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Unthinkable | Trust Your Intuition

An exploration to figure out how we can trust our intuition to do more exceptional work. Every Monday, join ex-Google, startup, and VC brand-builder 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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May 9, 2016

 

People driven by their creative craft often spend hours agonizing and obsessing over the details of a project. Why? Is that a good thing or a bad thing? How do we know when to actually ship the work? And what does it take in order to operate with that level of detail in a business world often based on seeking shortcuts and cutting corners?

 

Today, we go outside the echo chamber for the story of Niko at Granny's Pie Factory to find out why creative people operate with this extreme care for the details, then we hear about Macaela, Cory, and the team at Newfangled about how and why a creator can be both obsessively connected to a project AND ready to ship it.

 

LINKS TO KNOW:


Granny's Pie Factory: grannyspiefactory.com

Newfangled: newfangledstudios.com

 

 

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TOPICS DISCUSSED:


Creativity


Pies

Craft

Family Business

Small Business

Cooking

Sauce

Video

Audio

Live Action

Creative Direction

Beeple

Dailies

Design

Macaela Vandermost

Niko Harovas

Newfangled Studios

Content Marketing

Brand Marketing

 

May 2, 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 is a powerful way to slingshot our careers forward as content marketers, writers, designers, podcasters, videographers, and any kind of creative.

 

In this episode, Zac Wolf and Becca Goldring discuss their award-winning open-air photo booth, The Danger Booth.

 

LINKS TO KNOW:


Zac's Twitter: twitter.com/zacxwolf

Becca's Twitter: twitter.com/Becca_Bakes

TheDangerBooth.com

ZacXWolf.com

 

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TOPICS DISCUSSED:
  

Creativity


Photography

Side Projects

Entrepreneurship

Sales

Boston

Weddings

Startup

Business

Growth

Dogs

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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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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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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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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TOPICS DISCUSSED:


Creativity


Craftsmanship

Moby Dick

Customer Personas

Marketing

Content Marketing

Side Projects

Wood Carving

HubSpot

Medium

Netflix

Procrastination

Writing


 

 

Mar 28, 2016

Creative 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, we hear the story of Neil Pasricha, creator of 1000AwesomeThings.com, a TED speaker, and author of multiple New York Times bestselling books, including The Book of Awesome.

 

LINKS TO KNOW:


Neil's Twitter: twitter.com/1000awesome

Neil's TED talk: https://www.ted.com/talks/neil_pasricha_the_3_a_s_of_awesome?language=en

Neil's new book: http://goo.gl/sKAxzL

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TOPICS DISCUSSED:


Creativity


Blogging


Career Growth


Content Marketing


Risk-Taking


Daily Routines


Books


Writing


TED Talks


Space Exploration


Awesome Things

The Book of Awesome

The Happiness Equation

Mar 21, 2016

In the official launch of Unthinkable, we'll tackle the bizarre but huge debate of quality vs. quantity in marketing. Plus, creator & host Jay Acunzo shares the theme of the show and why it's time to finally, mercifully, start being loud about our one true desire -- to create great content for a living. We'll go outside the marketing echo-chamber to the smartest place on the planet, as well as hear from a prolific content creator who would make most marketers blush.

 

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Mar 17, 2016

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