The Minimum Viable Zettelkasten: PRESALE

Fei-Ling Tseng
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This product is currently in Presale and is being Built-in-Public! More info below👇

Are you:

  • reading/watching anything Zettelkasten related, in the hopes that you’ll come across new information that will make everything click?
  • maintaining elaborate tagging/folder/metadata systems that feel like they are unsustainable in the long run?
  • constantly wondering if you’re “doing it right”?

Then this book is for you.


Hi, I’m Fei and I am passionate about the mechanics of learning! When I first heard about the Zettelkasten Method, I was smitten. It promised me a whole new way of managing my notes that no other notes system had shown me yet.

But learning about and implementing the Zettelkasten Method was not as straight forward as I had hoped. There are many interpretations and even disputes about certain parts of the workflow. I abandoned many early versions of my Zettelkasten… until something finally clicked, and I’ve never looked back since.

The lessons of this “click” is what I want to share as it has been transformative for me and my thinking, and I want as many people as possible to benefit from this.

The MVZK book will contain:

  • The benefits of the Zettelkasten Method, and also what it’s not useful for.
  • The philosophy of my approach to the Zettelkasten Method, which is summarized in the title. It is minimal. It is effective. I have things down to the bare essentials; reducing my work load while dialing up the cognitive benefits.
  • Roadblocks that I hit during implementation, and how I got myself unstuck from things like confusing conditions and unhelpful framing
  • Mind algorithms to guide your thinking during every step of the way (such as the “Idea Compass”), helping clarify the purpose of different parts of the system.
  • A series of comics to illustrate some more evocative points.

More to come, but this is the gist of it!


Why be an early-bird supporter of this book?

  • It would mean a lot to me to see who this product resonates with. I am open to adjusting as we go along to make this book as useful as possible to the most amount of people!
  • You get to see how the sausage gets made. More on this in July 2022 ;)
  • Early-bird supporters will be given opportunities to contribute feedback to early drafts of the book.

Last updated: June 28, 2022

I want this!

A PDF book with text and illustrations (Est. delivery by end of 2022)

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