What my writing is like

I don’t do girly and I don’t do sweet, but I do emotion, funny and snappy.

And above all, I do crisp and clean.

In praise of word doodling

This was supposed to be my epic post. A crisp, wow description of my method that would make everything clear in retrospect and especially forward. Which is why I could not write it for two weeks now. First I was sick. Then I had the dog over. And then I just couldn’t...

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Designer’s mind

Name your best actor. What do you go for? King of the jungle Christian Bale types? Big bear action figures like Chris Hemsworth (think Thor)? Or comedian monkeys: the Seinfelds out there? The division, by the way, is not mine. Lorne Michaels, the creator of Saturday...

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The way of the bootcamp

Are you in charge of your work or some shrinking violet? Meaning are you walking into your office with Robert de Niro confidence or are you a lamb asking for permission to breathe? Because if you are (a shrinking violet, a lamb, etc.), it’s alright. We’ve all been...

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Say what you do in one line

I dare you. That’s your UVP. I call it your DNA. Because it replicates again and again and becomes your work. (Turn it on its head for clients, and it becomes a tagline.) It’s the hardest thing. I did a short documentary once, about my aikido friends. Do you know what...

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When I don’t write, I love to read or listen to some of these amazing creators:

On being with Krista Tippett

(Maybe because I also look a bit like Krista. I wish I was her twin.) Her podcast is my weekly soul spa.

Here’s the thing with Alec Baldwin

A smart hangout with brainy creatives. (Plus he’s how I discovered Krista.)

The Tim Ferriss Show

A podcast on excellence and the habits that take you there. And the unsung revolutionary behind my new morning routine.

The Guardian’s Audio Long Reads

Because culture and new thinking make a fine cup of tea while stuck in traffic. For long form journalism lovers.

 Wisecrack

Philosopher geeks with a taste for the classics: movies, books and superheros. I like. And give on Patreon.

Nerdwriter

Crisp videos on filmmaking and culture. Am a Patron. Je like again.

The School of Life

The Alpha and Omega.  A cool way to get up to date with Aristoteles without reading 47 volumes.

Caroline Hirons

Because I go gaga over creams, and blush, and lipstick.