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If you're often finding yourself overwhelmed by your to-do list, your obligations, and all the hats you wear in your career and at home, listen and learn as Host Erik Fisher talks with real people who implement practical productivity strategies in their professional and personal lives. We explore all aspects of productivity, including getting the right work done, getting good work done, and the true end goal of productivity: living a meaningful life.
 
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Another election. A different result. Let’s talk around it. Sponsored by: Mack Weldon: Reinventing men’s basics with smart design, premium fabrics, and simple shopping. Get 20% off your first order with code talkshow. Atoms: Say hello to your dream shoes. Free face mask with promo code DF at checkout. Links: Holiday Party (2016).…
 
This week's challenge: shock your brain. You can hear the after show and support Do By Friday on Patreon! Edited by Quinn Rose Engineered by Cameron Bopp Show Notes Every Time R2-D2 Saves the Day - YouTube Twitter’s disappearing tweets, called Fleets, are now available for everyone - The Verge Superstar Limo - Wikipedia Defunctland: The History of …
 
Things kick off with some new hardware, an examination of hair hats, and a look back at a self-similar fast food clown. John has questions about Merlin's projects. In the extended members-only episode, John and Merlin talk about making art. Go to https://www.relay.fm/rd to become a member today. (Recorded on Tuesday, November 17, 2020) This episode…
 
DISCUSSED: From Jerry Lewis to a drinking bird in a scant 80 minutes. Links for this episode: Opinion | Your Brain Is Not for Thinking - The New York Times Hook – Find without searching Hook’s nimble context-sensitive navigator is loved by people who need to focus on project info, such as professors, researchers, lawyers, software developers King o…
 
DISCUSSED: From Jerry Lewis to a drinking bird in a scant 80 minutes. Links for this episode: Opinion | Your Brain Is Not for Thinking - The New York Times Hook – Find without searching Hook’s nimble context-sensitive navigator is loved by people who need to focus on project info, such as professors, researchers, lawyers, software developers King o…
 
Joanna Stern returns to the show to talk about the new M1 MacBook Air and 13-inch MacBook Pro. Sponsored by: Feals: Premium CBD delivered directly to your doorstep. Get 50% off your first order with free shipping. Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. New accounts get a $20 credit. Squarespace: Make your next move. …
 
Opportunity: There's no "I" in "mistake." Let's be honest. If you had to do it all over again? Yeah, you'd probably do even worse. I mean. Look at you. No, seriously, it's fine. Well. It's not "fine," but it is universal, and that's ultimately where the big money is. So, the question becomes, what if you could do worse better? Again. You won't, but…
 
DISCUSSED: lot of projects going on!; praise for Nicki Minaj; some recent TV shows that are important to your hosts; Merlin is a little obsessed with a new Mac productivity app; interrogating problems with deliveries and porch pirates; vehicle theft can be very confusing; and, finally, some insight nobody asked for into Merlin's ambitious new hardw…
 
DISCUSSED: lot of projects going on!; praise for Nicki Minaj; some recent TV shows that are important to your hosts; Merlin is a little obsessed with a new Mac productivity app; interrogating problems with deliveries and porch pirates; vehicle theft can be very confusing; and, finally, some insight nobody asked for into Merlin's ambitious new hardw…
 
Firdaus Kharas is an Author, Speaker and Founder of Chocolate Moose Media. His new book is 'Creativity: The Key to a Remarkable Life'. In this conversation, Firdaus talks with Erik about what creativity is and is not, how to tap into it, how to use it through focus and distraction, and how to lead a creative life. This episode is brought to you by:…
 
The Problem: I never thought this would happen to me. (Recorded on Monday, November 16, 2020.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon is better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Use offer code “ROTL” for 20% off your order. Holus-Bolus Winery. Independent wine for independent people. Get 15% off yo…
 
This week's challenge:draft your Diamond Dogs from Ted Lasso. You can hear the after show and support Do By Friday on Patreon! Edited by Quinn Rose Engineered by Cameron Bopp Show Notes Mark Bramhill 📻 @mcbramhill on Twitter Enthusiast! Podcast Welcome to Macintosh Proposal for PERSON MEDITATING Emoji Person in Lotus Position - 99% Invisible Courte…
 
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DISCUSSED: Merlin's additions to Bunch have him stepping on his own dingus; maybe it's time to invert the permissive legacy model for who gets access to us (as well as how and when); there's no amount of technology that can make other people be decent; Oh. Hey. Defaults? Be better; also, please quit stealing my focus; Dan is not buying anything new…
 
DISCUSSED: Merlin's additions to Bunch have him stepping on his own dingus; maybe it's time to invert the permissive legacy model for who gets access to us (as well as how and when); there's no amount of technology that can make other people be decent; Oh. Hey. Defaults? Be better; also, please quit stealing my focus; Dan is not buying anything new…
 
