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By: Jay Acunzo on May 9th, 2018

Damn the Best Practices: Weekly Stories about Questioning Conventional Thinking to Think for Yourself

Today on The Maker Channela distant memory, a mad fisherman, and a metaphor for creative work. I’m cracking open my Monday morning newsletter to perform one of its most popular stories in audio form for you. If you like what you hear, consider subscribing to the weekly newsletter. You’ll get a new story and idea each week to be better than best practices. We talk about questioning conventional thinking to think for yourself. We get angry at commodity and crappy work, and we have the audacity as a community to aspire to something better.

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Founder of Marketing Showrunners, author of Break the Wheel, and host/producer of docuseries about creative work. I’m a believer that exceptional work happens when you find and follow what makes you an exception. Previously in content marketing and digital strategy at Google and HubSpot and VP of brand and community at the VC firm NextView. I write, tinker, and speak on stages and into microphones for a living. It’s weird but wonderful.

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