Personal Knowledge Management With Zettelkasten

This week, in continuing on our recent episodes about note-taking methods, Ray, Augusto, Francis and Art are taking on a closely-related topic of personal knowledge management to discuss Zettelkasten. Don’t know about Zettelkasten? Listen in and learn! (If you’re reading this in a podcast directory/app, please visit for clickable links and the full show notes and transcript of this cast.) Enjoy! Give us feedback! And, thanks for listening! If you’d like to continue discussing Personal Knowledge Management With Zettelkasten from this episode, please click here to leave a comment down below (this jumps you to the bottom of the post). In this Cast | Personal Knowledge Management With Zettelkasten Ray Sidney-Smith Augusto Pinaud Art Gelwicks Francis Wade Show Notes | Personal Knowledge Management With Zettelkasten Resources we mention, including links to them, will be provided here. Please listen to the episode for context. Zettelkasten The Zettelkasten Method: Examples to help you get started. Getting Started • Zettelkasten Method OneNote Evernote Obsidian Instapaper Flipboard Feedly Pocket Maker’s Schedule and Manager’s Schedule by Paul Graham Raw Text Transcript Raw, unedited and machine-produced text transcript so there may be substantial errors, but you can search for specific points in the episode to jump to, or to reference back to at a later date and time, by keywords or key phrases. The time coding is mm:ss (e.g., 0:04 starts at 4 seconds into the cast’s audio). Read More Voiceover Artist 0:00Are you ready to manage your work and personal world better to live a fulfilling productive life, then you’ve come to the right place. ProductivityCast the weekly show about all things productivity, here are your hosts, Ray Sidney-Smith and Augusto Pinaud with Francis Wade and Art Gelwicks. Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:17Welcome back, everybody to ProductivityCast, the weekly show about all things personal productivity. I’m Ray Sidney-Smith. Augusto Pinaud 0:23I’m Augusto Pinaud. Francis Wade 0:23Francis Wade. Art Gelwicks 0:24And I’m Art Gelwicks. Raymond Sidney-Smith 0:25Welcome, gentlemen, and welcome to our listeners to this episode of ProductivityCast. This week, we are going to step our toe into a little bit more of our note taking methodology topics that we were talking about earlier. And of course, that’s going to get very muddy very soon. But we’re interested in discussing the concept of zettelkasten. And today, what we’re going to do is we’re going to define the concept of zettelkasten, as best as we can, as the ProductivityCast team, and then talk about the ways in which people use zettelkasten in the in their own personal productivity methods and systems. And then talk a little bit about how you can maybe get started utilizing zettelkasten in your own work and life. And so let’s start off with jumping into what is zettelkasten. And for those of you who are a little bit confused, it’s ze TT ELKSTN. zettelkasten is a German word that means Slingbox, kind of like, think about the Dewey Decimal System in the old libraries, where you would put little cards into those little slip boxes. That’s the the term that was used by this particular gentleman who developed the system. Art Do you want to give us a little bit of background on zettelkasten, where it came from, and then we can all kind of dive in and give our interpretations of what several caston is, Art Gelwicks 1:44here’s the nutshell version, the original premise. And unfortunately, I’m going to, I can’t, I’m drawing a blank on the author’s name, or the the writers name, but he’s maybe a goose, or maybe Ray, you remember his name, very prolific writer, 400, articles, books, everything generated huge amounts of content. And he developed this system called zettelkasten,