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Their work seems crazy, until you hear their side of the story. This is a show about conventional thinking at work and the people who dare to question it. In a world overflowing with advice, gurus, tips, and tricks, it's easy to be average -- just follow everyone else's ideas. So what does it take to be exceptional? If you're a think-for-yourselfer, instead of a follow-the-lister, this is a podcast for you. 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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Aug 21, 2016

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TODAY:

In a noisy world like ours, you don't just want to be the best of the best. You want to be the only one who does what you do. Today on the show, we explore the need to zig when others zag -- the need to own some white space and be original rather than incrementally beat others who do something similar.

 

First, we talk about penguins. Because, I mean...penguins. Then we go outside the echo chamber for some tropical house music from DJ Viceroy. Then we hear the story of writer and marketer Finn Dowling of the Humane Society of Silicon Valley, as well as Eddie the Terrible -- a tiny dog at the shelter that got some big internet fame, all because of one very hilarious blog post.

 

LINKS TO KNOW:

Far Side penguin comic: goo.gl/WuhnTk

Viceroy's music: @viceroymusic

Viceroy's site: www.viceroymusic.com/

Eddie the Terrible blog post: hssvacc.blogspot.com/2014/12/a-full…e-reasons.html

Jay's Twitter: twitter.com/jayacunzo

Jay's Snapchat: snapchat.com/add/jayacunzo

 

SUPPORT FOR THIS EPISODE:

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

 

TOPICS DISCUSSED:

Penguins

Music

Grateful Dead

Rock and Roll

The Far Side

Cartoons

DJ Viceroy

Tropical House

Writing

Blogging

Viral Content

Creativity

Craft

Intuition

Art

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