Tiago Forte is an internationally recognised productivity expert, author, speaker, researcher, and teacher obsessed with the future of work. He is also the founder of Forte Labs, a productivity training and media firm based in San Francisco. At Forte Labs, he helps people significantly improve their productivity through techniques, principles, and tools of design thinking.
Tiago is also the editor-in-chief of Praxis, a members-only online publication that focuses on the future of productivity. He has also created online courses on the learning platform skillshare.com which won him an Innovation in Education award. For his efforts on re-inventing work for the digital age, he has been featured on Inc., CB Insights, and The New York Times. Also a prolific author, Tiago has already written 5 books—The Mesa Method, Extend Your Mind, Design Your Work, Storm of Tweets, and Beyond the Orange Curtain.
Drawing on his background in design and technology, Tiago helps people and organisations elevate their performance, reframe their relationship with work, and transform their productivity. He also conducts workshops on topics that deal with the future of work such as habit formation, design thinking, productivity, and personal knowledge management (PKM). His online course Building a Second Brain teaches people how to save everything they have learned, act on their creative ideas, and organise their digital life.
This week’s episode talks about the concept behind the full-stack freelancer model, what personal knowledge management (PKM) is, and the 3 stages people move through in their use of technology.
Tiago also shares what productivity is for him, how he makes working sessions inherently pleasurable, and how he strengthens his self-efficacy.
On work and productivity, Tiago has this to say, “Instead of just accepting human nature and the nature of work as fixed, we can design the very way we structure our work to fit how we wanna work and how we wanna live.”