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Introducing Praxis Vol. 1: Design Your Work

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.

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The World Beyond Your Head: How Distraction Shapes Who We Are

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

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PARA Part 3: RandomNote – Building an Idea Generator

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

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Able Business Radio: Podcast Interview with Tiago Forte

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.

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Testimonials for Building a Second Brain

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

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The Rise of the Full-Stack Freelancer

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

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A Manifesto of Human-Centered Work

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

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