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How Prolific Academics Read, Write & Think

March 09, 20232 min read

In July of last year, I conducted a two-day Antinet bootcamp.

I held it on Friday and Saturday, from 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

During these two days, I worked with an individual one-on-one and showed him every step of the Antinet workflow.

I showed him how to build his Antinet, how to read, how how to create notes, and how to turn them into a writing piece.

This is a lot to cover in two days, and we wasted no time (aside from lunch each day at a restaurant below my office, which has the best damn bacon and brie burger you'll ever have in your life).

Other than lunch, our entire day was spent reading, thinking, and writing.

This "victim" in my Antinet bootcamp was a young kid named Elias.

Elias is an undergrad at the University of Chicago where he studies political science.

Elias is sharp as hell. He's also a subscriber of The Scott Scheper Letter.

Anyway, at the end of our bootcamp on Saturday evening, Elias was mentally taxed——but he was also exhilarated.

He turned to me and said, "I can't believe they don't teach this stuff in school! I recently visited one of my professors during his office hours and asked him how he approaches reading, writing, and thinking."

"And what did he say?" I asked.

"Literally nothing! My professor just stood there, stared at me blankly, and arrogantly acted as if such mundane questions were absurd."

Elias's experience is not uncommon.

Academics rarely get into the "mundane details" of their research process. They don't bother sharing the specifics of how they read, write, and think.

But the mundane details matter!

So guess what ol' Scott of Scheper has done?

I've arranged a video interview with one of the most intriguing public intellectuals out there. The interview will take place tonight at 7:00 p.m.

This individual is someone who has studied Luhmann's work in great detail.

He's someone whose work I've referenced throughout my Antinet Zettelkasten book.

And he's also someone who has created some "wrinkles" in Jordan Peterson's immaculately made bed (figuratively speaking).

Tonight I'll be interviewing this individual.

He has fourteen book titles listed on Amazon, and I'll be going deep with him on the "mundane details" of how he reads, writes, and thinks.

This conversation should be very interesting, and I can't wait to share it with you.

Stay tuned. I'll be sending you a link to the interview in a few day's time.

I hope all is well.

A lot of exciting things are in the works on my end.

The analog knowledge revolution is just getting started!

Warm regards,

And stay crispy, my friend.

Scott P. Scheper

"A Man on a Mission"

Scott P. Scheper

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