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The Crazy One

Creatives have the opportunity to affect businesses in a way we haven't seen since the Industrial Revolution. The Crazy One helps you learn how to weave together all of the methodologies, strategies, information, and tools into a comprehensive strategy for elevating the business impact of design within your company. The diverse episodes will give you actionable insights to help you be more creative, become a better leader, create more innovative work, build better relationships with your clients, grow a stronger career and more. Host and award-winning creative director Stephen Gates shares what he learned from leading global in-house and agency creative teams, building multiple Fortune 100 brands, and working with some the world's most innovative companies like Apple, Google, and Adobe.

Apr 22, 2018

Using Design Thinking successfully with your team is about a lot more than just understanding the steps of this increasingly popular methodology. In this episode, we will look at a number of things that will help you understand the value and potential of Design Thinking through things like how it instantly empower your...


Apr 7, 2018

Find out about all my 2018 speaking engagements including The Fifteen Seconds festival which started started in Europe but will be coming to the United States this September. Find out about this festival, which is the best one I have ever been a part of, and the rest of my 2018 speaking engagements which will take me to...


Apr 7, 2018

Leaving your job is always a difficult decision but how do you know if you really should go after something new, see if it is a great opportunity that isn’t being influenced by your emotions, and how do you leave the right way? In this episode, we will look at the seven signs that it is indeed time to move on, make...


Mar 5, 2018

We all need to start this conversation (especially men) because gender bias is a real problem that is very difficult to discuss and understand its conscious and unconscious expressions. Very few people understand it, have any idea how to confront it or make changes to improve it. In this episode, we will look at why...


Feb 4, 2018

Is there anything worse than having your entire day eaten up by meetings? They are too often unfocused, willed to too many people who don’t need to be there and they don’t seem to accomplish the decisions that needed to be made. In this episode, we will look at why team cultures change being so meetings centric and...