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Unthinkable

Stories of conventional thinking at work and the people who dare to question it. In a world overflowing with advice, it's easy to be average; just follow everyone else's ideas and answers. This is a show about think-for-yourselfers. Join host Jay Acunzo as he travels to the far reaches of the business world to dig up stories you've never heard revealing ideas you've never considered. It's Unthinkable.
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Apr 25, 2016

For thousands of years, humans have invoked "The Muse" (or any of the nine Muses) to inspire creativity within them. But are we thinking about creative inspiration the wrong way?

 

Also, a major announcement is made by one of our guest's on this episode, featuring legendary creative thinkers.

 

Today, we go outside the echo chamber with Elliott Bell of The Muse to think about career coaching and what we can learn about the creative muse. Then, Chase Jarvis - world-famous photographer and the CEO of CreativeLive - shares a story from his childhood, debunks some myths around creativity and inspiration, and shares a HUGE announcement with us.

 

LINKS TO KNOW:


 

Elliott's Twitter: twitter.com/ellbell9

The Muse: www.themuse.com

Chase's Twitter: twitter.com/chasejarvis

Chase's Snapchat: snapchat.com/add/chasejarvis

CreativeLive: creativelive.com

30 Days of Genius: creativelive.com/30daysofgenius

 

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SUPPORT FOR THIS EPISODE:

RightSideShirts.org - empowering kids to be more creative and helping art programs in need.
 

 

TOPICS DISCUSSED:


Creativity


The Muse

Creative Inspiration

Education

Career

Culinary School

Iron Chef

Coffee

Photography

Design

Writing

Mark Cuban

Seth Godin

Richard Branson

Arianna Huffington

Brene Brown 

EduTech

Genius

Apr 18, 2016

Slingshots are a new mini-series within the Unthinkable show where we go deep into a creative side project that winds up someplace surprising. Tinkering on side projects are powerful ways to slingshot our careers forward as content marketers, writers, designers, podcasters, videographers, and any kind of creative.

In this episode, Dan Milano talks about the comedy group and video project, Wooden Nickel Shorts.

 

LINKS TO KNOW:


Dan's Twitter: twitter.com/DanMilanoHere

Wooden Nickel Shorts: youtube.com/user/WoodenNickelShorts

 

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Jay's Twitter: twitter.com/jayacunzo

Show Behind-the-Scenes: Snapchat.com/add/jayacunzo

SUPPORT FOR THIS EPISODE:

RightSideShirts.org - empowering kids to be more creative and helping art programs in need.
 

TOPICS DISCUSSED:


Creativity
 

Comedy

Video Production

Video Editing

Saturday Night Live

Twilight

Google Plus

Hollywood

Yetis

Side Projects 

 

Apr 11, 2016

When you agonize over the act of creation itself -- for its own sake, not for some ulterior motive or end result -- good things happen. But in the business world, whether in marketing or as an entrepreneur or freelancer, that mentality is surprisingly rare. So what do you call that behavior when someome wants to skip right to the end result, craft be damned? There's a word for it -- a behavior we need to avoid if we want to be truly creative in our careers. 

 

In this episode, we hear the story of Alessandro "San" Bellino, owner of Gracenote Coffee, an espresso bar in downtown Boston. He takes us deep into his approach to his craft, where we'll learn what really matters and get inspired for attacking our own work.

 

LINKS TO KNOW:


Gracenote's Twitter: twitter.com/gracenoteboston

The Coffee Trike's Twitter: twitter.com/TheCoffeeTrike

 

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Behind-the-Scenes making Unthinkable: Snapchat.com/add/jayacunzo
 

 

SUPPORT FOR THIS EPISODE:

RightSideShirts.org - empowering kids to be more creative and helping art programs in need.
 

 

TOPICS DISCUSSED:


Creativity


Coffee


Espresso

Ice Cream

Italy

Culture

Employee Happiness

Management

Boston

Craftsmanship

The Coffee Trike

Gracenote Coffee

Consciousness

Focus

Work/Life Balance

Being Craft-Driven

Game Theory

Game Mechanics

Intrinsic Motivation

 

 

Apr 4, 2016

Slingshots are a new mini-series within the Unthinkable show where we go deep into a creative side project that winds up someplace surprising. Tinkering on side projects are powerful ways to slingshot our careers forward as content marketers, writers, designers, podcasters, videographers, and any kind of creative.

In this episode, Erik Devaney talks about carving the white whale.

 

LINKS TO KNOW:


Erik's Twitter: twitter.com/bardofboston

Erik's Medium article: https://medium.com/@bardofboston/carving-the-white-whale-7cf0a830b9da

 

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Join the newsletter at unthinkable.fm

Jay's Twitter: twitter.com/jayacunzo

Show Behind-the-Scenes: Snapchat.com/add/jayacunzo

SUPPORT FOR THIS EPISODE:

RightSideShirts.org - empowering kids to be more creative and helping art programs in need.
 

TOPICS DISCUSSED:


Creativity


Craftsmanship

Moby Dick

Customer Personas

Marketing

Content Marketing

Side Projects

Wood Carving

HubSpot

Medium

Netflix

Procrastination

Writing


 

 

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