Think Differently about Work, Culture, and the Economy

Think Differently about Work, Culture, and the Economy

It's easy to lose your way in the 21st-century economy. The world of work and business is changing so rapidly that you might start focusing more on how to keep up than how to live a meaningful life. What Works is a podcast for entrepreneurs, independent workers, and employees who don't want to lose themselves to the whims of late-stage capitalism. Host Tara McMullin covers money, management, culture, media, philosophy, and more to figure out what's working (and what's not) today. Tara offers a distinctly interdisciplinary approach to the discourse around business, work, and personal growth.

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This is Not Advice: Making Work That Can't Be Sold

This is Not Advice: Making Work That Can't Be Sold

June 5, 2023

Welcome to the 3rd edition of This is Not Advice , my advice column that’s not an advice column for paid subscribers of What Works. This week, I am tackling a question that came up during last week’s workshop on media ecosys…

EP 427: The Trust-Profit Paradox

EP 427: The Trust-Profit Paradox

May 25, 2023

Today's episode is all about trust and responsibility—and how those qualities impact the cost of doing business and the work that's required for any company to be successful. And specifically, it's about something I'm callin…

EP 426: This is Not Advice: It's Our World, AI Just

EP 426: This is Not Advice: It's Our World, AI Just "Lives" In It

May 22, 2023

What are we really talking about when we talk about our hopes and fears about AI? It's us. We're the problem. Actually, we're not the problem—we're more like the solution. But that's less mimetic. Sure, this is yet another p…

EP 425: [Dispatch] Gone Meta

EP 425: [Dispatch] Gone Meta

May 18, 2023

There's a sort of inside joke in the online business space of coaches, creators, and service providers. Or maybe, at this point, it's an "outside joke?" Q: What's the surest way to make more money as a creator or small busin…

EP 424: How the Game We Play Changes Our Work

EP 424: How the Game We Play Changes Our Work

May 11, 2023

“This cancerous economic principle means that executives and venture capitalists have abandoned the concept of value within a business. Through decades of corporate greed, production has become almost entirely separated from…

EP 423: This is Not Advice: What can I do to grow my audience?

EP 423: This is Not Advice: What can I do to grow my audience?

May 8, 2023

Today’s quick episode is a sample of something I’m creating for paid subscribers to What Works. I’m calling it my “This is Not Advice” column. Or, TINA for short. Not to be confused with TINA a la “ there is no alternative ”…

About the Hosts

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Production Team

YellowHouse.Media is a full-service podcast production agency led by executive producers Sean and Tara McMullin. We specialize in working with small business owners, thought leaders, and scholars to help them bring their work to life.

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Tara McMullin

Writer, Podcaster, Producer

Tara McMullin is a writer, podcaster, and producer. For over 13 years, she’s studied small business owners—how they live, how they work, what influences them, and what they hope for the future. She’s the host of What Works, a podcast about navigating the 21st-century economy with your humanity intact. Tara is also co-founder of YellowHouse.Media, a boutique podcast production company. Her work has been featured in Fast Company, The Startup, The Muse, and The Huffington Post. Her first book, What Works: A Comprehensive Framework To Change The Way We Approach Goal Setting, will be released in November.

She lives in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania with her husband, daughter, and two lovable cats that showed up in the backyard one day. Her heart is always in the mountains of Montana.

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A Radically Different Approach to Goal-Setting

What Works is an antidote to the relentless pursuit of “more” and the culture of striving that we live in. It’s an unconventional approach to goal-setting, planning, and execution that prioritizes practice over achievement in both life and work. Not just a call to slow down or find the joy in missing out, What Works walks the reader through a framework for examining what’s driving their pursuit of more, setting commitments to orient their growth, and organizing their action as a learning process.

On Sale: November 1, 2022

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