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Quit is about change, the challenges of improving your career, making tough decisions, and starting something awesome. Hosted by Dan Benjamin.

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Quit is about change, the challenges of improving your career, making tough decisions, and starting something awesome. Hosted by Dan Benjamin.

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Dan & Haddie Rock

By Dogsneedlove2 - Feb 07 2017
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The show got me motivated and it got me back on track to growing my business.

Great show

By Goteman - Apr 22 2016
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I really like this one. It helps me rebuild my focus every now and then.

iTunes Ratings

237 Ratings
Average Ratings
192
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4
9
12

Dan & Haddie Rock

By Dogsneedlove2 - Feb 07 2017
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The show got me motivated and it got me back on track to growing my business.

Great show

By Goteman - Apr 22 2016
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I really like this one. It helps me rebuild my focus every now and then.

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Quit is about change, the challenges of improving your career, making tough decisions, and starting something awesome. Hosted by Dan Benjamin.

3: Are You Employed, Sir?

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Dan talks with callers, special guest Myke Hurley of 70 Decibels, and 5by5 producer Haddie Cooke about interviewing, confidence, attire, personal presentation, when to reevaluate, having a support group, and so-called "moderate success".

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Dec 15 2012

1hr 25mins

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46: The Only Plumber in Town

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Dan is joined by Haddie and a handful of great callers on this special New Years Day episode.

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Jan 02 2014

2hr 3mins

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6: The Voices In Your Head

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Dan is joined by Shlok Vaidya, Michael K. and callers to talk about opportunity, followthrough, what it takes to find success, and how to handle getting fired in the middle of the show.

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Jan 05 2013

2hr 2mins

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17: Four Hour Sleep Night

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Dan is joined by special guest Garrett Dimon to discuss starting and running businesses with less pain and fewer mistakes. Dan takes calls and helps people identify their opportunities and make decisions to redefine their careers.

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Mar 22 2013

1hr 18mins

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14: Don't Run A Sh*tty Company

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Dan is joined by David Heinemeier Hansson, Shlok Vaidya, Producer Haddie Cooke to discuss telecommuting vs. being in the office.

Note: This episode contains some strong language.

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Mar 02 2013

1hr 33mins

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18: The Problem Is Always You

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Dan takes calls and responds to listener feedback. Topics include living in a basement, staying in school, quitting a good job you hate to mow lawns, what to do when your family moves and you want to finish school, getting pushed out of your own business and taking a corporate stooge job, quilting as a business, and more.

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Mar 29 2013

1hr 28mins

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15: Got Your Sea Legs

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Dan is joined by Producer Haddie Cooke to take calls and discuss integrity.

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  • Jobs to Fill, Employers Wait for Perfection - NYTimes.com
    The number of job openings has increased to levels not seen since the height of the financial crisis, but vacancies are staying unfilled much longer than they used to — an average of 23 business days today compared to a low of 15 in mid-2009, according to a new measure of Labor Department data by the economists Steven J. Davis, Jason Faberman and John Haltiwanger.Some have attributed the more extended process to a mismatch between the requirements of the 4 million jobs available and the skills held by many of the 12 million unemployed. That’s probably true in a few high-skilled fields, like nursing or biotech, but for a large majority of positions where candidates are plentiful, the bigger problem seems to be a sort of hiring paralysis.
  • QUIT! on 5by5

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Mar 09 2013

1hr 37mins

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20: Jeff Raider

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Dan and guest Jeff Raider, one of the founders of Warby Parker and Harry's, discuss startups, investors, and timing as it relates to quitting your job to work on your dream.

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Apr 19 2013

1hr 13mins

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10: No One Puts Baby in a Warehouse

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Dan is joined by Andrew Logan, Shlok Vaidya, and producer Haddie Cooke to discuss extroverted vs introverted vs balanced in the work world.

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Feb 02 2013

1hr 53mins

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22: Depressed in the Midwest

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Dan is joined by Associate Producer Danielle Moser to discuss dressing up for work as it relates to interviews, productivity, and how it can affect the way you think about yourself and your outlook. They also address the problem of having CEOs dress down during keynote addresses and, later, Dan takes calls and discusses job-seeking, dealing with a bad boss, whether or not to work while going back to school, using a cool idea as the basis for a Kickstarter, and more.

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May 03 2013

1hr 36mins

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32: Glad That PR Cleared It

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Dan is joined by Tim Van Damme who left Instagram for a position at Dropbox. Later they take calls and discuss when it's the right time to move on.

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Jul 19 2013

1hr 16mins

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23: That's What The Money's For

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Dan discusses the pros and cons of working remotely and, later, takes calls and talks to Robert Sha, the creator of the Capsule minimalist wallet, Josh Centers, the new managing editor for TidBits, and more.

