Come join us to learn about digital note-taking, organizing, productivity, knowledge management, and online education, and how creating a system of knowledge management for yourself can help you do all of them far more effectively.
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Digital Note-Taking with Thanh Pham (8/10)
I kicked off Second Brain Week by speaking with Thanh Pham, the Founder and Managing Director of Asian Efficiency, one of the most respected productivity blogs on the web. We talk about what it means to take digital notes, and how it can help us in an era of information overload.
Teachable Discover workshop: How to Take Digital Notes (8/13)
- Capture and save the best information you consume each week
- Organize that information in an easily retrievable note-taking system
- Use your notes as fuel for creative expression, driven by a project-first workflow
- Use your Second Brain to free your first brain for creative work – your brain is meant to think and create, not store information
Online Workshop: How to Choose a Digital Notes App as Your Second Brain (8/17)
This is a completely new workshop to answer the #1 question we receive from students: which app should I use for my Second Brain? Bringing together insights and lessons from nearly 2,000 students over 3+ years, I present my official recommendations for which one to choose based on your goals, needs, and professional situation.
Secrets of a Six-Figure Course Launch, feat. Tiago Forte and Chris Sparks (8/18)
I was hosted by author, teacher, performance coach, and poker pro Chris Sparks for a “lunch hour” followup conversation on how to position yourself for the explosion in online education. I revealed the deepest lessons we’ve learned about how to deliver transformational online learning experiences from launching 10 courses over 7 years.
Second Brains, Organizing Styles, and SOPs, with Timothy Kenny (8/18)
Timothy Kenny is a top Udemy productivity instructor and author, who also teaches courses helping people to manage the information in their lives. We discussed the difference between Evernote and Notion, how organizing affects the way you think, and I explained how I use SOPs (standard operating procedures) to make common business tasks as effortless as possible (including templates you can use for yourself!).
Creativity & Building a Second Brain (8/18)
Deep Dive Live Stream with Ali Abdaal (8/19)
This was a fantastic conversation between me and Ali Abdaal, one of the top YouTubers, writers, and experts on personal productivity and organizing, with nearly 1 million YouTube subscribers. We talked about the principles of knowledge management, a few of my most foundational techniques for doing it effectively, and other topics like personal growth and balancing structure vs. spontaneity.
Build a Second Brain Live Webinar with Matt Ragland (8/19)
I joined Matt Ragland, a YouTuber, multi-talented creator, and minimalist bullet journal aficionado, for a webinar on our systems for capturing and tracking the most important information in our lives. We covered the differences between paper and digital note-taking, between actionable and reference info, and many other common questions from his audience.
Upgrade My Notes, with Francesco D’Alessio
Q&A with Tiago Forte and Lauren Valdez (8/20)
We opened the floor to anyone who has a question on the Building a Second Brain course. What’s included, what changes we’ve made, how the course is delivered, what we’ll be learning – it was all fair game! I’m joined by my partner Lauren Valdez, who runs our Alumni Mentor program, to answer all your last-minute questions.
Creative Strategy with the Second Brain (第2の脳でクリエイティブの攻略法)
Dan Shipper + Tiago Forte: The 4 Levels of PKM
In this presentation and conversation, exclusively for members of the Everything publication, Tiago will unveil his new 4-part framework for evaluating your knowledge management skills, based on his experience teaching 2,000 students in the Building a Second Brain course. Dan and Tiago will talk about how it applies to people’s personal productivity, with time for Q&A with the audience at the end.
If you are an Everything subscriber, look out for an email with a link to register for 11am PT on 8/24 (Everything subscribers will also be sent the recording afterwards).