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💎 What's Inside?
#1 VIDEO MASTERCLASS: Building Your Brain OS (70+ min, HD Quality)
- Learn my process to create the best book summaries. This is a process 5 years in the making
- How to systematize what you learn from books so you never forget actionable lessons
- Organize your book notes for easy access when you need them the most
#2 BONUS: Lifetime Access to my Brain OS
- Detailed book notes from the most influential books on personal growth, productivity, and habits
- More than 2000 hours of reading (and $3000 spend on books) and many more hours of creating these summaries
🚀 My Story
In 2016, I read more than 100 books. I read like it was the end of the world. It felt like an achievement.
But, by the end of the year, I had a hard time recalling even one useful idea from each book. The lessons weren't sticking and were quickly being forgotten.
That moment became a turning point in my life.
I realized that for ideas and lessons from books to stick, I needed to start engaging with my notes.
I need to review them, organize them, make them actionable. To turn them into something I could actually use in my life.
And so in 2017, I started creating book summaries based on my highlights. I found that summarizing the book’s key ideas helped me remember what I read.
In the beginning, I kept the summaries to myself. But one day, I realized these could also be valuable to other people. And so I started publishing them on my blog.
This was one of the best decisions I’ve made.
Since then, I’ve summarized 60+ of the best nonfiction books of all time. They have been read more than 1 million times and changed some lives:“Thanks for all your notes on books and your tips for productivity, they helped me a lot get back on track in my job as after reducing my working hours I was really struggling, but now it's much better.” - Björk
But that’s not even the best part…
🧠 Building a Brain OS
This year, I decided I need to have a central location for all my summaries. So I moved all my book notes to Notion. I call it the Brain OS.
Having all my notes in one tool allows me to better organize, remember, and apply everything I ever read.
If I need a refresher on the main lessons from Deep Work by Cal Newport so I can be more productive, I can simply open my Brain OS and review my notes:
Or if I'm trying to build a new habit, I can look up the Four Laws of Behavior Change from Atomic Habits by James Clear:
Building my Brain OS in Notion has changed my life.
This system has allowed me to maximize my creative output (my book summaries inspire many of my articles and videos), identify recurring ideas from books I’ve read, and most important: internalize what I’ve read.
In this video masterclass, I’ll show you my exact process for creating book summaries that will help you remember what you read months, even years, after reading.
This system will make you a more efficient reader and note-taker and will change how you read (and maybe even your life.)
💭 What People Are Saying
💡 Why You Need a Brain OS
There are three key benefits of building your own Brain OS:
#1 Remember what you read.
Reading a book from cover to cover doesn’t mean you’ve finished it. It means you read it. A book is only completed after you’ve applied the lessons you’ve learned.
We’ve all read a book only to forget its key ideas as soon as we finish. Summarizing a book in your own words, though, minimizes that problem by helping you internalize the book’s key insights.
#2 Connect key concepts from other books.
Writing summaries create building blocks for your own thinking and creating. You can connect ideas from other books you’ve read.
You write summaries to think. And you read summaries to refresh.
#3 Improve your writing and thinking.
If you create any kind of content - articles, videos, podcasts - you need to refer to and reference ideas you’ve read as quickly as possible.
Even if you're not a writer or a creative, there’s value in “remixing” an idea as part of the retrieval process.
👩🏻💻 Who's the Course for?
#1 Managers & Knowledge Workers
Apply lessons from books to become more productive and efficient. Even one simple nugget can change the way you work for the better and accelerate your career.
Apply lessons from books to your business and watch it grow 10x. You can even create separate sections for different parts of your business.
Remix lessons from books into your own creative works, such as articles, videos, and podcasts. A central location helps you quickly find what you need to reference.
🎥 What's in the Course?
17 video lessons divided into 4 parts. 70+ minutes at 1080p quality of only the best of the best of what I've learned from 5 years of perfecting this process.
Here's a quick summary:
Part I: Changing How You Read
Intro to the course, showing you what you'll be building - your Brain OS - and the benefits of doing so.
Part II: Taking Better Notes
Take better highlights from books. A great summary starts when you're reading the books. Learn the 3 Dos and the 3 Don'ts of Highlights, as well as advanced highlighting techniques.
And when you're finished reading a book, I'll guide you on how you can easily export your highlights, whether you're reading on a Kindle or on paper.
Part III: Organizing Your Notes
The core of the course. I'll guide you through my 5 levels of creating book summaries. And why you shouldn't apply all levels to all books. Includes a simple template that you can use for 80% of the books you read.
Part IV: Building Your Brain OS
The final piece of the puzzle: moving your book summaries into Notion.
📚 BONUS: Get Lifetime Access to Dan's Brain OS
If you enroll today, you'll also get access to my Brain OS. There are currently 60+ book notes in there with more being added every week.
Here are a few book summaries you'll find inside my Brain OS:
- The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey
- How to Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie
- The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck by Mark Manson
- Atomic Habits by James Clear
- The 4 Hour Workweek by Tim Ferriss
- Essentialism by Greg Mckeown
- Zero to One by Peter Thiel
- The 10X Rule by Grant Cardone
- Free to Focus by Michael Hyatt
- The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo
Here's how you can use these notes:
- Quickly skim my notes before deciding if you want to buy a book
- Refresh the core topics from books you may have read years ago
- Search for books that cover topics you’re curious about, or want to cite as sources
- Sound really smart by being able to reference tons of books you haven’t read
And since this is the actual notebook I take my notes in, you’ll also automatically get one or two new book notes each week. You get lifetime access to my growing list of notes from the books I’m reading.
If you went out and bought all of these books, you’d pay around $3,000. If you then spent the 3-6 hours reading each book, and 1-2 hours taking notes on them, it’d take you anywhere from 800 – 1,600 hours to recreate this.
Almost an entire work year of reading and note-taking.
Once you purchase, you’ll get sent a link to access book notes in Notion.
You’ll immediately be able to search all of my book notes, copy text out of them, make copies of them to remix into your own notes, and most importantly, you’ll have access to the core of my last five years of exploration into learning, self-improvement, fitness, travel, money, and all of the other topics I explore on my blog.
Ready to dive in?
💰 My Money-Back Promise
If you watch the entire masterclass and create a summary as you go along, and still don’t find the course useful, drop me an email and we'll happily refund your full payment within 30 days of your purchase.
However, please note that the money-back guarantee only applies if you actually do the work and complete the video lessons. If you don't do the work, you won't get any value from the course.
❓ Frequently Asked Questions
Got questions? I've got answers.
What if I don't use Notion?
No problem! You'll still be able to access my Brain OS and search within it from your browser.
How will I know about new book additions?
Assuming you're on my email list, I'll let you know about all new additions each week in my newsletter!
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If you want to move the Brain OS into your own Notion, you’ll have to duplicate the workspace.
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