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BayCHI podcast and slides available

Tuesday, March 14, 2006: Monthly Program (BayCHI)

Last Tuesday, I joined OSAF's Mimi Yin to talk about GTD at the monthly BayCHI program down at PARC. A podcast of both our presentations plus our slides are now available for download from the program page. Many thanks to Steve Williams for getting it all up so fast.

My talk (mp3 audio link) centered on the behavioral changes that can enhance the tools and frameworks we choose. I dropped lots of your names, slightly misquoted Anne Lamott twice, confessed to at least two jobs I've had, and mostly managed not to curse beyond PG-13 levels. I'd call it a very successful evening.

Many thanks to Paul, Rashmi, and the BayCHI volunteers for being such excellent hosts. And thanks to Estrelita for some kickass fish tacos. I had a very fun night.

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Merlin Mann is an independent writer, speaker, and broadcaster. He’s best known for being the guy who created the website you’re reading right now. He lives in San Francisco, does lots of public speaking, and helps make cool things like You Look Nice Today, Back to Work, and Kung Fu Grippe. Also? He’s writing this book, he lives with this face, he suffers from this hair, he answers these questions, and he’s had this life. So far.

Merlin’s favorite thing he’s written in the past few years is an essay entitled, “Cranking.”




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