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.



#3: The Second Arrow

February 1, 2011 at 12:00PM • 1 hour 10 minutes

Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin discuss ADD, Buddhism, mindfulness, concentration, and insight.


#2: Picture of a Boat

January 25, 2011 at 1:00PM • 1 hour 8 minutes

Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin formulate a five-minute warning tactic before discussing the reality of bringing change to your company, some patterns that work for startups, solving the right problem at the right level, why you can’t find the innovation button, and using PathFinder as a Finder replacement.


#1: Alligator in the Bathroom

January 18, 2011 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 29 minutes

In the inaugural episode of Back to Work, Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin discuss why they’re doing this show, getting back to work instead of buying berets, the lizard brain, and compare the Shadow of the Mouse to San Francisco, and eventually get to some practical tips for removing friction.