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  1. 5by5 | Back to Work #4: Failing with Style

    Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin talk about trying to change other people, how things really aren’t that bad, balancing fear or being driven by fear, leaving capacity for when you get The Pitch, procrastination (eventually), and giving yourself permission to

    http://5by5.tv/b2w/4

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  2. Ep. 02: “White Leather Carpet” - Roderick on the Line

    The problems: topical storms; Wears-a-Hat guy (and the uniforms of his ruthless punishers); our touchy tattooed friends; an elegant Kanji solution; John’s numerous hauntings, visions, and visitations; Angelina Jolie’s insane bubble of insanity; the ubiquity of permanent sexface; why we’re not actually that fancy; the fakeness of fake benefits; the byzantine chili-canning fan and the art of earnest butchery; and why That’s Not Funny. It’s not. It’s not funny.

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  3. 5by5 | Back to Work #31: You Can Polish AC/DC All Day Long

    With Dan on sabbatical, Merlin is joined by John Roderick of The Long Winters to talk about life as a bull in a china closet, craving real-world constraints, making better records, and being banned for life from Interpol’s corn chip bowl.

    http://5by5.tv/b2w/31

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  4. Great Work Interview - Merlin Mann

    http://www.boxofcrayons.biz/2009/11/great-work-interview-merlin-mann/

    Here’s a confession. I want to be able to think like Merlin Mann.

    He’s really smart on the topic of productivity, and in fact some part of his success comes from 43Folders.com which is a reference to David Allen’s Getting Things Done system. But his work is not just about productivity. It’s about creativity and purpose and striving to stay human and sane in a busy and distracting world and doing work that matters, doing Great Work. And he does all of this in funny, provocative, iconoclastic way.

    In fact, writing this introduction and listening to the interview again has already provoked me to shift some of my own commitments in an effort to, as he puts it, “identify and destroy small return bullshit. Shut off anything that’s noisier than it is useful.” Great stuff indeed, and this is a wise and funny interview.

    In our conversation we talk about:

    * How the present is a “remedial course for the future” – and the pros and cons of those ‘creation myth’ stories of where people find clues for their Great Work
    * The importance of an open heart and just where that might lead you
    * The connection between productivity and creativity
    * The two levels of prioritization (and how freeing it is to know that)
    * And quite a bit more
    

    You can follow Merlin on Twitter at http://twitter.com/hotdogsladies

    The interviews are all between 25 and 30 minutes long. You can either download them here as mp3s, or go to iTunes, type in “Great Work Interviews” and you’ll see them all there.

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