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

Carrots, Sticks, & Blinders – Love Your Work, Episode 293

January 12, 2023

carrots-sticks-blindersYou can’t get through a project on momentum alone. But there are mechanisms you can use to tweak your motivation and make better use of what momentum you have. These motivation mechanisms aren’t one-size-fits-all – you have to choose which ones work for you.
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Summary: The Network: The Battle for the Airwaves and the Birth of the Communications Age, by Scott Woolley – Love Your Work, Episode 292

November 17, 2022

the network scott woolleyThe Network, by Scott Woolley, tells the history of wireless communications, and the stories of the characters that were a part of it. It’s the first book strictly about media history that I’m summarizing and adding to my best media books list.
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The Project Halfpipe – Love Your Work, Episode 291

November 03, 2022

 Project HalfpipeA creative project is like a halfpipe. The depth of the halfpipe from which you must ascend to finish a project is equal to the height of the optimism that prompted you to begin. But there’s a way to build your project halfpipe so the project itself keeps you moving forward.
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Leonardo Mind, Raphael World – Love Your Work, Episode 290

October 20, 2022

leonard mind raphael world

The world expects us to be Raphaels, but some of us are Leonardos. Don’t hold your Leonardo mind to Raphael standards, because this Raphael world would be nothing without Leonardo minds.
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Livestream/AMA: Book Marketing, Motivation, Language Learning, Picking a Project, and Selling Foreign Rights – Love Your Work, Episode 289

October 06, 2022

ama-september-2022Today I have a special episode for you. If you missed last month’s AMA/Livestream, I’m delivering it right to your ears.
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Summary: Old Masters and Young Geniuses, by David W. Galenson – Love Your Work, Episode 288

September 22, 2022

Old Masters Young GeniusesThe book, Old Masters and Young Geniuses shows there are two types of creators: experimental, and conceptual. Experimental and conceptual creators differ in their approaches to their work, and follow two distinct career paths. Experimental creators grow to become old masters. Conceptual creators shine as young geniuses.
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David Perell: Being a Hedgehog When You’re a Fox, Living With the Twitter Algorithm, Learning from Tyler Cowen, and Building Mass for Leverage – Love Your Work, Episode 287

September 08, 2022

David PerellDo you want to build an audience online, but have such a wide variety of interests, you don’t know what to focus on? I think you’ll like this interview with David Perell.
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Nobody Knows Anything – Love Your Work, Episode 286

August 25, 2022

Nobody Knows AnythingIn 1977, Richard Bachman published his first novel. In an unusual move for a first-time author, Bachman made his publisher promise to release his books with hardly any marketing.
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Crumb Time – Love Your Work, Episode 285

August 11, 2022

crumb time“Crumb time” is the little pieces of time that get lost throughout the day. Instead of giving away your crumb time to unproductive distractions, build systems that complete big projects with small actions. Today, I’ll tell you how.
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Curiosity Management – Love Your Work, Episode 284

July 28, 2022

 curiosity managementDo you ever feel like you don’t have the time and energy to learn about everything you want to know? Is it hard to stay focused on reading one book, when there’s ten others you want to read? You need curiosity management.
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