I recently hosted Dan Charnas, author of the book Work Clean: The Life-Changing Power of Mise-en-Place to Organize Your Life, Work, and Mind (affiliate link), for an in-depth conversation about the most interesting, impactful principles from his work.
Dan takes us on a fascinating journey through his career in the music business, as one of the first music executives to bring hip-hop to the mainstream, to watching the rise of Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential, where he heard about the practice of mise en place that Bourdain used to stay centered in the eye of the media storm.
After studying the masters of productivity like Stephen Covey and David Allen, and getting a Master’s degree in journalism, Dan spent 2 years applying his journalistic lens and interviewing chefs, culinary students, teachers, restaurant executives, and people from many different walks of life to turn mise en place into something we can all use.
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