Personal Knowledge Mastery — Great Resources & Practices

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Personal Knowledge Mastery in Perpetual Beta

17 Resources I Use

In this blog post, I ask myself: what do your modern professional learner and designer’s toolkit, resources, activities and communities look like? From time to time, I find it worthwhile to update and turn it into resources to use and iterate while experimenting and doing projects. To me, resources can vary from:

  • Actionable insights and contents
  • Communities – online and offline
  • Interesting networks/people
  • Tools – digital and analogue

Of course, they complement the context and what needs to be done. Below, here are the latest tools and resources I use.

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A reliable tool to clarify and share my learning and work in the flow of life. Deep thoughts. Achievements. Work in progress. Research. Owning my data. I have also added lately my archive page of all the posts I published, produced and curated. I also use a Creative Commons license on my website and blog to share my craft.


I am responsive and easy to use to be productive and keep track of my learning flows/workflows. Also, to stay focused and manage projects. I am also using Airtable with Clickup.


I manage my bookshelf through reads, laters, and readings, and I use highlights for upcoming book annotated readings I share in blog posts. I am managing my library per the theme. I also use Goodreads to share my bookshelf.


Learning and engaging one conversation at a time, asynced, over tweets, content people shared, and events they host or participate in. Follow-up. Caring about the conversation and energy with people and getting to know weak ties and strong ties.

I am retrieving bookmarks and using search to use tweets to turn into tasks or curated blog posts. I find that people share and discuss Twitter better than on Linkedin, where content posting is king. On the other hand, I sometimes have interesting encounters and conversations on Linkedin.

Google Suite

Google Docs, Sheet, Slides, Jamboard, Sites, Data Studio to produce, search, manage, review and refine content productions. To get feedback from trusted people in my network and visualise and analyse data for better decision making. Creating customised personal brand assets with Google Slides tailored templates.


I am creating bingos, posters, covers, infographics, social posts, collages, presentations, and visual synthesis.


Producing flowcharts, mindmaps.


Chrome extension to manage and access quickly to daily bookmarks I use.


I use paper books, printed newspapers, posters, radio, exhibitions, paintings, pen and Moleskine, biking and walking to nurture my creativity, reflection and serendipity.


I used Slack to capture insights and thoughts on what I seek for my personal knowledge mastery quest. Teams are also easy to search and retrieve anything. I have not figured out yet how to export the content curated and created. I find it handy to manage documents I made or uploaded through One Drive and the Office Apps.

Last year, Microsoft Teams was the tool I learned more about over a conversation with Helen Blunden for personal productivity, collaboration in projects, and even developing online communities. I sometimes have exploration calls or catch-up calls with people in my network.


Reliable to use for community calls, meetings, and live events such as meetups, conferences or webinars. I am using the recording for replay and checking out the saved text chat to dig links, thoughts, questions and answers, and notes the host and participants shared after the conversation.

In addition, I use OBS studio as a virtual camera to manage my digital live presence, create transmedia content with pressie, audio, video for talks I give, the presentations I’ve done, web meetings I join or host. Google Meet is also a third video conference tool I find handy.


I read blogs, newsletters and news from my favourite and diverse sources and people. New themes emerged in 2021: personal mastery, Asia, writing, self-publishing, and other themes that I have paid attention to for a while: leadership, workplace learning, management, and futures thinking. When I read, hear or view content, I often extract the insights or resources to archive in a Teams channel to retrieve when timely in a project, conversation or blog post.


I am staying fit and healthy with Darebee. Hiking. Walking. Biking. Swimming. Discover more in this post about holistic health.

Courses, Workshops & Communities

To go deep in disciplines through online courses and workshops such as the Personal Knowledge Mastery guided by Harold Jarche. Another significant way in my life to go deep and at large is through global communities.


I am listening on the go to share actionable insights from deep conversations. I hear downloads of episodes when I am offline and on the go.


Building my playlists to dive deep into topics from subject matter experts. Catching with replays from webinars, talks, meetups, and live Q&As, I could not attend in communities I engage. Digging craft from creatives from around the world in arts. Learning from how-tos on WordPress, MSFT.


Translating any content using machine learning and my human skills. Especially in English-French. Sometimes, people in my network speak and write German, Spanish, Danish, and Chinese in other languages.

Personal Knowledge Mastery’s Practices

“I suggest that all professionals look at their seeking knowledge, sense-making, and sharing practices and see what they can improve. This is the focus of the PKM in 40 Days online workshop.” ~ Harold Jarche

Here is what came up after I examined mine.

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