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If Only We Knew What We Know
Each of us has almost infinite information at our fingertips for virtually any topic. If we individually knew what we collectively know about complicated topics, from healthcare and artificial intelligence to climate change, we would be in a much better position to discuss and solve today's problems. But access to infinite information is not enough -- it needs to be translated into actionable knowledge if it’s going to help us overcome today’s big challenges, both personal and professional.
Personal Knowledge Management
We’re deluged with information on almost every topic we care about. We can't possibly retain all of that information, but it would be great if we could retain the information you'll wish you had in the future. Personal knowledge management (PKM) is a proven approach to being more successful personally and professionally by retaining and managing the information most likely to be valuable to your needs and interests. PKM tools help you build a personal competitive advantage that grows exponentially over time. The earlier you start, the sooner you'll see the personal and professional benefits of PKM.
Your External Brains
Your External Brains contain curated information collections for timely and important topics. Download Your External Brains to your phone, tablet, or desktop, for 24/7 access to their always expanding actionable knowledge. No longer forget 90% of what you read and hear, no matter how important the information.Your External Brains are built with TheBrain® software, a tool ideally fit for this purpose. Contact us if you have knowledge you would like to make available through Your External Brains using TheBrain® software or other PKM tools.
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You may feel deluged by COVID-19 information. But where can you go to easily explore key questions and access some of the best resources for answering those questions? The Climatographers search through COVID-19 news looking for great insight and information to pull into this External Brain. No longer do you have to search for “that great image I saw in my social media feed last week.” Click on this image to take a look at the COVID-19 topics covered in this External Brain. And check out the "Critical Questions" Mini-Brain!
Alarmed or concerned about climate change? If you have the time to read dozens of books, hundreds of reports, and thousands of news stories, you don’t need this “Personal Guide to the Ultimate Wicked Problem – Climate Change.” But if that’s not the case, the Personal Guide can help. It pulls together much of the best information and ideas you can use as “actionable knowledge” in tackling climate change.
I was diagnosed with Type II diabetes 20 years ago. Since then, I’ve collected an amazing diversity of resources covering all aspects of being diagnosed with and managing Type II diabetes. You can access that information through this External Brain. In just a few minutes you can explore questions and topics and find useful resources that you would otherwise have to spend hours looking for. You can even download it to your computer or mobile device. Click on this image to take a look at some of the topics you can access through this External Brain.
The world is getting more and more complicated. There are many topics you might wish you knew more about, but which you'll never have the opportunity to explore. If you Google the topic (almost any topic!), you'll be deluged with information. The Mini-Brains in our Core Knowledge External Brain curate that information, allowing you to explore dozens of topics in minutes. You can even download it to your computer or mobile device. Click on this image to take a look at some of the topics you can explore through this External Brain.
Environmental topics and knowledge management come together in Your Environment Brain. Our goals with this Brain are to offer quick evidence-based insight into dozens of environmental topics; pull together great materials including websites, videos, and infographics; help you get the big picture on environmental issues; and get you interested in how knowledge management can benefit you personally and professionally.
A low carbon transition is underway, but it’s not happening fast enough. The COVID-19 pandemic and the need to resurrect the global economy offer an opportunity to accelerate progress. Leapfrogging the barriers that have slowed progress toward a low carbon transition will be difficult. The Green Stimulus External Brain aims to help advance thinking about the low carbon transition potential of a green stimulus. It is currently in BETA form; explore it here!
Climate change is a massive topic. Google almost any climate term and you'll get millions of hits. So how can you most effectively explore climate questions of interest? How can you find great resources you'd probably never otherwise run across? Our Climate Change Mini-Brains are based on thousands of hours of searching and analysis. Explore a Mini-Brain in just a few minutes, or dig deeper in the Climate Web itself. Click on this image to see some of the climate change Mini-Brains available to you.
Do you want to become smarter about high school international exchange and understand challenges commonly encountered? Our External Brain can help! The High School Exchange External Brain has been created to help you access the information you can use to make your exchange year more successful, whether as a student, a host family, the family back home, or a school.
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