Discover Your Own Unique Real Self in 12 Minutes with Engel Jones on Hack the Process Podcast, Episode 60

What can you learn about someone in 12 minutes? If you’re Engel Jones, there may be no limit. Engel hosts the Twelve Minute Convos podcast where he’s interviewed close to 2,000 people in less than two years, focusing in on the qualities that define a unique brand for each and every one. In this episode of Hack the Process Engel will tell us about the mastermind network that inspired him to get started with his podcast, explain how he came up with the questions he uses to structure his shows, and describe the logistics of scheduling and recording over 800 interviews in just 12 weeks.

Where to find Engel online:



Your Own Unique Real Self:


Resources Engel mentioned:

Dave Ramsey Show:

Aaron Walker:

View From The Top:

Jim Judge:

Zig Ziglar:

Think and Grow Rich:

Financial Coach Master Training:

The War of Art by Steven Pressfield:



Careers for the Modern Philosopher with Daniel Coffeen on Hack the Process Podcast, Episode 16

I first came across Daniel Coffeen when I listened to his popular 2008 Rhetoric class after the entire semester of lectures was made available online for free by UC Berkeley. His powerful and enthusiastic approach to teaching a traditional academic subject impressed me, and I’ve been following his career ever since–or at least I thought I had been. As I found out in this interview, there’s more to this philosopher, blogger, writer, podcaster, and teacher than I ever knew. In this episode Daniel tells us how he stays motivated after more than a decade freelancing, and how he knits together the seemingly unrelated strands of his successful and distinctive career.

Where to find Daniel online

Blog and Podcast:



Reading the Way of Things – Towards A New Technology of Making Sense:

2008 Rhetoric classes at UC Berkeley:

Resources mentioned in this episode

Art and Culture:

Gordon Rudow:

Zero Books:

Partially Examined Life:

Douglas Lain:

Friedrich Nietzsche:

William S. Burroughs:

Wachowski Brothers:

San Francisco Jewish Film Festival:

Jewish Film Institute:







San Francisco Giants:

The Matrix:

The Ring:

The Wire:

Rhodia Notepads: