Adam Grant — The Man Who Does Everything (#399)

Adam Grant — The Man Who Does Everything (#399)

“When you feel like you’re not productive, it’s not necessarily because you’re lazy or because you have bad habits, it’s because you’re not working on the right projects and you haven’t found the ones that are intrinsically motivating and meaningful to you.” — Adam Grant Adam Grant (@AdamMGrant) is an organizational psychologist at Wharton, where he …

Tristan Harris — Fighting Skynet and Firewalling Attention (#387)

Tristan Harris — Fighting Skynet and Firewalling Attention (#387)

“Big Brother isn’t watching. He’s singing and dancing. He’s pulling rabbits out of a hat. Big Brother’s busy holding your attention every moment you’re awake. He’s making sure you’re always distracted. He’s making sure you’re fully absorbed. He’s making sure your imagination withers. Until it’s as useful as your appendix.” — Chuck Palahniuk Tristan Harris …

David Allen — The Art of Getting Things Done (GTD) (#384)

David Allen — The Art of Getting Things Done (GTD) (#384)

“Your head’s for having ideas, not for holding them.” — David Allen David Allen (@gtdguy) is one of the world’s most influential thinkers on productivity, and his 35 years of experience as a management consultant and executive coach have earned him the titles of “personal productivity guru” by Fast Company, one of America’s top five executive …

Discipline, Sex, Psychedelics, and More — The Return of Drunk Dialing (#306)

Discipline, Sex, Psychedelics, and More — The Return of Drunk Dialing (#306)

This episode is a rare exception to the rule — unlike my usual long-form interviews, this is a drunk-dialing Q&A with you guys, which I’ve done a few times in the last few years, including for the celebration of the 100th episode of this podcast. In preparation for this episode, I solicited phone numbers from …

Daniel Pink — How to Make Better Decisions and Be More Creative (#305)

Daniel Pink — How to Make Better Decisions and Be More Creative (#305)

“Say something important rather than say important things.” – Daniel Pink This podcast explores how to make better decisions, ask better questions, and be more creative. The stories range from escapes to India and speechwriting for Al Gore, to writing bestselling books and using “motivational interviewing” with kids. The guest is Daniel H. Pink (@danielpink), the …

How to Prioritize Your Life and Make Time for What Matters (#304)

How to Prioritize Your Life and Make Time for What Matters (#304)

“Busy is a decision.” – Debbie Millman This special episode is shorter than usual and features one of the most popular guests we’ve ever had on the podcast. Debbie Millman (@debbiemillman) was named by Graphic Design USA as “one of the most influential designers working today.” She is also the founder and host of Design Matters, …

How to Secure Financial Freedom, Maximize Productivity, and Protect Your Health (#299)

How to Secure Financial Freedom, Maximize Productivity, and Protect Your Health (#299)

In this episode, I answer the most up-voted questions from subscribers to 5-Bullet Friday, the free newsletter I send out every week. In this Q&A, I reveal: The five health markers I check and watch regularly. Strategies to prevent or minimize binge eating during times of stress. The most valuable skills for securing financial freedom. …