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

Welcome to the Creative Age – Love Your Work, Episode 240

September 17, 2020

the creative ageEach November, writers around the world make a commitment. They commit to writing a novel within a month. It’s called NaNoWriMo – National Novel Writing Month.

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Week of Want – Love Your Work, Episode 239

September 03, 2020

week wantSubject: “IMMEDIATE Action Reqeusted [sic]”

They misspelled “requested,” which had the unintended effect of highlighting that this email was urgent.

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Shun the Unearned – Love Your Work, Episode 238

August 20, 2020

shun the unearnedIn New York City, sometime around the beginning of the twentieth century, a young art student sat for a portrait.

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Complexity Creep & The Birthday Problem – Love Your Work, Episode 237

August 06, 2020

Here’s a brain teaser for you: Imagine we’ve got a room full of people. We’re trying to figure if any two people in the room have the same birthday. keep on reading »

Time Worship – Love Your Work, Episode 236

July 23, 2020

time worship

When I was working with Timeful — the productivity app co-founded by behavioral scientist and Love Your Work guest, Dan Ariely — we had a great feature. You could put todo items on your calendar.

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Clock Time Event Time – Love Your Work, Episode 235

July 09, 2020

clock time event time

Before I moved to Colombia, I lived several “mini lives” in Medellín. I came and lived here for a few months. I escaped the very worst portion of the Chicago winters.

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How to Have a Thought – Love Your Work, Episode 234

June 25, 2020

how to have a thought

Maya Angelou was right, “People will forget what you said…but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

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Device Divorce – Love Your Work, Episode 233

June 11, 2020

device divorce

When it came time for me to choose a college, I had no idea what I was doing. For reasons I still can’t explain, I chose to go to The University of Nebraska at Kearney. At least until I recognized my mistake.

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I Thought I Had Time Management All Figured Out, Then I Tried to Write a Book – Love Your Work, Episode 232

May 28, 2020

time management book writingI used to be a time management enthusiast. I say “used to be,” because time management eventually stopped working for me.

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Start Finishing: Charlie Gilkey – Love Your Work, Episode 231

May 21, 2020

charlie gilkeySometimes people tell me, “Hey David, The Heart to Start is a great book, but now that I’ve figured out how to start, how do I finish?!”

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