How I Work

Michael Bungay Stanier teaches you how to begin

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Episode notes

It wouldn’t work to try to tell the Michael Bungay Stanier story - if anyone’s a collection of stories, it’s MBS. He finished law school being sued for defamation by his professor, he was a Rhodes Scholar in his early 20s, and he’s coached Brene Brown on her own podcast. 

A life and career with so many twists, turns and new directions brings with it an equally eclectic and overflowing bag of tips, tricks and mindset shifts, and Michael shares them generously. 

Michael covers everything from how to tackle multi-month projects, journaling techniques, honing your personal brand, and knowing when to say “no”. 

Connect with Michael at his website and pre-order How To Begin.

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Produced by Inventium

Host: Amantha Imber

Production Support from Deadset Studios

Episode Producers: Jenna Koda and Liam Riordan

Sound Engineer: Martin Imber