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Are you an entrepreneur? As fashionable as a ‘yes’ might be, you might find fulfillment as a freelancer instead.



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Deep Questions with Cal Newport
Deep Questions with Cal Newport
Cal Newport
Ep.37: The Planning Fallacy, Inbox Zero, and the Limits of Ethical Technology | DEEP QUESTIONS
In this episode of Deep Questions I answer reader questions about avoiding the planning fallacy, my thoughts on Inbox Zero, and the limits of the ethical technology movement, among many other topics. To submit your own questions, sign up for my mailing list at calnewport.com. You can submit audio questions at https://www.speakpipe.com/CalNewport 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: OPENING: The three stages of hard creative work. WORK QUESTIONS * Cutting back on meetings. [23:06] * Improving your coworkers habits (without them knowing). [26:44] * Teaching depth to kids. [39:52] * Choosing between graduate school and a job. [46:30]  * Scheduling side hustles. [48:55] * Career capital theory for parents. [49:44] * Avoiding the planning fallacy. [52:21]  TECHNOLOGY QUESTIONS * My thoughts on Inbox Zero. [54:08] * Preventing short breaks from derailing depth. [57:47] * Reading on book per week. [1:04:04] * How much a serious college student should read. [1:12:33] * Digital minimalism for college students. [1:13:32] * On the limits of ethical technology (sermon alert). [1:20:20] DEEP LIFE QUESTIONS * Planning for family in the deep life. [1:36:02] * Fostering depth later in life. [1:41:00] * Living deeply during pandemic homeschooling. [1:44:12] Special Offer Sponsor Links:  - grammars.com/DEEP  - foursigmatic.com/DEEP  - indeed.com/QUESTIONS Thanks to listener Jay Kerstens for the intro music.
1 hr 52 min
Guy Kawasaki's Remarkable People
Guy Kawasaki's Remarkable People
Guy Kawasaki
Kara Goldin: Founder and CEO of Hint, Author of Undaunted
This episode’s guest is Kara Goldin. She is the founder, CEO, and chief taster of Hint, the lifestyle company that sells bottled water and hand sanitizers Prior to Hint, she has worked for are AOL, CNN, and Time. And, well, technically, the TeePee restaurant in Arizona. She is a graduate of Arizona State University. The episode starts with a story about an executive from a large beverage company in Atlanta addressing her as “sweetie” and how that was a pivotal moment in her undaunted quest to start a company that sold bottled water. Today Hint is over fifteen years old and sales exceed $150 million. It gone from employing Kara and her husband to over employs 200 people. In this episode we discussed: 🍊 what it takes to make a cold call 🍎 get your products into Whole Foods 🍋 and, in general, how to be undaunted 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 remarkable.com 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 http://eepurl.com/gL7pvD Connect with Guy on social media: Twitter: twitter.com/guykawasaki Instagram: instagram.com/guykawasaki Facebook: facebook.com/guy LinkedIn: www.linkedin.com/in/guykawasaki/ Read Guy’s books: https://guykawasaki.com/books/ Thank you for listening and sharing this episode with your community.
55 min
Badass Digital Nomads
Badass Digital Nomads
Kristin Wilson
DIGITAL NOMAD VISAS: Do You Really Need One?
Digital nomad visas have become quite the trend in 2020 as countries look for ways to bolster their economies with remote worker tourists. But are digital nomad visas just hype? How valuable are they? Do the benefits of digital nomad visas outweigh the costs? Most importantly, do you really need one to travel and work online? In this episode, Kristin evaluates the pros and cons of each digital nomad visa and opines about which ones are worth applying for - if any. DIGITAL NOMAD VISAS COVERED: * Antigua and Barbuda * Barbados * Croatia * Dubai * Estonia * Georgia RESOURCES AND ADDITIONAL INFO: * Medium: "Digital Nomad Visas Are a 'Thing' Now" * Antigua and Barbuda * Apply: Nomad Digital Residence Visa Programme * Barbados * Video: https://youtu.be/BPUQZ8r-YQc * Apply: Barbados Welcome Stamp * Croatia * Video: [coming soon] * Info: Total Croatia News * Dubai * Video: [coming soon] * Apply: Work Remotely in Dubai * Estonia * Videos: * Estonia Digital Nomad Visa * Cost-of-Living in Estonia * Apply: Estonia Digital Nomad Visa * Georgia * About: Remotely from Georgia Programme * Apply: https://stopcov.ge/en/Protocol ........................................................................................................ Thank you to Don Scarcia from the Netherlands for this week's featured review! "Genuine" "There are so many ponzi-scheming DigNoms out there, but Kristin is the real deal! Out of all the fluffed up podcasts in this scene, hers is packed with value from real people, living a real life. She is honest about the hardships, which in itself is very rare these days. If you want to use ‘Badass’ as your non de guerre then you need to be worthy of it. She is." Going somewhere? Get international travel and medical insurance with automatic COVID-19 Coverage: * World Nomads * SafetyWing ........................................................................................................ WORK WITH KRISTIN * Book a private consultation * Join the Make Money Mentorship 6-week program (Special offer for podcast listeners $100 off) * Relocate abroad with Orbis Relocation or Poker Refugees Support the Badass Digital Nomads Podcast: * Become a Patron for $5 per month * Leave a 5* Review: https://lovethepodcast.com/digitalnomad * Leave a voice message * Submit a question or recommend a guest (feedback survey) * Buy new Badass Digital Nomads Merch (Teespring.com/Stores/TravelingwithKristin) Connect With Kristin on Socials: * * Follow on Instagram * Subscribe to Traveling with Kristin on YouTube * Subscribe to Digital Nomad TV on YouTube * Join the Badass Digital Nomads Facebook Group Podcast descriptions may contain affiliate links of products and services we use and recommend at no additional cost to you.
