I’m the weird kind of nerd who listens to podcasts on Saturday nights and tonight I was catching up on some episodes of Back to Work. Episode 115 was about meetings and I figured I’d jot some notes down. I’m glad I did, it was… Continue reading →
It’s almost 7 years old now but through the show notes of a Back to Work episode I ran across this interview Merlin Mann did with David Allen in 2006. It’s a compilation of 8 short conversations they had about everything from procrastination to priorities. Something… Continue reading →
If it’s a priority then it’s done. That’s how you know it’s a priority.
Merlin Mann in Episode 98 of Back to Work. Related reading.
Continuing in the style of last week I spent most of today reading my Instapaper backlog and listening to podcasts. Good day. Here are the highlights:
This is why I say priorities can only be observed. In my book, a priority is not simply a good idea; it’s a condition of reality that, when observed, causes you to reject every other thing in the universe — real, imagined, or prospective —… Continue reading →
Your whole definition of how well that experience went is how little you had to deal with them. Merlin Mann talking about customer experiences in the service industry in Back to Work #8.
This is a beautiful and moving talk by Merlin Mann at this year’s Webstock. (via Swiss Miss)
The only way I have time to do nice things is to not do everything. It makes sense to me, other people think that makes me a dick. Merlin Mann in Episode #7 of Back to Work.
Working on a WordPress theme while listening to Dan Benjamin and Merlin Mann. An awesome way to end the weekend.
Merlin Mann writes about “distraction-free software” and its problems: [It is bad to be] leaving your starry-eyed customers with the nauseatingly misguided impression that their “distraction” originates from anyplace but their own busted-ass brain is really not “helping.” Not on any level. It is, literally,… Continue reading →