An online course on how to save everything you learn, organize your 
digital life, 
and take action on your creative ideas, by Tiago Forte


Creativity is the power to connect the seemingly unconnected
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What's Included

Everything you need to build a second brain

Christine Walther Tripp
Executive Director, The Walther Foundation
San Francisco, CA
"Building a Second Brain was just the class I was looking for to help me take my work in education philanthropy to the next level. Not only did I learn how to build a system to organize my sources and notes, but I also learned a technique to process this information to keep it alive. Now I know how to add value by growing the resources I collect into actionable ideas to take back out into the field."
David Allen
Founder, David Allen Company
Author, Getting Things Done

"...what’s fascinating to me is that there haven’t been a lot of people, and it’s why I wanted to grab you for this conversation, there haven’t been a lot of people that I’ve run across who caught sort of the subtlety of the art of work. That people just work, but they don’t realize that it’s an art form...I love how you think about all this stuff and how you’ve been putting it together."              

–From interview with Tiago Forte
Stacey Harmon
Evernote Certified Consultant, Founder of Harmon Enterprises
Guest Instructor: Business applications and workflow design
Ting Kelly
UX Designer, Brand Strategist
Guest Instructor: Experience design for creative flow
Chuck Frey
Digital Marketing Strategist, Founder of Mind Mapping Software Blog
Guest Instructor: Creative problem-solving and visual thinking
Renee Fishman
Business Coach, Change Management Consultant
Guest Instructor: Creating productivity rituals

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Create structure and a process around 
any creative 
Create a digital environment that promotes clarity and peace of mind
Cultivate a collection of valuable knowledge and insights for future use
Know exactly where to find all the files and notes you've saved in the past
Reduce stress & anxiety 
knowing all your projects are being actively managed
The Promise of the Course

You will learn how to capture, organize, and share your ideas and insights using digital notes, with a systematic approach and tools that you trust to support creative breakthroughs in your work

Need help getting reimbursed by your employer? Click here to download a proposal template
Most large organizations, and many smaller ones, will reimburse tuition for professional development

8 units of pre-recorded videos diving deep 
into Personal Knowledge Management

Personalized feedback from Tiago and peers 
through a private online discussion forum

The Nerve Bundle, a collection of pre-formatted note templates designed to work seamlessly with the course

Justin Brandt
Graduate student in Systems Engineering
San Jose State University
Ellen Koenig
Senior Data Scientist, Fintech company
Berlin, Germany
"I’m impressed how much more nuance there is to seemingly simple techniques such as progressive summarization that I though I understood already. And I love that in the individual coaching sessions I am being challenged to apply the material in real-life situations that I would never have considered.”
Chris Mazder
Olympic luge athlete
New York, NY
"I am finding this course extremely beneficial and have actively taken a step back from my current projects to re-evaluate how I pretty much do everything (in a good way!!!). If anything, the course might be moving a little too fast as I am still finding flaws in my own unique approach (based off the teachings) to PKM and trying to address them while we are moving to the next phases of this course. But, I love how all of the information and lectures have remained up so I can always go back if I need help or want to re-visit a certain topic.”


Graduates report an average 108% improvement 
in their "overall note-taking system and approach"

* Implementation Sessions available in the Coaching Edition only

Real-world examples and 4 in-depth case studies from Tiago's experience 

Downloadable, full-resolution 
PDF slides of all units

6 advanced tutorials and 5 exclusive interviews demonstrating how experts use their second brain

Step-by-step walkthroughs of 
setting up a note-taking system

Zachary Sexton
Productivity coach and host of  Able Business Radio podcast
Austin, TX

We want this investment to be 100% risk-free. If you watch the video lessons and complete the exercises and still don't find the course valuable, we'll happily refund your full payment

Creative professionals and makers

Do you lose track of your ideas or get overwhelmed 
trying to use all the material you’ve gathered for your creative projects?



and makers

Do you lose track of your ideas or get overwhelmed 
trying to use all the material you’ve gathered in your creative projects?

Productivity & self-improvement enthusiasts

Do you wonder how to save all the knowledge and insights you’ve gained and put them to use when it matters most?

Productivity & 



Do you wonder how to save all the knowledge and insights you’ve gained and put them to use when it matters most?

  • Includes:

  • Building a Second Brain version 7.0

  • Taylor Pearson's masterclass on strategic planning and long-term goal-setting, The Effective Entrepreneur

  • One-time live workshop on designing a powerful Annual Review, on Jan. 5-6, 2019

Entrepreneurs and freelancers

Do you have trouble capturing and managing all the information you need to run your business?




Do you have trouble capturing and managing all the information you need to run your business?

Get reimbursed by your employer
Premium edition

A deep-dive into personal knowledge management

3-month subscription to Praxis, our 
members-only blog with weekly articles

Uncover unexpected patterns and connections between ideas
Dawn Williams
Consulting Group, Robert Half Management Resources

San Francisco, CA

"Building a Second Brain has transformed my relationship to, and understanding of, personal knowledge capture and retention. The value to my business is significant; the value to me personally - immeasurable."
Doug von Kohorn
Software Engineer, ConsenSys
New York, NY
"In the two months since starting, I've produced three blog posts, planned three backpacking trips, decluttered my room, created an enterprise workshop, and got admitted into a developer conference. All using the *SAME* system! I'm living the PARA lifestyle now, and I'm never going back. This way lies not just productivity, but happiness and ease of mind...I started with no experience with GTD. I didn't understand constraints. I never used a note-taking tool...Take this course to start to feel agency in the world of infinite information and filter failure!"
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Tiago Forte is an internationally recognized speaker, productivity expert, founder of Forte Labs, and editor-in-chief of the Praxis blog. 

He has worked with some of the world's leading professionals and organizations and been featured in The New York TimesHarvard Business Review, Inc.The AtlanticQuartz, and CB Insights for his work re-inventing work for the digital age. 

Tiago draws on his background in design and technology to help people radically improve their effectiveness while making work a vehicle for personal growth.

Announcing the 2019 Summer of Learning

A complete curriculum for leveling up your productivity

July 3–24

Announcing the 2019 Summer of Learning
Building a Second Brain live cohortSession #1
Units 1-2 | Wed. July 3, 10-11:30am PT
Building a Second Brain live cohortSession #2

Units 3-4 | Wed. July 10, 10-11:30am PT

Building a Second Brain live cohortSession #3

Units 5-6 | Wed. July 17, 10-11:30am PT

Including two live courses taught by Tiago Forte and David Perell
Can't make the live sessions? No problem!

All live session recordings will be available online, on demand, on any device.

Building a Second Brain live cohortSession #4

Units 7-8 | Wed. July 24, 10-11:30am PT

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Next live cohort: July 3–24, 2019

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