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I had the pleasure of hosting Merlin Mann for a second time this week. The topic was “failing gracefully,” and the conversation was surprisingly on-point. Suprising for me, not for Merlin. He’s a pro.

The top picks of the week were especially fun, and we covered some great apps. Thanks as always to Merlin for taking the time, I hope everyone enjoys the show! Check it out at 5by5.

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