Concept maps — the hidden gem of personal knowledge management

Rasmus Ursem
8 min readSep 8, 2022

Facilitating associative thinking based on your permanent notes

In the world of personal knowledge management (PKM), there is an intense focus on note-taking, but hardly any focus on the structural organization of notes or how they relate to each other. Some tools have features for creating structure in your notes, but most tools do a rather poor job. The aim of this article is to convince you that concept mapping is the method you, as a serious PKM enthusiast, should master to structure your second brain.

Rasmus Ursem

Computer & data scientist, writer, thinker, photographer, and generally curious about life and the wet matter between our ears — in short, I’m a poly-geek :-)