All Tools for Building a PIOS or Second Brain

TL:DR | I've built the PolyInnovation Operating System on multiple kinds of PKM tools. I've used so many of them I've lost count, at least in my head, but not on my second brain. Here are ALL of the tools!


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All Tools for Building a PIOS or Second Brain

Organizing your life structure is a key element to whether or not you can be successful. We are hardware limited creatures, and every single successful person in history had a system to help them achieve greatness.

While they didn't call it a second brain or PIOS back then, and honestly they really only had journals for the most part. Beyond the oddity like Zettelkasten. The point remains simple: have a tool to take off the memory load, help you consolidate ideas, and bridge the gap between where you are versus where you want to be.

Using tools like shared here today will be that bridge. It will be your Modus Operandi.

What is a Personal Knowledge Management System?

It is a way to organize all of your ideas, data, journals, and memories. Some call it a second brain, an operating system, or even just your minddump.

How you organize your PKM system is crucial to accelerated success in life, and almost every single successful person you can think of had one of their own. Though it was usually just a journal, as computers may have not been invented yet, but now that we have all these new technologies to choose from. You have even more potential to build off of.

This post goes into all of the tools that are out there right now like Notion or Tana, etc to get you a holistic overview of what to look for in one.

The Key Ideas of the PolyInnovation Operating System

I actually created my own system in order to organize all of my data. My input and output, as well as being able to change my information architecture.

PolyInnovator | Personal PolyInnovation System
The PIOS, or PolyInnovation Operating System, is a multi-faceted approach to life and lifelong learning. Creating a plan on all the layers of abstraction to your life, and cultivating INPUT as well as OUTPUT.

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