Here’s how participants of Building a Second Brain, our online course on digital note-taking and personal knowledge management, described the course in one tweet (140 characters or less):
How to take digital notes, increase their value, store them for easy retrieval, and use them for projects and/or to create new connections.
— Greg Scholes
BASB is about making and using notes effectively in your work and life. It enhances your edge and intellectual capital.
— Mikael Suomela
Learning a simple and enjoyable process of specific actions you take to transform information overload into useful creative output.
— Moritz Bierling
An approach to PKM & GTD that integrates ideas from complexity, Zen, and lean to build a modern and useful system for shipping creative work.
— Joseph Kelly
Organizing information inputs (digital or otherwise) to make it available to efficiently support creative work.
— Drew Levy
Freeing the mind to focus on knowledge capture & management rather than task management by building a reliable habit structure.
— Dawn Williams
Collecting all relevant knowledge that I come across in a simple system that allows me quick and easy access.
— Jimmy Conway
Taking charge of your knowledge base so you can leverage it more efficiently.
— David Lukas
How to effectively apply note taking and content summarization strategies for increased productivity and workflow.
— Paul Solt
How to use Evernote to more effectively create value from information and your ideas
— Matthew Hamilton
Nominally, a system of writing & storing discoverable notes. Really though, it’s about re-imagining your relationship to your knowledge work.
— Rick Chafe
Creating a personal system to systematically create, obtain, organize, condense, and retrieve notes for recombination of ideas and concepts.
— Sang Hyo Lee
How can everyday mundane actions, structures and stances be molded into a personal emerging reflection and knowledge system?
— Jan-Philipp Hopf
How to turn notes from a pile of stuff into a living, improving knowledge & creativity source.
— Brandon Hudgeons
Getting the past, present, and future under control using brain-enhancing strategies and tools.
— Steve Parker
Drawing in data, remixing that data within and without into rich connections. Shaping that data as powerful perspectives to output.
— Damon Cook
BASB presents new ways of thinking about capturing flows of information and converting them into valuable knowledge.
— Evan Deaubl
Create a personal knowledge management system to Capture/Store, Organize and Retrieve ideas for creative insight/breakthroughs .
— Leonard (Lennie) Davis
To have strategies in dealing with the flow of information and resurfacing old information for new projects.
— Alexandre Jesus
A life reset on thinking. It’s a how-to on creating a personal, digital library and extracting meaning into physical packets of information.
— Ben Hazlerig
Notes — distillation, recall, organization, intersection.
— Richard Miller
Develop a system to manage all your information inputs and turn it into your best creative output.
— Jean-Francois Couture
Learning the ability to leverage digital note taking to create more value, creativity, and perspectives.
— Gjermund Bjaanes
Setting up a management process for your personal knowledge so that it is capture-able, retrievable and valuable both now and in the future.
— Gabe Bassin
Using digital tools and a well-designed workflow you create a 2nd brain to off-load organization, creative thinking, & idea generation.
— Wess Daniels
Managing reference material for actionability and for generating new ideas.
— Thomas McMurphy
BASB de-bottlenecks your main constraint, your brain, creating insights that help you chart your course in a complex world.
— Andreas Marinopoulos
It’s about a systematic approach to gather, store, process and prepare any information in a way to use it in future as fast as possible.
— Pavel Bubentsov
Constructing a PKM system to maximize focus on meaningful and purpose-driven work leading to a greater output of tangible projects.
— Jeffrey Golde
The course is about taking our stored knowledge and placing it into a dynamic system where it can be drawn up for use in new projects.
— Douglas Crane
BASB helps you exploit information collection so it’s the most useful for you at the right time.
— Angel Gonzalez
BASB provides a strategy for personal knowledge management that is robust, adaptable, and essential to thrive in a world of info overload.
— Graham Hawkes
A bootcamp for organising your projects, offloading them from your brain and 10xing the productivity using technology.
— Santhosh Guru
This course teaches you to retain, organize, synthesize, and remix the best of your knowledge.
— David Perell
How to systematically create connections where you never thought they would be.
— Kris Vockler
How to reframe your self-concept using reflection through digital notes to improve effectiveness of work and satisfaction from doing it.
— Joshua Daniel
For me it’s about organizing my thoughts in a systematic way that makes recall and re-assembly of those thoughts into ideas much easier.
— Michael Dorsey
Creativity on Demand.
— Mohammed Ali Vakil
Leveraging technology to increase organization & effectiveness and reduce cognitive burden by offloading tasks to your PKM system.
— Alex Hardy
I think this course is about realising the true potential of an individual for learning, thinking, and producing.
— Yasir Khan
Tweetably? BASB is about enabling creativity through the use of tools both intellectual and technological.
— Peter Shirley
Gaining greater clarity through notes.
— Zachary Sexton
Use notes to reflect yourself: see where you want to focus, what the steps are, how you’re progressing & draw new perspectives in the process.
— Callum Flack
Taking notes, organizing your notes, sharing them so that they become something bigger.
— Michael Fogleman
Combining theory and practice for PKM; putting your best ideas to work.
— Shruthi Jayaram
Building a Second Brain is about learning specific mindsets and techniques as it pertains to personal knowledge management.
— Corey Clippinger
Creating an actionable knowledge database.
— Thomas De Moor
A course that helps you manage your personal knowledge so you can become increasingly more productive over time.
— Yunzhe Zhou
Set up your reference information by capturing and organizing information in a way to enhance retrieval and leverage that info for new work.
— Michele Wiedemer
How to increase your creative output through better managing your ingestion & mobilization of knowledge.
— Nat Eliason
It’s about building a personal system for capturing, organizing and retrieving knowledge and about workflow to maintain it.
— Mikhail Miller
Having a structured approach for knowledge work that doesn’t rely on long stretches of uninterrupted time.
— Ellen König
How to take snapshots of the mind for future use.
— Chris Clark
Trusting in a system to take EVERYTHING on my mind and find a home for it — but teaching me how to get it back out again too…
— Rob Wilson
The course is about three basic elements of efficient knowledge management: how to consume it, organize it and then use it.
— Alex Sedgwick
BASB provides a roadmap and the necessary tools to challenge your previous methods of thinking and creates a format that enhances who you are.
— Chris Mazder
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