Focus, relax, and sleep with Endel

FEATURED TOOL Welcome to this edition of our interview series, where we connect with founders on a mission to help us make the most of our mind. Oleg Stavitsky is the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Endel, an award-winning app blending art, science and technology that offers personalized soundscapes to help you focus, relax, …

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Reducing information anxiety with the founder of Joggo

FEATURED TOOL Welcome to this edition of our interview series, where we chat with the founders of tools for thought who are on a mission to help us become more productive and more creative while taking care of our mental health. In a world where we all struggle with information overload, the team at Joggo …

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Building a latticework of mental models with ModelThinkers

FEATURED TOOL Welcome to a new edition of our interview series, where we meet with the founders of tools for thought on a mission to help us think better. Arun Pradhan and Shai Desai are the co-founders of ModelThinkers, an online tool providing a searchable library of mental models, along with playbooks that combine mental …

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The MoSCoW method of prioritization

Whether you are trying to decide which product feature to ship first, or what task to place at the top of your to-do list, it can sometimes be hard to decide on the right prioritization. That’s when a strategic approach can be helpful. The MoSCoW method is a simple, effective way to bring order to …

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Emotional exhaustion: a leading indicator of burnout

The modern world operates in such a way that we all face a torrent of stressors throughout the day, at work and outside of work. Unfortunately, this means some of us live in a constant state of stress, which can lead to emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion. Emotional exhaustion is one of the most invisible …

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Eliminating bias in online education with the founder of Learnopoly

Welcome to this edition of our interview series, where we explore tools to better explore and manage our knowledge. We talked to Finn Patraic, the founder of Learnopoly, a platform on a mission to provide unbiased reviews for popular online courses. Since launch, the team has spent more than 400 hours reviewing courses. Finn has …

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Exploring the power of note-making with the co-founder of Obsidian

FEATURED TOOL Welcome a new edition of our interviews with founders of tools for thought. Erica Xu co-founded Obsidian with Shida Li to help anyone build their personal knowledge base. Obsidian is local-first and plain text, and treats links as first-class citizens. Moreover, it’s incredibly extensible, with many plugins to make your personal knowledge base …

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Building a swarm of thoughts with the founders of Napkin

FEATURED TOOL Welcome to this edition of our tools for thought series, where we interview founders on a mission to help us unlock our knowledge to become smarter, more creative, and more productive. David Felsmann and Fabian Wittel are building Napkin, a tool to collect thoughts, see connections, and be inspired. Designed to be a …

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How to quantify our focus with the founder of Rize

FEATURED TOOL As the saying goes, time is our most precious currency: once we spend it, it’s gone. Yet, somehow, we rarely make a conscious effort to better understand and manage how we spend our time. Sure, at a macro level, we may use a calendar, and try to make sure to carve time out …

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The rise of fake scientists

Yesterday at lunch time, while I was sipping tea and casually going through Instagram stories to see what my friends were up to (not the best kind of work break, but we are human after all), I was shown an advert for a website I had never heard about before. It’s called Gaia, and it …

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