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From Digital Clutter to Organized Brilliance: Unlock Your Full Creative Potential

Do you need help remembering essential information? Here's how you can de-clutter and organize your (digital life) with a simple proven method.
by Rob Gillham | Apr 3 2023

Do you struggle to remember new ideas, thoughts, and inspirations? According to research by the Learning Guild, you’re not alone. After one hour, we forget half of the information we are presented with, and within 24 hours, we retain just 30%. Fear not, because there’s a productivity methodology that can help you keep track of what you learn and remember what’s important. It’s called the second brain method.

It’s not a sci-fi concept about cloning your brain; it’s a productivity methodology that can help you organize your thoughts, boost your creativity, and remember important ideas from books you’ve read. So, how does it work?

How To Forget Less With A Second Brain

The second brain methodology was created by Tiago Forte and outlined in his book Building a Second Brain. Forte’s technique involves creating a digital system to store and categorize information in an easily retrievable way, allowing for creative exploration and synthesis of new ideas.

“The practice of building a Second Brain is more than the sum of capturing facts, theories, and the opinions of others. At its core, it is about cultivating self-awareness and self-knowledge.”
Tiago Forte, Building a Second Brain.

The ultimate goal is to create a personalized knowledge management system that can be accessed and utilized to solve problems, generate new ideas, and achieve personal and professional goals.

Organize Your Digital Life and Unlock Your Full Creative Potential With The Expert Himself

To help you build a second brain and de-clutter your life, the mastermind behind this method, Tiago Forte, partnered with Blinkist to create a guide to the fundamental concepts of his pioneering productivity method.

Guided by experts and thought leaders, Guides allow you to take an even deeper dive into a particular topic you are curious about.

The guide — Organize Your Digital Life and Unlock Your Full Creative Potential — is based on Forte’s bestselling book Building a Second Brain and takes you through each step of his groundbreaking methodology. Each chapter features narration from Forte himself, who explains the key ideas from his book and other bestselling works from productivity experts like The Seven Sins of Memory by Daniel Schacter and The Organized Mind by Daniel Levitin.

The entire guide can be completed from home or on the go, all on the Blinkist app. Think of Blinkist as your second brain for bestselling books. The app gathers key insights from nonfiction books and shares them as 15-minute explainers. There are 5,500 titles to choose from across 27 categories, including personal development, psychology, and productivity.

Blinkist Guides Are A Mixtape For Your Brain

Like how a mixtape is a collection of songs put together to create a specific mood or feeling, Blinkist Guides are a collection of Blinkist explainers curated by experts like Tiago Forte around a specific topic or theme.

So, whether you want to learn about the second brain, leadership, or personal development, Blinkist Guides have got you covered. Each guide contains audio advice from experts, and bite-sized explainers of different books arranged logically to help you get a deeper understanding of the subject.

With Blinkist Guides, you can learn new things, expand your knowledge, and do it all in a fun and engaging way. Blinkist has guides on everything from managing your mental health at work with psychotherapist Nora Dietrich to using the science of consciousness to connect with yourself and others with neuroscientist Anil Seth.

Build a Second Brain In 15 Minutes A Day

Next to Guides, Blinkist offers condensed versions of popular books, giving readers quick and easy access to key ideas and insights without reading the full text. Each explainer is designed to be read in 15 minutes or less, and can be accessed both online and offline. Blinkist also offers audio versions of the explainers for on-the-go learning.


The app aims to provide busy readers with a convenient way to learn and grow, allowing them to explore new ideas quickly and easily. Both Blinkist and the Second Brain aim to help individuals learn and process information more effectively.

With the help of the app’s features, such as Spaces, the app can help you build a second brain. Blinkist Spaces is a way to invite friends, family, or colleagues from your own organization to gather together on Blinkist to add, share, and recommend titles from the Blinkist library all in one place, in the app. A Space can be for a group of people or a topic like Productivity or Mindfulness.

Upgrade your learning with Blinkist’s latest feature, Spaces. Get recommendations from friends and share your insights with them directly via the App.

Think of Blinkist Spaces like a shared second brain between you and your family and friends. Instead of trying to remember all of the amazing book recommendations that come your way, you can utilize a shared Blinkist Space to organize and collect them all.

Learn More While On the Go

SBTweet1 Every Blinkist explainer and expert guide is available in audio format, so even the busiest of people can learn while on the go. Where you learn is up to you. You can soak up knowledge while you’re running errands, driving to work, or de-cluttering your digital life. Making the most of every moment has never been easier.

Blinkist Helps Users Make Real Change

Blinkist doesn’t just help users read more; it helps improve their day-to-day lives. In a user survey, 91% of the participants said that they created better habits, and 87% have made positive changes in their lives, all from what they’ve learned on the app.

“I read a lot of management, self-improvement, and entrepreneurial books through Blinkist because I can gain specific knowledge on my industry or on ways to improve myself.”
–Steven Renwick, CPO of Regis24

Trust One of the World’s Best Apps With Your Learning Journey

Blinkist has been featured in numerous publications, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Forbes. It has also received high ratings on app stores, such as the Apple App Store and Google Play. Apple even called it one of the world’s best apps and one of the top 20 apps for lifelong learning.

“I struggle to find the time to read a book, and this app has become a firm favorite. I can pick and choose subjects I’m interested in and get the highlights in the right amount of time. I also love the audio option, great for in the car.”
–5-star review.

Ready to take your productivity to the next level? Try Blinkist and the explainer for Building a Second Brain today to supercharge your knowledge management and unlock your full potential.

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