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

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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Fifteen Years as a Creator. (I’ll Never Make It.) – Love Your Work, Episode 283

July 14, 2022

Writing in my notebook, circa April 2009. (Photo: Ryan Halvorsen)

Five years ago, I wrote about how – after ten years as a self-employed independent creator – I hoped to “make it.” I now realize, I never will.
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How I Put My Book on a Times Square Billboard (What Did It Cost, & Did It Work?) – Love Your Work, Episode 282

June 30, 2022

 book times square billboardI recently advertised my book on a billboard in Times Square. It was cheaper than you think, and was up for less time than you might expect. But it’s still paying dividends.
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E.R.A.S.E. F.E.A.R. and Finish Your Creative Projects – Love Your Work, Episode 281

June 16, 2022

erase fearIn fifteen years as a self-employed creator, I’ve learned how to finish what matters. I follow a nine-step process that makes an easy-to-remember acronym, that also describes what this process does: E.R.A.S.E. F.E.A.R.
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Surround and Conquer (Your Biggest Dreams) – Love Your Work, Episode 280

June 02, 2022

surround and conquerWhen Facebook was first expanding, they used a timeless military strategy to win their most-crucial first users. You can use this strategy to attack your toughest projects, by leveraging hidden complexity to lend devastating power to simple actions.
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Summary: Industrial Society and Its Future (The Unabomber Manifesto) – Love Your Work, Episode 279

May 19, 2022

industrial society and its future unabomber manifestoIndustrial Society and Its Future, is otherwise known as “The Unabomber Manifesto,” written by Ted Kaczynski. Kaczynsnki is a terrorist who killed three people, and injured twenty-three others, by sending bombs through the mail, between 1978 and 1995. He used his terror campaign to exploit the negativity bias of media and pressure the Washington Post and New York Times into publishing his 35,000-word anti-technology manifesto.

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