Simplicity can be used to tackle complexity. Because the structure is simple, content can be complex.

In note-writing systems like zettelkasten and talahardin, we only follow a handful of principles (Luhmann’s Zettelkasten Manual). But these are enough to allow the growth of a large body of personal kowledge.

To do

  • Literature note. Cultivate it to become a permanent note.


Ahrens, S. (2017). How to Take Smart Notes: One Simple Technique to Boost Writing, Learning and Thinking – for Students, Academics and Nonfiction Book Writers. CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform.