How smart people organize what they know.


The Neuroscience of Achieving Your Goals

We turned a Huberman Lab Podcast Episode into an essay

56 May 14, 2022 by Lewis Kallow


How To Do Hard Things

A founder explores his journey with Acceptance and Commitment Therapy (ACT)

58 🔒 May 4, 2022 by Casey Rosengren


How I Tamed Panic

A Comprehensive Guide to an Unfortunate Experience

59 Apr 20, 2022 by Dan Shipper


You can only respond to what you notice

Awareness has a variable shape and size—and learning to control it is a powerful skill

43 🔒 Apr 18, 2022 by Michael Ashcroft


Against Ikigai

And How to Move Toward a Diversified Portfolio of Meaning

105 🔒 Apr 6, 2022 by Simone Stolzoff


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

22 🔒 Mar 29, 2022 by Dan Shipper


The Feedback Decision Tree

How to Give Feedback to Your Colleagues

42 🔒 Mar 23, 2022 by Brie Wolfson


Following the White-Hot Fire Inside of You

In the Studio with Painter Brian Rutenberg

144 🔒 Mar 17, 2022 by Kieran O‘Hare


Managing Your Manager

How Helping Your Manager Succeed Will Help You Succeed

120 Mar 9, 2022 by Brie Wolfson


Why You’re Not Doing Creative Work

And how to start again even if you don't have time

60 🔒 Feb 28, 2022 by Dan Shipper


The Fall of Roam

I don’t use Roam anymore. Why?

176 Feb 12, 2022 by Dan Shipper


How to Win the Great British Bake Off

Peter Sawkins Sits Down to Discuss Framing, Faith, and Finding His Path

80 🔒 Feb 1, 2022 by Kieran O‘Hare


Andrew Huberman’s Morning Routine, Backed by Neuroscience

A Summary of How the Podcast Host Starts His Day

102 🔒 Jan 25, 2022 by Dan Shipper, Julie Mosow, and Eric Thompson


Beware of Pet Explanations

A few weeks ago, I was out shopping in SoHo when I was gripped by the sensation that everything was about to go horribly wrong. I am not a s

50 🔒 Jan 15, 2022 by Dan Shipper


What Worked for Me in 2021

I’m constantly experimenting with tools, systems, routines, books, and supplements to try to live a better life. Experimentation is the esse

82 🔒 Dec 22, 2021 by Dan Shipper


Event: $10k Work with Khe Hy

When it comes to productivity systems, you've tried them all, yet nothing really sticks. Why? Because the popular methods don't prioritize i

0 🔒 Dec 2, 2021 by Dan Shipper


How To Write Philosophy with Dr. Pamela Hieronymi

The “consulting philosopher” on The Good Place shares her process for thinking and writing

40 🔒 Dec 1, 2021 by Dan Shipper and Kieran O‘Hare


How I Got My Brain Back

Using observation, investigation, and productivity methods to understand my depression

122 🔒 Nov 16, 2021 by Brie Wolfson


Cultivating Flow

Remembering Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, discoverer of Flow

34 🔒 Nov 9, 2021 by Flow State


Misunderstanding Media

The phrase “the medium is the message” predicted much of the internet era. But what does it actually mean?

11 🔒 Nov 6, 2021 by Dan Shipper


How David Perell writes an essay

Harnessing the power of surprise to build writing that spreads

13 🔒 Oct 29, 2021 by Dan Shipper


What is underneath productivity?

I’ve been obsessing about productivity for a long time. I used to spend a lot of time thinking about tools for thought and second brains. Bu

65 🔒 Oct 22, 2021 by Dan Shipper


How Flow Saved a Chef

A Renowned New York Restaurateur on Using Flow to Run His Business, Make Decisions, and Guide His Life

52 Oct 11, 2021 by Kieran O‘Hare


Do “Stress Cancelling” Headsets Work?

Reviewing a wearable device that uses special vibrations to help you "stress less" and "sleep better"

8 🔒 Oct 4, 2021 by Dan Shipper


The Theology of Productivity

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

21 Oct 1, 2021 by Sarah Chappell