Entrepreneurship

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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My Goals for 2021

Drawing from Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of my 2020 year-end review, here are my business and personal goals for 2021. Business Goals Grow my email newsletter list to 100k This is an ambitious, but achievable goal based on the results I’ve seen from email-based marketing over the past 18 months. As I’ve written and talked about…

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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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I’m speaking at Teachable’s “Share What You Know” Summit

It is June of 2016, and I’m sitting quietly at my computer in a trendy cafe in downtown Oakland, California. I’m gulping down a huge, over-sweetened chai latte and sweating profusely as I log in to my computer. I’m incredibly stressed out, and using the sugar as a coping mechanism. I’m sweating not because I’m working…

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The Lifecycle of a Profitable Online Course

I recently joined Chris Sparks to discuss the evolution of online education and identify the fastest path to creating profitable and sustainable online courses. In case you didn’t know, I’ve created 5 successful online courses which have generated over two million dollars in sales. My flagship course, Building A Second Brain, has been taken by more…

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How To Work Effectively With A Personal Assistant, with Tim Francis

It is NOT easy OR cheap to “hire a VA.” But if done right, it is profoundly transformational not just for your daily workload but for your quality of life. I recently hosted a comprehensive, two-hour online workshop with the founder of Great Assistant, Tim Francis. Tim’s company is a three-part hydra: one part recruiting service, one part…

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Latinos Who Tech: How to Become a Digital Nomad with Lauren Valdez

My partner in business and life Lauren Valdez recently sat down to speak with Hugo Castellanos on his podcast Latinos Who Tech. They talked about our path to becoming digital nomads and moving to Mexico City, how we navigate disagreements while running the business together, and her uniquely Latina take on productivity and knowledge management….

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The New Forte Labs Website

I’m very pleased to officially present the new Forte Labs website! Here’s what’s new: New logo I had designed my last logo in about 15 minutes using cheap software, and it wasn’t up to the task of representing the company any longer. The WordPress developer created it as part of the site design, and I think…

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