August 26, 2013 at 8:30PM • 1 hour 29 minutes
TOPIC: Talk Shows, Baseball, and Inboxes.
This week, Dan and Merlin cover a range of topics related to expertise, experience, professional repetition, and management, culminating in a tour of Merlin's current email filtering strategy.
August 20, 2013 at 3:45PM • 1 hour 14 minutes
TOPIC: How many keys do you really need?
This week, Dan and Merlin return to the question, "What do you want ten times more of?" and weigh the risks and benefits of increasing the amount of complexity in your life.
August 13, 2013 at 1:30PM • 1 hour 14 minutes
TOPIC: Fraud vs. Failure
This week, Dan and Merlin dive into what makes us feel like frauds and what makes us feel like failures.
August 7, 2013 at 3:15PM • 1 hour 27 minutes
TOPIC: Power, Yelling, and Airport Kung Fu
This week, Dan and Merlin continue their discussion of power and how it does or doesn't work.
Do real leaders actually talk like the douchebags, serial entrepreneurs, and screamy travelers struggling to imitate them? Not really. That's one way you can tell they're leaders.
July 30, 2013 at 6:30PM • 1 hour 28 minutes
This week, Dan and Merlin talk about delays, agency, power, and why yelling at people about your problems rarely helps anyone.
July 23, 2013 at 3:15PM • 1 hour 32 minutes
This week, Dan and Merlin talk about 3½ kinds of lists that can change your game.
Merlin knows a lot about Productivity.
July 19, 2013 at 2:00PM • 1 hour 33 minutes
TOPIC: Time Awareness & Scope Wormholes
This week, Dan and Merlin talk about why we (and Frank) are terrible at estimating time, as well as what we can do to get better at it.
July 9, 2013 at 3:30PM • 1 hour 33 minutes
TOPIC: Employers, Bosses, Leaders, and Managers
This week—in what may easily turn into a multi-episode arc—Dan and Merlin talk about bosses.
Whether we're looking at it from up or down, management is tricky business. The question is, what makes a boss a good manager, and what makes a good manager a great leader?
July 3, 2013 at 9:00PM • 1 hour 53 minutes
TOPIC: How many Saturdays do you get?
This week, Dan and Merlin talk about time. Its scarcity, its passing, its tyranny, and its possibilities.
June 28, 2013 at 5:45PM • 1 hour 59 minutes
TOPIC: There are Only Two Prices: Free and What It Costs
This week, Dan and Merlin return to the classic lineup and some classic topics, including knowing your value, learning what to charge, and realizing what you can live with.
Also: jury duty, traveling, bathrooms, the sliding scale of suffering, and what-have you.