What used to take an hour of research in a library can now be found in a few minutes with Google. But can our poor brain retain all that information? Can it combine it effectively to create something new? Maybe…but it is more efficient to offload some of that information digitally in an organized way. That’s why everyone should be Building a Second Brain.
In past centuries, intelligent people kept paper journals. I personally use a notes app on my phone. Both made it challenging to find a particular item of data. This book promises to fix that issue with free or inexpensive digital solutions.
Of course, it is not just the software cost. It takes time to build a second brain after all. I wish I had started earlier in my career. Now, I’m not sure if this is a solution for me. However, it would be invaluable for a creative person especially a writer trying to find the plot of their next book.
The book’s step-by-step instructions about how to start are easy to follow. 4 stars for Building a Second Brain!
Thanks to Atria Books and NetGalley for a digital review copy of the book.