Practicing minimalism with your possessions has been a trend for the past decade, and it can be a worthy practice, as long as you use it as a means to greater efficacy outside your personal domain, rather than just an end in itself. But there’s arguably a minimalism practice that’s even more effective in achieving that greater efficacy: digital minimalism. My …
Overnight Success with Aaron Mahnke | The Productivityist Podcast: Ideas and Tools for Personal Productivity | Time Management | Goals | Habits | Working Better
This episode features a conversation between Mike and Aaron Mahnke, accomplished author and the man behind the award-winning podcast Lore.
Everyone talks about wishing they had better focus, while they have one eye on Facebook on their smartphone. We live in an age of distraction and as our relationship with technology becomes symbiotic, it can come with great cost. This week Barry speaks with Professor and Author Cal Newport. Cal is a Professor of Computer Science at Georgetown University and one of the most productive researchers working today. He also is a best selling author of no less than five books, as well as having a very popular blog which helps you improve your own focus and study. Cal manages all of this, not in spite of, but because of, a dedication to avoiding distractions like email and social media. In his new book Deep Work he talks about how to improve your focus and do difficult demanding work. Focus is not an innate skill, it is something that can be trained and improved like a muscle.
In August 2012, Brett interviewed Merlin Mann on the now-legendary 6th episode of Systematic. Thus was a trilogy born. From processes to pills and apps to naps, one of Systematic’s signature returning-guest series was born.
Using the latest in bleeding-edge digital technology, we have restored these episodes to the original creative vision that was literally, figuratively, and metaphysically impossible at the time.
We’ve gone all the way back to the original masters, removing and modifying content (ads) that distracts from the auteur’s intent. What results is a bespoke, artisanally created Special Edition product unlike any in the crowded Merlin Mann Podcast market today.
This presentation of The Original Trilogy of Merlin Mann includes bonus, never-before-heard, ultra-exclusive deleted content, presented in the most ridiculous and semi-obtrusive way possible that does not involve a Blu-ray player.
Special Thanks to George Lucas, the Fair Use Clause, The United States of America, and The Merlin Mann Trust.
Artwork Sacrilege performed by Philip Mozolak
Unconventional Strategies for Life, Work, and Travel
Brother Gabriel Mosher comes by to talk about technology in the life of a Dominican Friar.
Merlin Mann returns to Mac Power Users for his annual visit. This year we dive deep into Merlin’s new obsession with home automation and talk about what makes some apps stick while others never do.
Thanks to MPU listener
Jigar Talati for assistance with the shownotes this week!
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Independent Writer, Speaker, and Broadcaster – Merlin Mann
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All things Merlin across the internet:
Merlin’s site about personal productivity, life ha
Our audio-based Journal of Emotional Hygiene is fo
Back to Work
Merlin Mann’s frank & candid weekly phone call wit
Video of Merlin’s most famous work, the Inbox Zero
Video of Merlin’s 2010 improvised Time & Attention
Video of Merlin’s ‘Patterns for Crativity’ Talk at
Audio: Merlin Mann’s MaxFunCon Talk on Creative Wo
Merlin’s Inbox Zero book site
Parietal Disgorgement Aid
You’re minutes away from fearlessly tackling your
5ives.com – Merlin’s Lists of Five Things
30 Seconds with Phone Guy – That Guy who’s always
Nothing wrecks your living room decor quite like a
Merlin is ‘hotdogsladies’ on Twitter
Here’s Merlin’s most popular tweets
FAQs about Merlin’s Work
FAQs about Hiring Merlin
Useful info to share in order to book a gig with M
Merlin Mann on Mac Power Users
MPU 023: Workflows with Merlin Mann
MPU 046: Workflows with Merlin Mann II
MPU 091: Workflows with Merlin Mann III
MPU 132: Merlin Man Returns
Dropcam – Wi-Fi Video Monitoring with Cloud Recording. Setup in Minutes.
SmartThings | Home Automation, Home Security, and Peace of Mind
WeMo Home Automation
Put the internet to work for you. – IFTTT
Mac Power Users 176: Everyday Automation
Full Folder of Geek
Screenshot from David’s iPhone
WeMo Insight Switch
SmartThings – SmartThings Hub
Amazon- SmartThings Kit
Amazon – Belkin WeMo
Life & Smart Home Awesomation – Revolv
Z-Wave : Home control
It’s Been 25 Years Since World Wide Web Debuted : NPR
Since then it’s transformed daily life. To look back at how far the web has evolved and where it may be headed in the next 25 years, Renee Montagne talks to Kevin Kelly, a founder of Wired magazine.
Mac Power Users 177: Workflows with Gabe Weatherhead | Mac Power Users
Meet hue | en-US
Amazon – Hue Lights
5by5 | Back to Work #161: Zeitgeist Helmut
Canary – Smart home security for everyone
Canary: The first smart home security device for everyone | Indiegogo
Wireless Speakers | The Wireless HiFi System from Sonos
Tech we’re looking forward to in 2014: a realist’s guide to CES | The Wirecutter
Always-On Dropcam Proves Helpful, However Creepy | Re/code
Flexibits | Fantastical for Mac | Meet your Mac’s new calendar.
Drafts – Agile Tortoise
Unread — An RSS Reader
Byword • Simple and efficient text editor for Mac, iPhone and iPad.
Editorial for iPad
Mac Power Users 156: Editorial with Federico Viticci
SAGA :: Choose your own adventure
Get Glympse: Glympse
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Merlin Mann was part of You Look Nice Today. That show is so good, he could have just stoped making cool stuff after it was finished. He didn’t. He keeps making awesome things. We talked about them. And other stuff. Whom is Casey Liss?
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