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The True Meaning of Productivity | Deep Dive with Ali Abdaal

I sat down in person with my friend, productivity YouTuber Ali Abdaal, for a 1-hour deep dive conversation. We covered a lot of ground, including… How having a child impacted my productivity My journey into the world of productivity How to keep up with managing information flows Is the world moving away from productivity? What productivity…

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How to Get More Out of Digital Notetaking | Goop

I sat down with Goop to talk about how to enhance the creative process, the benefits of externalizing your thoughts and how you can develop your Second Brain. We also discussed: What is personal knowledge management The difference between digital notetaking vs paper notetaking How we can learn to better manage information in the digital…

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How to Sustain Behavior Change | Creator Lab Podcast

I joined Bilal Zaidi on the Creator Lab podcast to talk about sustaining behavior change, adopting the mindset of a curator, and designing notes for your future self. We also covered: Why there is no right way to express your thoughts The power of cohort-based courses A comprehensive summary of the CODE method (Capture, Organize,…

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Building a Second Brain with Ali Abdaal

How to Organize Your Life | Ali Abdaal

Popular productivity YouTuber and Ali Abdaal summarized Building a Second Brain in this 15-minute video. This is an incredible distillation and expression of the book’s core principles. Ali discussed: What is a Second Brain and why should you have one The CODE method: my 4-step process for knowledge management and creative work How having a Second Brain…

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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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