Where is technology headed, and how will it affect the everyday lives and work of creative pros over the coming decades? This is a question we all need to ask if we want to continue to stay productive and viable. Today's guest, Kevin Kelly, is one of the world's foremost thinkers on technology and the future, and he shares some of the key technological movements that creative pros need to be aware of with insights from his book The Inevitable.
Author Ryan Holiday is back to share insights from his new book Ego Is The Enemy. He'll tell you how to avoid letting your ego derail you as you're building your career, when you've failed, or when you're on the verge of your greatest success.
Have you ever wondered if there is work that you are perfectly wired to do? Maybe even work that would make you say "I was born for this"? Today's guest, Chris Guillebeau, has just written a book that explores these issues, and on this episode he shares some practical advice for navigating toward work that is more perfectly suited to who you are what you're wired to do.
David Burkus is a professor of management at Oral Roberts University, and he’s just published a new book called Under New Management which highlights how some leaders are doing radical things in the pursuit of a more effective workplace, and how you can follow their lead.
How do you stand apart from the noise, and avoid becoming a "me too!" in the marketplace? You have to build your work upon something that matters to you. In today's episode, author and teacher Dorie Clark shares insights for how to do so from her book Stand Out.
If you follow the news, you know that robots and algorithms will be taking over our jobs within a few years, right? Actually, not so much, argues Geoff Colvin, author of the great new book Humans Are Underrated. There are things humans are uniquely qualified to do, and will always do better than machines.
It's so easy to allow negative experiences to define your life and work. Today's guest, Dr. Rick Hanson, offers ideas and practices from his best-selling book Hardwiring Happiness to help you learn to "stay with the good" in your life, and remain open to possibilities and ideas.
Are you "rejection proof"? Jia Jiang has just released a book by that title, and in this interview he shares his journey of struggling with rejection and how he overcame it.
What separates compelling leaders from the rest? They are able to tell stories that inspire action and change. Today's guest, Paul Smith, shares how to tell stories that will help us lead and collaborate more effectively.
Steven Pressfield is a warrior. He gets up everyday and fights Resistance to put words on a page and bring art to life. Steven’s book The War of Art is a masterpiece on how to thrive in the create-on-demand world.
We're all familiar with the myth of the lone genius, which states that most creative work is performed in isolation by brilliant individuals. However, today's guest Joshua Wolf Shenk shares research from his new book about how the pair is actually the primary creative unit.
Over the past week I've been listening to Creativity, Inc. by Pixar founder and President Ed Catmull on my morning walks. As much as has been written about the company over the past several years, there is something refreshing about getting insights into Pixar's culture and mindset directly from one of its leaders.
Gary Vaynerchuk, author of Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook, shares thoughts about how creatives can create value and relationship through meaningful online interactions.
Austin Kleon is the author of Steal Like An Artist: 10 Things Nobody Told You About Being Creative. In this interview we discuss stealing vs. borrowing, hobbies, and the power of subtraction. We discuss stealing, hobbies, and the power of subtraction.