On Tuesday, April 28, Merlin Mann (of 43folders.com, You Look Nice Today: A Journal of Emotional Hygiene, 5ives, 30 Seconds With That Phone Guy, Kung Fu Grippe, and too many awesome things to mention) will be at CCSU.Â Mann will give, not one, not two, but THREE public events.Â All are free and open to the public, and are located in Alumni Hall in the Student Center.
- At 5.30pm: Inbox Zero.Â How to stop answering e-mail and get on with the work you love–or, at any rate, were hired to do.
- At 10am: Broken Meetings, and How You’ll Fix Them.Â Everyone complains about meetings, but no one does anything about them.Â How to change that in a few easy steps.
- At 3pm: Future-Proof Your Passion: The Job You Never Knew You Wanted.Â Merlin Mann explains how he went from “maybe I should repair cash registers” to “comedy podcasts” and “creativity guy.”
Mann is an engaging, funny speaker–as seen at places such as Google, Pixar, Apple, Yahoo!, &c., and at places like sxsw and Macworld.Â For my two cents, his steampunk penis pump parody video is among the funniest 4 minutes on the internet, and You Look Nice Today, his joint venture withÂ Adam Lisagor and Scott Simpson, hits my comedy sweet spot like nothing since the heyday of Suck.
If you’re in Connecticut on Tuesday, I hope you can stop by for one of these three events!