There is so much information to choose from, and the demands on one’s time are so great, that selecting what to read (or, more generally, what resources to process) is amongst a knowledge worker’s most important skills. In Cognitive Productivity, I dedicate an entire chapter to the benefits of processing knowledge resources. Chapter 11 is dedicated to assessing knowledge resources. You may find it useful to consider these chapters in relation to Arthur Balfour’s position on these problems.
In my SharpBrains articles, right before and right after the introduction of the iPad® (in Jan 2010), I called for Apple® to support tagging across its ecosystem. I wrote this knowing that tagging has immense potential productivity benefits, as I describe in my book, Cognitive Productivity. I first started developing software to help people learn by using tags in 2002 as lead software person on what soon became the Learning Kit Project at Simon Fraser University. In a blog post last year, I explained some of the benefits of tagging and suggested some apps you can use for it.
Continue reading OS X Mavericks, Tags, OpenMeta and Your Productivity
Margaret Boden, OBE, Research Professor of Cognitive Science at Sussex University received a gold medal from Sussex University yesterday along with Sussex’s two Nobel Prize laureates. She is a world authority on cognitive science. She authored many substantial books covering a wide range of topics such as creativity, Artificial Intelligence and motivation. Prof. Boden recently contributed to the canon of cognitive science the two-volume Mind As Machine: A History of Cognitive Science, which every cognitive scientist and aficionado should have on their book shelf (only available on paper, unfortunately). My Ph.D. thesis supervisor, Aaron Sloman returned from Birmingham to Brighton to present Prof. Boden with the award. Continue reading Prof. Margaret Boden, Distinguished and Productive Cognitive Scientist, Awarded Gold Medal by Sussex University
I’ve released a short Youtube video introducing my first book, Cognitive Productivity. Continue reading YouTube Video on Cognitive Productivity Book
My book, Cognitive Productivity: The Art and Science of Using Knowledge to Become Profoundly Effective, has just been released. I’m happy to say that I have already received positive feedback from my reviewers and readers. Continue reading Endorsements of Cognitive Productivity Book
Cognitive Productivity is a smart book for people who value knowledge. These are people who read lots and use their knowledge to develop Continue reading A Smart Father’s Day Gift for Smart Dads
Two days ago, I announced the release of my new book, Cognitive Productivity: The Art and Science of Using Knowledge to Become Profoundly Effective.
Continue reading Cognitive Productivity: An Alternative To Defeatism, Bravado, and General Productivity
My new ebook, Cognitive Productivity, is now available for sale on Lean Pub. By purchasing this book, you get copies to read in ebook readers of your choice* or even in a PDF reader! You can read it on your computer, iPad, or other mobile device. Continue reading New Cognitive Productivity Book by Luc P. Beaudoin
The CEO of Apple, Tim Cook, mentioned at D11 last week that Apple’s “customers love surprises”. Our clients at CogZest have had the benefits of some of our products and a window into the future of cognitive productivity. However, coincidentally, CogZest has been rather coy on this web site about our own direction. Continue reading Good Things to Come in 2013
Just a quick update on my new book which addresses the problems we face in using knowledge to become more effective. (Title to be revealed later.) Continue reading New Book in Peer Review Phase