32 min
Podcast Notes Playlist: Latest Episodes
Podcast Notes Playlist: Latest Episodes
Podcast Notes
#133 - Vinay Prasad, M.D., M.P.H: Hallmarks of successful cancer policy
Podcast Notes * Medicine is an art: sometimes you have to make decisions with less than perfect information * There is often a disconnect between what patients perceive as the benefit of a procedure versus what doctors know as the likely outcome * Despite a lot of propaganda, we really haven’t had a lot of success in cancer * Oncology drug studies are conducted on patients who don’t resemble what is happening in reality * New drugs are often tested against the oldest, weakest drug in the space to prove efficacy and game the system * Conflicts of interest and financial influence distort the true outcomes and benefit to the end-user * We need practitioners with no financial relationship with companies that make the product * Drug research needs to focus on improved quality of life, not just arbitrary cut-points (e.g, measuring tumor size) Read the full notes @ podcastnotes.org Vinay Prasad is a practicing hematologist-oncologist who doubles as a “meta-researcher,” studying the quality of medical evidence, health policy, and clinical trials. In this episode, Vinay discusses the differences in clinical treatment from the existing medical evidence, often leading to useless, or even harmful, outcomes for patients. With a focus in oncology, he takes a deep dive into the field’s structural problems, which include the disconnect between progress and funding, drug costs, and financial conflicts of interest. He concludes with his “six hallmarks of successful cancer policy” as a potential roadmap to sustained progress against cancer and a way to avoid repeating the policy and practice mistakes of the past. We discuss: * Vinay’s background and unique perspective [3:15]; * Medical reversal—the disconnect between research findings and clinical applications in medicine [10:15]; * The uniquely challenging field of oncology [22:45]; * The importance of bedside manner with cancer patients [30:00]; * Structural problems in oncology—Problem #1: Huge costs for small improvements [37:00]; * Structural problems in oncology—Problem #2: Medical reversal—when medical practices are adopted based on low levels of evidence [40:15]; * Structural problems in oncology—Problem #3: Slow progress in cancer research (despite all the hype and propaganda) [45:00]; * Structural problems in oncology—Problem #4: The burden of payment is not matched with those making treatment decisions [54:45]; * “No-brainer” moves in oncology [1:06:45]; * “Fool’s gold” treatments in oncology [1:09:30]; * The six hallmarks of successful cancer policy [1:16:00]; * Cancer policy hallmark #1: Independence [1:18:00]; * Cancer policy hallmark #2: Evidence [1:28:15]; * Cancer policy hallmark #3: Relevance [1:31:30]; * Cancer policy hallmark #4: Affordability [1:32:00]; * Cancer policy hallmark #5: Possibility [1:47:00]; * Cancer policy hallmark #6: Agenda [1:52:00]; * Tumor genome sequencing and liquid biopsies [1:54:30]; * Vinay’s clinical philosophy, being skeptical without being too contrarian, and practicing medicine without perfect information [2:03:30]; and * More. Learn more: https://peterattiamd.com/ Show notes page for this episode: https://peterattiamd.com/VinayPrasad Subscribe to receive exclusive subscriber-only content: https://peterattiamd.com/subscribe/ Sign up to receive Peter's email newsletter: https://peterattiamd.com/newsletter/ Connect with Peter on _Faceboo__k_ | _Twitter_ | _Instagram_.
