Often I read articles from different industry practitioners & company blogs. While reading, I usually highlight & take notes. But organizing them in a way that groups similar together & makes the article easily searchable for future reference is pretty hard.
I'm curious, what's a good practice you guys follow? What kind of tools do you use for it?
I recommend looking at Notion if you are not using it already.
It has decent UX and search functionality. I use the chrome extension and mobile app to send content to it. Once a week, I clean and reorganize things in it.
I have heard great things about https://www.buildingasecondbrain.com/ but haven't done this course myself.
I second Notion. I extensively use it for notes, data tables, and bookmarking webpages (web clipping). I especially like using its AI feature to improve my writing.
Coming from a different angle compared to the original question and responses, the best way to retain information from my experience is to actually get it out there and apply it. I have 2 trains of thought around how to do that:
The average retention rate of information you extract from reading is around 20%. Writing things down and organizing it will help for sure, but I think to really achieve results (i.e. >80% chance of retention), you have to actively engage with the information somehow.
I definitely echo some of the things that were already mentioned:
Another way that I've recently found helpful in retaining knowledge is creating content (e.g. LinkedIn posts) based on the things that I'm reading, listening, watching. The process forces you to 1) synthesize what you're consuming and 2) articulate it into your own words.