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Todd Nief's Show

Nov 30, 2020

This is a holiday repost, which pairs very nicely with the recent episode with Cedric Chin discussing tacit knowledge, expert intuition, and deliberate practice. If you enjoyed that episode, you will hopefully also find Scott Young's work fascinating—since he distills research-based best practices in learning and...


Nov 16, 2020

Certain clusters of nerds on the internet can find it very frustrating when successful people say a lot of incorrect stuff ("Just focus on your passion and be yourself!") about how they found success in their field.

To be clear, I am such a nerd.

Cedric Chin has researched and written extensively about the academic...


Nov 4, 2020

Leonard Suryajaya creates lush, harrowing, and hilarious images in his photography, and I was fortunate enough to be a part of his process for his recent work with The New York Times.

While I initially wanted to talk to Leonard about his creative process, I couldn’t help but indulge and take a detour into the history...