Generation Fluxers often disrupt their own careers before their careers get disrupted for them. Beth Comstock, John Maeda, Ben Palmer, Jonah Peretti, Dev Patnaik, and Soraya Darabi discuss the skills and training that Generation Fluxers bring to the table as our Branch salon series kicks off.
Recently at Jump, I had the pleasure of interviewing Oren Jacob, the former chief technical officer of Pixar, in front of a small group of invited guests. Oren shared a number of fascinating stories of what went on behind the scenes at Pixar during his 20 years there.
Like circus impresarios or wrestling promoters of yesteryear, some marketers talk about their audience as if they are dupes or "marks." If marketers were to consider how they feel as the "marketed to," some of the most disrespectful marketing practices wouldn't make it past the brainstorming chart.
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If you should need any evidence that Dev Patnaik, the CEO and founder of Jump Associates, is marching to the beat of a different drummer, consider this: He teaches a popular Stanford University course called Needfinding.