Deep Dive with Ali Abdaal

Confronting my Productivity Guru - Tiago Forte

July 7, 2022

People often call me a productivity guru, but in this episode I sit down with one of the world's foremost experts on productivity, Tiago Forte. Tiago's taught me and thousands of people how they can revolutionise their lives and businesses with his course ‘building a second brain’ and during this conversation he shares that wisdom. We talk about how he fell into the world of productivity and how actually building a business is at the core of what is means to make a positive impact on the world, as well as misconceptions about productivity and his brand new book 'Building A Second Brain: A Proven Method to Organize Your Digital Life and Unlock Your Creative Potential'.

00:00 Intro
01:44 How has having a child has impacted your productivity?
06:01 How did you become one of the world's foremost experts on productivity?
12:05 How to keep up with managing information flows
17:20 Is the world moving away from productivity?
23:24 What's the meaning of productivity for you?
34:11 Getting interested in business and making money
58:31 Your new book
01:03:14 What is a second brain and why does it help you organise your life?
01:14:31 The principles of building a second brain


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