Jason Chatfield
New York-based Australian Comedian & Cartoonist for the New Yorker. Obsessed with productivity hacks, the creative process, and the Oxford comma.

A book review, apropos the author’s conversation with Sam Harris

Last week I got to draw a portrait of the columnist and author Oliver Burkeman for Sam Harris’ Waking Up app. (See other portraits here.)

Their conversation was as enlightening as it was terrifying. The stark truth of how very…

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Every morning I take the dog out for a walk for an hour or so. No earbuds, no phone, just a book under my arm, a pencil in my hand and a poop bag in my pocket.

Some of the best creative ideas I’ve ever had have come to me in…

The secret lies in one little button on every product page to take you from “Buy Now” to “Bye now!”

I looked back at my credit card bill for June and scratched my head at more than a few line items I didn’t remember. There was an awful lot of very specific online retail spending, and for the life of me, I couldn’t remember why I’d ordered it.

In the…

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Delete your Facebook: Start a Mailchimp, Substack or Medium account.

TL;DR: I switched out Social Media for direct subscription-based inbox distribution of my work and it has yielded way more than social ever did. + it won’t ever be shadow-banned by a buggy algorithm that doesn’t understand satire.

I joined Twitter about 9 months after it started. It was 2006…

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A very interesting correlation across 400 years of the greatest writers, artists, poets, composers and other creative minds.

Routine, in an intelligent man, is a sign of ambition.

— W.H. Auden, 1958

I just finished reading and re-reading two books about productive creative workers that had the same correlation in them:

  1. Mason Currey’s fantastic book Daily Rituals: How Artists Work. I couldn’t put it down. …

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