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The Crazy One

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Rank #47 in Design category

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Careers
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The Crazy One helps you find new insights and breakthroughs in your career, creativity, and leadership. In every episode, Stephen Gates give you honest and actionable insights taken from his experience leading global in-house and agency creative teams, building multiple Fortune 100 brands, and working as InVision’s Chief Design Evangelist coaching and working with some the world's most innovative companies.

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The Crazy One helps you find new insights and breakthroughs in your career, creativity, and leadership. In every episode, Stephen Gates give you honest and actionable insights taken from his experience leading global in-house and agency creative teams, building multiple Fortune 100 brands, and working as InVision’s Chief Design Evangelist coaching and working with some the world's most innovative companies.

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Valuable creative insights

By BAM-CK - Nov 08 2019
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I love podcasts that provide relative insights into other peoples careers in the creative industry. Stephen provides many of those nuggets of information that I tend to look for.

Top notch

By Elevated Media Studios - Aug 06 2019
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This is exactly what I needed to make take the next steps in my career.

iTunes Ratings

294 Ratings
Average Ratings
280
6
3
1
4

Valuable creative insights

By BAM-CK - Nov 08 2019
Read more
I love podcasts that provide relative insights into other peoples careers in the creative industry. Stephen provides many of those nuggets of information that I tend to look for.

Top notch

By Elevated Media Studios - Aug 06 2019
Read more
This is exactly what I needed to make take the next steps in my career.
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The Crazy One

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The Crazy One helps you find new insights and breakthroughs in your career, creativity, and leadership. In every episode, Stephen Gates give you honest and actionable insights taken from his experience leading global in-house and agency creative teams, building multiple Fortune 100 brands, and working as InVision’s Chief Design Evangelist coaching and working with some the world's most innovative companies.

Rank #1: Ep 59 Career: Know when to quit and do it the right way.

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Leaving your job is always a difficult decision but how do you know if you really should go after something new, if that new opportunity is 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 sure that you don’t fall into emotional traps while making the decision and go over everything you need make sure you do after you give your notice.

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Apr 07 2018

35mins

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Rank #2: Ep 33 Methodologies: Design Thinking P1 - Overview and Inspiration phase

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This is the first in a 3 part series in Design Thinking that will teach you all the important parts of this methodology that I learned while becoming an IDEO certified Design Thinking trainer. In this episode, I will give you an overview of all of the parts of Design Thinking and then explore the first inspiration phase which consists of research and synthesis.

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Mar 19 2017

49mins

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Rank #3: Ep 6 Career: How to create your own personal brand

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Have you thought about why you are different or better than every other creative out there? This episode will help you understand the obstacles, power, and importance of creating your personal brand and two different techniques you can use to start building it.

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Jul 28 2016

40mins

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Rank #4: Ep 80 Emotional intelligence: How to find and restore your confidence

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Confidence is something we all seem to be constantly working on since it can be easily faked, lost, or thanks to design imposter syndrome always in short supply. Yet confidence is something that is critical for creativity, leadership, and happiness so we need to understand what undermines it and find new ways of restoring it. In this episode, we will look at the fears that commonly undermine our confidence and 5 ways effective ways to find or rebuild it.

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Jun 17 2019

40mins

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Rank #5: Ep 24 Methodologies: How to make design work with agile methodologies

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Getting design to work with agile methodologies can be a real challenge. This episode walks you through the basic of agile methodologies, common problems creative teams have, and tips for how you can make agile work with your design process.

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Dec 04 2016

41mins

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Rank #6: Ep 61 Career: Portfolio, resume and personal branding refresher

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Too many great creatives don’t have the careers they deserve and are struggling to find a new job because of a few simple, but huge problems. In this episode, we will look how you can better understand employment process, and some of the basic do’s and don’ts so you can build a stronger brand and get better results in your next job search.

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May 20 2018

38mins

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Rank #7: Ep 3 Teamwork: Culture, beliefs and the power of 'What inspires you?'

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Culture is created either by default or by design. This episode will look at how to evaluate your team's culture, the steps you need to take to create a strong culture and understand the power of asking 'What inspires you?'.

Jul 14 2016

51mins

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Rank #8: Ep 21 Conference talk: 'Success is a choice' from Adobe MAX 2016

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A replay of my sold out session from Adobe MAX 2016 'Success is a choice' that walks you through how to foster a culture that creates strong leadership, grow creativity and understand the most common leadership blindspots and what you can do to overcome them.

