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

What I Learned from Naval Ravikant’s Meditation Challenge – 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. The Black Swan is a book by Nassim Nicholas Taleb, and I have found the ideas in it critical to navigating my career as an author. Here – in my own words – is my The Black Swan book summary. The ideas in The Black Swan: The Impact of the Highly Improbable are what I think about when I’m considering writing a new book.

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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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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 »

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