Jack Caunter: A conversation with the blink-182 – spongebob guy | The Penguin Latte Podcast #89

Spotify | Apple | Watch on YouTube Jack Caunter is the creator of the blink-182 spongebob patrick video (this): https://youtu.be/aYIAynSM7ZI a video which has wasted 2 minutes and 46 seconds of over 2.1 million people's lives. In this conversation we discuss memes and creativity, compare and contrast old internet culture with new internet culture, and … Continue reading Jack Caunter: A conversation with the blink-182 – spongebob guy | The Penguin Latte Podcast #89

Hey, it’s Paul from Penguin Latte. Did you know I have a YouTube channel?

Although I blog everyday, writing is not my favorite creative medium. That would be video. I love making videos. I've loved making videos ever since I was 12 years old making Scatman John Super Mario 64 emulator videos on windows XP with Windows Movie Maker. So of course I have a YouTube channel. Come 2022 … Continue reading Hey, it’s Paul from Penguin Latte. Did you know I have a YouTube channel?

How to Be a Selfless Creator

Success is not selfish. People don't like the word "influencer" because now it seems to mean "creates content only about themselves." I believe there's a way to distinguish between attention-seeking influencers and creators who work extraordinarily hard to level up their skills because they genuinely care about helping people. It goes like this. You see … Continue reading How to Be a Selfless Creator

Danger: Radical Transparency

Here's Marry Harrington on the potential dangers to being radically transparent online. Are we, on one extreme, putting on a performance? A show? Faking our lives for clicks? Or are we, on the other extreme, turning our private lives inside out? Not faking our lives, but sharing everything private and sacred with the world? And … Continue reading Danger: Radical Transparency

Open Doors Open Doors

Anybody can send me a DM on Twitter. Anybody can visit my blog, see my work, read my posts, or listen to my podcasts. I call these "Open Doors." First, I share my work on Twitter. Next, people see it. Then they DM me, asking if I'd like to work with them on a project. … Continue reading Open Doors Open Doors

Never Underestimate the Power of Experimentation

Experimentation is glorious. Without it, you wouldn't be reading this post. The technology you're using to read these words contains a historical element. It took developers, oh, I don't know, 60 years to refine the protocols necessary to deliver you these words from my brain to your screen. And it took evolution, oh, I don't … Continue reading Never Underestimate the Power of Experimentation

Sales advice from Grandpa Ted

Grandpa Ted was a successful door-to-door vacuum salesman. "Grandpa Ted," I asked, "how do you convince someone to buy a vacuum?" "Show them the vacuum sucking out all the dirt from the places they never would have expected." In a word, demonstrate. "There was a sign on the front of my office that said 'knock … Continue reading Sales advice from Grandpa Ted

Connection and content

The internet is powerful. With speed I can't comprehend, I can upload something I created, sharing it with people with scale I can't comprehend, either. I can't comprehend the internet. The internet is too powerful. The sheer speed, scale, and accessibility of the internet is mind-boggling. Even with the cheapest software, anyone can create content. … Continue reading Connection and content

It’s never been easier to self-start.

Nobody can start a podcast for you. Nobody can write your blog but you. Nobody but you can turn on your mic, plug in your laptop, and start sharing your perspective with the world. After all, the hardware's yours. But the software is everyone's. Sites like Twitter and WordPress are there for anybody who understands … Continue reading It’s never been easier to self-start.