Building a Second Brain


Building a Second Brain by Tiago Forte is an eye-opening guide to leveraging technology to augment our cognitive abilities. As a digital nomad and growth marketer since 2016, I've found this book to be an instrumental tool in boosting my productivity and managing information overload. In this review, I'll share how the principles outlined in this book have impacted my work and personal life.

Book Information

  • Title: Building a Second Brain - An Overview
  • Author: Tiago Forte
  • Genre: Self-help, Technology, Personal Development
  • Publication Date: 2017


Building a Second Brain proposes a method for organizing digital information effectively, creating an external, digital "second brain" that can help manage the constant influx of information we encounter daily. Tiago Forte advocates for a systematic approach to storing and retrieving digital data, making it easier to access and use this information when needed.

Analysis and Evaluation

Forte's writing is clear and straightforward, making complex concepts accessible to everyone. His approach to managing digital information is revolutionary, challenging traditional methods of data organization. The book provides practical tips and techniques that can be readily implemented.

Personal Reflection

As a growth marketer constantly juggling various tasks, projects, and information, Building a Second Brain has transformed the way I manage digital data. By creating my own "second brain," I've been able to effectively store and retrieve information, enhancing my productivity and reducing cognitive load.

Living as a digital nomad, this approach has been particularly helpful in managing both work and personal data on the go. It has allowed me to work more efficiently and spend more time enjoying my travels.


Building a Second Brain by Tiago Forte is a groundbreaking guide to managing digital information. Whether you're an entrepreneur, a growth marketer, or anyone struggling with information overload, this book provides a practical and effective solution. It offers a fresh perspective on productivity in the digital age and provides invaluable insights for harnessing the power of technology to augment our cognitive abilities.

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Ewoud Uphof

Ewoud Uphof is an experienced Growth Hacker, certified funnel optimiser and investor.

In the past decade he has co-founded multiple companies. As Head of Growth he has helped grow 50+ companies ranging from start-ups to multinationals. He has worked for Camptoo,, Sophia Mae, Koffievoordeel and many more.

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