How smart people organize what they know.


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: “[A good design is an] effort to ach

Apr 28, 2020


Dopamine Stacking

The hidden wisdom in trying new tools and systems

Sep 25, 2020 by Dan Shipper


Finding the Truth

What to do when it feels like you're spinning your wheels intellectually

2 Jan 30, 2021 by Dan Shipper


Scott Belsky’s Elephant List

Adobe’s CPO on relentlessly taking action even on the problems no one is talking about

Jul 8, 2020


Follow your heart — with caveats

“Follow your heart” is squishy advice.  It’s a Goop headline. It’s a bumper sticker. It’s something you imagine Adam Neumann plastering on

Jul 31, 2020


Pile Avoidance

If you look closely at anything that you try to keep clean—like an email inbox, a product backlog, or a dishwasher—you’ll notice that they t

Mar 29, 2022 by Dan Shipper


Stop Trying to Make Hard Work Easy

Nir Eyal, author of Indistractable, explains how to cope even when work is hard.

May 5, 2020


The Theology of Productivity

Exploring why productivity can feel empty, and how we can make it whole again

1 Oct 1, 2021 by Sarah Chappell


How to Go Pro as a Creator

John Gannon from GoingVC shares how he made $1mm in revenue as a creator

Jun 25, 2021 by John Gannon


Action Item: How to Become a Machine

Nate Berkopec tunes himself like a server—in a surprisingly human way

Apr 13, 2021 by Dan Shipper and Annaliese Griffin


The Unreasonable Effectiveness of 1-1 Learning

How to learn anything 98% better than average

Aug 6, 2022 by Dan Shipper


Productivity for Parents

Square’s Restaurant Product Lead on integrating career and family

Apr 16, 2020


How To Run Your Life Inside of Notion

Marie Poulin gives a tour through the most impressive Notion setup I've ever seen

Jan 21, 2020 by Dan Shipper


How Productivity Star Thomas Frank Reaches Millions on YouTube

We pull back the curtain on how he gets things and done, and do a deep dive on his system for making videos

Mar 30, 2020


Action Item: How to stop worrying and love Twitter

Visakan Veerasamy on building an audience by making internet friends

Dec 17, 2020 by Dan Shipper


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.

Oct 19, 2020 by Dan Shipper


Will Worrying Make You Better?

In fourth grade my teacher referred to me in a report card as a “nutty professor.” The verdict from the elementary academy was clear: Head i

Apr 23, 2021 by Dan Shipper


Nat Eliason is Living in The Matrix

Nat reveals the Roam setup that he uses to run his life

Apr 29, 2020


How New Ideas Happen

“The first step to a new cosmogony is a step back” — Paul Feyerbend, Against Method Raise your hand if you’ve murdered an idea.  I have. It

Jul 23, 2020


Who Shaan Puri is Becoming

The co-host of the My First Million Podcast reveals his tools for growing into a better version of himself

Feb 24, 2021 by Dan Shipper and Annaliese Griffin


New for Members: Sparkle v. 0.6

A new version of the Superorganizers file cleaning utility

🔒 Aug 26, 2020


How I Use Screen Time on iOS

Screen Time on iOS is like ice cream cake: so full of promise, and yet also always so underwhelming. It’s probably Apple’s most valuable so

May 29, 2020


When Productivity Tools Make the Problem Worse

You’re using your todo list for something deeper than tasks

Sep 2, 2022 by Dan Shipper


The Lucky Ones

How Isaac Newton conquered the loneliness and boredom of quarantine

Apr 8, 2020


How to see the future

An MIT PhD reveals his process for researching the future of programming

1 Mar 18, 2021 by Dan Shipper and Annaliese Griffin