Using Intuition as Your Unfair Advantage at Work

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Intuition gets a bad rap in the working world. We associate it with gut feelings, snap judgments, perhaps the Muse — all things that we assume aren’t as powerful as rational thought. But what if your intuition IS rational? Maybe it IS a function of logic, it’s just that it happens at such an exponentially fast rate that we can’t … Read More

1 Question to Ask to Make Sense of Endless Expert Advice [Podcast]

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The information age has a downside: Advice Overload. In the face of ubiquitous experts and never-ending best practices and how-tos and secrets, what if you trusted your intuition? Well, for starters, you’d need to focus more on your own context than all that advice. Luckily, today, we explore one question you can ask yourself to instantly make sense of all … Read More

How to Trust Your Intuition to Do Better Work

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Last we spoke, we wondered why we don’t trust our intuition more. I mean, it’s with us at all times, telling us things. But we often feel like it’s a LEAP to listen to our intuition. This week, we wonder: How do we cross that chasm? To help make sense of this, we revisit the story of Alec Brownstein, the … Read More

The Leap: Why Trusting Your Intuition Feels Risky

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Last week, we defined intuition once and for all. This week, we wonder: Why don’t we routinely TRUST our intuition? We came up with a practical definition, but why can’t we seem to make it practical in our daily lives? Why does it so often feel like a leap? To help make sense of this, we revisit the story of … Read More

What Is Intuition? And How Can We Make It a Practical Tool?

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What is intuition, anyway? Sure, we aspire to do something exceptional, and we can’t stand all that average noise created by the endless “hacks” and “cheats” and “secrets” out there. We know there’s a better way. Our gut is telling us something — maybe. Is it really our gut? But here’s our big question this week: If all that readily-accessible expertise … Read More

Marketers You Know, Stories You Don’t: Amy Schmittauer

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Channel Links: iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Google Play Our our every-other-week series profiling names you know sharing stories you don’t concludes with Amy Schmittauer. In this brutally honest and hilarious discussion, Amy talks about her parody of the Wizard of Oz, why she loves editing more than being on camera, and how she grapples with her early speaking careers. About the … Read More

Remarkable Stories about Using Constraints to Create Better Work

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Channel Links: iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Google Play This week, we wonder what happens when you embrace constraints, rather than fight for “creative freedom” (and we explore what the heck “creative freedom” even means). Stories today from First Round Capital (one of the premier venture capital firms in tech, with investments in Uber, Warby Parker, Blue Apron, Square, and more) and Soviet Visuals, a … Read More

Marketers You Know, Stories You Don’t: Doug Kessler

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Channel Links: iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Google Play We continue our every-other-week series profiling names you know sharing stories you don’t. This week, we get existential and emotional with one of the most creative content marketers on the planet, Doug Kessler. About the series: In an era full of content marketing thought leaders, we want to get behind the tactics and … Read More

Why You Should Focus More on the INSIDES of Your Content

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Channel Links: iTunes, SoundCloud, Stitcher, Google Play When we say the word content, MOST of us refer to the container. It’s a bunch of blog posts, videos, or podcasts. But the audience we aim to serve is after what’s INSIDE our content — the information, the education, the entertainment. So why the heck do brands and marketers spend so much less … Read More