Episode 496: Settle For More

Manton and Daniel open the new year with more talk about increasing productivity and focusing on the tasks that are most important to us. They talk about the merits of “settling for good enough” as a valuable thing both in life and, more pertinently, in shipping software or completing any creative works.

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  • TextExpander: Communicate Smarter. Listeners get 20% off their first year.


  • 4000 Weeks – The book by Oliver Burkeman that Daniel is reading.
  • Personal Kanban – The methodology evidently at the root of the “three slots” attention management system.
  • Basecamp – Software that prompts Manton weekly to ask what he’s going to work on.
  • Epilogue – Manton’s book tracking app for Micro.blog
  • The Starry Night – Wikipedia page on the famous Van Gogh painting.


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January 8, 2022 at 8:28 pm.