Organizing

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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I Got a Book Deal for Building a Second Brain!

I couldn’t be more proud to announce that I’ve signed a six-figure book deal with Atria Books, an imprint of Simon & Schuster, to publish my book Building a Second Brain. Subscribe below to get updates on my progress, sneak peeks at early chapters, and bonus resources to help you build your Second Brain now:

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The Building a Second Brain Podcast

After years of being a guest on other people’s podcasts, I finally pulled the trigger and made one of my own. Introducing the brand new Building a Second Brain Podcast, where I’ll talk about the main ideas from my course of the same name. I think people have enough long-form interviews, so I’m making my

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Saving and Organizing Resources in Notion, by Marie Poulin

This is a short, excellent video by Notion expert Marie Poulin on how she organizes her notes, reading highlights, to do’s, and other personal information in Notion. Including cameos by my PARA system and Progressive Summarization technique, and a reminder to save notes “just-in-time” instead of “just-in-case.”

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Video Interview: Eclectic Spacewalk with Tiago Forte

This is the first interview I’ve done that was recorded on video, with Nicholas McCay on his podcast Eclectic Spacewalk. Originally published on their Substack newsletter, you can also read the full transcript. Here’s the show notes: How growing up in a diverse cultural household shaped his worldview. (03:02) Reading and books were always a

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Notion As A Second Brain: Video

This is a full live recording of the presentation delivered by Tiago Forte and Lauren Valdez on their Notion As A Second Brain tour, on how they think about and use Notion in their work at Forte Labs. Scroll to the bottom of the post for a full transcript and slides. Guest presentations Below are

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Organizing Ideas Using Machine Learning

I have a confession: my Second Brain hasn’t been working very well lately. The problem is the “Resources” stack, one of the four main buckets that are part of my PARA organizational system. It has ballooned to more than 100 individual notebooks, and I can’t even remember which ones exist. Which means the decision of

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Topic Discovery Using Machine Learning

By guest contributor Ergest Xheblati Recently I was asked by Tiago to see if I could do something interesting with his Instapaper article collection stored on Evernote. I had recently completed a similar project at work where I looked at product descriptions and generated tags from them. I thought I could do something similar for

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