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Every year for the past decade, Mert Iseri has chosen a new skill to learn. This annual challenge has taken him from a magicians' club to chess tournaments where he's competed against eight-year-olds. In this episode, Mert talks about chasing the joy of being challenged just the right amount and what he's learned from being an enthusiastic beginner.

Show Notes

Mert Iseri on Twitter - 2:49

Basecamp's Continuing Education Allowance benefit - 3:22

SwipeSense - 4:45

The Game of the Century - 8:24

Chess Grandmaster Maurice Ashley - 9:15

Pioneers Palaces - 10:03

Garry Kasparov's seminar on MasterClass - 10:14

Flow by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi - 14:49

Lillstreet Art Center - 21:44

It Doesn't Have to Be Crazy at Work by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier Hansson - 24:33

Chicago Magic Lounge - 28:59

Chicago Magic Round Table - 30:00

Free Solo - 32:56

Max Maven performs B'Wave - 38:52

What is Rework?

A podcast by Basecamp about the better way to work and run your business. We bring you stories and unconventional wisdom from Basecamp’s co-founders and other business owners.