22 episodes of Fits + Starts since the first episode, which aired on November 22, 2016.
11: Everybody's My Boss (with Kelly Walker)
March 29th, 2017
40 mins 20 secs
art, baltimore, coffee naps, freelancing, interior design, meditation, mindfulness, personal brand
We discuss the very gross, but very real idea of personal brands. Kelly and Daniel talk about the exhausting plight of the freelancer. We also discuss turning your passion into your career, and mindfulness practices.
10: Strapped to the Mast (with Zay Smallman)
March 15th, 2017
52 mins 17 secs
5 forces, film, hiring, human resources, michael porter, movies, strategy, venture capital, vertical integration
Along with our inaugural guest host Zay Smallman, we discuss who should and shouldn't take venture capital money, misadventures in Human Resources, and John takes Zay to task on strategy in the film industry.
Zay is a co-founder at Fancy Rhino and Mama Bear Studios.
9: Expectations You're Not Entitled To
February 22nd, 2017 | Season 1 | 41 mins 38 secs
We discus where the show is and where it's headed. John wonders about when the right time is to change careers. Daniel thinks it's important to check your entitlement. Then Daniel has some personal finance tips, and John buys a SodaStream!
8: Maslow's Hierarchy of Goals
February 8th, 2017
41 mins 8 secs
california, doucheytags, notifications, process, productivity, steve jobs, workflow
We talk about growing out of being a slug-like process person. John claims erroneously to be a Californian. What does it take to claim that you've been to a state? John was late to recording this episode because he has disabled all notifications on his devices.
7: Fix Your Pet Bug
January 25th, 2017
51 mins 28 secs
brains, engagement, incompetence, lord of the rings, omnifocus, personality, usmc
We talk about personality tests, and how they can guide your career path. Daniel is taken in by 16personalities.com. John wonders how to solve for his many shortcomings, and wonders if Daniel will be promoted to the level of his own incompetency. AND THEN DANIEL GETS ENGAGED.
6: Too Proud to Touch the Monolith
January 11th, 2017
42 mins 9 secs
2001: a space odyssey, apple, black friday, google, monolith, nevada, project management, siege, steve jobs
Daniel lays siege to Nevada. John has some existential dread about Apple. We discuss how to know when a project is working, and how to measure success. John has a great scam for Black Friday.
5: Closing the Gap
December 28th, 2016
41 mins 21 secs
beatles, delta, genius, medallion, steve-jobs, travel, usa
The Greyhound bus system is a loosely held anarchy. Travel is insanity. It's hard to learn anything more from geniuses than how to hide your work. John moves back to the USA.
4: Internet Civics
December 14th, 2016
40 mins 59 secs
civics, internet, remote work, water
We talk about working remotely, being a good citizen on the internet, and John's fridge. We appeal to your kind sensibilities to subscribe.
3: Five Jobs and a Bunch of Dogwhistles
December 3rd, 2016
49 mins 15 secs
dawg, dawgwhistles, dogwhistles, jobs, work
We talk about the theoretical idea of a job and knowing what a job is like, our process of making the show.