Did you know you can download notes and highlights from your Kindle reader? Apparently, that’s been a thing for awhile and I’m just learning it now after reading a tweetstorm about reading (a quick must read, btw).
I wish I would have known this a few years ago when I started typing out all my notes, highlights, and thoughts by hand. I’ll read a physical book over an e-book any day, but the ability to copy and paste notes might be enough to change my process. I just wish Amazon broke the highlights down by chapters. Anyways, here’s a good guide on how to do it.
For anyone using Google Play Books, this is actually much easier. You can turn notes saving on, which saves your highlights and notes directly to your Google Drive. It creates separate files for each book. Based on my brief testing it breaks it down by chapters and looks a lot cleaner too. Here’s the step by step pulled directly from Google:
- On your mobile device, open the Google Play Books app.
- Touch Menu > Settings > Save notes, highlights, and bookmarks in Google Drive.
- Name the folder your notes will save to.
- Check the box and touch OK.
This has to be done through the Play Books app on your phone or tablet. It can’t be done through the desktop version.
In the process of testing all this, I found a pile of books I’d added to my Kindle collection and forgot about. One of those books was a collection of poems dedicated “To Those Who Know All About Wall Street and To Those Who Know Nothing About It.” It was a fun little read. The poem below seemed relevant for some reason.
When stocks go up, he seems to think
That they will never drop;
But when way, way, way down they sink
He fears they’ll never stop.
When Bulls are plenty as can be,
Then nothing else will do;
But when the Bears get busy, he
Puts on a bear-skin too.
Sometimes he’s talkative as sin,
Sometimes he won’t say nothing,
And when you ask him how to win,
He’s mum as any muffin.
As for predicting how things’ll go
He always seems to fear it:
He loves to say – “I told you so!”
But hates like time to hear it.
He’s non-committal if you try
To force him that he tell,
He’ll say it might be wise to buy,
And also wise to sell.
In other words, such is his position, –
That he doesn’t object to the usual commission.
- The Myth of Quick – S. Godin
- How Anyone Can Invest Like Warren Buffett – Bloomberg
- Is Dividend Investing Dangerous? – Newfound Research
- How Much Equity Do Founders Have When Their Company IPOs? – Priceonomics
- Mapping Frontier Economies – HBR
- The Most Disruptive Phase of Globalization is Just Beginning – Quartz
- Wired Founder Kevin Kelly on Letting Go of AI Anxiety – Slack
- A Conversation With Dan Ariely About What Shapes our Motivations – LongReads
- Too Crazy To Be Lucky: A Chat With Elon Musk – Medium
- The Best Books of 2016 – Bloomberg
- My Favorite Books of 2016 – B. Gates