Back to Work

Back to Work

Back to Work is an award winning talk show with Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin discussing productivity, communication, work, barriers, constraints, tools, and more.

Hosted by Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin.



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107: Pull Out Your Dingus

February 19, 2013 at 6:45PM • 1 hour 22 minutes • Wiki Entry

TOPIC: Compression

This week, Dan and Merlin talk about compression. What happens when we don't account for how long something really takes to do? And, worse still, what if we don't think about what has to happen before we can even start it?

If you find you're stressed-out, over-scheduled, under-resourced—and not particularly loving the things you're making—there's a pretty good chance you've become a victim of your own compression.

Acknowledge and understand the problem, and then learn how to avoid the classic pitfalls by falling in love with your calendar all over again.

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