career

The Most Important Conversation About Life… Death with Michael Hebb

Michael Hebb is an artist, activist, restaurateur, long time friend of mine and probably the closest thing that comes to an expert on death. He is a hyphenated renegade, seemingly more comfortable swimming upstream and addressing taboo subjects than he…

Imagination and the Power of Change with Beth Comstock

One of the world’s most powerful women in business, Beth Comstock, recently left a 27 year career at GE as their Chief Marketing Officer and Vice Chair to go in a completely different direction – to a new life beyond the enterprise-exec world whe…

Start Before You’re Ready — with Humans of New York’s Brandon Stanton 

If you don’t know Brandon, you definitely know his work. Brandon is the creator of Humans of New York which has accumulated over 25 million followers and has since evolve to include two NYT-bestselling books (Humans of New York and Humans of New York: …

How to Sell Without Selling Out with Ryan Carson

I have always believed in the notion that there’s a creator in all of us, and that includes those in engineering, coding, and literally every other discipline. Today I’m bringing you another exciting guest from the technology field, Ryan Carson. Not on…

Finding Your Niche: A Fireside Chat at CreativeLive

Not too long ago I had the opportunity to sit down with a group of CreativeLive students attending a special week of programming in our Seattle studios. This conversation was never intended to be published, but after listening to this intimate conversa…

Nigel Barker: Be the Artist You Want to Work With

Nigel Barker is an internationally renowned photographer, model, entrepreneur, TV star and author. You’ve seen him as a judge and photographer for 18 seasons on America’s Next Top Model, starring alongside Naomi Campbell on The Face, and as the host of…

Find Your Calling In Career And Life with Chris Guillebeau

Today on the podcast we’re answering one of the most popular questions I receive: “how do I find my passion”. Yeah, not an easy one. Super tough! And if you’ve struggled with this or are struggling right now, this episode will help you find your way. I…

Jealousy is the Enemy of Self-Worth

There are two things that I love sharing more than anything else. Margaritas and answers to your creative questions. I couldn’t figure out how to get margaritas into your ears this week, but we’ve got some fantastic questions from The Daily Creative (m…

Grit, Guts, Gumption and the Art of More

Today I’m reaching into my quiver of keynotes  to share a talk I gave at CreativeMornings here in Seattle. If you’re not aware of CreativeMornings it’s a breakfast lecture series for the creative community started by my good friend Tina Roth Eisenberg….

Celebrating Your Weirdness with Thomas Middleditch

Thomas Middleditch is an actor and comedian best known for his starring role on HBO’s Silicon Valley where he plays Richard, the struggling startup founder. He started his career doing improv theater for the likes of Second City and UCB, and certainly …

Stamina, Tenacity and Craft with Eugene Mirman

Eugene Mirman is a stand up comedian, actor, and writer. You’ve heard his voice as “Gene” from Bob’s Burgers, seen his face on Comedy Central, Netflix, and Flight of the Conchords and recently found his podcast on Audible, Hold On. From the outside, Eu…

Richard Branson: Lessons in Business and Life

If there’s anyone qualified to lay out the blueprint for dreaming big, living life on your own terms and turning your passions into your career, it’s the iconic Sir Richard Branson. He’s fearlessly and boldly disrupted one industry after another as the…

A Profile of Photographer Keith Carter

Keith Carter is a Texas-based photographer whose ethereal style and beautiful depiction of “truth and beauty” have often led him to be referred to as a “poet with a camera”. In this moving 15-minute interview with The Art of Photography, Carter discusses his career, how his projects come together, illness, and his legacy. Keith Carter […]

5 Tips for ‘Making It’ In Landscape Photography

Landscape photographer Thomas Heaton has set aside his gear for a moment to lay down some words of wisdom in this 11-minute video. In it he presents 5 great tips on how to further your landscape photography career. Tip 1: Quality Over Quantity Only publish your best photos. Think of your favorite photographers, Heaton says. […]

How I Found My Niche in Professional Photography

I’m Alastair Philip Wiper, a British photographer based in Copenhagen and working worldwide. From the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland, to giant shipyards in South Korea and radio observatories in Peru, I work with the weird and wonderful subjects of industry, science, architecture. Finding a niche has been very important for my career, so I’m […]

The “OTHER 50%” you’re missing = how to build your network + community

If you’re wondering how to build your network & create community around your work, here’s the no bullshit answer: Do the Work. Creating something and putting it out there is just the beginning. Networking is like any relationship, and it’s a two way street. You need to engage, be thoughtful and contribute to the conversation — not just with your work, but in the community around you. That’s BEFORE, DURING, and AFTER you have something to say or some content you want to get in front of others. Community is a 24/7/365 thing. Patience Pays. If you’re getting caught wondering why other people have such a thriving community, keep in mind they’ve likely been building it 5-10 years. It might appear that they just sit back and wait for engagement to happen, but I promise you, they’ve laid the groundwork over a period of years or worked behind the scenes to cultivate that community. There WAS a time when nobody saw their posts or content. And you know what they did? They participated in everyone ELSE’S community until people took notice. YEARS of work, clicks, likes, thousands of comments they put out there…until it flipped one day and there was suddenly […]

The “OTHER 50%” you’re missing = how to build your network + community

If you’re wondering how to build your network & create community around your work, here’s the no bullshit answer: Do the Work. Creating something and putting it out there is just the beginning. Networking is like any relationship, and it’s a two way street. You need to engage, be thoughtful and contribute to the conversation — not just with your work, but in the community around you. That’s BEFORE, DURING, and AFTER you have something to say or some content you want to get in front of others. Community is a 24/7/365 thing. Patience Pays. If you’re getting caught wondering why other people have such a thriving community, keep in mind they’ve likely been building it 5-10 years. It might appear that they just sit back and wait for engagement to happen, but I promise you, they’ve laid the groundwork over a period of years or worked behind the scenes to cultivate that community. There WAS a time when nobody saw their posts or content. And you know what they did? They participated in everyone ELSE’S community until people took notice. YEARS of work, clicks, likes, thousands of comments they put out there…until it flipped one day and there was suddenly […]