Education

Why I’m Investing in Maven

I’m proud to announce my investment in Maven, the first platform to specifically enable creators to deliver live, online, community-driven educational programs to people all over the world. Online education is exploding. Udemy reported a 260% increase in its annual recurring revenue in the first six months of 2020. Coursera raised $130 million in new

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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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Why I’m Investing in Circle

When I created my first online course in 2013, online learning was a lonely affair. Platforms like Skillshare and Udemy were exploding in popularity. But the vast majority of courses at that time were one-way: information flowed only from the instructor to the students. There was no expectation that a student would get to know

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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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Introducing the VIEW Workshop

I’m incredibly proud to introduce a brand new course we’ve been working on for the last few months. It’s called the VIEW Workshop, and its purpose is to teach authentic communication. It trains people in how to create life-changing conversations. Not just to have such conversations whenever they happen to show up. But to be

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Why I’m Investing in SchoolHouse

I’ve decided to invest in a startup that I believe has enormous potential to shape the future of education. But to do that, we’re going to need your help. It’s called SchoolHouse, founded and led by Brian Tobal, who has a long history of working in educational innovation, most recently as Head of Academics at

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Tiago’s Top 20 Favorite Reads of 2020

Here are the best online articles and blog posts I read in 2020. For each one I’ve provided a short excerpt and an explanation of how it shaped my thinking. #1 Seeing Like an Algorithm “Understanding how the algorithm achieves its accuracy matters even if you’re not interested in TikTok or the short video space

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Introducing the Keystone Course Accelerator

“Honestly, I feel like more people should know about you and your content.” That’s how the email from a guy named Billy started. It was April 2019, and I was at a crossroads. I had been teaching my Building a Second Brain course for a couple years at that point. I’d had success, but the

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