Videos

Building a Second Brain at Knowledge Conf 2019 (Russian)

This is a presentation by Andrei Aleksandrov at Knowledge Conf 2019, in which he summarizes my Progressive Summarization technique for highlighting passages while reading for easy retrieval. It is in Russian without subtitles. Here is the automatically generated transcript in Russian (anyone willing to translate it to English for me?): 07:40 наткнулся на мудрую черепаху

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Interview with Billy Broas

This is an interview with my online course marketing coach Billy Broas. It is an in-depth discussion on what really matters in the marketing of online courses, contrary to what most programs promise (10 easy steps to a profitable online course!). He built and sold his own course Homebrew Academy, and now helps other course

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Live Q&A – Building a Second Brain Live Cohort

This is a recording of a live question & answer session for the upcoming cohort of my online course Building a Second Brain. I run these cohorts 3-4 times per year, taking a group of students through the entire course via weekly Zoom calls and Slack office hours. Enter your email address here to be

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Pleasure as an Organizing Principle

This essay was originally posted on the Ribbonfarm blog. The organizing principle of the modern world is pain. Avoiding it, yes. But also trading in it, taking refuge in it, and using it to justify our actions. Pain has so many uses. Why would you ever give up such a versatile tool? We trade in

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Interview with Paul Millerd, Founder of Boundless U

Below is an interview with Paul Millerd, a freelance strategy consultant and prolific content creator, on his experience turning the knowledge he gained through his consulting work into a series of online courses on Boundless U. We talk about, among other things: Paul’s journey to creating courses (starting with a resume course 5 years ago) Using

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Summer of Learning 2019 Live Q&A

We recently hosted a live Q&A with past and future students of our two courses, Building a Second Brain and Write of Passage. On Wednesday, July 3 we kick off the Summer of Learning, with two back-to-back live cohorts of these courses focused on writing. Watch the video below for answers to questions we received,

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Introducing the Forte Labs OneNote Resource Guide

We’re very proud to introduce version 1.0 of the Forte Labs OneNote Resource Guide. It is a public, shared notebook containing videos, tutorials, add-ons, technical and reference information, and other resources. The notebook was created with Microsoft OneNote and is designed to allow anyone to quickly learn the ins and outs of the popular digital

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