Episode #69 – The Deadline Effect with Christopher Cox
My guest this week is Christopher Cox, author of the book, “The Deadline Effect: How to Work Like It’s the Last Minute, Before the Last Minute.” There is something about deadlines. They can motivate and inspire us to do great work and they can create urgency – would we ever complete any significant project without a deadline? – but they can also cause anxiety and stress.
Episode #65 – The Former President of Fidelity on Remote Work
Today's guest is Bob Pozen, the former president of Fidelity Investments. He teaches a course at MIT Sloan called "Maximizing your own Productivity" and he recently authored a book with Alexendra Samuel titled, Remote, Inc.: How to Thrive at Work...Wherever You Are.
Episode #60 – Lessons from the World’s Greatest Investors with William Green
Today's guest is William Green, author of Richer, Wiser, Happier: How the World's Greatest Investors Win in Markets and Life. This is an incredible book, profiling some of the greatest investors: Monish Pabrai, Charlie Munger, Bill Miller, Nick Sleep, and many more. Green reveals the principles and habits that contributed to their success in both investing and life.
Episode #58 – Cal Newport on A World Without Email
My guest this week is Cal Newport, author of the New York Times Best-Selling book: A World Without email: Reimagining work in an Age of Digital Overload. Cal has heavily influenced me, and countless others, on the need to carve out large blocks of uninterrupted time to focus on Deep Work, that's meaningful, important strategic work that takes dedicated attention. One of the most important differentiating factors for our career is our ability to carve out this uninterrupted time and complete projects with long-term impact. And in this book, he shows us how to do that.
Episode 53 – In Praise of Walking with Shane O’Mara
The topic of this week’s episode is walking, and my guest is Shane O’Mara, author of In Praise of Walking: A New Scientific Exploration. Shane is a professor of Experimental Brain Research at Trinity College Dublin and he’s an expert on the physical, psychological and social benefits of walking. We talk about why walking is the trait that makes us “uniquely human” and what that means for us personally. And given that walking is the fundamental way we experience the world, Shane guides us on how to get more walking in our day and more benefit from each walk.
Episode 48 – Time Management with Paul Burton
The topic this week is time management and productivity – how to get more out of each day. Time is our most precious resource. It is the currency of our lives. Your host, Sean Murray talks with time management expert Paul Burton. Paul offers great advice on strategies on how to stay focused, avoid distraction, get the most important work done and feel better about what we’ve accomplished.
Episode 47 – Decision Making with Brent Snow
In today’s episode, Sean Murray talks with Brent Snow, the designer of the popular course on decision-making called, “Decision Mojo.” Brent teaches decision-making to corporate executives. Brent Snow talks about […]
Episode 40 – Unplugging One Day per Week with Tiffany Shlain
On today’s show, Sean’s guest is a filmmaker and writer, Tiffany Shlain. Tiffany is the author of the book “24/6: The Power of Unplugging One Day a Week.” In our conversation, […]
Episode 18 – Time Management, Productivity & Happiness with David Finkel
On today’s show, I talk with David Finkel, time management and productivity expert, and author of the book, The Freedom Formula: How to Succeed in Business without Sacrificing Your Family, Health, […]