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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229: Shrimp in the Desert

July 14, 2015 at 1:15PM • 1 hour 32 minutes • Wiki EntryAfter Dark

TOPIC: The perils and joys of just getting started.

This week's episode is chockablock with awesomeness, from the sublime to the ridiculous. It ends on a very inspiring note. But, en route:

  • Mexican guys love Morrissey
  • Shabbos goys cause fire to be created
  • An eruv is an ad hoc house described by string
  • Merlin has Aloha for Judaism
  • Teaching History is hard
  • America owes some apologies
  • Endorsing "Ordinary People Change the World" books
  • Endorsing Mr. Robot and Humans
  • Thanks for great Holacracy feedback (more later)
  • Feedback on Merlin's lightning cable corrosion
  • Dan's Concern: Acura recall
  • What's up with "over the shoulder syndrome?"
  • Is it dangerous to talk on a phone in the car?
  • Is it dangerous to approbate?
  • HUGE followup on "perfect is the enemy of the good"
  • Just make a mark on a page.

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