How to be more productive, creative, and resilient through the simple act of slowing down
Scott Barry Kaufman: The Quiet Ego
Apr 16 • 42 min
Scott Barry Kaufman on the benefits of quieting your ego and how having more faith in humanity leads to greater faith in yourself.
Jocelyn K. Glei: Transformation Is Hard
Apr 2 • 18 min
How acknowledging that transformation is slow and subtle — not dramatic and overnight! — will help you be kinder to yourself.
Sebene Selassie: Unravelling Your Inner Critic
Mar 19 • 56 min
Sebene Selassie on confronting your inner critic, finding emotional clarity, and asking: “What am I not willing to feel?”
Jocelyn K. Glei: Nothing Important Comes with Instructions
Mar 5 • 11 min
Forget about other people’s rules. Why working from personal principles is the best approach to productivity.
Paul Jarvis: Small Is Beautiful
Feb 19 • 54 min
Paul Jarvis on why more isn’t better, staying small is good for business, and setting “upper bounds” reduces your stress.
Anne Helen Petersen: Errand Paralysis
Jan 29 • 46 min
BuzzFeed’s Anne Helen Petersen on errand paralysis, fake burnout cures, and why we’re all obsessed with being better workers.
Jocelyn K. Glei: Creativity vs Efficiency
Jan 15 • 13 min
Jocelyn K. Glei on why inefficiency is a strength when it comes to making remarkable creative work.
Cal Newport: Using Technology with Intention
Jan 1 • 55 min
Deep Work author Cal Newport on why we need a digital declutter, his new theory of attention, and the magic of “analog social media.”
Jocelyn K. Glei: To Burnout and Back
Dec 18, 2018 • 13 min
Jocelyn K. Glei on her “busyness breakdown,” why 50% of Americans are experiencing burnout, and what we can do about it.
Thomas Page McBee: The Power Balance
Dec 4, 2018 • 55 min
Thomas Page McBee on fighting implicit gender bias at work, creating better power dynamics, and facing your “shadow self.”
Tim Harford: Slow-Motion Multitasking
Nov 20, 2018 • 56 min
Tim Harford on why all your bad habits are good again. Procrastination, letting stuff pile up & slow-motion multitasking all have an upside.
Jocelyn K. Glei – Who Are You Without the Doing?
Nov 6, 2018 • 11 min
Jocelyn K. Glei on our obsession with getting things done, and how a more “tender discipline” can unlock clarity and creativity.
Priya Parker: How to Have Transformative Gatherings
Oct 23, 2018 • 56 min
Priya Parker on how to get off auto-pilot, let go of our scripts, and create gatherings that make space for transformation.
Adam Grant: Don’t Underestimate the Power of Appreciation
Oct 9, 2018 • 48 min
Adam Grant on the untapped potential of appreciation, the dangers of “generosity burnout,” and how to build cultures of helping.
030: Jocelyn K. Glei – The Feedback Rush
May 15, 2018 • 12 min
Host Jocelyn K. Glei on offering feedback that supports creativity and the pitfalls of living in an advice-driven culture.
029: Adam Greenfield – Phoning It In
May 8, 2018 • 36 min
Adam Greenfield on the startling ways the smartphone is changing our behavior, our awareness, and even our vulnerability.
028: Jonathan Fields – Attention Is Life
May 1, 2018 • 43 min
Writer Jonathan Fields on how “exquisite attention” can unlock new possibilities for luck, connection, and creation.
027: Mary McNaughton-Cassill – What To Do About Your Media Diet
Apr 24, 2018 • 52 min
Psychologist Mary McNaughton-Cassill on why your media diet is driving you mad, and what you can do to find peace of mind.
026: Renata Salecl – The Tyranny of Choice
Apr 17, 2018 • 15 min
Philosopher Renata Salecl on how choice anxiety damages our creativity and why we need to embrace the idea of chance.
025: Paula Scher – The Greatest Risk Is Not Taking One
Apr 10, 2018 • 39 min
Designer Paula Scher on how to keep taking risks once you’re established and why big sloppy failures are a great idea.
024: David Sax – Revenge of the Analog
Apr 3, 2018 • 47 min
Writer David Sax on how analog objects and ideas feed our creativity, help us learn, and make memories stick.
