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The Crazy One

Creative people can now affect businesses in ways we haven't seen since the Industrial Revolution, but most of us have no idea about how to take advantage of these opportunities. 

The Crazy One is created out of the real experiences and insights that host and award-winning creative director Stephen Gates has 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 more.

It teaches anyone things like foundational creative approach and methodologies to some of the more difficult and less discussed areas of being a creative person. You will get 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.

Jan 29, 2017

Companies want creativity and design like never before but very few of their internal creative teams have been empowered or supported to be able to take advantage of this demand. In this episode I share everything I have learned leading client-side teams for 10+ years at Starwood Hotels and Citi.

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Jan 21, 2017

Presenting your work to a small group of business people is one thing but speaking in front of a crowd is a whole different challenge. In this episode I will share everything I've learned going from being terrified to speak in front of small groups to traveling the world speaking in front of thousands of people.

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Jan 15, 2017

I’ve had a lot of successes and challenges over the course of my career but all of those challenges taught me some important lessons. In this episode I share the most important lessons I’ve learned in 6 different areas in the hope that they will be able to help you have a more successful and creative career.

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Jan 8, 2017

I ask creatives "Do you know what you need to be happy" and its amazing how few of them can actually answer that question. This episode looks at why happiness is an important part of creativity, understanding how being happy is a part of creating versus the creative process, and how you can understand things that...