20 episodes

How do people from a variety of fields get stuff done? Peter Akkies and his guests go deep on why and how people do what they do.

How They Get Stuff Done Peter Akkies

    • Education
    • 4.5 • 6 Ratings

How do people from a variety of fields get stuff done? Peter Akkies and his guests go deep on why and how people do what they do.

    Jack Ellis - How to Run a Company People-First

    Jack Ellis - How to Run a Company People-First

    What happens when you judge employees on their work (rather than on measures like hours worked)? Why is online privacy so important? Why is running a lifestyle business just the best?

    • 1 hr 10 min
    Floris van der Pol - Living Without a Smartphone and Reading 100 Books a Year

    Floris van der Pol - Living Without a Smartphone and Reading 100 Books a Year

    How can you read 100 books a year? What’s it like to live without a smartphone? What’s more important: willpower or designing your environment for productivity?

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Derrick Reimer from SavvyCal - Can You Regain Your Confidence After Failing?

    Derrick Reimer from SavvyCal - Can You Regain Your Confidence After Failing?

    How do you regain your confidence after launching a failed product? How can you transition from wearing all the hats in a business to delegating tasks? Why is it so important to save your most productive time for your most valuable work?

    • 56 min
    Dianna Allen - From Writing About Garage Doors to Building Two Successful Businesses

    Dianna Allen - From Writing About Garage Doors to Building Two Successful Businesses

    How do you start a business from your mom’s kitchen? What effect does a supportive partner have on growing a company? And how do you juggle two wildly different businesses that both need your attention?

    • 1 hr
    Steph Smith - Why There Used to Be No Such Thing as “Priorities”

    Steph Smith - Why There Used to Be No Such Thing as “Priorities”

    Why did people use to talk only about “priority” in the singular? What’s a great method for choosing what goal to work on next? And does setting arbitrary deadlines to motivate yourself work?

    • 1 hr 21 min
    Andrew Barry - How to Make (Online & Offline) Learning Suck Less

    Andrew Barry - How to Make (Online & Offline) Learning Suck Less

    Why should you learn from experts as well as from people who are just a little ahead of you? How do you capture and keep people’s attention in online trainings? Where do you find the courage to quit your job and start your own business?

    • 48 min

Customer Reviews

4.5 out of 5
6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Ryan Malone. ,

Great Show, Peter!

I love the show Peter! There is so much theory in the podcast world, but I really enjoy the practicality as it gives some real world, applicable knowledge. Keep ‘em coming.

tolsen718 ,

Vegan Ideology

Peter might consider interviewing former vegans who had to give up the diet due to health concerns including in many cases cognitive decline. A vegan diet does not work for everyone. And if a diet is causing health issues, especially cognitive decline, then obviously it does not make for a productive person, which is purportedly the subject of this podcast. Also, to counter some misinformation brought forth from a guest: Not all beef gets it’s B12 from supplementation. A grass-fed cow raised on a regenerative farm gets its B12 from the soil which inevitably gets into the cow’s stomach when it eats the grass. I personally have tried vegetarianism once, vegan once, and then just reducing meat intake. Every time I experienced cognitive decline. So this podcast really just does not speak to me.

Evenier ,

Super insightful and well-made podcast

This is great stuff. Peter really knows what he’s talking about and is a great interviewer. Highly recommend!

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