ruthlessly distill knowledge into directives

Derek Sivers recommends ruthlessly editing your notes until you have a distilled version of a takeaway. If you already trust somebody with their knowledge, then the rest is fluff. His motto is ‘just tell me what to do’.

At the end of reading a book, challenge yourself to distill the book into ten sentences, each carrying a directive.

This method will help me distill thoughts and turn each directive into an atomic note.

First discovered on The Knowledge Project’s podcast episode with Derek Sivers on immitation versus innovation.

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