Why So Many Creatives Have a Background In Advertising (Pressfield)

Steven Pressfield told James Altucher: Advertising teaches you nobody wants to read your shit so you better make it immediately compelling.  He continues (paraphrased): The other thing it teaches you is how to edit. The space has constraints you need to fit in. A 60-second ad goes by FAST.  People romanticize creativity as being willing … Continue reading Why So Many Creatives Have a Background In Advertising (Pressfield)

Brazil’s Redemptive Yellow Jersey

In 1914, Brazilian football arrived on the world stage, and faced off against England’s Exeter City. They wore all white and won 2-0. The all-white kits would be their official colors for decades - until one of the most gut-wrenching setbacks in sports history.  In 1950 Brazil hosted the first World Cup of the post-World … Continue reading Brazil’s Redemptive Yellow Jersey

Podcast Of The Week: The Hero’s Journeys In Our Lives

Tom Morgan has quickly become one of my favorite finance-adjacent thinkers. He’s got an interview with Dr. Daniel Cosby on the Standard Deviations podcast discussing his way of finding Campbell’s famous “Hero’s Journey” story structure in our personal lives.  I’ve thought of this concept when working with others to overcome some obstacle, but hearing him … Continue reading Podcast Of The Week: The Hero’s Journeys In Our Lives