Ed Hess is a Professor of Business Administration, Batten Fellow and Batten Executive-in-Residence at the Darden Graduate School of Business at the University of Virginia. He is the author of 13 books and over 150 practitioner articles and over 60 Darden cases, etc. dealing with growth, innovation and learning cultures, systems and processes. The c…
 
This week's challenge: survive the election. You can hear the after show and support Do By Friday on Patreon! Edited by Quinn Rose Engineered by Cameron Bopp Show Notes Falling Slowly - Wikipedia Once (film) - Wikipedia) Glen Hansard - Wikipedia The Frames - Wikipedia Once (musical) - Wikipedia) The Commitments (film) - Wikipedia) The Grey Zone - W…
 
DISCUSSED: Merlin has a lot to say about the benefits of making lists; this leads to an old-school stemwinder on "Journal" calendars, functional playlists, shared Notes, the lessons of the cutlery drawer, desire paths, arbitrary grids, "Reference" albums, urban bike hooks, auxiliary paper towel holders, and more; praise for The Boys; the magical co…
 
DISCUSSED: Merlin has a lot to say about the benefits of making lists; this leads to an old-school stemwinder on "Journal" calendars, functional playlists, shared Notes, the lessons of the cutlery drawer, desire paths, arbitrary grids, "Reference" albums, urban bike hooks, auxiliary paper towel holders, and more; praise for The Boys; the magical co…
 
Bryan Falchuk is a Certified Personal Trainer and Behavior Change Specialist who has coached many people to improve their lives. In his professional career, Bryan has been a management consultant and executive in the Financial Services sector for nearly 20 years, having lead large teams, managed significant budgets, and turned around struggling ope…
 
The Problem: Bringing nothing to a gun fight. (Recorded on Monday, November 2, 2020.) This episode of Roderick on the Line is brought to you by: Holus-Bolus Winery. Independent wine for independent people. Get 15% off your order with offer code “roderick15.” Mack Weldon. Mack Weldon is better than whatever you’re wearing right now. Use offer code “…
 
Jason Snell returns to the show to talk about the iPhone 12 and 12 Pro, the new iPad-Pro-style iPad Air, the remarkable state of the Mac, and David Letterman’s battery-shopping trip to CVS. Sponsored by: Linode: Instantly deploy and manage an SSD server in the Linode Cloud. New accounts get a $20 credit. Squarespace: Make your next move. Use code t…
 
Things kick off with a discussion of election plans. What a time. In an addendum to a previous topic, John talks about what it was like to actually attend the infamous Action Park as a kid. This leads to a discussion of the roller coasters and thrill rides that Merlin adores and young John very much did not. In the extended members-only episode, Jo…
 
This week's challenge: something something YouTube. You can hear the after show and support Do By Friday on Patreon! Edited by Quinn Rose Engineered by Cameron Bopp Show Notes 5by5 | Back to Work #501: You’re Sad Wrong McNulty, The Wire: What the fuck did I do? - YouTube Everything is Exhausting | To The Best Of Our Knowledge ‘Horribly Tone Deaf’: …
 
DISCUSSED: hey, it's an advice episode!; San Francisco has a lot of available office space; a musical unguent for your soul; a cool font that makes accessibility pretty; getting in front of your next wave of depression; the Emotional Police are here to cite you for your numerous infractions; and, finally, Merlin highly recommends a recent podcast e…
 
DISCUSSED: hey, it's an advice episode!; San Francisco has a lot of available office space; a musical unguent for your soul; a cool font that makes accessibility pretty; getting in front of your next wave of depression; the Emotional Police are here to cite you for your numerous infractions; and, finally, Merlin highly recommends a recent podcast e…
 
Ashley Whillans Is an assistant professor at Harvard Business School and author of TIME SMART: How to Reclaim Your Time and Live a Happier Life. In this conversation, Ashley talks about finding time, spending time, funding time, Happiness dollars and how we can reframe our decisions around time and money to make happier choices. This episode is bro…
 
DISCUSSED: Sending good vibes to The Dude; Merlin has a couple awesome app recommendations; some Follow-Up on the Apple Event, including what your hosts are ordering and what they're each excited about; which kinds of things your hosts do and do not find useful about the Apple Rumor Industrial Complex; Dan tries on a new iOS camera app; Merlin reco…
 
DISCUSSED: Sending good vibes to The Dude; Merlin has a couple awesome app recommendations; some Follow-Up on the Apple Event, including what your hosts are ordering and what they're each excited about; which kinds of things your hosts do and do not find useful about the Apple Rumor Industrial Complex; Dan tries on a new iOS camera app; Merlin reco…
 
This week Erik counts down his top five personal productivity books! The Top 5 Personal Productivity Books: The Getting Things Done Workbook - David Allen Free to Focus: A Total Productivity System to Achieve More by Doing Less - Michael Hyatt Indistractable: How to Control Your Attention and Choose Your Life - Nir Eyal Atomic Habits: An Easy & Pro…
 
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