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The Motivation Behind Building a Second Brain | Focused Podcast

I joined David Sparks and Mike Schmitz on the Focused Podcast to discuss my new book, why building knowledge assets is important, and how to flip the switch from consumer to creator. We also dived into: Why information overwhelm can be a positive problem The motivation behind Building a Second Brain The relation between productivity and creativity…

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The Purpose of Building a Second Brain | Katu TV Portland

I joined Helen Raptis for my first TV morning news appearance on KATU TV Portland to discuss all things Second Brain. You know Second Brains are ready to go mainstream when they appear right after “local hummingbird lays eggs” and the latest Bachelor drama. We discussed: How to make sense of digital information What should…

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The Danny Miranda Podcast

A Life of Creativity, Teaching & Service | The Danny Miranda Podcast

I sat down with Danny Miranda from The Danny Miranda Podcast for the deepest interview I’ve ever done. We discussed: The power of teaching Why modern life is deceptively comfortable Why I seek danger Dangerous neighbourhood = better communities? Education vs Entertainment Twitter vs real life Why a quiet mind is important And much more……

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How to Organize the Creative Process | Nobody Told Me! Podcast

I joined Jan Black & Laura Owens on the Nobody Told Me! podcast to discuss all things Second Brain. We discussed: How to improve your digital notes by learning about traditional notetaking Why no one app will save you How to organize the creative process The chronic medical condition that jump-started Building a Second Brain…

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The Full Tour of Tiago Forte’s Apps & Workflow | Keep Productive

I joined Francesco D’Alessio, the host of Keep Productive, on his YouTube channel. His mission is to help you find the most suitable productivity tools for your work and life. We discussed: Why I’ve used Evernote for 10 years My favorite capture, to-do, and calendar apps What is the bottleneck to creativity The power of a weekly review…

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The Bullet Journal Interview

The Difference Between Our First and Second Brain | Bullet Journal

I sat down with Ryder Caroll, the creator of the Bullet Journal, to discuss all things personal knowledge management (PKM) and the differences between our first and Second Brain. We covered: The differences between PKM and productivity The biggest misconception about PKM The true purpose of PKM How to deal with “data debt” My project-oriented approach…

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The Evolution of My Second Brain | Anne-Laure Le Cunff

I joined Anne-Laure Le Cunff founder of Ness Labs, a mindful productivity school for knowledge workers, to talk about all things productivity and notetaking. We covered: The evolution of my Second Brain The difference between note-taking vs note-making The need for mindful productivity My book writing system Are there 3 or 4 notetaking archetypes? It was…

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Notetaking As a Tool for Personal Development | Scott Young

I joined Scott Young, the author of Ultralearning, to discuss all things Second Brain. We covered: The power of habits How life can be a marathon or a sprint How notes are tools for thinking My personal tech stacks How notetaking can be a tool for personal development What we can learn from artists Watch…

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