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Five Myths of Single Living – The Solo Show on Fireside

The Solo Show on Fireside seeks to destigmatize single living and celebrate remarkable solos. The second Solo Show explores Five Myths of Single Living  A preview of some of the myths: The majority of singles want to be coupled. Singles are lonely, selfish, sex addicts. The rise of singles signals

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A Taxonomy of Singles – The Solo Show on Fireside

The Solo Show on Fireside seeks to destigmatize single living and celebrate remarkable solos. The first Solo Show features my new work-in-progress: A Taxonomy of Singles To figure out what type of single you are, consider these questions: Are you seeking to ride the Relationship Escalator? Do you see yourself

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Comedians Will Be the Last People to Lose Their Jobs to Robots: Learn from the World’s Funniest People

The following is adapted from Shtick to Business: What the Masters of Comedy Can Teach You about Breaking Rules, Being Fearless, and Building a Serious Career. (Royalty free image: https://www.pexels.com/photo/interior-of-office-building-325229/, Credit: Pexels / Manuel Geissinger) The industrial revolution is in its fourth phase. The first phase introduced the steam engine.

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When Acting Like a Comedian Will Get You in Trouble

The following is adapted from Shtick to Business: What the Masters of Comedy Can Teach You about Breaking Rules, Being Fearless, and Building a Serious Career. (Handout/MCT) Who doesn’t want to be the funniest person in the office? But as a behavioral economist turned humor researcher, I have stopped encouraging

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Why Vaudeville Was the Epitome of the Lean Startup

The following is adapted from Shtick to Business: What the Masters of Comedy Can Teach You about Breaking Rules, Being Fearless, and Building a Serious Career. (Kobal/REX/Shutterstock) There is a saying in Silicon Valley, “Launch early and often.”  To be successful launching early and often, it is critical to limit

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Pick a Fight: How Controversy Earn Fans for Your Brand

The following is adapted from Shtick to Business: What the Masters of Comedy Can Teach You about Breaking Rules, Being Fearless, and Building a Serious Career. Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen offended some people with his lime-green mankini-wearing character Borat, but he was too busy listening to the people he made

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SOLO 92 | Self-Contained
Podcast - Solo

Self-Contained

  Peter McGraw is joined by guest co-host Christina Campbell to talk to Emma John, the author of Self-Contained: Scenes from a Single Life. They

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Curtain Call

  Welcome to the final episode of I’M NOT JOKING. Comedian JD Lopez returns from Episode 1 to debrief and reflect on Peter’s experience building

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