Very. Marketing happens whenever you talk about yourself and your ideas in public. If you’re like most people living in 2021, you’re always marketing. You’re not doing marketing that major companies seek. You’re doing personal marketing. Examples include… Tweeting. Instagramming. TikTok Twerking. Publishing that lo-fi bedroom pop recording on Spotify. That’s all marketing. Anytime you […]Read more "Just how important is marketing?"
IT TOOK TAKESHI KOIKE 7 YEARS TO MAKE REDLINE 7 YEARS. THAT’S SO MANY YEARS I WISH DRIVING WAS EXCITING AS THIS BUT IT’S NOT WHY DID IT TAKE SO LONG, YOU ASK? HAND-DRAWN ANIMATION. MORE THAN 100,000 HAND-DRAWN ANIMATIONS That’s more than 100,000 of THESE I KNOW IT’S HARD FOR THE HUMAN MIND TO […]Read more "7 YEARS AND 100,000 HAND-DRAWN ANIMATIONS: THE REDLINE STORY"
I made a mistake in my last post. I should have titled it, “I will teach total video noobs…” “I want this… I want that…” Yeah, join the club, buddy. We all want something. Are we willing to go after it? Are we willing to move, act, and sacrifice today for a better tomorrow? Less […]Read more "Shifting from Want to Will"
I’m building a self-paced course on video editing. This is hard because it’s also a course on storytelling. And a course on storytelling is also a course on marketing. So it’s like I’m trying to kill 3 birds with 1 stone. The tutorials should be quick but not too fast, simple but useful, and at […]Read more "I want to teach total video noobs how to make a video that gets seen by thousands."
Racial injustice, hatred, exclusion, white supremacy, bigotry, privilege and institutional power. Cutesy Instagram Infographics, Twitter threads, anything to bring more awareness to these problems ends none of the problems of which we need to be more aware. So, what does? I wish I was smart enough to tell you. Maybe it’s something to do with […]Read more "Awareness without action is not progress."
You will feel more pain if you choose to not make decisions for yourself not assert yourself when appropriate (and it’s usually more appropriate than you think) not lean into your strengths not take control of how you spend your time not take control of with whom you spend your time not ignore people who […]Read more "Ungrowing Pains"
Some projects soar to great heights. Some projects you bury with the same shovel you used to lay the foundations – “delete forever” and “publish” are pixels away. If you choose to look for it, there’s a silver lining in all failures. And when you do, failures are no longer failures; merely steps in the […]Read more "Your project failed. Now what?"
Spoiler: No, I don’t think Jordan Peterson is starting a cult. Nor do I think he’s some sage/guru/whatever. Here’s why.Read more "Video: Is Jordan Peterson starting a cult?"
From The Gulag Archipelago, here’s Alexander Solzhenitsyn on, what I think, is progressivism: “The Revolution had hastened to rename everything, so that everything would seem new. Thus the death penalty was rechristened “the supreme measure” – no longer a “punishment” but a means of social defense.”Read more "Solzhenitsyn’s Warning for Progressives?"
Hey friends, I’ve got an exciting announcement for tomorrow! (5,000 likes) Today I’m launching a thing and it’s NEW! (1 million likes) Introducing, my podcast! (1 million likes) Introducing, my blog! (1 million likes) Introducing, Me! (5 billion likes) But then… Episode 57 of my podcast is up with CEO of Big Company (14 likes) […]Read more "After the Hoopla"