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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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Nov 28, 2016

Join our Unthinkable journey -- each week, a new hypothesis for what it takes to trust your intuition and suceed. Subscribe at unthinkable.fm or text TRUST to 444999.

 

TODAY:

If you want to break from convention and follow your intuition, where does that leave all those best practices out there? It's so easy to follow a list or do what someone else says works. But what if best practices aren't even the best?

Go outside the echo chamber with the story of a football coach bucking the trend and finding success -- and hear why his peers STILL think he's crazy, despite mountains of data from Harvard PhDs saying otherwise.

Then, hear the story of Mike Brown and Death Wish Coffee -- and hear about the cardinal sin he committed early on that actually wound up HELPING his brand grow.

LINKS TO KNOW:

Andrew Littlefield: http://twitter.com/fsuandrew

Mike Brown: https://twitter.com/mikebrowndwc

Death Wish Coffee: https://www.deathwishcoffee.com/

Say hi to Jay on Twitter: twitter.com/jayacunzo

Or go behind-the-scenes with making the show on Snapchat: snapchat.com/add/jayacunzo

 

TOPICS DISCUSSED:

 

College Football

Best Practices

Marketing

Coffee

Super Bowl

TV Advertising

Ecommerce

Craft

Creativity

Intuition

Nov 21, 2016

Juliana Casale's story is not unlike most of ours, because Juliana Casale is not unlike us -- trying hard to use her creative craft to elevate her career. But unlike many of us, Juliana recognizes something about her side project that has launched her career in B2B marketing forward.

In this episode, she shares the story of how it all started in the most unlikely of places.

(Slingshots are short stories about a creative side project that led somewhere surprising or unexpected. They run every other week as part of Unthinkable.)

Join the journey to figure out what it takes to trust your intutiion: http://unthinkable.fm

 

LINKS TO KNOW:

Juliana on Twitter: http://twitter.com/attackofthetext

Jay's Twitter (best way to chat and offer feedback): http://twitter.com/jayacunzo

Jay's Snapchat (go behind-the-scenes making the show): http://snapchat.com/add/jayacunzo

 

TOPICS DISCUSSED:

B2B Marketing

American Craft Beer

Label Design

Side Projects

Creativity

Careers

Intuition

Nov 13, 2016

Subscribe at http://unthinkable.fm to get our weekly hypothesis answering one question, explored through story: What does it take to trust your intuition?

TODAY:

We assume creativity has to be big. We need to tackle broad, sweeping ideals, produce massive, industry-leading projects, and find deep, life-affirming meaning in our work.

But what if to get all that, we need to think smaller?

Today, we go outside our echo chamber with James Miller, creator of the project A Small Fiction. Then, we hear the story of Larry Smith and the Six Word Memoir project.

 

LINKS TO KNOW:

A Small Fiction on Twitter: http://twitter.com/asmallfiction

The tweet discussed: https://twitter.com/ASmallFiction/status/659251935199891456

Larry Smith on Twitter: https://twitter.com/larrysmith

Six Word Memoir Project: http://www.sixwordmemoirs.com/

Say hi to Jay on Twitter: http://twitter.com/jayacunzo

Or go behind-the-scenes with making the show on Snapchat: http://snapchat.com/add/jayacunzo

 

TOPICS DISCUSSED:

Twitter

Fiction

Writing

Creativity

Books

User-Generated Content

Content Marketing

Social Media Marketing

Magazines

Publishing

Craft

Side Projects

Intuition

Nov 7, 2016

Harry Stebbings managed to break into venture capital -- one of the most difficult industries to work in -- at the age of just 20. And he did so with a side project that took a strong stance on industry norms: The Twenty-Minute VC.

In this episode, he recounts the early days of coming up with his idea, longing to work with millionaires who would hardly give him the time of day, and the moment when everything changed.

(Slingshots are short stories about a creative side project that led somewhere surprising or unexpected. They run every other week as part of Unthinkable.)

 

LINKS TO KNOW:

Harry's side project: http://www.thetwentyminutevc.com/

Harry on Twitter: http://twitter.com/harrystebbings

Jay's Twitter (best way to chat and offer feedback): http://twitter.com/jayacunzo

Jay's Snapchat (go behind-the-scenes making the show): http://snapchat.com/add/jayacunzo

 

TOPICS DISCUSSED:

Venture Capital

Tech Startups

Investing

Brad Feld

Mark Suster

Tim Draper

Social Network

Mark Zuckerberg

Podcasting

Side Projects

Creativity

Craft

Career Growth

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