Practice to Mastery" rule and claims you can learn any skill pretty well (Good Enough?) with 20 hours of practice. (more)

fake money, aka tickets you "win" at carnivals to trade in for junk. No outside value. See Developer Hegemony, reward Theater. (more)

A scrip (or chit in India) is any substitute for legal tender. It is often a form of credit. Scrips have been created for payment of employees under truck systems, and for use in local commerce at times when regular currency was unavailable, for example in remote coal towns, military bases, ships on long voyages, or occupied countries in wartime. Besides company scrip, other forms of scrip include land scrip, vouchers, token coins such as subway tokens, IOUs, arcade tokens and tickets, and points on some credit cards. (airline reward miles?) (cf carnival cash)

Steven Kotler and Jamie Wheal: The Victors Write The ‘Scrips. This essay was originally written for, but was not included in, the forthcoming book, Stealing Fire... So as we compare past and present to look for patterns, and understand how the current revolution in altered states (PsychoActive) might play out, it’s critical to remember the deeper structural dynamics in play. And that ability to control not just the narrative, but also the techniques of ecstasy we can access, has profound implications for building any social movement. The victors, as is well known, almost always write the history. But they also write the ‘scrips. And that second point matters more today than it ever has. (hah, that's "prescriptions", not scrip)


This is the publicly-readable WikiLog Thinking Space (est 2002) of Bill Seitz (a Product Manager and CTO) (also a Wiki-Junkie).

My Calling: Reality Hacking to accelerate Evolution by increasing Freedom, Agency, and Leverage of Free Agents and smaller groups (SmallWorld) via D And D of Thinking Tools (software and Games To Play).

See Intro Page for space-related goals, status, etc.; or Wiki Node for more terse summary info.

Beware the War On The Net!