Cognitive Productivity with macOS: 7 Principles for Getting Smarter with Knowledge

October 30, 2020
Cognitive Productivity with macOS: 7 Principles for Getting Smarter with Knowledge

ASIN B07DTNKYHPLam Wong (Illustrator)Have you ever looked back at a week, month or even year knowingthat you spent many hours reading and yet could not recall anythingof value?Does it take you more than two seconds to re-access importantinformation on your Mac?Do you often get distracted by Facebook, YouTube, irrelevantemails or even supposedly high-quality information?Do you ever find it difficult to isolate or re-access the keyinformation in a web page, PDF, podcast, book, video orlecture?Do you not have a simple system for evaluating, selecting andreading?Have you spent less then an hour in the last week reviewing andpracticing key knowledge?Have you ever made a big mistake that you could’ve avoided _ifonly you had applied what you thought you had learned?If you answered "yes" to any of these questions and if you valuecompetence, then this book is for you!In today's competitive knowledge economy, you always need tokeep learning —and fast. Unfortunately, most apps for "consuming"information are not adequately designed for learning. If you don'tuse the right apps and the right strategies, odds are you willbe distracted by irrelevant information;find it difficult to re-access useful information;forget more than you should; andfail to effectively use your new knowledge.Much has been written about "information overload". There's alsoplenty of free information explaining how to use various apps.Unfortunately, little literature provides specific guidance onusing software to overcome information overload and to select,organize, re-access and master useful knowledge.When it comes to learning, not every app is created equal.Common ways of processing information actually interfere withlearning. Using the right apps and the right strategies canenormously boost your ability to learn and think effectivelyThis is what Cognitive Productivity books are all about.This book will help you select and utilize the most cognitivelypotent macOS apps: the best web browser, task manager, news reader,PDF reader, practice app, etc. This book demonstrates the beststrategies for assessing, organizing, selecting, processing andmastering information. You will learn to stay away fromdistractions to acquire and apply new knowledgeIf a picture is worth 1,000 words, a screencast is worth 10,000.This book is loaded with screencasts. They demonstrate effectivestrategies to help you use your Mac to become even smarter. Whetheryou are a professional knowledge worker, a student or a lifelonglearner, if you value your time and competence, this book iswritten for you.This book contains links to screencasts that open in abrowser.Are you ready to use your Mac to apply 7 Principles for GettingSmarter with Knowledge?