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  1. 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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  2. 149 Surprising Ways to Turbocharge Your Blog With Credibility!

    John Gruber (DaringFireball.net) and Merlin Mann (43Folders.com) discuss the current state of blogging as a medium for creative expression, weighing the opportunities and challenges of building a thoughtful online presence in a world where everybody owns a printing press. They’ll consider the ascendance of Digg-friendly "problogs" and debate the subtler pleasures of careful writing that reaches smaller, but potentially less "profitable" audiences.

    • John Gruber, Daring Fireball
    • Merlin Mann, You Look Nice Today

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  3. FutureCast: Re-imagining the Suburbs

    On December 17th 2009 Jerry Michalski hosted IFTF’s second FutureCast with Eric Corey Freed, Allison Arieff, and June Williamson to discus the changing suburban landscape.

    Eric Corey Freed is director of Urban Re:vision, founder of organicARCHITECT, and author of numerous books including Green Building for Dummies. He is a leader in green buildings and socially responsible design. Freed is also a judge for Reburbia, a design competition dedicated to re-envisioning the suburbs.

    Allison Arieff writes the "By Design: column for the NY Times and is Food and Shelter Ambassador for GOOD. She is former Senior Content Lead for IDEO and continues to consult on media, sustainability, and design for organizations including Urban Revision. She was Editor in Chief of Dwell from 2002-2006, as well as their founding Senior Editor. In addition, she is author books Prefab and Trailer Travel: A Visual History of Mobile America.

    June Williamson is a professor of architecture at New York City College and co-author of Retrofitting Suburbia: Urban Design Solutions for Redesigning Suburbs, a guidebook for redesigning and redeveloping suburban cities to meet our current demographic, technological, and economic needs.


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  4. NPR All Things Considered on China & Google

    First up, we have commentary from NPR’s All Things Considered. Although NPR’s reporter Laura Sydell said the attacks couldn’t be pinned directly on the Chinese government just yet, she did get to speak directly to Google’s SVP David Drummond, who makes an appearance in this podcast. Sydell also spoke to Gregory Nojeim of the Center for Democracy and Technology and Jonathan Zittrain of the Berkman Center for Internet and Society at Harvard, who discuss the involvement of authoritarian governments in online activities.

    From http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/friday_podcast_parade_google_china_told_by_folks_w.php

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  5. The Guardian Books Podcast: Looking ahead in science fiction

    Science fiction is the marmite of literature – people tend to love it or hate it. Yet no one could deny that it has produced many of the great myths of our age, from Frankenstein’s monster to William Gibson’s cyber-reality.

    SF blogger Damien Walter joins our panellists to discuss where it is now, and why we should all tune in to a genre that can be satirical, prophetic, political and plain good fun, often all at the same time. He also outlines some of the titles to look out for in 2010.

    We also look at John Wyndham’s previously unpublished novel, Plan for Chaos, and interview China Miéville, rising star of the "new weird".


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