“I want to learn to listen rather than to compulsively assume I know the answers to everything. I want to play with ideas, because I’m ok with being wrong. I want to instigate thought. I want to be a fool stumbling towards some sort of ecstasy. I guess what I’m really seeking is joy, isn’t it?”
Chad has written a few fairly popular pieces on reading, productivity, and not going paperless for places like Todoist & The Observer. He’s also had had writing referenced by LifeHacker, and published one book of poetry called Erectile Dysfunction: Stunted Poems of Stilted Emotions.
He says he’s a writer at heart, but has found a new voice in podcasting. His bookshelves are overly full because he more books than he has time to read—but despite his eagerness, he confesses that the true value comes from contemplation rather than consumption. That’s why he wrote Read Less, Learn More..
Some of his current favorite books are Wind-up Bird Chronicle, Between the World and Me, The Celestine Prophecy, & In Search of Lost Time.
Some of his favorite films are 8 1/2, Once Upon a Time in the West, The Great Dictator, & Dodes’ka-den.
He plays guitar, but he’s never been in a band. He used to have a terrible voice, but now he sing in the shower. Sometimes he draws, or paints. And he loves to play around with black and white photography.
In another life he might have been a criminal profiler, a jazz drummer, an architect, or a children’s book illustrator.
He doesn’t have personal social media accounts, preferring to put his time into the podcasts, and his writing.
December 15th, 2017 | 26 mins 46 secs
starting your own business . the first bad drawing . carlos letelier . ian ameling
November 5th, 2017 | 18 mins 58 secs
bringing fear into the light . people’s real phobias . the barrier to create
September 26th, 2017 | 17 mins 25 secs
Hacker Dojo . creativity and play . having a space to experiment . serendipity
August 27th, 2017 | 37 mins 17 secs
August 18th, 2017 | 47 mins 11 secs
using criticism to grow . defining yourself by what you do . label overload
August 11th, 2017 | 1 hr 40 mins
working with the same crew . moving actors around like pieces . putting aside scripts
August 4th, 2017 | 1 hr 36 mins
finding wonder . the observer voice . "should" leads to "but"
July 28th, 2017 | 1 hr 32 mins
living in bubbles . acknowledging where you make a difference . giving entry points for conversation
July 21st, 2017 | 1 hr 43 mins
the great dictator . song of myself . overwhelmed with choices
July 14th, 2017 | 1 hr 40 mins
keeping your phone in your pocket . the creative power of being bored . importance of questions
July 7th, 2017 | 1 hr 27 mins
actress blackout period . finding humanity in characters . character over recognition
June 30th, 2017 | 1 hr 37 mins
you already failed at perfection . understanding why we do things . unrealistic expectations for friends