Working: Writer Oliver Burkeman on the Dangers of Obsessive Time Management

Working: Writer Oliver Burkeman on the Dangers of Obsessive Time Management

By Slate Podcasts

Slate Culture

Sunday, 21 November

This week, host June Thomas talks to Oliver Burkeman, author of the book Four Thousand Weeks: Time Management for Mortals. In the interview, Oliver shares his philosophy of time management, which hinges on the finite nature of life. He also discusses his previous experience as a “productivity geek” and explains some of the dangers of obsessive time management.  After the interview, June and co-host Isaac Butler discuss their own approaches to organization and productivity.  In the exclusive Slate Plus segment, Oliver talks about the benefits (and drawbacks) of group activities.  Send your questions about creativity and any other feedback to working@slate.com or give us a call at (304) 933-9675. Podcast production by Cameron Drews. If you enjoy this show, please consider signing up for Slate Plus. Slate Plus members get benefits like zero ads on any Slate podcast, bonus episodes of shows like Slow Burn and Big Mood, Little Mood—and you’ll be supporting the work we do here on Working. Sign up now at slate.com/workingplus. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
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