Jun 2, 2021

Podcast: Industry Plant Bands and Defining Privilege

Entrepreneurship & Art

Dan, Carly, and George talk about what it means to be an industry plant, if that matters, and how it impacts people’s perception of your talent or art. They also touch on the complexity of separating great art from bad people, and what it means to be privileged. George learns about papayas.

Show Notes

Three Things

  • Quoting: Kurt Vonnegut, “Nobody will stop you from creating. Do it tonight. Do it tomorrow. That is the way to make your soul grow. The kick of creation is the act of creating, not anything that happens afterward. I would tell all of you watching this screen: Before you go to bed, write a four line poem. Make it as good as you can. Don't show it to anybody. Put it where nobody will find it. And you will discover that you have your reward.”
  • Loving: A conversation that he had with Carly, Dan and Adam Saah about B corps, which made him think about the purpose behind GHStrategic
  • Reading: The Moral Economy: Why Good Incentives Are No Substitute for Good Citizens by Samuel Bowles
  • Using: Someone Somewhere masks, a B corp that hires artisans in some of Mexico’s poorest states and pays them higher wages than would otherwise be available to them. Plus, 98% of the artisans are women
  • Watching: Flaked, Will Arnett’s off-beat Netflix show about a recovering alcoholic, which has inexplicably low ratings on Rotten Tomatoes, according to Dan
  • Listening: To SmartLess, a podcast by Jason Bateman, Sean Hayes and Will Arnett featuring guests like Paul McCartney, Ricky Gervais and Kamala Harris, but the relationship between the three hosts is where the true magic is
  • Watching: This Is A Robbery, a four part docuseries about the heist of the Isabella Steward Gardner museum in 1990, still considered the biggest art theft in history
  • Listening: To the Against The Odds podcast, where they tell the story of a humanitarian worker who was kidnapped by Somali pirates in 2011
  • Watching pt 2: Eric Andre’s Bad Trip, which is part scripted movie, part prank show à la Jackass, and made her laugh out loud

Entrepreneurship & Art