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Sharing our journey towards less friction and more freedom. We explore the sweet spot between ancient wisdom, productivity, psychology and technology.

Experimental encounters Kenneth Aar

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Sharing our journey towards less friction and more freedom. We explore the sweet spot between ancient wisdom, productivity, psychology and technology.

    GTD in Logseq - Experimental Encounters

    GTD in Logseq - Experimental Encounters

    In this episode we will talk about “Getting Things Done in Logseq”. We will also talk through our latest experimental encounters and share our tips for books or videos you should consider.

    We are your hosts: Thorbjørn and Kenneth. Let the experimentation begin.

    Encounters2

    Thorbjørn - project handoff
    Kenneth - Confirmation

    Main topic

    GTD in Logseq (With AHK script Logseq Quickadd https://github.com/kennethaar/LogseqQ... )


    Book recommendation
    Thorbjørn: When Daniel Pink and Influenser
    Kenneth: "59 seconds" by Richard Wiseman and "You can change other people" by Peter Bregman

    Future encounters
    Next time Thorbjørn will show his GTD system in Obsidian

    Thanks for listening, we would love to hear from you. Give us feedback in the comments if you have any ideas, tips, tricks, topics or other things you recommend us to look into and possibly discuss in a future episode.

    Until next time, remember: Be curious, attentive and kind. Good bye.

    #GTD #Logseq #autohotkey

    • 55 min
    Organizing Obsidian - Experimental Encounters

    Organizing Obsidian - Experimental Encounters

    EXPERIMENTAL ENCOUNTERS episode 23
    A journey towards less friction and more freedom. We explore the sweet spot between ancient wisdom, productivity, psychology and technology.

    In this episode we will talk about “Structuring notes in Obsidian”. We will also talk through our latest experimental encounters and share our tips for books or videos you should consider.

    We are your hosts: Thorbjørn and Kenneth. Let the experimentation begin.

    Encounters2

    Thorbjørn - Daily log
    Kenneth - Get window

    Main topic
    How I structure my notes in Obsidian

    Book recommendation
    Thorbjørn: Freedom
    Kenneth: How to take smart notes

    Video recommendation
    Thorbjørn - Nick Milo - A.C.C.E.S.S
    Kenneth -

    Quote for reflection
    Any quote we find interesting

    Future encounters
    Next time Kenneth will talk about GTD in Logseq


    Thanks for listening, we would love to hear from you. Give us feedback in the comments if you have any ideas, tips, tricks, topics or other things you recommend us to look into and possibly discuss in a future episode.

    Until next time, remember: Be curious, attentive and kind. Good bye.

    • 56 min
    Optimizing your calendar - Experimental Encounters

    Optimizing your calendar - Experimental Encounters

    EXPERIMENTAL ENCOUNTERS episode 22
    A journey towards less friction and more freedom. We explore the sweet spot between ancient wisdom, productivity, psychology and technology.

    LATEST INSIGHTS TRIGGERED BY OUR EXPERIENCES
    Thorbjørn: Chat GPT
    Kenneth: A surprising way to cut down the time using your phone

    MAIN TOPIC
    “Optimizing your calendar” (Kenneth)

    RECOMMENDATIONS (VIDEOS, PODCASTS, BOOKS)
    Kenneth: How to avoid death By PowerPoint | David JP Phillips
    Thorbjørn: 168 hours by Laura Vanderkam

    QUOTE FOR REFLECTION
    Parkinson's Law
    "Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion."
    – Cyril Northcote Parkinson

    FUTURE ENCOUNTERS
    Next time Thorbjørn will talk about Frankestein notes: Nick Milos ACCESS vs Johnny Decimal System

    • 37 min
    GTD on paper index cards - Experimental Encounters

    GTD on paper index cards - Experimental Encounters

    EXPERIMENTAL ENCOUNTERS episode 21
    A journey towards less friction and more freedom. We explore the sweet spot between ancient wisdom, productivity, psychology and technology.

    LATEST INSIGHTS TRIGGERED BY OUR EXPERIENCES
    Kenneth: DaVinci resolve shortcuts gallore, AHK: Transparent windows, Teams on top
    Torbjørn: Re last episode: Switched CAPS lock and Backspace, removing kitchen door.
    Encounter: Started a journey towards a new mechanical keyboard. Stock, mod or custom build? Entered the switch jungle.

    Intro to gettings things done methodology (Kenneth)
    Link to Vital learnings excellent intro to GTD: https://vitallearning.dk/podcast/ episodes 1-6

    MAIN TOPIC
    GTD on paper index cards (Thorbjørn)
    Test mentioned by Thorbjørn:
    Kairos cognition: https://www.kairoscognition.com/
    Books mentioned by Thorbjørn:
    How to take smart notes, by Sönke Ahrens
    Brain Chains, by Theo Kompernolle

    BOOK RECOMMENDATION
    Kenneth: Regenesis, by George Monbiot
    Thorbjørn: Thanks for the feedback, by Sheila Heen and Douglas Stone

    QUOTE FOR REFLECTION
    “Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new.”
    –Albert Einstein.

    FUTURE ENCOUNTERS
    Next time Kenneth will talk about how to set up you calendar for less friction and stress

    • 51 min
    The Devil in the default

    The Devil in the default

    EXPERIMENTAL ENCOUNTERS 

    A journey towards less friction and more freedom. We explore the sweet spot between ancient wisdom, productivity, psychology and technology.  



    LATEST INSIGHTS TRIGGERED BY OUR EXPERIENCES: 

    T: The Fearless organization 

    K: Elgato Streamdeck  



    MAIN TOPIC:  THE DEVIL IN THE DEFAULT (Kenneth) 

    Based on the books:  

    - Laurence Scott’s "The Four-Dimensional Human" from 2016 

    - Mireille Hildebrandt’s book, "Smart Technologies and the End(s) of Law" from 2016  

    My devils:

    Too many options

    Washing in the wrong order

    Shopping wrong

    Going empty handed

    Making food all the time

    Washing clothes in wrong order

    Hotkeys

    Textexpanders (AutoHotkey, Espanso, Fastkeys, Textexpander, PhraseExpress )

    What can we learn from this?

    What are your favorites?



    BOOK RECOMMENDATION 

    Kenneth: The Tom Peters Seminar, recommended by Seth Godin  



    QUOTE FOR REFLECTION 

    If you’re wrong, admit it  

    If you’re confused, ask questions  

    If you’re stuck, seek for help  

    If you make a mistake, learn from it  

    If you learn something, teach others   

    – Richard Feynman

    • 35 min

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