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April, 2018

  • 26 April

    Find Your Focus With Ambition Mapping – With Zak Slayback, Part 2 [PODCAST #561]

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    (Part Two of Two) Zak Slayback returns for a marathon discussion on how to set and make progress towards meaningful personal and professional goals. Recorded April 9th in Pittsburgh, PA in the studio of good friend Andrew Mercer. I was really happy Andrew joined us; he added some great stories and thoughtful questions related to his own productivity journey. The first conversation focused on deschooling - how to unlearn and discard certain limiting beliefs that interfere with professional success and fulfillment. Today we go into detail on how to find your focus with "Ambition Mapping" - Zak's process for goal setting. Productivity - Being busy vs. being productive: what is the highest priority? - Andrew's productivity quest, Getting Things Done ...

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June, 2017

  • 29 June

    [BONUS] Thought Experiments With Julia Tourianski

    (AUDIO, 33 MINUTES) A warmup for our conversation about traditional values. Julia begins by asking me what I would do to stop terrorism if I could be the Chancellor of Germany. Eventually we get to the Alt-Right. Direct link HERE

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  • 28 June

    [BONUS] Let’s Talk Campus Culture! Okay, Maybe Not

    (AUDIO, 1 HOUR, 2 MINUTES) Recorded on Memorial Day - Brett, James and Nick are joined by Tom, who works as a researcher at a large public university. Brett tries to get Tom to open up about campus culture. Tom can only say so much. - FidgetSpinners are discovered! What do they tell us about the world? - Brett goes 1 for 2 trying to create rap songs on the spot - What are the levels of comedy? Direct Link HERE

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