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!