Stop Wasting Your Commute
29 Feb, 2012
I spend at least a hour per day in my car commuting to work. If you’re like me and most other people that commute each day, you see this period spent in traffic as wasted time. I always feel like I should be doing something else more important. That’s why I started listening to Podcasts. iTunes has a growing number of professional quality podcasts on Business, Entrepreneurship, and even some Entertainment for when you need to decompress. I now just plug my iPhone into the aux jack in my car and turn the bumper to bumper time into a learning experience to continue furthering my knowledge.
Here are some of the podcasts on Business and Entrepreneurship that I recommend:
Entrepreneurial Thought Leaders
Class sessions recorded at Stanford where some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley deliver lectures on their experiences.
A shorter 15 minute podcast where the Harvard Business Review features a guest to discuss a recent article written for HBR.org
A video podcast where Digg founder, Kevin Rose, interviews other startup founders in Silicon Valley. They share their path to success and the pitfalls to avoid for future entrepreneurs.
The Random Show
Another video podcast that features Kevin Rose as well as Tim Ferriss, fellow entrepreneur and the author of The 4-Hour Work Week. This video podcast is a little more sporadic on the release schedule, one video every month or two, as well an crossing over to the entertainment genre. They talk about random stuff including their experiences and recommendations.
Epic Meal Time
This phenomenon of a video podcast is one that you probably don’t want to passively listen to if you are driving because it really requires the visuals to appreciate it. This video podcast is completely on the entertainment spectrum. A bunch of guys get together each week, drink Jack Daniels, and cook ridiculously huge meals (+100,000 calories) with crazy combinations (think giant burger made out of 75 fast food burgers). Enjoy.
This list should get you started. If you are looking for more, just start searching iTunes podcasts for keywords like entrepreneurship, business, or xbox and download a few podcasts to see if they fit your personality and listening style. Any suggestions for ones I should have included on the list? Throw them in the comments.