Building a Second Brain

The 9 Biggest Myths and Misconceptions about Building a Second Brain

A “Second Brain” is a trusted system that lives outside your head and helps you organize your digital world, cultivate your best ideas, and dramatically expand your creative output. By creating your own Second Brain, you can make use of the time you’re already spending reading, listening, watching, and communicating to create a valuable asset…

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Building a Second Brain: The Executive Edition

The Executive Edition of our online course Building a Second Brain is designed for entrepreneurs, executives, and leaders who want to hire Tiago as their personal coach, dive headfirst into the deep end, and build their Second Brain at an accelerated pace. Spots at this tier are limited, providing a more private, intimate space where we can speak frankly about…

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The 8 Biggest Improvements in Building a Second Brain 12

Every 6 months my team and I sit down to design the next cohort of Building a Second Brain (BASB). We look at everything: feedback from students from the last cohort, ideas for improvements saved in our notes, new apps and features that have been released, and our long-term plans for making this the best course on PKM (Personal Knowledge…

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Building a Second Brain 12: The Belters

Over the last few weeks I’ve been obsessively binge-watching the sci-fi TV series The Expanse. The year is 2350. The solar system has been settled and is divided into warring factions. Earth is still the greatest economic power, its industries unrivaled. But Earth’s society has grown stagnant, losing its sense of ambition and vitality over the centuries….

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Paranoid Productivity

By Praxis Fellow Christina Luo   Productivity is about managing emotions as much as projects. Yet we often focus on productivity as a toolset more than a mindset. Our proximity to an abundance of information makes us think we’re making progress when we’re merely deciding how to react to stimuli. The means of note-taking, task-making, and…

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Inner Limits: Why You’re Not Getting More Out of Journaling

By Praxis Fellow FRANK ANAYA Every day you journal, you’re bringing fresh soil into your idea garden. But if you never look back at what you wrote, you’re losing the opportunity to till that soil, to work it and see what grows. Experts like Tim Ferriss and Julia Cameron say that the process of journaling is…

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Bacon-Wrapped Business: Buying and Selling Online Courses

In this interview, I spoke with Brad Costanzo, the host of the Bacon-Wrapped Business podcast.  This was a two-way interview. We spent the first 35 minutes talking about Building a Second Brain, the methodology I teach for personal knowledge management. I summarized some of the main ideas and shared some good ways of getting started…

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The Modern Swipe File: 15 Unexpected Uses for Digital Notes

One of the most common questions I’m asked is “What should I save in my digital notes?” My typical answers include “highlights from books,” “website bookmarks,” and “social media favorites.” Those are the bread and butter of online content. But they are also just the very tip of the iceberg. There is a whole universe…

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My New Book: Ways of Knowing

I’m very proud to present my new book, Ways of Knowing, a curated collection of 14 essays with my very best writing from the past two years. The book explores the various forms of intelligence we have at our disposal as humans – not only cognitive but emotional, intuitive, somatic, and social – and how we…

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