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Have you ever wondered if the worlds’ leading entrepreneurs, writers, musicians and business people construct their day differently to you? How I Work delves into the working days of some of the world’s most successful innovators. We discuss tactics, rituals and tricks they use to achieve so much more than the average person, despite having the same number of hours in the day.

How I Work Amantha Imber

    • Education
    • 5.0 • 12 Ratings

Have you ever wondered if the worlds’ leading entrepreneurs, writers, musicians and business people construct their day differently to you? How I Work delves into the working days of some of the world’s most successful innovators. We discuss tactics, rituals and tricks they use to achieve so much more than the average person, despite having the same number of hours in the day.

    My Favourite Tip: Ruth Gotian - The delicate art of finding a mentor

    My Favourite Tip: Ruth Gotian - The delicate art of finding a mentor

    Where do you go when you need career guidance? Maybe the right book or video or article can help, but what about when your questions are more specific? What about when you’re in a truly unique situation, and you just can’t figure out the next step - the right direction for you?
    Well, maybe it’s time to find a mentor! But before you go cold-emailing all the top thinkers in your industry, you might need to check some of your assumptions about mentorship… 
    Enter Dr. Ruth Gotian, leadership expert, author, educator and mentoring master. Ruth is well-versed in the cold reachout, but she doesn’t approach it exactly how you might expect: for one thing, she never asks for anything in the beginning, and she’s careful not to call anyone her mentor - at least, not to their face. 
    But why? And if she’s not asking for anything, what’s she actually saying in those outreach messages? Ruth teaches you all the ins and outs of seeking and securing your perfect mentor. 
    Connect with Ruth on Twitter or LinkedIn
    You can find the full episode here: Ruth Gotian on studying the habits and mindsets of the world’s most successful people 
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    My new book Time Wise is out now. You can grab a copy here.

    Connect with me on the socials:
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    If you’re looking for more tips to improve the way you work, I write a fortnightly newsletter that contains three cool things I have discovered that help me work better, which range from interesting research findings through to gadgets I am loving. You can sign up for that at http://howiwork.co
    Visit https://www.amantha.com/podcast for full show notes from all episodes.
    Get in touch at amantha@inventium.com.au

    CREDITS
    Produced by Inventium
    Host: Amantha Imber
    Sound Engineer: Martin Imber

    • 11 min
    Atlassian’s Dom Price wants you to up your communication game by designing a “working agreement”

    Atlassian’s Dom Price wants you to up your communication game by designing a “working agreement”

    Have you heard praise showered on the concept of being a “lifelong learner”? You might’ve missed it in school, but our kids’ generation are reminded everyday that learning should continue far beyond the classroom. And if you didn’t hear it in school or in parent-teacher conferences, you’ve surely heard it at work by now. But what does it actually mean, and how do you become a lifelong learner yourself? 
    Enter Dom Price, Atlassian’s Work Futurist and a celebrated keynote speaker. Given his title, it makes sense that Dom spends a lot of time thinking about the future of work, but he’s certainly not keeping it to himself! 
    Dom discusses how the future of work might look, but cruciually, he’s just as passionate about sparking broader conversations on the future, so that we can all design it together. He covers everything from updating our methods of communication, to designing a working world that can truly support its workers’ physical and mental health.  
    Connect with Dom on Twitter or Linkedin
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    My new book Time Wise is out now. You can grab a copy here.
     
    Connect with me on the socials:
    Linkedin
    Twitter
    Instagram 
     
    If you’re looking for more tips to improve the way you work, I write a fortnightly newsletter that contains three cool things I have discovered that help me work better, which range from interesting research findings through to gadgets I am loving. You can sign up for that at http://howiwork.co
    Visit https://www.amantha.com/podcast for full show notes from all episodes.
    Get in touch at amantha@inventium.com.au
     
    CREDITS
    Produced by Inventium
    Host: Amantha Imber
    Production Support from Deadset Studios
    Episode Producer: Liam Riordan
    Sound Engineer: Martin Imber

    • 41 min
    My Favourite Tip: Jordan Calhoun - Make your devices work for you, not against you

    My Favourite Tip: Jordan Calhoun - Make your devices work for you, not against you

    Trying to call Jordan Calhoun, Editor in Chief at Lifehacker, isn’t easy. Trust me - I’ve tried!
    Jordan simply doesn’t take chances when it comes to his attention and his productivity. While it might be slightly tedious to have to pre-organise every phone call ahead of time, it’s more than worth it when it means your attention is entirely under your control. 
    Jordan shares his step-by-step process for ensuring his phone and computer only command his attention when he wants them to, and breaks down his more intense, “nuclear” option for those who really want to drill down on their device usage. 
    Connect with Jordan on Twitter or Instagram
    You can find the full interview here: Weaponising accountability with Lifehacker editor-in-chief Jordan Calhoun
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    My new book Time Wise is out now. You can grab a copy here.

