TOPIC: Practice, practice, practice.
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This week, Dan and Merlin follow-up on their recent 5by5 at the Movies episode about Glengarry Glen Ross, talking more about sales culture, media consumption, how our personal data gets used to close us, and why Dan admires Ricky Roma.
Or, Tony Roma, as you call him.
TOPIC: Why We Have Doors.
This week, Dan and Merlin talk about internet nostalgia, hacking vs. whacking, and why we have doors for a reason.
TOPIC: The Attention Stack
This week, Dan and Merlin talk about—what?—maybe the attention stack. How what we pay attention to (and, yes spend our time on) can’t help but affect how we see, think, feel, and decide.
Not happy with any of those things? Start working your way down the stack.
TOPIC: Consistency, Change, and Counting-Down
This week, Dan and Merlin return to the evergreen topic of new year’s resolutions. Remember: in the main, you are what you’ve already done a lot.
TOPIC: Resolving to skip the New Year’s resolutions.
TOPIC: Criticism and Its Discontents
This week, Dan and Merlin talk about criticism, people who don’t like you, and how much to let each have anything to do with the work you produce.
TOPIC: The Surprising Problems of "Doing What You Love"
Merlin has some follow up on Agency: be in control of what you give away and why you charge what you charge, and Dan is interested in what happens when you stop loving what you love when you do it as a job.
There are no guarantees, so don’t mistake the Federalist Papers for Constitutional Law, and if you miss the signs you shouldn’t be sailing, you’ll just end up vomiting in your bucket hat.
You’re not going suddenly arrive and do what you love. You get there through course correction: look back at all the ugly birdhouses and look ahead for the next step toward building a home.
TOPIC: Capture, Contracts, and Mapping the Territory.
TOPIC: Informal Background Self-Quantization
This week Dan & Merlin discuss the merits of self-quantization. Which is fancy way of saying, "Merlin got a new Fitbit."
Why is anecdotal self-reporting a sucker’s bet? What are the benefits of making your life a little video game? And, why is Merlin’s scale accessing APIs via the internet?
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