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The Yoga of Eating: Food as a Source of Information

“As soon as you trust yourself, you will know how to live.” –Johann Wolfgang von Goethe Every fad diet and nutrition philosophy has one problem in common: they all ask you to mistrust the signals coming from your body, and to instead place your trust in an external authority.  Even if the diet succeeds, you’ve…

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Dan Charnas on Working Clean: An Interview on the Power of Mise en Place

I recently hosted Dan Charnas, author of the book Work Clean: The Life-Changing Power of Mise-en-Place to Organize Your Life, Work, and Mind (affiliate link), for an in-depth conversation about the most interesting, impactful principles from his work. Dan takes us on a fascinating journey through his career in the music business, as one of the first…

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Paranoid Productivity

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My Interview with Nathan Barry on The Art of Newsletters

I recently sat down with Nathan Barry, Founder of the email marketing platform ConvertKit, for a super in-depth discussion about my philosophy and strategy for building an audience via a weekly email newsletter. You can watch the 80-minute interview on YouTube or listen to it as a podcast. I switched from Mailchimp to ConvertKit in August of 2019,…

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Introducing the VIEW Workshop

I’m incredibly proud to introduce a brand new course we’ve been working on for the last few months. It’s called the VIEW Workshop, and its purpose is to teach authentic communication. It trains people in how to create life-changing conversations. Not just to have such conversations whenever they happen to show up. But to be…

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Interview with Oliver Sauter of Memex

I interviewed Oliver Sauter, the Co-Founder of a knowledge management and online bookmarking platform called Memex. Memex is built by a company called WorldBrain, whose vision is “A well informed and less polarized society where everyone can use their full attention to create knowledge and make sustainable, effective and compassionate decisions.” Their vision is “To…

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Pleasure as an Organizing Principle

This essay was originally posted on the Ribbonfarm blog. The organizing principle of the modern world is pain. Avoiding it, yes. But also trading in it, taking refuge in it, and using it to justify our actions. Pain has so many uses. Why would you ever give up such a versatile tool? We trade in…

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Zion 2.0 Podcast with Collin Morris: “Designing Your Reality”

In this interview, I spoke with Collin Morris on his podcast Zion 2.0 about what it means to “design your reality.” This conversation actually drifts quite far from productivity, and we got into some pretty interesting observations about personal growth, self-awareness, and the relationship between pain and pleasure. Visit the episode webpage, or listen below:

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