023: The Anxiety Cure
Mar 27, 2018 • 8 min
Hurry Slowly’s most popular guests comment on how speeding out of control fuels our feelings of anxiety, and what to do about it.
022: Tami Forman – What Gets Measured, Gets Managed
Mar 20, 2018 • 39 min
Tami Forman on creating an office culture that supports work-life balance and the tacit gender biases that hold us back.
021: Rubin Naiman – Wired & Tired
Mar 13, 2018 • 36 min
Sleep and dream psychologist Rubin Naiman on living in a wake-centric world, the problem with “hyperarousal,” and why sleep should be sacred.
020: Jocelyn K. Glei – Can You Maintain It?
Mar 6, 2018 • 12 min
In this mini-meditation, host Jocelyn K. Glei explains why overlooking maintenance tasks is at the root of our toxic relationship with overwhelm.
019: Matias Corea – The Road Less Traveled
Feb 27, 2018 • 51 min
Designer Matias Corea on the transformative power of travel, long journeys, and taking a break from your work routine.
018: Julie Zhuo – Visualizing Your Day
Feb 20, 2018 • 34 min
Facebook’s Julie Zhuo on how she stays calm amidst a daily schedule that demands constant context switching.
017: Bill Duggan – You Can’t Rush Aha Moments
Feb 13, 2018 • 15 min
Intuition researcher Bill Duggan on the mechanics of how we arrive at aha moments - and why speed only slows us down.
016: Fanny Auger – Conversation Isn’t About Talking
Feb 6, 2018 • 38 min
What are the key ingredients in a great conversation? Fanny Auger, from the School of Life in Paris, talks about listening, open-ness, and silence.
015: Oliver Burkeman — Against Time Management
Jan 30, 2018 • 41 min
Writer Oliver Burkeman debunks the myth of “time management” and explains why getting more efficient just makes you busier.
014: The Key Ingredient in Work-Life Balance
Jan 23, 2018 • 8 min
A supercut of Jason Fried, Austin Kleon, Wendy MacNaughton & more answering the question: “What’s the key ingredient in work-life balance?”
013: Alissa Walker – Walking Is the Best Way to Go Slow
Jan 16, 2018 • 40 min
Urbanism editor Alissa Walker on how walking changes your relationship to everything — the rhythms of your day, your community, and your creativity.
012: Alex Pang – Prioritizing Rest & Reflection
Jan 9, 2018 • 44 min
Writer & futurist Alex Pang on the 4-hour workday, the necessity of “inward focus,” and the role of rest & reflection in the creative process.
011: Jocelyn K. Glei – Living Life on Auto-Pilot
Dec 19, 2017 • 10 min
In this mini-meditation, host Jocelyn K. Glei articulates how understanding what your brain is doing on “auto-pilot” is the key to unlocking your focus.
010: Sigrid Veasey – The Science of Sleep
Dec 12, 2017 • 36 min
Scientist Sigrid Veasey on why sleep loss is the silent creativity killer, what to do about middle-of-the-night anxiety, and why you need a “sleep vacation.”
009: Tyler Cowen – The Quiet Dangers of Complacency
Dec 5, 2017 • 43 min
Economist Tyler Cowen on how technology is making us more complacent and less willing to take the risks that drive self-transformation and serendipity.
008: Wendy MacNaughton – Activating Your Empathy Muscle
Nov 28, 2017 • 31 min
Graphic journalist Wendy MacNaughton on listening, empathy, and the many benefits of shutting up and taking the spotlight off yourself.
007: Scott Belsky – Quick Decisions vs Wise Decisions
Nov 21, 2017 • 35 min
Entrepreneur and investor Scott Belsky on the speed of decision-making. When should you be bold? When should you trust your gut? And when should you let it marinade?
006: Ann Friedman – The News Is Not Good
Nov 14, 2017 • 30 min
Journalist Ann Friedman on staying sane in the face of a relentlessly negative news cycle and why you don’t need to process everything in “real time.”
005: Austin Kleon – Pencil vs Computer
Nov 7, 2017 • 45 min
Artist Austin Kleon on when to use analog tools vs digital tools in your creative process, and why constraints (and slowness!) can super-charge your creativity.
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