Merlin Mann Media

You know. Various and sundry videos, podcasts, interviews and other odds and ends that I’ve made with other people or for other projects. It’s all work that I hope you’ll enjoy, because it’s all work that I’m proud of. [RSS Feed]

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Friday
Apr222011

Essay: Cranking

1.

Nothing wrecks your living room decor quite like a giant, rented hospital bed.

The one my Dad laid in for a couple months in the fall of 1974 was an alarmingly stiff and sturdy affair, the frame of which was forged of impossibly heavy iron, with half a dozen jaggy coats of putty-flesh latex paint doing a shit job of concealing the dings and dents kissed by dozens of clutches of burly rental guys trying to navigate unaccommodating residential doors.

Jammed cattywampus between a teddy-bear brown sectional, an antiqued rococo credenza, and what had until recently been my Father’s favorite armchair, the hospital bed left little room for easy socializing, let alone aesthetic speculation. This was a living room where a very ill person would mostly die soon.

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Friday
Jan222010

Audio: Interview with "Linchpin" author, Seth Godin

I talk with Seth Godin, whose new book, Linchpin (Kindle, Hardcover, Worldcat, ISBN), comes out today. Topics include, “The Lizard Brain,” Bob Dylan, protecting the well, and beating back the fear and resistance that drive mediocrity.

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Thursday
Oct222009

Video: "Makebelieve Help, Old Butchers, and Figuring Out Who You Are (For Now)"

Here’s a video I made about a video I made. Consequently, it’s also about writing a book, fake self-help, the long road to developing expertise, and the ups and downs of repeatedly asking the world to tell you who you are.

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Friday
Sep182009

Video: ā€œIā€™m Writing a Book.ā€

“I’m Writing a Book.” on Vimeo

It’s about Inbox Zero. I’m excited about it.

I'm writing a book

Friday
Jun122009

Audio: The Marketplace of Ideas - Interview with Merlin Mann

Updated on March 22, 2010 by Registered CommenterMerlin Mann

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43Folders founder - Merlin Mann

A conversation with writer, speaker, blogger and student of the creative mind Merlin Mann. In 2004, Mann founded 43Folders, a blog and community focused on tips, tricks, tools and techniques designed to improve one’s productivity, and in late 2008, he took the site in a new direction, toward the habits and thoughts of humanity’s best creators and what can be learned from examining them.

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Wednesday
Sep032008

Words: "Better."

Open Mic Night

Better.

Politics, celebrity gossip, business headlines, tech punditry, odd news, and user-generated content.

These are the chew toys that have made me sad and tired and cynical.

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Thursday
Feb142008

Video: Merlin's "Time & Attention" Talk (Macworld '08)

Macworld ‘08: Merlin Mann / “Living with Data”

This was the first edition of a talk that’s already starting to evolve rather quickly. The slides are available at Slideshare.

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Tuesday
Nov282006

Audio: Merlin's Exclusive 90-Minute Interview with GTD's David Allen

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Productive Talk Compilation: 8-episode podcast with GTD’s David Allen

Merlin talks with David Allen, author of Getting Things Done. This 90-minute interview covers a lot of ground and is a not-miss program for anyone interested in GTD, personal productivity, or just improving your approach to doing the things that truly matter to you.

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