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Back to Work

By 5by5

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Description

Back to Work is an award winning talk show with Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin discussing productivity, communication, work, barriers, constraints, tools, and more. Hosted by Merlin Mann & Dan Benjamin.

Customer Reviews

Had me thinking hard and laughing harder

Dan and Merlin need no introduction. If you've ever spent $20 on more than 3 ToDo List apps for your phone then you need to listen to this, if you think it'll all be better if you can just *get a moleskin / buy an iPad / move to a city* then you need to listen to this.

Some choice (paraphrased) quotes;
Do you need a system to remind you to play a video game?
If you're child is bleeding do you take a moment to check your priority list to see if you have time to comfort them?

It's about finding things you care about, paying attention to those things and perhaps realising whats less important now with your new priorities. Back To Work truly is about Getting Things Done.

Some good topics bu quite self-indulgent

This is frustrating because it has the potential to be really good. However, the self-indulgent humour is quite off-putting at times.

I have no problem with the light-hearted feel to the whole thing - it's nice and is sometimes really funny. Unfortunately, Merlin needs an editor to rein him in a bit and get on with the podcast topics, for God's sake!

Right Out of the Gate

This first episode is quality, quality stuff. A megaton of Merlin Mann, and a skilled host who knows how to handle him. Keenly anticipating where this show goes.