How smart people organize what they know.


How to Make Yourself Into a Learning Machine

Shopifyโ€™s Director of Production Engineering explains how reading broadly helps him get to the bottom of things

Mar 3, 2020


The Notetaking Cold War

Digging into the philosophical roots of the battle between Tiago Forte and Conor White-Sullivan

๐Ÿ”’ Jun 26, 2020


Surgical Reading: How to Read 12 Books at Once

How to efficiently get what you need out of reading, multiple books at a time

Jun 23, 2020


You have to get good before you get better

Two Shorts: Get good then get better, Kevin Yien's OKR template

๐Ÿ”’ Apr 17, 2020


How Anne-Laure Le Cunff Wrote 200 Articles In One Year

Mindful productivity helps her stay prolific without burning out

๐Ÿ”’ Jul 25, 2020


Polina Marinova Pays Attention to the Little Things

How the creator of The Profile learned to read people โ€”ย and used it to create a popular newsletter

๐Ÿ”’ May 15, 2020


How to never lose another memory again

The co-creator of Flow State explains what happens when you put your entire life in bullet points.

๐Ÿ”’ Jun 18, 2020


The Fourfold Book Index

How I Take Book Notes

๐Ÿ”’ May 22, 2020


The Four Kinds of Side Hustles

The CEO of Kettle and Fire breaks down how he thinks about side business opportunities

Sep 16, 2020 by Justin Mares


The Opportunity in Productivity

A tour of the big ideas in new productivity app mymind

๐Ÿ”’ Jul 2, 2020


Forget Forgetting. Build a Zettelkasten.

A networked note-taking method to help you remember more and write better

๐Ÿ”’ Mar 5, 2020



The mindful todo list app that's been keeping me focused this week

๐Ÿ”’ May 7, 2020


Is it new or does it suck?

A lot of people ask me for advice on how to get started writing. The pattern I see is fairly repetitive: They get inspired by something. The

๐Ÿ”’ Jul 11, 2020


Organize Your Week with the Weekly Priority Sheet

This weekโ€™s article is dedicated to the memory of George Floyd and the millions of people who have suffered racial injustice in America. Na

๐Ÿ”’ Jun 5, 2020


The CEO with an Empty Calendar

How the founder of Doist manages a team of 80 without meetings

Aug 11, 2020


Week 25

25 weeks ago, in November 2019, I wrote this in my Notion: - Write and publish a Superorganizers interview once a week - Find a partner to w

๐Ÿ”’ May 16, 2020


How To Build A Digital Zettelkasten

Effortlessly link ideas together with Roam Research. Itโ€™s like a bank account for your brain

๐Ÿ”’ Apr 1, 2020


If your system was a house, would you want to live in it?

In his book Notes on the Synthesis of Form Christopher Alexander writes about how to design buildings: โ€œ[A good design is an] effort to ach

๐Ÿ”’ Apr 28, 2020


Follow your heart โ€” with caveats

โ€œFollow your heartโ€ is squishy advice.ย  Itโ€™s a Goop headline. Itโ€™s a bumper sticker. Itโ€™s something you imagine Adam Neumann plastering on

๐Ÿ”’ Jul 31, 2020


Iโ€™m Married to an Emergency Room Doctor in New York City

How fighting the pandemic has changed our lives forever

Jun 9, 2020


How hard should I push myself?

What the science of stress tells us about peak performance

2 Jan 26, 2021 by Dan Shipper


Scott Belskyโ€™s Elephant List

Adobeโ€™s CPO on relentlessly taking action even on the problems no one is talking about

๐Ÿ”’ Jul 8, 2020


The CEO of No

How entrepreneur Andrew Wilkinson turns emails into opportunities

Sep 11, 2020 by Dan Shipper


How Josh Kaufman Does Researchย 

The author of The Personal MBA shares his process for finding answers hiding in plain sight

๐Ÿ”’ Aug 20, 2020


Action Item: Playing Offense, The 10-10-10 Test, and Blending

Amanda Goetz, VP of Marketing at The Knot, shares her routines for managing a day job, a startup, and three kids.

๐Ÿ”’ Oct 19, 2020 by Dan Shipper