Back to Work

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About the show

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

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  • Episode 4: Failing with Style

    February 8th, 2011  |  1 hr 3 mins

    Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin talk about trying to change other people, how things really aren’t that bad, balancing fear or being driven by fear, leaving capacity for when you get The Pitch, procrastination (eventually), and giving yourself permission to

  • Episode 3: The Second Arrow

    February 1st, 2011  |  1 hr 10 mins

    Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin discuss ADD, Buddhism, mindfulness, concentration, and insight.

  • Episode 2: Picture of a Boat

    January 25th, 2011  |  1 hr 8 mins

    Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin formulate a five-minute warning tactic before discussing the reality of bringing change to your company, some patterns that work for startups, solving the right problem at the right level, why you can’t find the innovation but

  • Episode 1: Alligator in the Bathroom

    January 18th, 2011  |  1 hr 29 mins

    In the inaugural episode of Back to Work, Merlin Mann and Dan Benjamin discuss why they’re doing this show, getting back to work instead of buying berets, the lizard brain, and compare the Shadow of the Mouse to San Francisco, and eventually get to some p