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#13: The pros and cons of cohort-based online courses

This week, we shared our views on the cohort-based online courses that we've gone through over the last one year. We also rated each out of five!

#12: Max Nussenbaum – The tension between being a founder and an artist

This week, we had Max Nussenbaum on the show as our first ever guest! Max currently runs the Writer Fellowship over at On Deck and writes a weekly newsletter called My Super Secret Diary. As an ex startup founder, we also got Max's takes on the tension (and similarities) that exist between being a founder and an artist. We also talked about writing, creativity, and career choices.

#11: Leadership lessons from Ted Lasso

This week, we shared our thoughts and takeaways from Season #1 of Ted Lasso: a sitcom television series starring Jason Sudeikis.

#10: Tools for thought

This week, we took a deep dive into our technology stacks and discussed the tools and apps we use to capture and create knowledge.

#9: How to find topics to write about

On this first episode of Season 2, we go through our process of finding topics and ideas to write about (or other creative outputs for that matter). We also touch on some of the tools and apps we use that help boost the writing process.

#8: Mind mapping, authentic creativity, and passion projects

This is the Season 1 Finale as we wrap up 8 weeks of On Deck Writer Fellowship. We talked about mind maps (and where they come in during the creative process), personal vs. professional identities, Tony Hsieh, and Salesforce acquiring Slack.

#7: Being average, blue zones, the art of editing, and design for non-designers

On this episode, we talked about embracing being average, fulfillment, and the blue zones concept. We also talked about our ideal writing audiences where Nate dove deep into the importance of design for non-designers.

#6: Solitude, showing up, and personal finances

This week we chatted about big tasks vs. small tasks (and which one to tackle first) and the importance of solitude and spending time on our own. We also talked about creating leverage by showing up consistently, personal finances (+budgeting), and succinct communication.

#5: Staying productive during an election, habit stacking, The Octopus Teacher, and the Pomodoro technique

This week we chat about balancing our schedules and productivity during an election, using habit stacking and the Pomodoro technique. We also talk about our experience at the halfway point in the On Deck Writer's Fellowship, and if we're hitting our goals. Reza discusses his preparation for interviewing guests for his upcoming podcast, while Nate is interviewed for the first time as a guest. This episode is rich in musings around productivity, Nate's co-hosted Q&A with Anne-Laure Le Cunff of Ness Labs, and the books we're now starting. Enjoy!

#4: Newsletters, personal blogs, illustrations, productivity, collaboration and telling good stories

We talked about a lot in this episode! From the process for publishing our newsletters, to the metrics we track and why we've been doing it every week for the last 6 months. We also touch on the tech stack of our personal blogs, sketching, productivity, collaboration and storytelling.

#3: Getting feedback, gaining clarity from writing, and being present

We talk about our second week at On Deck Writer Fellowship, the process of giving and receiving feedback and how writing and speaking are connected.

#2: Newsletters, creativity, our writing process, choosing your niche, and ODW1

We talk about our writing process, the origin stories of our newsletters, and our first week during the On Deck Writer Fellowship.

#1: Who we are, why we're recording our conversations, and of course ODW1

We talk about our backgrounds, why we're starting a podcast, and our excitement for the inaugural On Deck Writer Fellowship

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