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Building a Second Brain

A Proven Method to Organize Your Digital Life and Unlock Your Creative Potential

Introduction by Tiago Forte / Read by André Santana

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About The Book

“One of my favorite books of the year. It completely reshaped how I think about information and how and why I take notes.” —Daniel Pink, bestselling author of Drive

A revolutionary approach to enhancing productivity, creating flow, and vastly increasing your ability to capture, remember, and benefit from the unprecedented amount of information all around us.

For the first time in history, we have instantaneous access to the world’s knowledge. There has never been a better time to learn, to contribute, and to improve ourselves. Yet, rather than feeling empowered, we are often left feeling overwhelmed by this constant influx of information. The very knowledge that was supposed to set us free has instead led to the paralyzing stress of believing we’ll never know or remember enough.

Now, this eye-opening and accessible guide shows how you can easily create your own personal system for knowledge management, otherwise known as a Second Brain. As a trusted and organized digital repository of your most valued ideas, notes, and creative work synced across all your devices and platforms, a Second Brain gives you the confidence to tackle your most important projects and ambitious goals.

Discover the full potential of your ideas and translate what you know into more powerful, more meaningful improvements in your work and life by Building a Second Brain.

About The Author

Photograph by Ted Saunders.

Tiago Forte is one of the world’s foremost experts on productivity and has taught thousands of people around the world 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 a variety of publications, such as The New York TimesThe Atlantic, and Harvard Business Review. He is the author of Building a Second Brain and The PARA Method. Find out more at

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Product Details

  • Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio (June 14, 2022)
  • Runtime: 7 hours and 20 minutes
  • ISBN13: 9781797143873

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"After productivity guru Tiago Forte delivers his succinct introduction with the low-key self-assurance of a true expert, narrator André Santana delivers a performance that perfectly fits this audiobook. His boyish tone and palpable altruism express the author’s ideas with intellectual security that highlights Santana’s thinking and suggestions without overselling them. The author’s ingenious principles show how the desire to create can be harnessed and expressed with the help of the digital tools available today. His memorable prescriptions show how to capture and organize information, distill key takeaways, and link useful ideas to specific projects you’re working on. Powered by the empathic performances of both narrators, these are seminal operating principles and tech recommendations for creative people who want to streamline and refresh their creative process."

– AudioFile Magazine

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