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Introducing the Second Brain Summit

I'm unbelievably proud to announce the inaugural Second Brain Summit, taking place October 3–4, 2024, in Los Angeles, California! We're gathering 500 of the most dedicated experts and practitioners of personal knowledge management in the world’s creative capital with three goals in mind: To meet other like-minded people and see that we're not alone To celebrate the explosion of digital creativity we're living through To share and learn from each other the most powerful tools and techniques...

5 days ago • 2 min read

Last week, I found out that Building a Second Brain has sold over 200,000 copies. What a milestone! The book has 4.5 stars on Amazon with almost 5,400 ratings and is now available in 13 languages with many more to be released soon. (You can always find the updated list of international editions here.) If you've purchased the book, thank you so much for your support. And if you haven't yet...what are you waiting for?? Just kidding... My Read-Later App is Overflowing! What Should I Do? I'm a...

12 days ago • 2 min read

My friend and marketing advisor Billy Broas visited me at my home studio last week... Where we recorded a video about Simple Marketing for Smart People – the book we're writing together. At the core of Billy's marketing philosophy is that your customers need certain beliefs to embrace your product. Without these beliefs, no amount of discounts, free content, or tactics will suffice. You have the power to instill these beliefs and that’s what Simple Marketing for Smart People is all about. You...

19 days ago • 3 min read

I just got back from an incredible trip to Mexico for the release of Building a Second Brain in Spanish. I had the opportunity to do a book signing and Q&A session at a beautiful bookstore called Rosario Castellanos that I used to go to when I lived in Mexico City in 2019. I gave a talk at Centro University (more on that below) and did my first TV interview in Spanish, live on air! Here's a 1-minute highlight reel of my trip: Don't forget to grab your copy of Crea Tu Segundo Cérebro on Amazon...

26 days ago • 3 min read

I had a fantastic time speaking at the Festival de las Ideas in Mexico this past weekend. I made a short video sharing my impressions that you can watch on TikTok or on X. And check out this amazing stage design: "You Only Know What You Make" This is one of my all-time favorite quotes, originating from the Latin phrase "verum ipsum factum" by 18th-century philosopher Giambattista Vico. It's my reminder to you to not just passively consume more information that soon will be forgotten. Instead,...

about 1 month ago • 2 min read

Last week, we launched our BASB Foundation course in Portuguese! It's the first course we've ever translated to another language. I chose Portuguese because it's my native language and I want to make the course more accessible in Brazil where my family is from. Here's my official announcement video on our Brazilian Instagram channel. The course is now available for purchase on Hotmart, the most popular online course platform in Brazil. Check out the course The Art of Achieving Flow States for...

about 1 month ago • 2 min read

I have a question for you... What’s the single best professional event you’ve been to? (e.g., a conference, mastermind, training, networking event) And what was the #1 thing that made it so impactful? I'm asking because we're diving deep into the preparation for our first in-person Second Brain Summit in October in LA and I want to make it the best possible experience. It would mean a lot if you could reply and share your thoughts! Thank you 🙏 From Time-Wasters to Time-Savers: The Art of...

about 2 months ago • 3 min read

I’m heading to Mexico in March to speak at the Festival de las Ideas (Festival of Ideas) in Puebla alongside Jay Shetty, David A. Sinclair, and other thought leaders. The mission of the festival is to share ideas around freedom, prosperity, education, innovation and leadership to transform our vision of the world. Check it out here. I made a short video about it: My Simple Strategy for Higher Output I credit much of my professional output to one strategy: single-tasking. Whether I'm sitting...

about 2 months ago • 2 min read

Our BASB Foundation course just got a major upgrade 🥳 We’re committed to making it the best way to learn how to build a Second Brain so our team spent the last month improving the entire learning experience. You now have a BASB Playbook as your official course companion. Think of it as your very own cheat sheet – an invaluable reference, reminding you of the main concepts and lessons learned. You can access additional resources within the lessons. These are exclusive guides, articles, and...

2 months ago • 3 min read

We finally found the perfect venue for our first in-person Second Brain Summit! Mark your calendars for Oct. 3-4 in Los Angeles! Steal My 5-Step Project Kick-Off Checklist I've noticed that the way most people launch projects is very haphazard, leaving it mostly up to chance if their endeavor will actually come to fruition. But if we consider that our projects are some of our biggest investments of attention, isn't it worth adding a little bit of structure to how we start them? This is where...

2 months ago • 3 min read
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