Books by Tiago Forte


Ways of Knowing is the story of Tiago Forte’s obsession with the nature of knowledge – what it is, where it comes from, how it’s created, and how to help people use it more effectively. His goal is to better understand the nature of knowledge by reuniting the mind and body, and to recruit every form of intelligence at our disposal to help us live better, happier, more fulfilling lives.

The Heart is the Bottleneck tells the story of personal growth through the eyes of a productivity expert. Through practical methods for note-taking and writing, creativity and curation, working remotely and hiring a virtual assistant, Tiago shares what he’s learned about how to tap into the power of our emotions and intuition to produce the best work we are capable of.


Extend Your Mind documents Tiago’s journey to understand how to build a “Second Brain” – a lifelong archive of your most valuable knowledge. It is made up of essays originally published in 2017 exploring how ideas from engineering, telecommunications, manufacturing, evolutionary theory, sports instruction, art history, and others might teach us something about modern learning.


Design Your Work is Tiago Forte’s first compilation of essays exploring one overarching idea: that you can design your work. Includes essays written from 2014 to 2016 on topics ranging from meditation to science fiction, habit formation to network science, metaphysics to gratitude, organizational theory to email workflows, innovation to mood-hacking, and much more.

This book is about a new, more modern way of solving complex challenges, invented by a group of Brazilian creatives, called The Mesa Method. It summarizes everything Tiago has learned from experimenting with the Mesa Method over 5 years in the U.S. and Brazil. And the possibilities it offers for a way of working that is more human, more fun, and most importantly, more effective.

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Storm of Tweets is a compilation of the best “tweetstorms” (bite-sized snippets of text on a single overarching topic on Twitter) written by Tiago Forte in 2016 and 2017. It is an uncensored romp through his thoughts and insights on science fiction, culture, creativity, philosophy, psychology, personal growth, learning, and many other topics.

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Beyond the Orange Curtain is a personal travelogue of Tiago’s adventures in Brazil and Colombia from 2008-2009, where he was studying, volunteering, teaching, and traveling. He uses these experiences as a lens through which to examine the “Orange Curtain,” the mythical barrier encircling the place where he grew up – Orange County, California.

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