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May 10 2013

1hr 24mins

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8: Be Afraid, Be Very Afraid

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This week Dan is joined by Alex Ragsdale, producer Haddie Cooke, and callers to discuss meetings and side-jobs that become businesses.

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Jan 19 2013

1hr 39mins

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24: Scott Johnson

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Dan interviews Scott Johnson, founder of FrogPants Studios, a hub of nerd and geek media including comics, web art, illustration, podcasts, and more. Scott hosts and produces 9 shows, both daily and weekly, which span a range of topics including apps, comics, early TV pilots, video games, and more. Scott also produces the webcomic My Extra Life. Dan and Scott address issues of making it on one's own terms, seeking out a creative community, spreading the creative spark across different mediums, getting help to steer business, and more.

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May 17 2013

1hr 19mins

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26: This Is Not My Beautiful Life

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Dan is joined by Matt Haughey, founder of MetaFilter and briefly Glenn Fleishman to discuss what it truly means to run a business.

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May 31 2013

1hr 21mins

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31: Selling Margot Tenenbaum Dresses on Etsy

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Dan takes calls and discusses competition, employment, hobbies, and when to narrow your focus.

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Jul 12 2013

1hr 34mins

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27: Oh, Have I Got Your Attention Now?

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Dan and Danielle talk about the film adaptation Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) and discuss the toxic, cut-throat world of sales. Later they take calls and they hear from Studio Kittie, Angry Guy, and more.

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Jun 08 2013

1hr 27mins

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25: Hang Up, I Don't Care

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Dan and Haddie discuss 26-year old CEO David Karp's use of profanity at the end of his release about Yahoo's recent acquisition of Tumblr. Later they take calls and talk about the various issues that come up when doing a Kickstarter, give advice about transitioning from full time student and worker to full time entrepreneur, and more.

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  • Tumblr Staff - News!
    Original Transcript: "Everyone, I’m elated to tell you that Tumblr will be joining Yahoo. Before touching on how awesome this is, let me try to allay any concerns: We’re not turning purple. Our headquarters isn’t moving. Our team isn’t changing. Our roadmap isn’t changing. And our mission – to empower creators to make their best work and get it in front of the audience they deserve – certainly isn’t changing. So what’s new? Simply, Tumblr gets better faster. The work ahead of us remains the same – and we still have a long way to go! – but with more resources to draw from. Yahoo is the original Internet company, and Marissa and her team share our dream to make the Internet the ultimate creative canvas. I couldn’t be more excited to have her help. We also share a vision for Tumblr’s business that doesn’t compromise the community and product we love. Plus both our logos end with punctuation! As always, everything that Tumblr is, we owe to this unbelievable community. We won’t let you down. Fuck yeah, David"
  • Marissa's Tumblr • I’m delighted to announce that we’ve reached an...
    "I’m delighted to announce that we’ve reached an agreement to acquire Tumblr! We promise not to screw it up. "
  • If People Were Really Honest in Job Interviews - CollegeHumor Article
  • Mutator: Mute Your iPhone...With a Twist. by Ron Adair — Kickstarter
  • Mutator: Mute Your iPhone...With a Twist.
  • This Is Water - David Foster Wallace
    In 2005, author David Foster Wallace was asked to give the commencement address to the 2005 graduating class of Kenyon College. However, the resulting speech didn't become widely known until 3 years later, after his tragic death. It is, without a doubt, some of the best life advice we've ever come across, and perhaps the most simple and elegant explanation of the real value of education.
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May 24 2013

1hr 47mins

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29: The Burden of Being Number One

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Dan and Haddie are joined in the studio by the host of ScamSchool.tv and NSFWshow, Brian Brushwood, and, the founder of Amplifier and host of the upcoming 5by5 show The Capital, Joel Bush. They discuss the benefits of competition, Paul Thomas Anderson's film, There Will Be Blood (2007), Steve Jobs' response to Android, the competition between Coca-Cola and Pepsi, the pseudo-rivalry that exists between podcasters, strategies utilized by rivals to crush competitors, an article about a failing startup, and later they take some calls.

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Jun 28 2013

1hr 25mins

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119: Things That Last

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Dan and Haddie talk about doing the daily grinding tasks that you know will pay off one day, how Domino's Pizza is standing out, how reading can help you unwind from your day, and more!

CALL FOR EMAILS: the next episode is going to be all listener emails but we need your help with that! Visit the contact page and select "Quit" to send in your question now. It may be the last time we take listener emails!

