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  1. The PARA Method: A Universal System for Organizing Digital Information
    This is our most popular article! Discover an organizational system that supports and enhances your work, by telling you exactly where to put a piece of information, and exactly where to find it when you need it.

  2. How To Take Smart Notes
    Find out which 10 principles will revolutionize your notetaking and writing. It’s time to turn your notes into concrete results.

  3. Mise-en-Place for Knowledge Workers: 6 Practices for Working Clean
    As knowledge workers we spend thousands of hours learning specialized skills. Yet, we haven’t mastered the most fundamental skill of all: how to manage our work. Here’s what we can learn from the respected culinary tradition of mis-en-place. 

  4. The Rise of the Full-Stack Freelancer
    Instead of relying on a job based on one set of skills, we’re moving towards a portfolio of income streams. This essay dives into the portfolio approach to modern work and how you can use it to your advantage.

  5. The 4 Levels of Personal Knowledge Management
    This is the most common path of improvement we see in students of our Building a Second Brain course. Read the descriptions for each of the 4 levels, and the one that most closely matches your current experience is likely the level you’re at.