Making stuff is easy (part 2)

https://open.spotify.com/episode/2JR23M3ky4vVl0JOjcxtRH?si=yYn6c-2PTt6pgBk_XHpXhA Today I was going to write to you about something else, but I forgot what I was going to say. This juicy comment from Stuart on Making stuff is easy stole my attention. I can't stop thinking about it. Maybe tomorrow I'll remember that brilliant thing I was going to tell you. Stuart writes,… Continue reading Making stuff is easy (part 2)

Bother because you need to

Writing a blog post, recording a podcast, speaking to an audience, delivering something creative -- these things take effort. And not only because writing something burns calories (I'm guessing it's no more than the amount you burn while you sleep). But because it takes a lot of effort to say No. To say No to… Continue reading Bother because you need to

Cam Houser: Cloning Yourself with Video, Being Human on Camera, Creating Scalable Content, and Face-Melting Cocktails (#25)

Your craft gets better when you start to find joy in the process. Listen on Spotify | Listen on Apple | Watch on YouTube Cam Houser (@cahouser) is the founder of Actionworks and 3daystartup, and professor at UT Austin where he teaches a course called Creative Entrepreneurship. He's also the writer of a weekly newsletter… Continue reading Cam Houser: Cloning Yourself with Video, Being Human on Camera, Creating Scalable Content, and Face-Melting Cocktails (#25)

Playdough: thoughts on a social dilemma

Attention is not only scarce, it's malleable. What we see is informed by our belief systems. What are belief systems made out of? Information. The information we feed our brains everyday shapes our habits, beliefs, and decisions. But if we don't understand from where and from whom we're getting the information that informs our everyday… Continue reading Playdough: thoughts on a social dilemma

Variety is a constraint

Every design choice is a sacrifice. A podcast about the financial markets can't be a podcast about the psychology of religion. And if you're blogging about about a variety of subjects, it's likely that you won't be the go-to expert on the probability theories of economics. Variety is a choice, and so it's a constraint… Continue reading Variety is a constraint

The Penguin Latte Podcast #17 – Marketing as Self-Expression with Arielle Kimbarovsky

Listen on Spotify | Listen on Apple | Watch on YouTube Are advertisers evil? Are marketers the scourge of the earth, hell-bent on stealing our attention and selling it off to some nameless corporation? Yes, and no. It's every good marketer's job to capture our attention. And advertisers get paid to understand what makes people want to buy things. But… Continue reading The Penguin Latte Podcast #17 – Marketing as Self-Expression with Arielle Kimbarovsky

Everyone gets a Sunday

In some cultures, Sunday is the beginning of the week. The foundation of the day, grounded in rest and recovery. No matter what culture you're a part of, you're guaranteed one Sunday a week. Of course, not everyone gets to dedicate a whole day to resting. You might be the busy mom who uses Sunday… Continue reading Everyone gets a Sunday

The Penguin Latte Podcast #9: The Austin Calvert MegaEpisode – What It Takes To Be Ferociously Yourself in Your Craft

It's been so hard for me to keep this episode unreleased until today. I'm so excited that I get to finally share this with you all. This is the longest conversation episode to date. Austin completely and gracefully over delivered on everything I asked him. He's the first guest to stand up and lean into… Continue reading The Penguin Latte Podcast #9: The Austin Calvert MegaEpisode – What It Takes To Be Ferociously Yourself in Your Craft

A Conversation with Phil Desforges “The goal is not uniqueness, it’s not originality, it’s to be you. That’s the only goal”

https://youtu.be/Wtt8gEuTwU4 https://open.spotify.com/episode/1CjEZHflQsvZat4ikROkrB?si=MLW9cgxIQsaXkggdR7e46Q Hi all. Welcome to another conversation about the pursuit of creative excellence. I'm so happy that I finally get to share this episode with you! What follows is an intimate, insightful, and entertaining conversation with a true artist -- Phil Desforges. I highly recommend you browse through Phil's portfolio while you listen to… Continue reading A Conversation with Phil Desforges “The goal is not uniqueness, it’s not originality, it’s to be you. That’s the only goal”

The Penguin Latte Podcast #6: Pranav Mutatkar on His Petri Dish of Inspiration

https://youtu.be/R-LVvKlh4EM https://open.spotify.com/episode/2RuQUxVkGxEK96Zc8BmOhp?si=vmS7UtlURWWhvNMT7EQqxA Today, I'm joined by the wonderful Pranav Mutatkar (@pranavmutatkar). His newsletter, Your Lazy Sunday blends together art, music, comedy, and culture. It's an intellectual treat for those of us who prefer not to take ourselves so seriously. Highly recommended. We spent about half this episode geeking out about our favorite directors, psychoanalysts, philosophers,… Continue reading The Penguin Latte Podcast #6: Pranav Mutatkar on His Petri Dish of Inspiration