Begin building your own second brain


As knowledge workers, each one of us is running our own knowledge factory, but school and most workplaces teach us to run our ‘factory’ more like an artisan’s bespoke workshop, with each knowledge product we ship lovingly hand-carved and made-to-order.

Last Friday I shared the productivity lessons I learned from taking Tiago Forte’s course Building A Second Brain.

In case you missed it, here is a recording. (To see subtitles* when watching the video, click “CC.”)

I’d encourage you to check out the course. Next cohort will start in spring 2021. Link:

In the meantime, check out Tiago Forte’s blog, Praxis. A good post to start with is The PARA Method: A Universal System for Organizing Digital Information.


*PS: How to add subtitles to a video:
From or other transcript service, get a .srt file (not a .doc file).
Then after you upload your video, you will also upload the .srt file.
Here are instructions for LinkedInVimeo, and Youtube.