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Dec 15 2017

55mins

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118: Swallowing the Frog

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Dan and Haddie discuss how you can't expect your business to become a success overnight, a 6 year old making $11 million a year, the importance of having a good nighttime routine, thinking about the next emerging market.

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Dec 11 2017

1hr 1min

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117: Prenup For Your Business

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Dan and Haddie talk about overcoming obstacles, making a business by cheating the system, and how productive you really are at work.

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Dec 08 2017

1hr 6mins

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116: Influencers

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Dan and Haddie talk about influence, attention, and scarcity using Apple as an example of effective execution.

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Oct 31 2017

1hr 2mins

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115: Little Ego

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Dan talks about building a SaaS platform, all the while joined by Haddie to discuss a listener email about the challenges of breaking into a new career and unpaid internships, changing the way you ask for feedback, and just being open about things.

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Oct 27 2017

1hr 10mins

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114: You're Using It Wrong

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Dan and Haddie talk about going the extra mile for your customers, regaining the excitement you had when you started your job, and answer listener Brian's question about CASHFLOW!!!

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Sep 29 2017

1hr 1min

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113: Name One Poem

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Dan and Haddie do some followup about charging for your time/service, leaving a comfortable job to take an independant risk, asking yourself if you're critical to your company's success, digital nomads, and a reminder to take time to feed your soul.

Send us your questions via email 5by5.tv/contact.

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Aug 31 2017

1hr

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112: Not As Much Stooge

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Dan and Haddie discuss the 'Briefcase Technique', Last Chance U, the fear of change, and asking for a raise.

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Jul 31 2017

1hr 10mins

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111: Emotional Cost

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Dan is joined by Haddie to discuss the possible guilt that comes with doing work for profit, new business owner advice from Listener Brian, the right way to encourage (not pressure) your partner to make the leap into a more fulfilling job, how to engage with freelancers, and the services you need to look into when starting your business.

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Jul 21 2017

1hr 4mins

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110: Examination of the Day

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Dan and Haddie discuss limiting the hours you work per week, how athletes make sleep a priority, an inspirational quote about believing in yourself, and taking advice from Benjamin Franklin to examine your day.

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Jun 28 2017

1hr 14mins

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109: Cone of Silence

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Dan and Haddie talk about the soul-destroying addiction of workaholism, creative environments and creative teams, Millennials and saving for buying a home, and the detrimental effects of multitasking (and a solution).

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Jun 23 2017

1hr 1min

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108: The Worst They Can Say is 'No'

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Dan is joined by Haddie to answer listener emails about being prepared before you make your side hustle your full time gig, selling yourself in an interview, and being honest.

Next week all about interviews! Send us your questions!

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May 19 2017

1hr 13mins

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107: Already Raw Sorry, I Meant Crisis

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Dan and Haddie talk about managing your time, distractions, and going the extra mile to save your customers time.

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May 05 2017

1hr 3mins

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106: Adjunct Loop

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Dan and Haddie answer your emails, followup about PhDs, and what to do when the people you're counting on don't do their job.

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Apr 28 2017

1hr 16mins

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105: Headline for Ranking

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Dan and Haddie talk about the art of sales, not just selling your product but selling yourself during interviews, the math behind making $1 million dollars, podcast promotion strategies, and a comparison of millennials and baby boomers. Don't forget to send us your questions via email for next week's episode!

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Apr 14 2017

1hr 11mins

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104: Mother Internet

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Dan and Haddie discuss the struggles that millennials are facing at work, how to make a new hire feel like part of the team. They take listener emails about how to hire the right person for the job and how to get your new business set up.

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Mar 31 2017

1hr 7mins

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103: One-Way Relationship

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Dan and Haddie talk about smoking meats, Kentucky Colonel ties, paying attention to your users/fans, geography, and answer your emails about wanting a position at a company that isn't currently hiring, marketing yourself, and choosing between money and your passion.

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Mar 01 2017

1hr 10mins

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102: Piping Up Neat

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Dan and Haddie talk about applying for jobs, giving your work away for free, pride in a job well done, and another USPS nightmare.

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Feb 18 2017

1hr 2mins

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101: Dog Tied Up

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Dan and Haddie return for Episode #101! They talk about sticking with your new company and not taking the easy route (taking a full time job), doing your job to the fullest extent, thinking about others, a UPS debacle, and a dog.

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Jan 28 2017

1hr 3mins

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100: Spooked

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Dan is joined by Haddie and Maggie in-studio for this amazing 100th episode. They discuss credit card debt, rotisserie chickens as an example of buying time, J.K. Rowling's philosophy of roadblocks, and GitHub's holacracy.

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Sep 17 2016

1hr 6mins

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