Tools I Use: digital mind mapping

Ryan Holiday explains “The Notecard System: The Key For Remembering, Organizing And Using Everything You Read.”

This system may work in the physical world (I respect that if you need everything to be physical for some reason).  I see all this possible as a digital mind map to minimize duplication (it is just a link or lines drawn to the same dot), less rewriting, simpler organization that travels with you anywhere and easier categorization for those comfortable using digital tools.

I find it interesting to watch people squirm while I explain how I do this using digital tools as they still have a reluctance (resistance) in giving up their legacy methods using paper due to their own comfort zones. If they don’t want to change and get out of their own (way) comfort zone, it is their own problem to solve.

I prefer tools and information to follow me anywhere/anytime rather than going to where it is all physically located in order to review/iterate it. Especially since new ideas are fleeting, need to be captured (vs. vanish with memory) and get linked to other ideas/needs at some point.

Yes, one of the tools I use is digital mind mapping. Not on a paper, but rather fully editable ideas. I find it a good tool for forming and dissecting ideas. Before creating an outline for a book, I start with a mind map. As I continue existing projects, I mind map them.

Mind mapping helps create dots (ideas) and connect those dots (drawing lines/relations) such as:

  1. keywords/keyphrases
  2. related articles (links)
  3. related images (links to drawings, photos, infographics whether they are mine in Google Drive or from the internet)

Then, it becomes clearer to see what gaps are there and which gaps you want to fill.

Once you are comfortable with scope (self-imposed limits) of ideas you want to cover (and what you don’t want to cover), it is easier to form an outline for writing a book.

I also use mind mapping to cover who and what topics I have covered with my podcast interviews and what I want to do in the future.

Here is a list of mind mapping tools you can use (free or paid). I happen to use Mind Meister.

And that is how I use mind mapping. How do you use mind mapping?

 

Blockchain technology: The power behind bitcoin

With the popularity of bitcoin, I thought I would share my presentation slides on the technology that powers bitcoin called blockchain.

For more on this topic, check out Blockchain Billions

Webinar Video Recording: Why Ignoring Rights Management Will Cost You

Creating a Kickstarter project?

Back on 2013, I completed a Kickstarter project. It took months to plan, a month to fund and months to complete. For the most part, all went as planned.

Kickstarter is one of the most popular means of crowdfunding because it is rewards-based crowdfunding and it is an all-or-nothing funding model lowers the risk for all parties. It is also great for idea validation.

Many people have a lot of questions about Kickstarter, and they ask about this quite often due to the platform’s popularity. I want to answer your questions about Kickstarter.

I have given a presentation on Kickstarter: Lessons Learned to live audiences multiple times this year and crowdsourced all their questions.

After gathering audience questions, interviewing some other successful Kickstarter creators and compiling thoughts on what it takes to succeed with Kickstarter, I wrote an ebook about it.

I am presenting in person at GW on October 5, 2016, with this new ebook.

I wrote a short ebook about how to do a successful Kickstarter.

Success with Kickstarter: Lessons Learned

Success with Kickstarter: Lessons Learned

 

Follow this blog if you wish to be notified about the upcoming webinar where I will answer your questions.

RightsTech Summit on July 26

On July 26, the first RightsTech Summit will take place in New York City (NYC).

RightsTech Summit (RTS) is a 1-day executive leadership conference that brings together cross-industry leaders focused on furthering technology innovation around rights management and licensing across multiple media verticals. It’s goal is to provide a first class conference for discussion, analysis and debate on emerging technologies and technology-enabled strategies for the management, authentication and monetization of creative rights across diverse media industries.

Henrik de Gyor from Rights.tech will be presenting there as well.

If interested in attending, you can sign up before July 26, 2016 with 10% discount.

Please note that Rights.tech is separate from the RightsTech Summit and they are not affiliated to each other.