Anne-Laure Le Cunff, Ness Labs // How We Learn, Neuroscience Myths + Productivity Mental Models


🚀 Who is Anne-Laure Le Cunff?

Anne-Laure Le Cunff is the founder of Ness Labs, a community for knowledge workers to be more productive and creative while taking care of their mental health.

She’s an ex-Googler and holds a MSc in Neuroscience from King’s College London. Her work has been featured in WIRED, Rolling Stone, and more.

Let us know what you think on Twitter: @bzaidi & @anthilemoon


🧠 What You’ll Learn From This Convo:

– focused vs diffused learning
– common misconceptions about the brain
– networked thought + idea sex
– the Feynman technique
– lucid dreaming + psychedelics
– how to build a thriving community as an individual creator


⏳Time Stamps (YouTube)

00:00:00 Intro
00:03:06 Who is Anne-Laure Le Cunff?
00:06:06 Ness Labs Revenue Breakdown
00:08:35 Transition From Consulting
00:11:26 French Dad + Algerian Mother
00:12:53 London
00:14:48 Knowing When To Leave Your Job
00:16:51 Ness Labs Flywheel
00:19:45 If Starting From Scratch Today
00:22:11 Introvert vs Extrovert
00:24:41 Monetization

00:26:55 Part 2: Behind the Mind
00:27:07 Focused vs Diffused Thinking
00:30:19 Sleep + Learning
00:31:57 There’s No Such Thing as “Learning Styles”
00:34:52 Tackling Procrastination
00:36:27 Chunking
00:37:13 Process vs Product
00:40:18 The Feynman Technique
00:44:24 Lucid Dreaming
00:49:55 Neuromyth 1: Using 10% of Your Brain
00:52:35 Neuromyth 2: Left Brain vs Right Brain
00:53:54 Neuromyth 3: IQ Tests
00:57:53 Networked Thought
00:59:33 Roam Research
01:02:42 Idea Sex
01:06:07 6 Factors of Happiness
01:08:33 Wrap-Up



⏳Time Stamps (Podcast)

00:00:00 Intro
00:03:49 Who is Anne-Laure Le Cunff?
00:06:49 Ness Labs Revenue Breakdown
00:09:18 Transition From Consulting
00:12:09 French Dad + Algerian Mother
00:13:36 London
00:15:31 Knowing When To Leave Your Job
00:17:34 Ness Labs Flywheel
00:20:28 If Starting From Scratch Today
00:22:54 Introvert vs Extrovert
00:25:24 Monetization

00:27:38 Part 2: Behind the Mind
00:27:50 Focused vs Diffused Thinking
00:31:42 Sleep + Learning
00:32:40 There’s No Such Thing as “Learning Styles”
00:35:35 Tackling Procrastination
00:37:10 Chunking
00:37:56 Process vs Product
00:41:01 The Feynman Technique
00:45:07 Lucid Dreaming
00:50:38 Neuromyth 1: Using 10% of Your Brain
00:53:18 Neuromyth 2: Left Brain vs Right Brain
00:54:37 Neuromyth 3: IQ Tests
00:58:36 Networked Thought
01:00:16 Roam Research
01:03:25 Idea Sex
01:06:50 6 Factors of Happiness
01:09:16 Wrap-Up

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