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

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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

In this conversation, you'll learn about:

  • 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

Timestamps:

  • 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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