In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about being excited for autumn and the Long Dark, dealing with depression, and shutting out distractions.
In this episode, Katie & Berin make is clear why she’s an academic and he’s a project manager. Discussion dances around organizing data, providing context for information, and orderly workflows.
In this episode, Katie and Berin discuss taking a knee, exercising freedom of speech in the United States, and the concept of American Exceptionalism as religion and protest as blasphemy. If you have topics you’d like to hear us discuss in future episodes, leave your ideas in the comments below.
In this episode, Katie and Berin talk about how consumer culture and the internet encourage people to be selfish and impede the development of empathy and compassion necessary for a functional society.
There was a time when blogging was my primary point of contact with the world. I’d write things, people would read them and comment, and discussions would take place. Then social media came along. Everyone flocked to Facebook and Twitter, and due to their convenience and ubiquity a lot of people refused to step outside […]
Continuing my observations on the book Deep Work by Cal Newport, focusing on how your approach to social media impacts your productivity. The “any benefit” approach to social media justifies use based on the flimsiest potential advantages without weighting those gains against potential negatives. It doesn’t even acknowledge the negatives. You need to be looking […]
In seeking a way to balance staying in touch with friends, communicating with readers and customers, and maintaining a reasonable level of productivity, I’ve been working on guidelines for social media use. These are for both personal and professional use, recognizing that the nature of my life is such that the boundary between the two […]