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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Covid-related thoughts that might help

Here is a preview of Covid-related insights from a forthcoming episode of Solo (on 7/30). These three observations were made by friends whom I sought advice from after a covid-related meltdown I was having. 1. “The cavalry is not coming.” By now, this should be self-explanatory. There is no institution

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Q: What is the opposite of brainstorming? A: Sh*tstorming

As you know, I have a new book. (Pro-tip: don’t launch a book during a pandemic.) In any case, I gave a talk about it today and presented the concept of shitstorming (or the HR-friendly name “shtickstorming“). What is shitstorming? Here is the passage from Chapter 1 (Reverse it.) that

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Join a research study on solo living

Good Solos: A solo listener (Krystal Wilkinson of Manchester Metropolitan University) is running a study on solo living during the pandemic. Here is some more information. Please consider helping her research project: An exploration of the work-life balance of solo-living employees transitioning to home working in the context of the pandemic

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Contemplating a Change? Start with a Comedian’s One Sheet

Contemplating a Change? Start with a Comedian’s One Sheet The following is adapted from Shtick to Business. The Covid-19 pandemic is getting people to consider major changes to their lives. Perhaps there’s a loss of a job, a declining industry, or you simply can’t imagine going back to an office park

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Podcast - I'm Not Joking

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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