Episodes

Aug. 9, 2022

EP 391: How do human decisions shape the economy? with Stacey Vanek S…

What even is the economy really? How does economic news impact my daily life? And what would prompt two humanities majors to go a…

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July 26, 2022

THE BOOK: Do your Big-G Goals Serve You?

After finding myself frustrated, exhausted, and burnt out, I had to ask: Are the goals I set making my life better?

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July 12, 2022

EP 390: Context Clues: Is a recession inevitable?

How do you prepare your small business for economic ups and downs?

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July 5, 2022

EP 389: Context Clues: Does everyone need a personal brand?

How has our relationship with ourselves changed since we started to put so much effort into emphasizing the most marketable parts…

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June 28, 2022

EP 388: Extra Context: Not Getting Paid

Can work be valuable even if you're not making money with it? What role do hobbies and personal pursuits have in our lives outsid…

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June 21, 2022

EP 387: Context Clues: Is there hope beyond positive thinking?

Vibe check: does positive thinking get in the way of recognizing real limitations and structural challenges?

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June 14, 2022

EP 386: Extra Context: Getting Paid

How can we think more strategically about the way we get paid as business owners & independent workers?

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June 7, 2022

EP 385: Context Clues: Who do you work for?

Do you spend more of your time working for internet companies than for yourself or your clients?

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May 31, 2022

EP 384: Context Clues: Do you love your work?

Is loving your work all it's cracked up to be? And is the work you love meeting your needs?

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May 24, 2022

EP 383: Extra Context: Rugged Individualism

Has individualism made it harder to navigate the 21st-century economy?

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May 17, 2022

EP 382: Context Clues: What makes for a fair refund policy?

Does your refund policy help you make sales... or do right by your customers?

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May 10, 2022

EP 381: What happens when you take a 4-month break from business as u…

At the end of 2021, I stepped away from my business: left our community, off-boarded my employee to another company, and focused …

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April 5, 2022

EP 380: When does overdelivering become overcompensating? with Alliso…

I’m sure you’ve heard it before: underpromise and overdeliver. But is that really the best way to do business? Or does it just gi…

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March 29, 2022

EP 379: Why do we choose squeezing more in over taking time off? (Tim…

I’m bringing our Time & Money series to a close this week by exploring why we choose squeezing more in over taking time off. I sh…

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March 22, 2022

EP 378: How much time do you work? with Anne Ditmeyer (Time & Money 7)

A lot of the work we do today doesn’t much look like “work.” The divide between work-life and life-life is flexible and porous. S…

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March 15, 2022

EP 377: What game are you playing? (Time & Money 6)

The systems we operate in all have different incentive systems: our business models, the social media platforms, our economy, the…

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March 8, 2022

EP 376: What Is Our Time Worth? With Keina Newell (Time & Money 5)

Most of us learn the value of our time in our first jobs. Even as we get more experience and our hourly jobs turn into salaried j…

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March 1, 2022

EP 375: Is this really a new economy? (Time & Money 4)

I’ve been talking about the “new economy” since about 2010. But more and more, I recognize that the economic possibilities create…

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Feb. 22, 2022

EP 374: How do you measure quality time? with Elisabeth Jackson (Time…

There’s more than one way to measure success—and there’s more than one way to measure time. How do you account for the time you s…

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Feb. 15, 2022

EP 373: Should we lower our expectations? (Time & Money 2)

We spend money on lots of tools designed to save us time and work. But all too often, those tools just end up raising our expecta…

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Feb. 8, 2022

EP 372: What Is Money? with Paco de Leon (Time & Money 1)

“Time is money.” Ben Franklin gave us that chestnut in 1748—and ever since, we’ve been trained to think of our lives as opportuni…

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Feb. 1, 2022

EP 371: How does emotional labor impact our work?

Emotional labor is an under-appreciated, under-compensated type of work. But it’s essential for navigating the 21st-century econo…

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Jan. 25, 2022

EP 370: What is the creator economy? with Gina Bianchini

What is the creator economy? And why are so many creators… miserable? Mighty Networks founder Gina Bianchini was the first person…

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Jan. 18, 2022

EP 369: Do your goals make you a better person?

The way we set goals often invites a load of comparison and competition. We can even create a moral hierarchy of more and better.…

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