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EP 473: Unpacking Attention Fetishism with Jess Shane

Our podcast feeds and streaming services are full of real stories of real people. And not all of those stories feel... true. I mean, even if the facts are accurate, th...

EP 472: Speculative Investing Made Personal

Okay, this isn't really an episode about speculative investing. Well, it is. But I'm not talking about crypto or meme stocks. I'm talking about the challenges of livin...

EP 471: The Many Hats of Leigh Stein

What would happen if you archived all of your Instagram content, announced that you had taken a job at a fictional wellness company, and then got fired for disclosing ...

EP 470: Rethinking Creativity—A Cautionary Tale

Good luck going anywhere today without running into a message about creativity.I was going to say, "anywhere online," but really, it's just about anywhere. We get crea...

NEW: World-Building for Business Owners

I'm teaching a new workshop on May 15 & 16, 2024! It's called World-Building for Business Owners, and it's based on a process I've been honing for more than a decade. ...

EP 469: Building Solidarity in the Creator Economy with Kate Tyson & Charlie Gilkey

"How do I want to live?" Philosopher Rahel Jaeggi says this question is bound up in the concept of alienation. Our disconnection and dissatisfaction keep us from answe...

EP 468: Figuring Out the Creator Economy with Charlie Gilkey & Kate Tyson

It seems the creator economy is booming. Or is it?And what even is the creator economy??Platforms like Instagram, YouTube, and TechTalk are quite happy to advertise th...

EP 467: Organizing Indie Labor with Chiarra Lohr

The labor market has undergone a sea change in the last 20 years. A full third of US workers are part of the independent workforce, including gig workers, contract wor...

EP 466: Making Room for Others with Leonie Smith

The Center for Nonviolent Communication describes what they teach as "empathy in action." And so it seems fitting to close out this series on Decoding Empathy with a l...

EP 465: Learning Empathy from Copywriters & Doppelgangers with Samantha Pollack

I have learned a lot about cognitive empathy by learning copywriting. After all, copywriting is a puzzle—the puzzle of figuring out what someone is thinking or feeling...

EP 464: Decoding Accessibility with Erin Perkins

Typically, the question of accessibility online is considered in technical terms: How does this website need to be designed? What ALT text is appropriate for this imag...

EP 463: A Brand is a Constellation with N. Chloé Nwangwu

How do you get seen in a world that doesn't see you? How do you get recognized when so many systems are designed to keep you unrecognized? Those are the questions at t...

EP 462: Decoding the Language of Empathy

Today, we peel back the layers of a term that's become ubiquitous in the business world and beyond: empathy. In this episode, empathy's origin story. Er, stories. We'l...

This is Not Advice: Process Entropy & Process Evolution

Are you waiting for a glorious day with your system, plan, or business just work? I hate to tell you this—but you will be waiting a long time.Plans, systems, and busin...

EP 461: My Nemesis

Our beliefs leave an indelible mark on how we interact with others and our environment. Even when those beliefs aren't conscious. Beliefs about quality of life are a w...

EP 460: In Defense of Gimmicks

The proliferation of derivative nonsense on various social media platforms begs the question: Is it possible to make a TikTok video, Instagram post, or LinkedIn update...

EP 459: Sorry, self-promotion doesn't work

Last week, Vox published an article by internet culture reporter Rebecca Jennings about how everybody needs to be a self-promoter now—and we all hate it. Then, I read ...

EP 458: How many layers are too many?

Layers. Unless we're talking about cake, you can have too many layers. In today's episode, I share a recent metaphorical revelation I had about sound and sensory sensi...

EP 457: How to Define Hard-to-Define Work Stress

So, you're stressed. Or work feels intense. Or you're putting more energy than you should into manifesting a day with "no surprises."But why? Even if you're not workin...

EP 456: Reprogramming Our Source Code

Why is it that our bodies and brains tend to function on so much outdated code? Our personal algorithms and mental shortcuts are often stuck in a different time and pl...

EP 455: The Case for Uncertainty (And How to Navigate It)

The only sure bet is uncertainty. As we start a new year, I want to take a closer look at navigating uncertainty and how we can normalize not knowing. In this episode,...

EP 454: Wibbly-Wobbly, Timey-Wimey Stuff

Today, a short meditation on time, the end-of-year season, and how we might carry what we experience now into the next season of work.Footnotes:Dr. Who: the "Wibbly-Wo...

EP 453: Fear of Loathing in Lancaster

This is the 3rd edition of Cold Pitch, an experimental project from YellowHouse.Media exploring media, curiosity, and identity. I'll be sharing one more episode from t...

This is Not Advice: How a Syllabus Could Change the Way You Plan

Planners and project management apps reinforce linear, chronological thinking. What if we used a completely different medium to plan for growth?I'm hosting a workshop ...

EP 452: This Daily YouTube Show is a Rich Text

This is the second edition of Cold Pitch, an experimental project from YellowHouse.Media about media, curiosity, and identity. In this edition, Sean and I talk about o...

EP 451: An Inbox Full of Lies

Over the next few weeks, I've got something a wee bit different for you! This is the very first edition of Cold Pitch, an experimental media project from YellowHouse.M...

EP 450: The Will to Share Power with Tania Luna

This is the final installment in Strange New Work, a series that uses speculative fiction to explore radical work futures.Power. Some fear it. Others hoard it. Some wi...

EP 449: The Most Undervalued Skill of the 21st-Century Economy

This is the penultimate episode of Strange New Work, a special series from What Works that explores the future of work through the lens of speculative fiction.What's t...

BONUS: A Quick Pep Talk

I've got something short, sweet, and really special for you today. Sean, my husband, my go-to extrovert shield, and the co-founder of YellowHouse.Media has a new proje...

EP 448: Made for Work

This is the 6th installment of Strange New Work, a special series that uses speculative fiction to explore radically different work futures.Find the work you were born...

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