Tobias Bru

Tools for Thought

The Power of a Whiteboard

One year ago, I spontaneously bought a whiteboard on Amazon. This gadget has enhanced my learning and studying experience by at least 200%. Here is why:


At the time I got my whiteboard, I was trying to build a regular running routine. After I had watched some more or less…

PKM / Note-Taking

Recently, I recognized that the words “macro” and “micro” seem to be in fashion. What do you connect with these words? Many people know „macros“ and „micros“ from nutrition. Macronutrients are carbs, proteins, and fats whereas micronutrients include vitamins and minerals. Yet, also various other words have a „macro and…

PKM / Zettelkasten

Exothermic Note-Taking
* AE = Activation Energy | * E = Energy-saving => good note-taking system

Endothermic & Exothermic Note-Taking

I love to compare note-taking systems with endothermic and exothermic reactions in chemistry. Can you remember them?

An endothermic process requires or absorbs energy from its surroundings. Therefore, the system needs continuous energy input to keep reacting.

Bad note-taking systems are like endothermic reactions. …

RemNote Guide

Although I‘ve never wanted to become a full-time software developer, the idea of writing code always attracted me. If you have tried to learn coding by yourself, you know: It’s a tough project.

I jumped from tutorial to tutorial. From online course to online course. From Coursera to Udemy up…

Roam / RemNote

Roam vs RemNote

I love the idea of creating a digital “second brain”. In the past months, Knowledge Management Systems like Roam and RemNote have become increasingly popular.

Both RemNote and Roam are adding new features nearly every month and develop incredibly fast. Roam Research has even reached 60.000 users within two months.

Tobias Bru

A part-time nerd who is passionate about reading 📚, Knowledge Management, and studying 🧠. In my free evenings I write articles. 💻🌐

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