Check out my conversation with Srini Rao on The Unmistakable Creative podcast. Or read Doug Toft’s summary of the conversation here. It’s probably the deepest I’ve ever gone into the content of my course, of the same name: Building a Second Brain: Capture, Organize, and Share Your Ideas Using Digital Notes. Next round kicks off
My first self-published ebook (Affiliate Link) went live in the Amazon Kindle store this weekend. I feel like a proud parent: It is a compilation of 16 posts from this blog, published between 2014–2016, updated and edited for clarity, accuracy, and consistency. If you’ve been wanting to dive into the archives, now is the time.
Matthew Crawford’s book The World Beyond Your Head (Affiliate Link) is the most important book I’ve read in quite some time. It makes a sweeping argument about what it means to be an ethical, autonomous human in the digital age. Crawford draws a strong connection from the distractions buzzing on our phones, to the evolving
I recently had the pleasure of sitting down with Forrest Bryant at Evernote HQ, for my first ever live on-camera interview, broadcasting on Facebook Live. The topic was habit formation and behavior change, two of my favorite topics. Check out the full blog post for a video recording of the interview, a written summary of
What if you could push a button and immediately be given an idea? Not just any idea. A good idea. An idea relevant to your interests, your goals, and your current projects. What if every time you pushed this button, you also made it more likely that even better ideas would be surfaced in the
I had a fantastic time talking to Zachary Sexton on his podcast last week. We dive DEEP into the cognitive basis of organization, how to use digital note-taking apps (like Evernote) more effectively, and most of all, the personal knowledge management methods I’ve developed and teach in my online bootcamp, Building a Second Brain: P.A.R.A.
These are participant testimonials for my online bootcamp on personal knowledge management, Building A Second Brain. Emphasis in bold is mine: “I absolutely LOVED the course. It’s changed the way I think. You have a gift of articulating thoughts & ideas…Your slides and visuals are amazing. The diagrams communicate the ideas and mental models at
A Portfolio Approach to Modern Work In the past, being a freelancer meant being a specialist. The only way you could generate enough income to make it as a free agent was to focus on a single, highly monetizable skill. For example, copywriting, coding, graphic design, photography, journalism, or language translation. You had to be able
I recently had a conversation with David Perell of the North Star podcast. It was a genuine pleasure, as we had the time and space to discuss all my idiosyncrasies ad nauseam 😉 I highly recommend you follow David and keep an eye on his future projects. See the full post here for an introduction, summary,
Links lead to articles on the topic. Some of them require an active membership to view, which you can learn more about here. I believe in work. As a means of income generation, sure. But also as a means to continuous learning, to reaching one’s potential, and to a peaceful and just society. The capacity to
Here’s Part II of my interview on the official Evernote podcast, Take Note. We discuss my thinking on the power of provocation, what it means to “layer” knowledge, and dive deeper into the techniques I teach in my online bootcamp on personal knowledge management, Building a Second Brain (which starts July 17th). You can find
I was honored to be interviewed on the official Evernote podcast, Take Note, a couple weeks ago. We discuss my approach to “small batch” productivity, follow up on my previous post about changing the value curve of our work, and of course, the latest round of my online bootcamp on personal knowledge management, Building a