July 29, 2019

Blog All Dog-eared Pages: Do/Purpose by David Hieatt

I've long been a fan of David Hieatt's approach to branding and story-telling, and try to adopt bits of it for MCQN Ltd and DoES Liverpool. So I recently bought Do/Purpose, his book about that (I'd like to go on his marketing workshop, but haven't managed that yet). It was a pretty quick and enjoyable read, although I'd have preferred a bit more substance to it - but maybe I've absorbed too much of it already from reading his blog for donkey's years.

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When [Jack] Lemmon was asked why he plays small theatres, he replied that it was his duty to send the lift back down to help others.

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The exit strategy is what every startup is geared up for, and yet after selling Vimeo [Zach Klein] couldn't help but feel that he missed it. The last slide on his talk summed up his learning from his adventures: Build something that you would never sell.

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If you're going to try, go all the way. Otherwise, don't even start.

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Bare your soul. Tell your struggle. Tell your pain. Tell your lows. Be vulnerable. Be honest. Tell them how the world could be.

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Change is your secret fuel. People want to be part of change. People want to be part of history. Teams gather around ideas that will change things.

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Enjoy the ride, it's your ride.

Posted by Adrian at July 29, 2019 12:28 PM | TrackBack

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