Episode 1: Tiago Forte

Episode 1: Tiago Forte

Rewriting the Rules of Productivity and Knowledge Management in a World of Abundant Information

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Tiago Forte is the founder of Forte Labs. He’s an incredible thinker on productivity for knowledge workers. In today’s information-driven economy, legacy frameworks such as to-do lists or inbox zero may no longer be relevant. Tiago draws from principles ranging from Design Thinking to Lean Manufacturing, and helps me answer the simple question: is it possible to be too productive?

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Show Notes

  • 1:50 — Productivity in the PeaceCorps
  • 7:10 — Who is David Allen
  • 9:10 — What is GTD?
  • 13:00 — What is Personal Knowledge Management?
  • 15:50 — I’m struggling to retain Sapiens?
  • 21:00 — Building a Second Brain Class. Capture, organization, retrieval
  • 24:30 — How to take notes, does retention matter?
  • 26:30 — Treat your future self like a stranger; Why Tiago Avoids Tagging
  • 27:50 — Principal component analysis in statistics
  • 30:30 — Beauty in compression
  • 31:40 — P.A.R.A Manual
  • 33:30 — Frustrations with tagging your ideas
  • 37:00 — How does the usage of these tools impact Creativity? Are they mutually exclusive?
  • 39:20 — Dispelling the myth of the messy creative (Tommy Cooper)
  • 41:30 — Email and inbox zero (Tiago’s Post); Streams vs. containers
  • 46:00 — The “downstream” implications of email is a “blockage”
  • 47:37 — How do we operate these systems: Scarcity
  • 49:00 — Or Abundance? Is the reliance of systems a manifestation of deeper insecurities?
  • 50:00 — Internalization of habits; “The purpose of any system is to work itself out of a job”
  • 51:30 — New paradigms of work; What does work look like?
  • 52:40 — “The Rise of the Free Agent Generalist”
  • 54:30 — What do you struggle with? Loneliness, Imposter Syndrome

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