Tiago Forte is one of the world’s foremost experts on productivity. Through online courses and live workshops, he has taught more than 20,000 knowledge workers around the world how to revolutionize their productivity and personal effectiveness using technology.
Tiago draws on academic disciplines such as Information Science & User Experience Design, as well as his professional experience working with top leaders and organizations in Silicon Valley.
He talks about the path to creating Forte Labs in Tiago Forte’s Origin Story
He launched a new version of the website in April, 2020. He wrote about the process at The New Forte Labs Website.
You can also join free communities at either Slack or Facebook.
The Praxis blog provides both free and paid content to readers. Tiago offers a monthly paid subscription for access to exclusive, members-only posts published 1-3 times per month.
He had previously written on Medium but left the platform.
The Forte Academy programs train knowledge workers in the most important skills they need to succeed in the Information Age, with an interactive, group-based approach to learning.
The academy was formally introduced in December, 2019.
Praxis Vol. 1: Design Your Work Compilation of 16 posts from the Praxis blog, published between 2014–2016, updated and edited for clarity, accuracy, and consistency
Praxis Volume 2: Extend Your Mind Documents Tiago Forte’s journey researching how to build a “second brain,” a repository of valuable knowledge gained throughout life.
Praxis Volume 3: The Heart is the Bottleneck An exploration of personal growth through the eyes of a productivity expert.
Storm of Tweets A compilation of “tweetstorms” (bite-sized snippets of text on a single overarching topic, delivered in a chain on the social media platform Twitter) written by Tiago Forte in 2016 and 2017
The Mesa Method: An Outsider’s Perspective In 2014, Tiago was invited to Brazil to take part in an experimental new working format called “Mesa.” He didn’t know many details. Just that he would be working alongside some of the smartest and most accomplished people in the world, that they would be solving a difficult challenge together, and that all this would happen, somehow, within just 5 days.
Beyond The Orange Curtain: Adventures of an Orange County Kid in South America The story of Tiago Forte’s adventures in South America, as he studied, volunteered, traveled, and worked in Brazil and Colombia from 2008-2009
Building A Second Brain
Tip: Join The Second Brain Goodreads Group The group is for all who are interested in the ideas from the Building A Second Brain course, and forthcoming book, as well as other work from Forte Labs.
He launched his first version of the ecourse in early 2017 with 30 students. The latest version had over 800 students.
He has shared a lot of information about his work creating and improving the course:
- The Lifecycle of a Profitable Online Course
- Tiago’s Comprehensive Guide to Creating a Profitable Online Course
In April, 2020, Tiago announced that he had gotten a book deal for Building A Second Brain with Atria Books.
He is writing about his experience in The Complete Guide to Landing a Book Deal. Posts include”
In May, 2020, he tweeted that his book would be based on 194 notes – although it would likely be just 70-100 notes.
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He had previously been diagnosed with glossopharyngeal neuralgia, which he described as ‘a catchall term for pain emanating from the pharynx.’ He was able to find relief by exploring the role of the vagus nerve.
He wrote about this in Groundbreakers: My Journey Healing Trauma, Unleashing Anger, and Awakening the Vagus Nerve.
You can learn more about the vagus nerve in his book summary for The Body Keeps the Score
In 2018, he moved to Mexico.
He created these frameworks
He started using Converkit in August, 2019. His newsletter subscribers increased from 6k to 20k subscribers