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Nov 06 2016

1hr 7mins

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Rank #9: Ep 52 Career: 6 ways to screw up your career

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Navigating your career can be hard with so many traps and obstacles that can cause problems you won’t see until it is too late. In this episode, we will explore 6 of the most common career mistakes and explore a few different ways you can be sure you don’t make them in your career.

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Nov 26 2017

35mins

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Rank #10: Ep 50 Conference talk: ‘Building your personal brand' from Adobe MAX 2017

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A replay of my sold out session from Adobe MAX 2017 that asked can you tell people why you are different and better than every other creative out there? This session will highlight the power, importance, and difficulties of creating your own personal brand, see why building your brand is critical for finding the perfect new job, standing out in your current job, or getting respect in the industry.

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Oct 29 2017

1hr 14mins

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Rank #11: Ep 74 Methodologies: Design Thinking isn't bullsh*t. The way you apply it is.

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Lately, I have seen some talks, articles and gotten some questions from people who are struggling with or just downright angry at using Design Thinking and/or Design Sprints. It's something I've been able to use with a lot of success throughout my career so I reached out to some of these teams to understand what was going on. In this episode, we will look at why Design Thinking and/or Design Sprints getting beaten up, why do people feel this way, and in many cases, why I think their frustration is justified.

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Feb 07 2019

28mins

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Rank #12: Ep 18 Teamwork: The 7 rules to running a better brainstorm

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Every team wants to be more creative but how do you get better? This episode shows you how to frame your creative strategy using ‘how might we’ statements and the 7 rules to run a better brainstorming session.

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Oct 14 2016

25mins

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Rank #13: Ep 57 Teamwork: How to fix all those useless meetings

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Is there anything worse than having your entire day eaten up by meetings? They are often unfocused, filled 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 so many companies are meetings centric and the 4 things you need to work on so you can have fewer meetings and the ones you do have will be more productive.

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Feb 04 2018

35mins

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Rank #14: Ep 12 Speaking: Selling, presentation style and better storytelling

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Great ideas only see the light of day if you can sell them to your clients. This episode will teach you the critical things you will need to become a great presenter who can sell your work through understanding what you are presenting, your presentations style and the power of storytelling.

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Sep 03 2016

54mins

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Rank #15: Ep 66 Originality: What to embrace, fight, stop and start to rediscover your voice and create your best ideas.

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Everyone wants to let their work have a stronger voice and be more original but we have to deal with self-doubt, group think, and working for companies that demand conformity to a shared culture and way of thinking. In this episode, we will look at what makes up the foundation of originality and then explore the things that you need to embrace, fight, stop and start to rediscover your voice, fight the forces that want to strip your originality away from you and give you a roadmap for how to create better ideas with more originality.

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Aug 20 2018

48mins

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Rank #16: Ep 28 Career advice: Everything important I've learned in my career so far

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

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Jan 15 2017

52mins

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Rank #17: Ep 34 Methodologies: Design Thinking P2 - Ideation phase

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The second in a 3-part crash course in Design Thinking. In this episode, I will teach you how to take the insights you found through your research in the inspiration phase and start to brainstorm ideas by learning how to craft ‘How might we’ statements and the 7 rules for running a better brainstorm.

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Mar 31 2017

44mins

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Rank #18: Ep 75 Career: How to survive corporate politics with grace and integrity

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Dealing with politics is a necessary evil no matter where you work and at their worst can be so complicated that they can drive you out of a company or stand in the way of great work going out the door. In this episode, we will look at some of the emotional issues behind office politics and talk about the 8 habits that you can use to be able to survive them with grace and integrity.

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Mar 04 2019

44mins

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Rank #19: Ep 83 Leadership: Your leadership maturity level, persona and communication style

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We have talked a lot about leadership over the course of this show but this episode will focus more on concrete ways of measuring your leadership maturity, figuring out your leadership persona and look at 4 different leadership communication styles.

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Aug 05 2019

46mins

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Rank #20: Ep 63 Creativity: The good and evil of data, research, and brainstorming

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Combining data and research with your creative process is a tricky and frustrating thing for too many people. In this episode, we will look at data, research and brainstorming to see how powerful they can be when used correctly, the reasons why they can completely kill creativity when used incorrectly and the best practices you should use so that all these techniques can strengthen your work.

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Jul 01 2018

37mins

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