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Podcast: Chris Michel on Art, Compliance Mechanisms, and Entrepreneurship

by | The Accidental Creative

Chris Michel is a successful entrepreneur, having built and sold multiple companies (such as and Affinity Labs), and a world-traveling writer and photographer. In this interview, he shares his thoughts about where ideas come from, the importance of compliance mechanisms, and how he continues to grow and evolve in life and work.

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Chris’ Recommended books:
[amazon_link id=”0143105515″ target=”_blank” ]The Snow Leopard (Penguin Classics)[/amazon_link]
[amazon_link id=”0966537394″ target=”_blank” ]The Thin Book of Trust[/amazon_link]

My three takeaways:
1. Pay attention to pain points
2. Establish compliance mechanisms for continued growth
3. Know what you’re willing to sacrifice

Todd Henry

Todd Henry

Positioning himself as an “arms dealer for the creative revolution”, Todd Henry teaches leaders and organizations how to establish practices that lead to everyday brilliance. He is the author of five books (The Accidental Creative, Die Empty, Louder Than Words, Herding Tigers, The Motivation Code) which have been translated into more than a dozen languages, and he speaks and consults across dozens of industries on creativity, leadership, and passion for work.

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  1. Rachel Massie

    Chris Michel had some great points and ideas here. I think something that I need to incorporate into my routine is compliance mechanisms. Too often I find myself completing half of a project, then bouncing on to the next one when I get board or stuck, especially when that project is for myself and not for work or a client. 2015 has been all about increasing productivity towards my big goals and I think this will be a great addition.

  2. mcannavo

    Chris Michel has a fertile mind and he certainly has a wealth of experience, but his thoughts were pretty much all over the place at the beginning of the interview. You really showed your interview skills Todd by keeping on topic and the summary at the end was very beneficial. It is comforting to know that there are common issues for creatives to manage and that there are mechanism for keeping on track.

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