Use Case: How would you capture this finding in your Zettelkasten?
I have a specific example for a concept I want to capture within my Zettelkasten, but I'm having a hard time identifying how to go about it.
I'm reading my book on product management when I encounter this infographic which essentially summarizes the entire book in one image.
I'm ECSTATIC! This contains each of the individual pieces of the system (atomic ideas). But then my enthusiasm dies down as I realize this image is essentially MULTIPLE ideas in one graphic, triggering analysis paralysis as I consider how to capture this within my Obsidian-based Zettelkasten.
MY QUESTION FOR YOU
Before you read on, pretend you ran into this information. Your goal is to use your Zettelkasten to help you write strategy documents for your company AND to write articles for product managers in startups to help them launch better products.
How would YOU capture the gold within this infographic within your Zettelkasten?
OPTIONS I'M CONSIDERING
Now that you've considered your own solutions, here's a few I thought of.
- Create one Obsidian Canvas, capturing the entire infographic (a Card for each part of the flowchart and each checklist). Then begin creating Zettels or linking existing Zettels for each individual component, replacing each Card with a Note instead as I go.
- Technically, this option violates the "Atomic Notes" rule since my first Zettel would be this full infographic - I'd be essentially capturing a contextualized idea, then breaking it down, which may not yield surprise insights as going bottom-up should.
- Create an Overview Zettel (simple text file) with each item written out, then use this Overview Zettel to create individual Zettels from there.
- Same concept as #1, but in a text file rather than a Canvas.
- Keep this infographic in my Lit Note (aka Reference) and create individual zettels as I go.
Does one of these align with what you would do? If so, which one and why? If not, how would your approach differ from any of mine?
Thanks in advance!
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