    Connect with me on the socials:
    Linkedin
    Twitter
    Instagram 
     
    If you’re looking for more tips to improve the way you work, I write a fortnightly newsletter that contains three cool things I have discovered that help me work better, which range from interesting research findings through to gadgets I am loving. You can sign up for that at http://howiwork.co
    Visit https://www.amantha.com/podcast for full show notes from all episodes.
    Get in touch at amantha@inventium.com.au

    CREDITS
    Produced by Inventium
    Host: Amantha Imber
    Sound Engineer: Martin Imber

    • 9 min
    Dr Catriona Wallace’s million-dollar nose ring and what it taught her about running a business

    Dr Catriona Wallace’s million-dollar nose ring and what it taught her about running a business

    Would you say no to a million dollars? Imagine if your business was minutes away from securing a huge investment boost, only for the founder to turn it down. What could possibly make her say no to such a big payday? 
    A nose ring. 
    Dr Catriona Wallace founded Flamingo AI, which became only the second women-led company to list on the ASX, and she takes money seriously. She explains how some investors inject “bad money” into your business, and teases out the most important lessons she’s learned about leadership across the course of her career. 
    She also details the differences between running a public and a private company, and shares her excitement over the future of healing and wellness practices across the world. 
    Connect with Catriona on Twitter and Linkedin
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    My new book Time Wise is out now. You can grab a copy here.
     
    Connect with me on the socials:
    Linkedin
    Twitter
    Instagram 
     
    If you’re looking for more tips to improve the way you work, I write a fortnightly newsletter that contains three cool things I have discovered that help me work better, which range from interesting research findings through to gadgets I am loving. You can sign up for that at http://howiwork.co
    Visit https://www.amantha.com/podcast for full show notes from all episodes.
    Get in touch at amantha@inventium.com.au
     
    CREDITS
    Produced by Inventium
    Host: Amantha Imber
    Production Support from Deadset Studios
    Episode Producer: Liam Riordan
    Sound Engineer: Martin Imber

    • 40 min
    My Favourite Tip: Evernote Founder Phil Libin - The difference between ‘difficult’ and ‘uncomfortable’ decisions

    My Favourite Tip: Evernote Founder Phil Libin - The difference between ‘difficult’ and ‘uncomfortable’ decisions

    When you get right down to it, being a leader is ultimately all about being a decision-maker. Everything from hiring a team to devising a business strategy is built on your ability to make all kinds of decisions. So if you’re a leader, and you want to be a better one, you need to learn how to make better decisions. 
     
    For Phil Libin, cofounder of Evernote and mmhmm, this process began with introspection - in particular, Phil wanted to understand what a “difficult” decision actually is, and in the process, realised that more often than not, we think a decision is difficult, when it’s actually just uncomfortable. 
     
    He was surprised to find that 90% of the time, he knows what the right answer is, but what’s holding him back is that enacting that decision feels uncomfortable. So, how do you know whether a decision is truly difficult or not, and how do you make the right decision, even when it’s uncomfortable? 
     
    Connect with Phil on Twitter or Linkedin
     
    You can find the full interview here: Evernote co-founder Phil Libin on the key to making better decisions at work
     
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    My new book Time Wise is out now. You can grab a copy here.

    Connect with me on the socials:
    Linkedin
    Twitter
    Instagram 
     
    If you’re looking for more tips to improve the way you work, I write a fortnightly newsletter that contains three cool things I have discovered that help me work better, which range from interesting research findings through to gadgets I am loving. You can sign up for that at http://howiwork.co
     
    Visit https://www.amantha.com/podcast for full show notes from all episodes.
     
    Get in touch at amantha@inventium.com.au
     
     
    CREDITS
    Produced by Inventium
    Host: Amantha Imber
    Sound Engineer: Martin Imber

    • 5 min
    This is how I wrote Time Wise

    This is how I wrote Time Wise

    If you’re a frequent How I Work listener, you’ve probably noticed how frequently I’ve been asking guests for specific advice on tackling big projects, developing focus, and writing. And it’s because writing a book, no matter how many times you do it, is really difficult! 
    But thanks to this show, I have first-hand access to some of the sharpest minds of our day, and I want to share that access with you. 
    I talk to Charlotte Rush, Inventium’s Head of New Product Development, about the process of writing Time Wise, and which tips and tricks from this podcast helped me out along the way.
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    My new book Time Wise is out now. You can grab a copy here.
     
    Connect with me on the socials:
    Linkedin
    Twitter
    Instagram 
     
    If you’re looking for more tips to improve the way you work, I write a fortnightly newsletter that contains three cool things I have discovered that help me work better, which range from interesting research findings through to gadgets I am loving. You can sign up for that at http://howiwork.co
    Visit https://www.amantha.com/podcast for full show notes from all episodes.
    Get in touch at amantha@inventium.com.au
     
    CREDITS
    Produced by Inventium
    Host: Amantha Imber
    Production Support from Deadset Studios
    Sound Engineer: Martin Imber

    • 44 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
12 Ratings

12 Ratings

CharlieScanlon ,

Great interviewer talking to fascinating people

Loved it before lockdown and now it seems to be even more important and useful!
I love your interview style, it’s one of the best I’ve ever heard. You pick up on exactly the right points and get such specific and practical gems out of people
Thank you!

KJCLDN ,

Improved my work productivity

I love listening to these podcasts and taking away a couple of simple tricks that can change the way I work and love: thanks Amantha!

Andy P16 ,

Great insights

Thanks for asking the questions we all really want to ask of the people we want to hear from. Great podcast Amantha!

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