How to Build a Second Brain and Take Advantage of What Modern Digital Tools Can Offer

Presented on: Wednesday, January 11th at 11:00 AM CST

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Are you still jotting down your notes in a haphazard way, saving them in hidden and forgotten places you can never find? Take advantage of what modern digital tools can offer: the ability to create digital records that can be searched, tagged, annotated, and shared with others. In this enlightening webinar, bestselling author and expert on productivity Tiago Forte will teach specific strategies and a proven approach to enable learners and workers of all kinds to build a "Second Brain" - a personal collection of knowledge to allow for lifelong learning.

Drawing on his experience teaching productivity and knowledge management to thousands of people worldwide, Tiago will present a highly curated set of digital tools and the habits, mental models, and approaches needed to use them together with productivity. Participants will leave with a toolkit of new methods for turning information into valuable knowledge that can be captured, organized, and resurfaced when needed.

In this webinar, participants will learn how personal knowledge management can give them:

  • Higher productivity from reusing and remixing their notes
  • Enhanced creative confidence from using a system for recording and retrieving learnings
  • Greater clarity and focus from offloading thinking onto reliable tools
  • Deeper insights into patterns of thinking and learning over time
  • Accelerated learning by tracking and adding value to notes over time
  • Relaxed control of projects from knowing that thoughts and ideas are being captured

About the author: Tiago Forte, the author of Building a Second Brain: A Proven Method to Organize Your Digital Life and Unlock Your Creative Potential, is one of the world's foremost experts on productivity and has taught thousands of people worldwide how timeless principles and the latest technology can revolutionize their productivity, creativity, and personal effectiveness. He has worked with organizations such as Genentech, Toyota Motor Corporation, and the Inter-American Development Bank and appeared in various publications, such as The New York Times, The Atlantic, and Harvard Business Review. Find out more at

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