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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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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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Join Peter for a Live Solo Call

Good Solos, I am starting to build a community of listeners for my Solo podcast. As a first step, I am hosting a live call on Sunday 5/24 8 pm EDT/5 pm PDT. If you want to join, please sign up here to receive more information. What will happen: -I

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How a Pen and Notebook Can Prepare You for Life Post-Pandemic

How a Pen and Notebook Can Prepare You for Life Post-Pandemic The following is adapted from Shtick to Business. A notebook—not a microphone–is the most important tool of the masters of comedy. And it could be the most important tool for you as you think about your next product launch, entrepreneurial

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Please sign up for the Solo community

Good people, if you are interested in joining the Solo community, please sign up HERE. I will start by hosting live zoom meetups (in May and June) to talk about solo living, get feedback, and have you folks chat with each other. Other benefits are forthcoming!

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Working Remotely or Not, Operate Like an Improv Team

Working Remotely or Not, Operate Like an Improv Team The following is adapted from Shtick to Business. With the pandemic in play, millions of workers all over the world have been suddenly ousted from their normal workplaces. When a team that usually works face to face is forced to rapidly

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Selling to Singles

  Peter McGraw hosts the second episode of a three-episode series that examines Singles in the Marketplace. He talks to Julie Nirvelli about Selling to Singles. They

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