How to Take Notes Like an Alpha-Geek

It’s been a year since Tim Ferriss pressed ‘Publish’ on an article that I find myself going back to whenever I feel disorganised and overcome by endless pieces of paper: how to take notes like an alpha-geek.

I trust the weakest pen more than the strongest memory, and note taking is—in my experience—one of the most important skills for converting excessive information into precise action and follow-up.

Simple but effective note taking enables me to:

-Review book highlights in less than 10 minutes

-Impose structure on information for increased retention and recall

-Connect scattered notes on a single theme in 10 minutes that would otherwise require dozens of hours

-Contact and connect mentors with relevant questions and help I can offer

This Christmas I’ll be buying myself some appropriate notepads and a box of Bics. I’m determined to make this work.



2 responses to “How to Take Notes Like an Alpha-Geek”

  1. Hey Andy,

    Yes, I heard about Tim’s show from his Twitter feed, but unfortunately he also said that it won’t be available online.

    That sucks considerably, and so far Mininova hasn’t helped me in my quest to find a copy.

    Slightly dubious due to the over-the-top theme tune and title sequence, but I’ll be searching it out nonetheless. If you spot a copy anywhere, let me know!