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How is it that two opposites can share the same brain? Pete, from Melbourne, Australia, Jen, from New York City, USA. Pete, at 6”7’, Jen, at 5”1”. Pete, the human periscope, Jen, the human stethoscope. Pete, the millennial, Jen, the Gen-X. Pete, at inbox zero, Jen, at inbox chaos. Pete, who wears jumpers, Jen, who wears sweaters. The Long and The Short Of It is a product of these differences. It’s a weekly podcast for curious folks ready to explore the art and science of being human from eve ...
 
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Pete has had a problem with his foot, and shares with Jen that the solution he found was more obvious than he had imagined, which leads them both to wonder, what else might be hiding in plain sight? Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: How might we more quickly realize the solution to our problem? What is first principle thinking,…
 
Jen remembers her former mentor, Martin Charnin, and tells Pete about what she learned from Martin about the art of paying attention. Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: What are strategies one can use to pay attention in a more full way? What is the difference between soft focus and sharp focus? How might a person leave room for…
 
Pete brings Jen a new phrase this week, and they noodle together on the concept of what it means to share the stoke. Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: Why might it be important to share the things you are excited by with someone else? How might we share excitement with other people, about what they are doing? Is happiness only …
 
With their workloads ramping up over the past few weeks, Jen and Pete noodle on what to do and what questions to ask when there is so much to do. Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: How might one manage their to-do lists? What questions can you ask yourself to realize and manage your priorities? What will the consequences be if s…
 
Pete and Jen noodle on the idea that it is our imperfections that connect us, and how sharing those imperfections may be an empathy tool. Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: Why (and when) is it important to share your imperfections? How might sharing an imperfection move a conversation forward, or create connection? Why is perfe…
 
Jen and Pete noodle on the difference between competition and competitiveness, opening up a discussion around how to be competitive without bringing other people down. Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: How can you be competitive without being an asshole? What steps might you take to improve your work within your industry? Why i…
 
Pete's been noodling on a quote from Derek Sivers, and asks for Jen's help with unpacking it: "If more information was the answer, we'd all be billionaires with perfect abs." Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: What can you learn by revisiting books that you found meaningful in the past? Why is it important to take what you read …
 
After having made big decisions in her life recently, Jen noodles on a subject that Pete then creates a helpful acronym for: fear of the unknown. Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: How might someone approach making a big decision? What questions could they ask themselves or others? Why might it be scary to take risks? And how mi…
 
Pete and Jen discuss a topic this week that they have never discussed with each other, but is very important to each of them: courage. Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: Is courage a practice? Why might it take courage to do the things we want to do? How might one cultivate courage? To hear all Episodes and read full transcripts…
 
In the reverse of last week’s episode, Jen interviews Pete and learns unexpected things about him that she never knew. Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: What was Pete’s childhood and family life like, and how has that shaped who he is today? What is the worst piece of advice that Pete has ever received? What will Pete want to b…
 
Changing up the format for this week, Pete interviews Jen and discovers new things about her that he never knew, even after one hundred and fifty five episodes! Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: Who are some important people in Jen's life, and what has she learned from them? How did the beginning of her career affect what Jen i…
 
Fresh off a Think Week, Pete debriefs Jen on his process, what he learned, and many more interesting noodles. Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: What is a Think Week? How might someone use five days to set themselves up for twelve months? How might we turn Think Week into Think Practice, which can be done more regularly? To hear…
 
Jen has coined a new term and fills Pete (and all of you listeners) in on all things Camp Syndrome. Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: What happens when during a camp (or a pandemic) you learn and change and then come back to your original environment? How might one bring change with them into a space that may not be ready for t…
 
Jen tells Pete about what she learned this week that made her feel like an elephant had stomped on her chest and knocked the wind out of her. (Hint: It has something to do with innovation.) Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: What is the relationship between innovation and infrastructure? Why is it important to innovate? How migh…
 
This week, Jen and Pete take on the idea of charging what you're worth, especially for the things you might consider easy. Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: Why might it be difficult to accurately price your inherent gifts? What story does underpricing tell? How might one change their mindset about pricing and charging money fo…
 
Picking up a topic mentioned in a previous episode, Jen dives deeper into the concept of time blocking, and Pete has plenty of questions. Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: What is the strategy of time blocking? Why is it important to schedule time that is just "white space"? What are a few different ways to implement time block…
 
Instead of starting the day with a typical to-do list, Jen and Pete noodle on the notion of beginning the morning routine with this question: What might I create today? Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: What is the relationship between creating and experimenting? Why is it important to create before you consume? How and why mig…
 
This week, Jen's mind was blown and her life was changed by a single question, and of course she had to share it with Pete. The question: What is the opposite of distraction? Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: What is distraction? And its opposite? What strategies can be used to fend off distractions? How might knowing the oppos…
 
Jen has been having trouble going fast while making certain decisions, and asks Pete for help unpacking what might be getting in her way, and how to be more efficient and speedy in her decision making process. Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: Why is it important to know what you stand for while making decisions? How might maki…
 
Using their relationship as a jumping off point, Jen and Pete do a deep dive on what it means and what it takes to be a good friend. Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: What are indicators of true friendship? What might be the relationship between friendship and unconditional love? How did Jen and Pete's friendship go from coach/…
 
Pete and Jen noodle on the positive and negative sides of something a lot of people in the world right now are being confronted with: anticipation. Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: What is anticipation, and what might it be used for? How is anticipation an event unto itself? How might we use anticipation as a tool? To hear all…
 
Inspired by a John Green interview, Jen brings up something that was mentioned by him in passing, but absolutely blew her mind: Every review is, on some level, a bit of a memoir. Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: Why is it important to think about who it is that is bringing you feedback? Do we have to listen to and learn from a…
 
Pete asks Jen to help him unpack a statement that recently blew his mind: Effectiveness kills curiosity. Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: What is the definition of effective? Why is it important to leave room for serendipity? What questions might leaders ask, and what behavior might they model to enable both effectiveness and …
 
With Broadway shows reopening, Jen has asked this question to a lot of her clients, and now discusses it with Pete: Whether or not you are the lead, how can you be a leader? Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: Is a person in a leading role automatically a leader? How might a person develop their leadership skills? Why might follo…
 
After unexpectedly running in to a friend, Jen tells Pete about the interaction, and how she coined the term "Zoom Face". Specifically, in this episode Jen and Pete talk about: What is "Zoom Face"? What does Zoom face mean in our transition to being back in-person? How does Zoom Face effect our online interactions? And our in-person interactions? T…
 
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