Course launch + Inception your boss out of your life
Also: Steve Jobs' license plates, Part 3 of How to Get Comfortable on Camera
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What I’ve been up to:
🚀 Launched Minimum Viable Video. Mad stressful, but going well.
🌶️ Tequila infusing, part 8: inspired by Charlie Bleecker, I’m experimenting with pineapple to counterbalance the nuclear heat of peppers. Initial results are promising...
Minimum Viable Video is Live!
It’s finally here! The course is launched: http://actionworks.co/minimumviablevideo
Join an amazing group of people using video to advance their creativity, careers, and companies.
One student describes his current attempts at video as “hostage video” levels of production.
Another understands how to make it look decent enough. She just wants structure, process, accountability, and community.
If any of that resonates with you, drop me a line and we can chat to see if it’s a good fit.
Video #1: Overview of the course
Video #2: What do you get out of Minimum Viable Video?
Register here: http://actionworks.co/minimumviablevideo
Boss making you miserable?
Miserable people make others miserable.
How can you help them and help yourself at the same time?
A creative-thinking office worker took a proactive approach that improved the situation for everyone:
At one of my first jobs after college, the team I was on had a truly awful boss. One of my coworkers got a hold of his resume and submitted it to a bunch of recruiters. The bad boss was gone in about three months.
He ended up with a great new job, and we ended up with a great new boss.
H/T the comments* at Allison Green’s Ask a Manager
*Reminder: the best information is always in the comments and the footnotes.
Rulebreaking in History
Steve Jobs once said, “It’s more fun to be a pirate than to join the Navy”
He embodied the idea of rulebreaking in a number of ways, but one of his weirdest rule-flaunting behaviors was his refusal to use license plates:
One of the many things Steve Jobs was famous for was his refusal to put a license plate on the back of his car, a Mercedes-Benz SL55 AMG. Jobs…spotted a loophole in California DMV regulations allowing six months of grace before a license plate had to be attached to a new car. As a result, the Apple supremo maintained a rolling six-month lease on a series of new SL55 AMGs, replacing one with another just before the grace period ran out.
Jobs’ actual plateless car:
How to get comfortable on camera, part 3
Part three talks about the Spotlight Effect and how we tend to get hung up on details that no one else notices.
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