Into the Impossible With Brian Keating
Into the Impossible With Brian Keating
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139: I Write Therefore I Am: David Perell— Building A Second Brain + Write of Passage
56 minutes Posted Apr 21, 2021 at 5:00 am.
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David Perell is a modern philosopher-scholar. He is a Gen-Z version of Seth Godin who both writes and thinks in public to become a more refined intellectual. He is a brilliant raconteur who also partners with Tiago Forte to produce the spectacular "Building a Second Brain" course!

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David's motto is: “Write every day.” Most of his essays are about business, education, and what it means to be a citizen of the Internet. These essays are a record of his intellectual quest to make sense of the world. They’re the diary of his contemplative life, and you will enjoy them. Start with the short-form essays and work your way up to the long-form ones.

David's most popular short articles include The Price of Discipline, The Never-Ending Now, and One Big Idea. And if you want to read some long-form essays, I recommend What the Hell is Going On, News in the Age of Abundance, and Peter Thiel’s Religion. Or, if you want a short introduction to my thinking, you’ll like 50 Ideas that Changed My Life.If you want to see all his writing on a single page, you’ll find all my essays here At

In Write of Passage, you will develop a systematic process for cultivating ideas, distilling them into writing, and sharing them with the people who can make the biggest difference in your career.By the time you finish the course, you will have published a series of insightful articles, built a professional website, launched an email newsletter, learned how to use these assets to connect with anyone on the planet, and developed a framework for uniquely framing your expertise and skills.You’ll transform from a passive consumer to an active creator, and escape the “Mediocre Majority” of people who endlessly consume without ever producing.

How many brilliant ideas have you had and forgotten? How many insights have you failed to take action on? How much useful advice have you slowly forgotten as the years have passed?We feel a constant pressure to be learning,improving ourselves, and making progress. The solution: Build a Second Brain!

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