If I Could Tell You Just One Thing: Michael McIntyre, Yes Man

​I'M ON THE PHONE TRYING to arrange a meeting with Michael McIntyre, the highest-grossing comedian in the world, but I can't: he's making me laugh too much. The experience, however, is at least answering a question I've always asked myself: are professional comedians funny they're not on stage? In this case, the answer is: oh [...]

December 15th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Steve Martin: Be So Good They Can’t Ignore You

The path that led me to Jordan and the insight he represents began with a 2007 episode of the Charlie Rose show. Rose was interviewing the actor and comedian Steve Martin about his memoir Born Standing Up. They talked about the realities of Martin’s rise. “I read autobiographies in general,” Martin said. “[And I often [...]

November 23rd, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

The Glass Wall: Success Strategies For Women In Business: Be Funny

"Humour in the workplace is one way of cutting through the competition getting you a profile that will bring you a more senior role. ..... On the way up think of use of humour as a way to get noticed, but make sure you're being noticed in the right way. If you need to put [...]

October 2nd, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Improvise: Unconventional Career Advice from an Unlikely CEO

"Every night at clubs like the Improv in Los Angeles and Second City in Chicago, aspiring comedians make improvising look easy. Drawing from their own experiences, these professionals use cues from the audience and their fellow performers to craft a coherent narrative that leads to a logical conclusion and entertains along the way. Improvising requires [...]

September 5th, 2016|Categories: Blog|Tags: , , , , , , , |0 Comments