Jul 16, 2018
This episode draws on an idea from Ludvig’s Ultimate
Commonplace System. The Review File is like a
virtual book summary book, only more extreme. It’s based on two
learning methods: Spaced repetition and availability
Your Review File is where you collect all the best materials
related to your work, studies, investing, creative project, etc…
and you want to review it every now and then over the long-term to
make sure the best ideas stick to your brain, and become
4 Examples of a Review File:
- For Creatives: To build a scrapbook of inspirational work.
- For Marketers: To create a Swipe File of historically proven
- For Investors: To collect the case studies of
- For Everyone: To collect the best learning materials by
How You Can Build a Review File Now:
- List your TOP 5 books and other learning resources (articles,
- Divide this material into relevant categories (if you come up
with a lot).
- Create a Review File in your commonplace and link to
the content if possible.
- Set a reminder for when you should use your Review File.
The Review File is only a small piece of a commonplace.
If you want to learn how to:
- build a commonplace that works like a dashboard over your
- collect an archive of your work that grows in value over time
(like compound interest)
- structure your work so that you can work from your phone (if
you work with your head)
- and gain an extra 10 hours a week (if you forget things or do a
lot of routine work)
Then check out Ludvig’s Ultimate Commonplace