Your First 1000 Copies

“The average book sells just 250 copies” This is bone chilling news to any author launching a book. Book selling wunderkind, Tim Grahl is launching his new book, “Your First 1000 Copies”. Tim is the guy behind the book launch of Best Selling Authors like Hugh Howey (Wool), Daniel Pink (DRiVE, To Sell is Human), Charles … Read More

CMYK: The Process of Life Together

“Justin McRoberts launches multimedia project CMYK: The Process of Life Together” Bay Area Artist pushes conversation of faith and community CONCORD, CA – Friday, June 13, 2013. “It started with a letter. It spoke directly to me in that moment.” The letter was addressed to Justin McRoberts from a boy he’d sponsored for nearly a … Read More

The First 20 Hours

Josh Kaufman is back with a new book on learning – The First 20 Hours. His first book, the mega-selling Personal MBA, was a brilliant approach to business and broke down massive complexities into bite size chunks for us to grasp and retain. Like the book before it, The First 20 Hours is a step … Read More

Follow up on UCLA x425

A few weeks back I joined Chris Lam and Won Novalis for Erik Deutsch‘s class on social media at UCLA. “I don’t want to be sold, I don’t want you to provide me with information, I don’t even want you to show me a picture of a cat…I want to be INSPIRED! Dan Portnoy did … Read More

CMYK – Pre-orders Start Now

The long awaited new project from Justin McRoberts is launching today with Pre-orders. CMYK: The Process of Living Together is a multimedia experience. This project has multiple ways to interact with, from music to words to pictures, this is Justin McRoberts most ambitious project yet. I’ve had the fortune to be along this journey with … Read More

The Bletchley Circle

Editor Note: I find that good stories, no matter where I hear them, can function as inspiration for my next project. From time to time, I like to share a great one so you can share in the joy of the story too. PBS has really been rolling out the red carpet for some great … Read More

A Nation At Risk: 30 Years Later

  Here’s an example of a nonprofit putting together some timely rebuttal and furthering the conversation of education reform in our country. Directed by Joe Portnoy (so I’m a little biased) , Lauren Aronson and Michelle Gininger  

Why “Gut Churn” Is an Essential Part of the Creative Process

Taken from the 99U Website What’s gut churn? Radiolab creator and host Jad Abumrad describes it as the radical uncertainty that’s a core part of any creative process that really pushes the envelope. You’re entering unknown territory, and working without a map. Using examples from Radiolab’s own evolution, Jad shares the benefits of negative feedback … Read More

The Telly’s – For Your Approval

Just submitted a few pieces of our woe from this past year to the 34th Annual Telly Awards. We won 2 last year, so we’re back for more this year! First: Internet/Online Commercial – Not-for-profit United Way of Greater L.A. – Workplace Hero It was an incredible team effort and this campaign has really resonated … Read More