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Oct 19, 2020
Decisions, Not Choices - Part 2
Part 2 of our guidance on decisions, not choices.
Guy Kawasaki's Remarkable People
Guy Kawasaki's Remarkable People
Guy Kawasaki
Tim Kendall: Former Facebook Exec, Former President of Pinterest, and Former Wrestler
This episode’s guest is Tim Kendall. In my humble opinion, Tim’s greatest claim to fame is probably that he was an intern who worked for me. That said, since then, Tim has held somewhat important positions at other companies you may have heard of such as Facebook and Pinterest. And he was much more than an intern at both. He is the person who created Facebook’s monetization strategy as the director of monetization. This was way before the current monetization strategy of enabling foreign governments to influence American elections. He was head of product and then president of Pinterest where he made the company “focus.” Lately, he has appeared in the film The Social Dilemma--which you should watch on Netflix if you are concerned about the future of the world, your kids included. He is currently the president of Moment, a company that fosters physical, emotional, and social health by improving people’s relationships with their phones. He is one of the most qualified people in the world to analyze addiction to social media. He has an undergraduate and MBA degree from Stanford. As an undergraduate, he was on the wrestling team. For those of you that don’t know much about collegiate wrestling, let’s just say that it attracts people who are extremely gritty, intelligent, and dedicated. In this sport, there are few externalities or outside factors to blame. It’s you versus your opponent on a mat. And wrestlers know that there’s no lucrative MLB, NFL, NBA contract at the end of the contract but nevertheless they persist. In other words, wrestlers are the kind of people you’d want on your side. This episode is brought to you by reMarkable, the paper tablet. It's my favorite way to take notes, sign contracts, and save all the instruction manuals to all the gadgets I buy. Learn more at I hope you enjoyed this podcast, would you please consider leaving a short review on Apple Podcasts/iTunes It takes less than sixty seconds, and it really makes a difference in swaying new listeners and upcoming guests. I might read your review on my next episode! Sign up for Guy's weekly email at Connect with Guy on social media: Twitter: Instagram: Facebook: LinkedIn: Read Guy’s books: Thank you for listening and sharing this episode with your community.
1 hr 1 min
Deep Questions with Cal Newport
Deep Questions with Cal Newport
Cal Newport
Ep. 49: Organizing Massive Projects, Taming IM, and Exploring the Deep Life Canon
In this episode of Deep Questions I answer reader questions about organizing massive projects, taming IM, and elaborating the books I would include in the Deep Life Canon. To submit your own questions, sign up for my mailing list at You can also submit audio questions at Please consider subscribing (which helps iTunes rankings) and leaving a review or rating (which helps new listeners decide to try the show). Here’s the full list of topics tackled in today’s episode along with the timestamps: DEEP DIVE: The Deep Reset, Part 1 WORK QUESTIONS  - The limits of deliberate practice? [12:09]  - Getting started on massive projects. [20:11]   - Social media and the dissemination of academic research. [25:04]  - Digital time blocking. [31:59]  - My opinion on GTD-style contexts. [35:50]    - When a job requires social media use. [40:01]   TECHNOLOGY QUESTIONS  - Taming IM. [42:13]  - How to attend online classes. [50:08]  - Breaking a YouTube addiction. [1:00:30]  - Controlling heavy RSS use. [1:03:40]  - On the phenomenology of technology. [1:06:31]  DEEP LIFE QUESTIONS  - Deciding when to give up on a book [1:12:25].  - Dealing with an overwhelming amount of advice. [1:14:05]  - Living deeply in high school. [1:17:30]   - The Deep Life Canon. [1:23:47] Thanks to listener Jay Kerstens for the intro music.
1 hr 35 min
Gemba Academy Podcast: Lean Manufacturing | Lean Office | Six Sigma | Toyota Kata | Productivity | Leadership
Gemba Academy Podcast: Lean Manufacturing | Lean Office | Six Sigma | Toyota Kata | Productivity | Leadership
Ron Pereira: Lean Thinker & Co-Founder of Gemba Academy
GA 347 | Leveraging Deliberate Practice with Billy Taylor
This week's guest is Billy Taylor. Formerly the Director of Manufacturing at Goodyear, Billy has an impressive amount of lean knowledge. From the value of diversity, to performance maps, to deliberate practice, you won't want to miss this one. A MP3 audio version of this episode is available for download here. In this episode you'll learn:  Billy's favorite quote (4:01) Billy's background (4:39) A story about the Fayetteville plant (9:30) Why Billy decided to start LinkedXL (12:11) What makes LinkedXL's approach different (14:48) The gap Billy has identified (17:09) Billy's advice for lower level lean practitioners (20:15) Key methods for creating performance maps (24:23) The value of diversity (26:18) Measuring non-quantifiable attributes (29:55) How the team ran the live stream using deliberate practice (33:47) Some examples of deliberate practice (37:54) Podcast Resources Right Click to Download this Podcast as an MP3 Download a Free Audio Book at GA 258 | Creating a Common Meaning with Billy Taylor LinkedXL Billy on LinkedIn Subscribe & Never Miss New Episodes! Click to Subscribe in iTunes If you enjoyed this podcast please be sure to subscribe on iTunes. Once you're a subscriber all new episodes will be downloaded to your iTunes account and smartphone. The easiest way for iPhone users to listen to the show is via the free, and incredible, Podcast app.  NEW! You can now follow the podcast on Spotify here.  You can also subscribe via Stitcher which is definitely Android friendly. What Do You Think? Share a story about a time you used deliberate practice to prepare for something.
44 min
Chalk Radio
Chalk Radio
MIT OpenCourseWare
Searching for the Oldest Stars (Prof. Anna Frebel)
For millions of years after the Big Bang, nearly all the matter in the universe was in the form of hydrogen and helium; other elements like carbon, nitrogen, and oxygen only formed later, in nuclear reactions inside stars. To learn what the universe looked like back then, MIT astrophysicist Anna Frebel studies the oldest stars we can find—13 billion years old, to be precise—scanning them for traces of elements that will give a clue to their history. As Professor Frebel explains to Sarah Hansen in this episode, curiosity about the origins of the universe we live in is a profoundly human trait, just like curiosity about one’s own family history. To help communicate to laypeople the wonder and amazement that motivates astronomers like herself, Prof. Frebel has written a book and recorded a companion series of videos, both of which are intentionally designed to be as user-friendly as possible. It doesn’t matter, she says, if viewers and readers don’t grasp all the details; her hope is that they will develop the desire to understand more, and that that desire will spark further learning. Relevant Resources: MIT OpenCourseWare The OCW Educator Portal "Cosmic Origin of the Chemical Elements" on OCW Professor Frebel’s book_ Searching for the Oldest Stars_ Professor Frebel’s faculty page Music in this episode by Blue Dot Sessions Connect with Us If you have a suggestion for a new episode or have used OCW to change your life or those of others, tell us your story. We’d love to hear from you! Call us @ 617 475-0534 On our site On Facebook On Twitter On Instagram Stay Current Subscribe to the free monthly "MIT OpenCourseWare Update" e-newsletter. Support OCW If you like Chalk Radio and OpenCourseware, donate to help keep those programs going!
15 min
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