David Kadavy

David Kadavy is author of Mind Management, Not Time Management, The Heart to Start & Design for Hackers.

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Love Your Work is the intellectual playground of David Kadavy, bestselling author of three books – including Mind Management, Not Time Management – and former design advisor to Timeful – a Google-acquired productivity app.

Love Your Work is where David shows you how to be productive when creativity matters, get things done and breed Black Swans in your career as a creator. Dig into the archives for insightful conversations with Dan Ariely, David Allen, Seth Godin, James Altucher, and many more.

David is an underrated writer and thinker. In an age of instant publication, he puts time, effort and great thought into the content and work he shares with the world.
—Jeff Goins, bestselling author of Real Artists Don’t Starve

To hear interviews of David, here is a complete list of podcasts he’s been on.

Posts from the Love Your Work Podcast Category

My Zettelkasten: An Author’s Digital Slip-Box Method Example (Using Plain-Text Software) – Love Your Work, Episode 250

March 04, 2021

As a nonfiction author, retaining what I read is my job. Through the process of writing three books, I’ve experimented with different ways of reading, remembering what I read, and using that knowledge to develop my own thoughts. I’ll share today my note-taking system. I hope it serves as a good example of a digital “Zettelkasten” or slip box. keep on reading »

How to Take Smart Notes Book Summary – Love Your Work, Episode 249

February 18, 2021

How to take Smart NotesIf you’re a fan of using Getting Things Done to stay on top of all the, well, things you need to get done – you’ll love How to Take Smart Notes for staying on top of all the things you want to learn. I’ll give you an introduction – in my own words – in this How to Take Smart Notes book summary. keep on reading »

Understanding Media (by Marshall McLuhan) Book Summary – Love Your Work, Episode 248

February 04, 2021

understanding media marshall mcluhanYou’ve heard the expression, “The medium is the message.” But what does that really mean? “The medium is the message” is a term coined by Marshall McLuhan in his book, Understanding Media: Extensions of Man. More than fifty years after it was published – in 1964 – Understanding Media reads as if it’s from the future. In this Understanding Media summary, I’ll break down – in my own words – why “The medium is the message,” as well as other key ideas within this media theory classic. keep on reading »

How to Land a BookBub Featured Deal – Love Your Work, Episode 247

January 21, 2021

how land bookbub featured dealHaving your book chosen for a BookBub Featured Deal is as close to a “big break” as there is in self-publishing. Today, I’ll tell you how I finally got accepted for a BookBub Featured Deal after a year and a half – and fourteen rejections.

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What I Learned About Productivity Meditating 60 Hours in 60 Days – Love Your Work, Episode 246

January 07, 2021

I recently saw a tweet storm by entrepreneur/investor/philosopher Naval Ravikant. He was challenging people to meditate sixty minutes a day for sixty consecutive days.

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The Avocado Challenge: Tell The Future – Love Your Work, Episode 245

November 26, 2020

It’s hard to predict the future, but you can be better at predicting the future. All you need is a few delicious avocados.

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The Black Swan Book Summary – Love Your Work, Episode 244

November 12, 2020

black swan summaaryIf you want to write a book, don’t ask, “How much money does the average book make?” In this context, “average” is meaningless. You’re in the world of Black Swans.

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Buy Mind Management, Not Time Management at kdv.co/mind – Love Your Work, Episode 243

October 29, 2020

buy-mind-managementToday is the day! My new book, Mind Management, Not Time Management is now available everywhere! I’m very excited to share with you a cohesive system for managing your energy, instead of your time – to be productive when creativity matters. keep on reading »

Getting Things Done Summary – Love Your Work, Episode 242

October 15, 2020

getting things doneWhen I first heard of Getting Things Done, I was skeptical. How could it possibly live up to the fanaticism of its cult following? But once I saw the power of the “next action,” of “someday/maybes,” and of organizing tasks by “context,” I knew there was a good reason for the hype: “GTD” works.

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Raised Floors – Love Your Work, Episode 241

October 01, 2020

raised floorsIn the game of golf, there’s an expression: “Drive for show, putt for dough.” What it means is: If you want to win tournaments, practice putting.

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