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3 Note Taking Strategies of Highly Successful Entrepreneurs and Leaders

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The Art of Note-Taking

Even in an age where laptops rule, notetaking is still the tool of choice for highly successful students, entrepreneurs, and leaders.

Tim Ferris attributes his notetaking style as one of the most important skills of his success. Bill Gates and Richard Branson are both fanatic note-take...

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This simple and highly systematic note-taking method helps you to understand key ideas and relationships easily. Best used for:

  • Gathering information from a seminar or presentation.
  • Recording college lecture notes.
  • Studying literature or a textbook.

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  1. Write down the lecture name/seminar/reading topic at the top of the page.
  2. Write down notes in the largest section of the page (right-hand column). Transcribe only the facts using bulleted lists and abbreviations. Take notes of questions that arise....

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The Maria Popova Method

Her strategy follows an idea indexing method to quickly and easily grasp the concept of an entire book. It makes understanding and quoting concepts very easy.

This will be extremely useful to medical and science professionals looking for an efficient way to reference papers and journals. S...

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  1. Create a title on top of the page.
  2. Start building your ideas index: As you're reading, list the topics and ideas that seem to be important and reoccurring. Use short sentences. Use one idea per line.
  3. Record the pages: Unde...

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The system uses columns to systematically and clearly organize information. It's great when you need to memorize loads of facts and study relationships between topics.

History and medical students are particular fans because it makes memorizing facts easier than using the traditional line-...

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  1. Determine the columns you'll need. e.g. date/event/impact/pros & cons, etc. The average amount of columns is usually between 4 and 6.
  2. Create a document title on the top of the page.
  3. Label your columns with the name of your categori...

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