Anne Helen Petersen: Errand Paralysis

Anne Helen Petersen: Errand Paralysis

You know that to-do list of all the things you just can’t seem to do? Mailing that package? Making a doctor’s appointment? Submitting that reimbursement form to insurance? Well, BuzzFeed’s Anne Helen Petersen has given it a local habitation and a name: “errand...
Jocelyn K. Glei: To Burnout and Back

Jocelyn K. Glei: To Burnout and Back

Back in 2013, I was flat out. After 4 years on the run at a startup, I had my one and only “busyness breakdown.” And I’m not alone. Almost 50% of Americans say that they are regularly exhausted from their work. But how did we get here? And, more importantly, what are...
022: Tami Forman – What Gets Measured, Gets Managed

022: Tami Forman – What Gets Measured, Gets Managed

Humans have a tacit bias for tracking performance based on hours. But logging hours is an outmoded concept in a world filled with endless busywork. In this episode, I chat with Tami Forman, the CEO of Path Forward, a nonprofit organization that helps women (and men)...
014: The Key Ingredient in Work-Life Balance

014: The Key Ingredient in Work-Life Balance

At the end of every interview, I do a little Proust questionnaire with all my guests. One of the questions I always ask is: “What’s the key ingredient in work-life balance?” This episode is a supercut of my favorite responses. * Note for listeners: This is one of...
012: Alex Pang – Prioritizing Rest & Reflection

012: Alex Pang – Prioritizing Rest & Reflection

You’re probably familiar with the term “deliberate practice,” but have you heard about “deliberate rest”? It turns out that high performers have more in common than just the way they practice — they also have a unique way of building rest into their daily regime. In...
001: Jason Fried – Whose Schedule Are You On?

001: Jason Fried – Whose Schedule Are You On?

In a world where scaling fast and exponential growth are the watchwords, Jason Fried pushes against the rushing tide. As the co-founder and CEO of Basecamp, he has committed for 18 years running to building his business in a calm, measured, and profitable manner....