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


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Get more done, faster, with less effort

A second brain puts everything you learn at your fingertips

The Roadmap

Week 1
Nov. 6 | Unit 1: Introduction, Unit 2: Organizing for Insight

Nov. 9 | Implementation Session #1*
Week 2
Nov. 13 | Unit 3: Digital Cognition, Unit 4: Progressive Summarization

Nov. 16 | Implementation Session #2*
Week 3
Nov. 20 | Unit 5: Maximizing Return-on-Attention, Unit 6: Just-In-Time Project Management

Nov. 23 | No Session (Thanksgiving)
Week 4
Nov. 27 | Unit 7: PKM Workflow Canvas, Unit 8: The Big Picture

Nov. 30 | Implementation Session #3*
A 5-week online course, November 6–December 7, 2017
Deep Dive Sessions on Mondays, 5:00-6:30pm Pacific time
Implementation Sessions on Thursdays, 9:00-10:30am Pacific time

Note: there will be no Thursday session on 11/23 due to Thanksgiving

Enroll below and join us on this journey
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What's Included
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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Questions? Email the Course Manager: [email protected]

Create structure and a process around 
any creative 
Create a digital environment that promotes clarity, peace of mind, and creativity
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
Can't make the live sessions? No problem!

All Monday live recordings, lecture videos, exercises, and 
forum discussions will be available online, on demand, on any device.

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 video lectures plus monthly group calls facilitated by Tiago or a certified Forte Labs coach

Personalized feedback from coaches through a private online discussion forum, including source notes, bonus resources, and an App Directory

The Nerve Bundle, a collection of pre-formatted note templates designed to work seamlessly with Building a Second Brain techniques (including future updates)

Justin Brandt
Graduate student in Systems Engineering
San Jose State University
Ellen Koenig
Senior Data Scientist, Fintech company
"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
"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"

Week 5
Dec. 4 | Final Debrief

Dec. 7 | Implementation Session #4*

* Implementation Sessions available in the Coaching Edition only

Real-world examples and 4 in-depth case studies from 
our experience introducing knowledge management 
to world-class professionals & organizations

Downloadable, full-resolution PDF slides of all units

Lifetime access to the Media Library, including exclusive expert interviews, bonus modules, and future versions of course content

Step-by-step narrated walkthroughs of setting up a note-taking system (using Evernote as an example), from downloading the program to executing a project

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 in 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 & 



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?

  • Cultivate a personal collection of insights and knowledge from your experience

  • Document processes so you never have to do the same work twice

  • Tame information overload by offloading your thinking onto digital tools

  • Build a creative process to maximize your creative output

  • Uncover connections between ideas and sources to produce better work

  • Create a digital environment that supports creation, not just consumption

  • Document the models, strategies, and tools you've learned, so they're available when you need them

  • Capturing your best ideas and insights in a trusted system

  • Make your digital tools a control center for tactical, lightning-fast action

Entrepreneurs and 


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?

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The Essentials

The essentials you need to build a second brain

The Exclusives

Exclusive content, pre-made templates, and lifetime updates

3-month subscription to Praxis, our members-only blog exploring productivity, learning, and knowledge management

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

San Francisco, CA

"High value knowledge work requires high quality knowledge resources: abundant working knowledge capital, a reliable knowledge infrastructure, knowledge liquidity, and a differentiating knowledge value proposition, all coherently leveraged to provide a competitive advantage.  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!"
Your Instructor
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Tiago Forte

Tiago Forte is an internationally recognized speaker, productivity expert, founder of Forte Labs, and editor-in-chief of the Praxis blog. He has been featured in The New York Times, Inc., 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 adopt an approach to productivity that is both more effective and more human-centered.

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