Technology

Ep 111. Cal Newport: Digital Minimalism

Ep 111. Cal Newport: Digital Minimalism

Cal Newport is an associate professor of computer science at Georgetown University and author of Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World as well as Deep Work. You won't find him on social media because he’s an advocate of digital decluttering to maximize the return on one’s investment in technology use and improve one’s overall happiness….[Click for more]

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Ep 100. Dan Schawbel: Back to Human

Ep 100. Dan Schawbel: Back to Human

Dan Schawbel is a partner and research director at Future Workplace, an HR advisory and research firm, and the Founder of both Millennial Branding and WorkplaceTrends.com. Stew and Dan discuss his third business book is Back to Human: How Great Leaders Create Connection in the Age of Isolation and the use and abuse of technology. They explore how technology’s promise as a vehicle for connectivity hasn’t been fully realized because it paradoxically produces loneliness…[Click for more]

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Ep 93. Johann Berlin: Do Less To Do More

Ep 93. Johann Berlin: Do Less To Do More

Johann Berlin, CEO of TLEX Institute (which stands for Transformational Leadership for Excellence) specializes in working with CEOs, companies and corporate teams to improve their connections to each other through techniques that promote mental clarity, often called mindfulness. He and Stew (and callers) talk about techniques and tips for managing stress…[Click for more]

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Ep 92. Erica Dhawan: Get Big Things Done

Ep 92. Erica Dhawan: Get Big Things Done

Erica Dhawan is Founder and CEO of Cotential, an organization that works to maximize the power of connection in the workplace and beyond. And she co-authored the bestseller Get Big Things Done: The Power of Connectional Intelligence. She and Stew discuss millennials, networking…[Click for more]

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Ep 76. Maggie Jackson: The Erosion of Attention

Ep 76. Maggie Jackson: The Erosion of Attention

Maggie Jackson is an award-winning author and former Boston Globe columnist known for her penetrating coverage of social issues, especially technology’s impact on humanity.  Her first book, What’s Happening to Home? Balancing Work, Life and Refuge in the Information Age, examined the loss of home as a refuge. Stew and Maggie discussed her most popular book Distracted: The Erosion of Attention and the Coming Dark Age which jumpstarted our global conversation on the steep costs of fragmenting our attention. For tips from Maggie and Stew... [Click here for more]

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Ep 56. Brett Hurt: Linking the World's Data for Good

Ep 56. Brett Hurt: Linking the World's Data for Good

Brett Hurt is the CEO and co-founder of data.world, his sixth startup, a Public Benefit Corporation and Certified B Corporation® focused on building the most meaningful, abundant, and collaborative data resource in the world. Brett also founded and led Bazaarvoice and Coremetrics and is on the Board of Conscious Capitalism. He and Stew talk about how to build a humane, compassionate workplace...[Click for more]

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Ep 27. Jason Fried: Signal vs. Noise -- Less Work, More Production

Ep 27. Jason Fried: Signal vs. Noise -- Less Work, More Production

Jason Fried is Co-Founder and CEO of Basecamp, a leading project management tool that has helped over 2.5 million users improve their organizational skills. Basecamp was founded in 1999 and today it has over 2.5 million users (including, full disclosure, the Work and Life podcast team). Stew and Jason discuss the importance of being mindful and strategic about choosing how to invest your attention as a leader...[Click here for more]

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Ep 20. Catherine Steiner-Adair: Family Relationships in the Digital Age

Ep 20. Catherine Steiner-Adair: Family Relationships in the Digital Age

Catherine Steiner-Adair wants to ameliorate the negative effects of social media and technology on family life. She is a clinical psychologist at Harvard Medical School and author of The Big Disconnect: Protecting Childhood and Family Relationships in the Digital Age...[Click for Show Notes, Links, more]

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