Update: Most of the post below is original, previous to my guest spot on Alex Bogusky’s Fearless Q&A talk show. Video is now below. ~ed.
Talk Show today, 12 MST. Video will appear below.
Alex Bogusky doesn’t learn from his Mistkaes.
“I’ve never learned anything from my mistakes,” Bogusky said. “Again, I hate conventional wisdom. Conventional wisdom is learning from your mistakes. What about learning from your successes? That’s where I’ve focused [my energies]. Like, this works, we better get down and study on this.”
Love this. It immediately made me think, perhaps for the first time, of what I’ve done right: growing our magazine and now web site step by step; growing our FB Page super-quickly super-suddenly just by asking people to spread the love, something they can do for free…it’s funny, we really never to think on what we’ve done right, and try and replicate and refine and re-up that.
Why am I reading AdWeek? Well, I’m not—I’m preparing for my appearance, with Justin Kan (founder of Justin.tv) on Alex’s FearLess talk show. Over the last year or so, elephant and Alex and Co (a little ad agency called Crispin Porter + Bogusky (CP+B) that has been named the best on the planet) have grown closer connected—and over the last month or so Alex has personally become really helpful to myself in these turbulent, but promising times of transition from old media to new.
Alex Bogusky, Modern Mad Man, is FearLess.
FearLess will be live-streamed (on Justin.tv, of course), if you’d like to tune in. You can tweet in your questions (or type ’em in directly, on Justin.tv/fearlessqa) for Alex to ask us. Be bold, be thoughtful, be spontaneous, be unforgivably rude.
Ladies and gentlemen: mark your calendars.
hot on elephant
The 4 Stages of a Good Divorce. A Letter to my Children: You do not come from a Broken Home. These People are Rare Gems—Keep Them, Fight for Them, don’t Give Up on Them. Mom, can I Call her Mom, Too? Jon Stewart makes first appearance since retiring—”it’s not your country.” Waylon shares 10 transformingly beautiful Quotes about Love. Why your Yoga Goals are (Probably) Irrelevant, if not Downright Dangerous. 40 Things I’ve Learned in 40 Years. Dear Woman in the White Car at Margaritas Mexican Grill in West Memphis, Arkansas on July 15th, 2012. How I Raise My Dying Son.