2 hr 12 min
The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk
The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk
Ryan Hawk
388: Patrick Lencioni - The Six Types Of Working Genius
Text LEARNERS to 44222 Full show notes at www.LearningLeader.com Twitter/IG: @RyanHawk12 The Learning Leader Show With Ryan Hawk Episode #388: Patrick Lencioni - The 6 Types of Working Genius Notes: * What is a "Working Genius?” – There are six different types, and we all have two of them that are natural to us. We are good at doing them, and we get energy and joy and satisfaction from them. * What about the other four areas? – Two of them are areas that we really struggle with. They exhaust us and drain us of our energy and passion, and in many cases, we’re not very good at them. We call these our areas of Working Frustration. We should doing those things as much as we possibly can, and we certainly shouldn’t do work that calls for us to do them frequently. That is a recipe for frustration, failure, depression. And then there are two other areas that are in between our geniuses and our frustrations, we call these Working Competencies, areas that we can do pretty well, maybe even really well, but that don’t necessarily give us energy or joy. It’s fine to have these things be part of your job, and even the primary part of your job sometimes, but it’s not as good as living and working in your areas of genius. * What is different about The Six Types of Working Genius and other personal assessments out there? -- This one is quicker to understand, easier to apply, and focused on the work of getting things done. * What are the six types of working genius? * Wonder - People with this genius can’t help but question whether things could be better in the world around them. They are troubled whenever they see unmet potential, and they are constantly curious and on the lookout for the need to change something. * Invention - This type of genius is all about creativity. People who have it love to generate new ideas and solutions to problems and are even comfortable coming up with something out of nothing. * Discernment - People with this type of genius have a natural ability when it comes to evaluating or assessing a given idea or situation and providing guidance. They have good instincts, gut feel and judgment about the subtleties of making decisions that integrate logic, common sense and human needs. * Galvanizing - This type of genius is about bringing energy and movement to an idea or decision. People who have it like to initiate activity by rallying people to act and inspiring them to get involved. * Enablement - People with this type of genius are quick to respond to the needs of others by offering their cooperation and assistance with a project, program or effort. They naturally provide the human assistance that is required in any endeavor, and not on their own terms. * Tenacity - This type is about ensuring that a given project, program or effort is taken to completion and achieves the desired result. People who have this genius push for required standards of excellence and live to see the impact of their work. * What are Pat's areas of working genius? "I am naturally good at and drawn to what we call Invention and Discernment, I like to come up with new, original ideas, even when it’s not what’s called for. And I love to use my intuition to evaluate and assess ideas and plans to see what would be best. My areas of frustration are Tenacity and Enablement, meaning I struggle to push projects through to completion after the initial excitement wears off, and I have a hard time providing assistance to others on their terms. That doesn’t mean I can’t do those things, because all of us have to do things we don’t like or aren’t good at sometimes. But if I’m in a situation where people are relying on me as their primary source of enablement and tenacity, that’s not good for me or for them in the long run." * What are my areas of working genius? Discernment and Tenacity. The assessment says: "You are good at and enjoy using your intuition and instincts to evaluate and assess ideas or plans, and pushing projects and tasks through to completion to ensure that the desired results are achieved." * Your likely areas of Working Competency are: Invention and Galvanizing. "You are capable of and don’t mind creating original and novel ideas and solutions, and rallying people and inspiring them to take action around a project, task or idea."
53 min
North Star Podcast
North Star Podcast
David Perell
David Nemetz: Founding Bleacher Report
My guest today is Dave Nemetz, the Founder of Bleacher Report, which was one of my favorite media companies as a kid. During his time there, Dave oversaw video, business development, and business operations. He helped grow the audience to more than 40 million monthly unique visitors before selling the company to Turner Broadcasting in 2012. Today, he is the Founder of Inverse and the Executive Vice President of Bustle Digital Group where he leads growth and business strategy for Inverse, Input, and Mic. The conversation topics in this episode fall into three buckets: personal principles, business principles, and the state of the world. We spoke about what it's like to lead your company through a merger, why you can think of media businesses like a supply & demand equation, and one of Dave's favorite quotes from Hunter S. Thompson: “When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro.” My favorite part of the interview was hearing about a band called Phish, which Dave has seen in concert more than 200 times. That section kickstarted a whole conversation about the brand-building tradeoff between being welcoming to new fans and serving die-hard fans. ____________________________ Show Notes 2:31 - What inspired David to get started on the Bleacher Report and why he was drawn to it as a project. 6:24 - Why the desire for a different kind of sports coverage took so long to take off and why other companies didn't get into it earlier. 9:06 - Why sites like Bleacher Report find their niche, even with an abundance of content being created all of the time. 12:46 - The implicit versus the explicit side of finding your niche and exploiting it in the market. 15:14 - What David has learned about building a brand and serving your customers from his favorite band, Phish. 20:12 - How businesses can both serve their die-hard fans and not neglect their newcomers. 27:05 - The arrival fallacy and why selling Bleacher Report to Turner wasn't as exciting as it may have looked on the outside. 31:36 - Why David believes that a fervent drive and passion to achieve goals is a double-edged sword. 34:26 - What most people don't know about managing a business during a buyout or a merger and why it was so difficult for David to handle. 42:54 - How the world of advertising in the early 2000s hadn't seemed to change much from the era of "Mad Men". 52:38 - Why the "the geeks won" and why David is super happy about it. 57:13 - How David has oriented his recruitment and retention strategy in his media brands. 1:05:43 - What the "career elevator" is and why David was determined to create it for himself. 1:10:29 - Some of David's favorite quotes, and why one of his core philosophies is to "enjoy your sandwich".
1 hr 16 min
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