Melbourne has its own series, so if you're interested in designers talking about designy things (there's a different theme every month), then consider going along. At the price of free, how could you miss it? In a section impishly titled "convince your boss", the organisers advance the following argument:
Using a term unique to Melbourne, Australia (a kind of turn necessitated by Melbourne's on-road tram network) Hookturnshowcases Australian made podcasts about culture and design. In a world dominated by the Brooklyn hipster aesthetic it feels good to experience something a bit more home-grown. As the site founders say: "Hookturn is made in Melbourne by people who care. That's probably all you need to know."
The Interweb is saturated with advice on attaining success, be it financial, professional or spiritual (or all three). Lucrative careers are built around nudging and pep-talking people towards lucrative careers. The habits and utterances of Zuck or Steve Jobs or Richard Branson (Sir) are examined minutely and lessons drawn, as if it is possible to bottle their lightning (and luck). My Morning Routine is a modest variation on this theme, focused on the morning habits of often scarily disciplined people. Breakfast or no breakfast, meditation, juice, email answering and exercise — you decide which mix works on your upward path.