Highlighting books is a waste of time

January 02, 2021 • 1 min read

Even if you are an active reader, you forget those mind-blowing insights from the book you read 2 weeks ago. And that’s ok.

The best way to learn is teaching. So share while you learn. You must stop collecting and start connecting knowledge. That will feed your creativity, produce original content, and help more beginners.

You can create your own system, instead of worrying about physical or digital notes, flashcards and spaced repetition.

Readwise imports your notes from Kindle, notebooks and many mobile apps. It schedules email reviews of your highlights and notes. Besides, it exports them to Notion and other formats.

Once a week in Notion, you can search and play with your exported notes. But duplicate this Ali Abdaal’s template and you will auto-generate articles while reflecting on the teachings of every book or article you’ve read.

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