Heather MacDonald

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Podcasting’s next frontier: A manifesto for growth (beyond the already converted)

<b>Editor’s note</b>: This piece is based on a talk by Tom Webster, the vice president of strategy for Edison Research, which (among other things) is probably the leading research firm for the podcast industry.<p>It advances a number of arguments that I think you’ll find interesting — and which have wide …

Podcasting

Snapchat Is Launching Its First Docuseries

Snapchat announced it will be adding a new genre of programming, dubbed docuseries, that, in its initial installments, will offer non-scripted …

Social Media

Vox’s new Netflix series is really good, but it doesn’t get us any closer to figuring out what news on streaming platforms looks like

Vox’s new series for Netflix debuted this morning, with the simple and deeply on-brand title Explained. (At least they didn’t get comma-happy and go with “, Explained.”) I watched the first episode and bits of the next two, and they’re good!<p>The format will be familiar to anyone who’s watched Vox’s …

There’s no such thing as motivation – The Startup – Medium

But you can still crush that to-do list.<p>I’m not highly motivated.<p>I don’t have amazing willpower or self-control.<p>I don’t get up at 6 am to read, …

How to achieve extreme productivity

7 ways to use “systemized common sense” in your day.<p>By Kara Baskin | January 17, 2018<p>You don't have to do all of this. Here's how to temper your …

A list of people accused of sexual harassment, misconduct, or assault

219 celebrities, politicians, CEOs, and others who have been accused of sexual misconduct since April 2017<p>Scroll down<p>O'ReillyHannityKalanickCaldbeckMcClureSaccaKellyBollingPolanskiElnashaiBeloveJaegerPayneKnowlesWeinsteinMarchantNellyAffleckStonePriceTrumpvon …

The Daily Plan Bar

This past year I’ve started using a modified form of the <i>Bullet Journal</i> approach, using a dot-grid notebook, thanks to a gift of an <i>official</i> <i>Bullet</i> …

How To Learn In 2 Days What Normally Takes 6 Months

Research has found that having clarity about your goals is essential to having motivation to achieve those goals.<p>If you’re not clear on what you’re …

These Seven To-Do List Mistakes Could Be Derailing Your Productivity

Why you shouldn’t write your list in the morning, and the items you should leave off completely.<p>When it comes to getting things done, sometimes the simple productivity methods are the best. Case in point: the to-do list. This handy tool keeps you on track by putting tasks top of mind . . . unless …

One Habit Will Make You A Successful Creative Or A Failed Founder.

Daily Blog #43<p>Nobody cares whether you get up at 8 am. Or 5 am. Or 4 am. Tell Jocko we don’t give a fuck about his warrior mindset.<p>Here’s the truth …

How VC John Doerr Sets (and Achieves) Goals

Since joining Kleiner Perkins in 1980, venture capitalist John Doerr has helped fund Intuit, Amazon, Google, Twitter, and a host of other well-known tech companies. Many of them utilize a goal-setting system Doerr calls “OKR,” for “objectives” and “key results.” His new book, <i>Measure What Matters</i>, …

A Simple Way to Actually Stick to Your Goals (And Why You Don’t Need Motivation to Do It)

We all have goals. And what’s the first thing most of us think about when we consider how to achieve them?<p><i>“I need to get motivated.”</i><p>The surprising …

How To Develop A Highly Effective Weekly Review Ritual In Trello

Those productivity enthusiasts want it all, don’t they? Morning rituals, evening rituals, and now a <i>weekly</i> review ritual, too?

The Top 10 Most In-Demand Skills for 2018

This post originally appeared as an answer to a question on Quora<p>This is all <i>useless,</i>” I thought.<p>I’ve had this scenario occur several times throughout …

How To Keep Resolutions And Do 2018 Right – Startups & Venture Capital

Now’s the time of year when everyone starts talking about how much they hate New Year’s resolutions… or citing the same data about how they’re never …

Fuck Your “Planning”

Planning is procrastination, not action<p><i>Originally part of</i> <i>“The 1 Most Important Thing To Be Successful.”</i><p>“What’s the plan? We need a plan!”<p>If there’s …

Productivity

You Want to Be Productive? You Need a Purpose and a Process

Overwhelmed? Take a step back and reset to basics that work.<p>There are moments in which we need to take a step back and focus on the critical stuff. …

The Science-Backed Reasons You Shouldn't Share Your Goals

Reader Time Diaries

Leslie Thuet, 25<br>Publicist; married with one son, age three―Las Vegas<p>Goal: More time for myself<p>Her challenge: A classic harried working mom, Leslie …

Take To-Do's To Trello: All The Ways To Send Tasks To Your Board

Does it ever feel like just when you think you’ve got everything under control, you turn your back for a split second and suddenly tasks and requests …

How You Can Create A Schedule That Really Works For You

Don’t fall prey to under or over-scheduling.<p>When it comes to our daily schedule, most people fall into one of two camps:<p><b>The over-scheduler:</b> Their calendars look like a kindergartener’s finger painting. Meetings overlap meetings while reminders for events, breaks, tasks, and more meetings are going …

The GTD Approach To Maximizing Productivity With Trello

<i>A tutorial on adapting David Allen's</i> Getting Things Done<i> using a Trello board, by the CEO of Greenhouse.</i>

Productivity

Make 2018 Your Year to Do Big Things

In the west, we’re ushering in a new year. Break out the champagne and celebrate! But this is also a great time to reflect and survey the months …

Create Trello cards from new Evernote notes

Like starting everything in Evernote? But also like some things in Trello? Using this Zap, you can have all the notes created in an Evernote notebook …

Arrange your time and tasks according to these seven categories, and you’ll be a creativity machine

Art is hard. Creative insights are hard to predict, and just when it gets difficult, your mind immediately jumps to a distraction: something easier …

Three superpowers that will make you successful in your career and life

A little secret? Anyone can develop them.<p>Is there any child who didn’t dream of having superpowers? I bet there was at least <i>one moment</i> in your life …

Want to Improve Efficiency? Stop Doing Low-Value Work

More hours in the day. Everyone wants that and yet it’s impossible to attain.<p>But what if you could free up significant time — maybe as much as 20% of …

Habits vs Goals : A Look at the Benefits of a Systematic Approach to Life

<i>“First forget inspiration.<br>Habit is more dependable.<br>Habit will sustain you whether you're inspired or not.<br>Habit is persistence in practice.”</i><br>— Octavia …

Do You Want to Be Known For Your Writing, or For Your Swift Email Responses?

Flickr<p>How Patriarchy Has Fucked Up Your Priorities<p>How To | Genre …

Trello

Your browser was unable to load all of Trello's resources. They may have been blocked by your firewall, proxy or browser configuration.<br>Press Ctrl+F5 …