Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Merlin Redeems TV. Also: The Delmore Effect!

Merlin Mann does a video podcast that is actually good. This is the first interview of The Merlin Show. Mann's interest in creativity and how to get there informs most of his work (with the dark side represented as well).

It is not a coincidence that Paul Sas turned me onto Merlin, since his own work on goal setting and The Delmore Effect is a motherlode of insight.

In his words: "...most people tend to set much more explicit goals for low priority domains than for their most important ambitions. (This lapse is labeled the Delmore Effect, after the failed poet, Delmore Schwartz).

Holy goofing off, Batman, I have to get offline RIGHT NOW!