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How To Make Your Personal Pitch Be The Powerful Story Of You

How To Make Your Personal Pitch Be The Powerful Story Of You Answering the question, “Who are you and what do you bring to the table?,” is some of the most important work I do with clients, whether they’re looking for the next stage of their career or navigating the shoals of their organization. Think […]

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CAA behind closed doors: trust, loyalty, betrayal, creative leadership and change management

I’ve just read, and strongly recommend, a massive book about CAA – the upstart agency turned powerhouse that had such a disruptive effect on the entertainment business through the 80s and 90s and survives today to represent many of the most important and influential talents and teams in the sports and entertainment world. They are rightly proud of […]

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Irving Thalberg on leadership and decision-making – as told to F. Scott Fitzgerald

The following is excerpted from Matthew J. Bruccoli’s preface to Fitzgerald’s last and unfinished novel The Love of the Last Tycoon. Monroe Stahr, he principal character in this Hollywood story, was based clearly on Irving Thalberg, the Boy Wonder movie producer, and main architect of Hollywood’s Golden Age. Fitzgerald did not know Thalberg well, having worked for him […]

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Don’t lose sight of what you have already, in your hunger for what’s next

  As creative pros, we are always planning, always wondering what we should be doing next, what’s around the corner. This is all as it should be.  But could we be missing out on the opportunities that are right next to us? But sometimes – and I see this in myself and in many of my clients – […]

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How to kickstart your organizational change

  This article by Michael Pollock was first published on Forbes.com You know your organization has to change to keep its edge. Whether it’s swifter product innovation, welding together silos, or restructuring to take advantage of new technology and changing distribution models, your bottom line tells you that you need to see movement sooner rather […]

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Making changes – at sea and in Hollywood

My Summer reading: Moby-Dick and F.Scott Fitzgerald. I’ve finally read Moby-Dick. Yes for the first time. My English schools were not big on American Lit. It’s rep was intimidating – especially the part about how people skip over big chunks where Ishmael/Melville expounds on whale species and whaling tools and techniques. But I hadn’t expected all […]

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