Do more great work, even if you live in a cubicle

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Do more great work with Michael Bungay Stanier from Pamela Slim on Vimeo.

I am so glad that there are people like Michael Bungay Stanier working with  people who choose to stay inside corporations by choice or convenience.  Michael has been doing wonderful work at Box of Crayons for many years and has infectious enthusiasm.

His book Do More Great Work hits the streets today and has fantastic information for both working for yourself or working for someone else. It has guest essays from some of my favorite thinkers Seth Godin, Dave Ulrich, Michael Port, Penelope Trunk, Leo Babauta and Chris Guillebeau.

We had a fun 20-minute interview on Friday, which you can check out above.

My favorite parts of our interview:

  • His distinction of bad, good and great work.
  • For great work, you need courage, focus and resilience.
  • One definition of strategy is figuring out what to say no to
  • His use of the word “holy bollocks!”

He has a lot of fantastic supplemental interviews on his book website with all kinds of great thinkers here.

He and I did an interview a month or so ago – listen to it here.

I think you will get a lot of value from Do More Great Work — thanks for supporting Michael’s launch day!

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10 Responses to “Do more great work, even if you live in a cubicle”

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  2. […] See a sample video interview from Pam’s blog where she interviews Do More Great Work author Michael Bungay Stanier. […]

  3. Hi Pamela, great interview, thank you for that!

    It gave all of us a great perspective of how a working strategy should be build and putted into practice.

    I´ll be waiting for more of your excellent posts.

  4. Hi Pamela, first time on your blog. It is awesome. I loved this interview, thank you. The definition of strategy is powerful, I so need to figure out better what to say no to!

  5. Brittany says:

    i love how interactive this blog is. I am in the process of looking for a job and it is making me want to scream. It is glad to know that there are people with jobs that are as misserable as I am but are trying to do something about it to look for a better job that makes them happy.

  6. this is a great interview.. definitely for people who are stuck in their job and want to expand and contribute more.

  7. […] Pam Slim and Jonathan Fields, who did video interviews with me which were awesome and Dan Schwabel who did an email interview with me. […]

  8. I like what Michael is doing. The fact is everyone is not cut out to be in business for themselves and they need advice also. From your interview with him, I see he has great insight.

  9. fas says:

    Doing good work in a cubicle has limited scope, if your out you can work all the way better.

  10. Michael says:


    It was totally a blast to chat with you – and I’m honored to share some time with the sassy Escape from Cubicle Nation folk!