Building a Second Brain - Tiago Forte

Building a Second Brain

By Tiago Forte

  • Release Date: 2022-06-14
  • Genre: Business & Personal Finance
Score: 4
From 102 Ratings


“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.


  • Must read!

    By _KLW_12
    This book is exceptional, packed with practical advice that it is immediately applicable. Competes with Atomic Habits as one of the most impactful books I’ve ever read.
  • Useful and Praticle!

    By Yuln Kwok
    A great book that teaches useful skills such as CODE and PARA methods.Hope you enjoy it too!
  • Wonderful

    By jayro619
    I found this to be mostly very exciting. Keeping my life orderly is incredibly necessary for my sanity. Forte provides an excellent criteria for beginning to tackle such a gargantuan task. The various methods he teaches in this book are truly helpful, and I have already seen an improvement in my life through practice. I think the book tends to be a bit repetitive, which doesn’t super duper affect the quality of the message, but the redundancy can be, at times, uninteresting. To be honest, I’m being nit picky. Otherwise, these teachings have been a fantastic addition to my life and I have already begun to tell others about the book.
  • Great way to get organized

    By IndyWoodworker
    I sought out this book based on a YouTube video that I saw on how this methodology could organize my information, personal and business. The book presents both the PARA methodology for organization and CODE for how to process information. If you are looking for a standard methodology independent of an an App, this book is for you.
  • Where was this 30 years ago, when I was in college??”

    By cdavis818
    The technique and thought process for this book is amazing I get it so simple. From the get-go within the first four pages I was already rethinking how I organize things, how I remember and process everything. I really was enjoyed on how a technical subject, the author is able to engage the reader in such a away that the subject not only jumps at you , it’s common scenes. It can be applied to anything every day life, immediately.
  • Not worth the time

    By Rumplemints
    This book has no logical order and is one of those books heavy on the why it’s technique is good but light on what the technique is or how to apply. Better to just reread Getting Things Done.