The Important Thing with Michael (“Rands”) Lopp and Lyle Troxell. Let’s spend a few minutes of your life listening and learning about an Important Thing.
The One About Numbers
Our 58th episode discusses the importance of numbers and their value in remembering things. It's better than it reads.
The One About Editing
In our 57th episode, we talk about how editing makes everything better.
The One About the Month of Podcasting
In our 56th episode, we talk about Lyle's recent month of podcasting adventures.
The One About Destiny 2
In our 55th episode, we return to familiar territory with special guest John Siracusa. The topic? Destiny 2 and why many, many years again, we continue to play every single day.
Interested in our Destiny Slack? Figure out how to mail me, and I'll send you an invite.
The One About Productivity
In our 54th episode, we revisit the familiar theme of productivity and how we swear... this time... we figured it out!
The One About Learning
In our 53rd episode, we revisit the prior 52 episodes and talk about what we've learned.
Favorite leadership blog
I was happy to learn the author of my favorite leadership blog is putting out a podcast. It doesn’t disappoint. Great variety of topics and I always learn something. Keep up the good work!
The one about management (Pt 1)
I have been a long time fan of Rands works - found his blog, dove into his books, and have enjoyed the first and second iterations of The Important Thing a great deal.
This podcast is great for me with a nice mix of clear focus on a topic (you can skip one - I wouldn’t), a decent amount of depth, and often a look in on someone else’s lives and says of thinking.
In this episode I especially enjoyed the reminder that it takes time to learn a new skill set - especially the more abstract ones like what management means. I’m definitely looking forward to parts 2+ on management - I’m sure Rands and Lyle will have another great conversation in 6 months / 12 months that we’re all going to learn a lot from - or at least me.
My only slight quibble is some of the tech speak that comes through. As an Aussie working in banking rather than an American working in tech what IC stands for / does was a mystery throughout this one. It didn’t take away, just acted as a distraction.
Going beyond this episode to the podcast as a whole - if a podcast convinces you to explore new things (in my case fountain pens, and the west wing weekly podcast) as well as helps you consider aspects of your job in a new way it can only be a good thing.
Keep sharing the podcasts gentlemen, and keep the open, honest, frank and respectful conversation flowing. I’ve been enjoying it so far and I’m sure a lot of others have as well.
I could listen to Michael and Lyle talk all day. The breadth of topics is refreshing and every one has been relevant. Their conversations have enlightened me to what can make being a manager rewarding.