The first in a series about how to take better notes so you never start from scratch with a new idea. In the first episode I cover the origins of the Zettelkasten, Smart Notes, and how they're different from how I took notes as a student.
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What is Connect the Dots with Matt Ragland?
Connect the Dots is a show about how different topics converge to form a new idea. We start from the perspective of productivity or creativity and how they intersect.
But one of the things that has proven most fascinating to me over the years is how many other topics and disciplines impact creative and productive work. Like how much is productivity impacted by the improvement of physical health? How does creativity increase when you learn from new sources of inspiration? It's these questions that form the heart of Connect the Dots.