How comedians and philosophers will save the world
And how business coaches are really just overpriced therapists
Remember the old meme that business books are just love novels for men? Well, then business consultants are just overpriced therapists and I felt exactly like that.
Remember how nearly all speakers at invite-only leadership conferences work for consulting agencies named something like I Am So Cringe Partners Limited? That could have been me!
After something like 10 years of working for top games industry corporations and getting a huge network I felt very important and decided I could just give business advice and talk at conferences for money.
It was a decent idea and it totally worked since I am a known face that feels credible. I put a hefty price per hour so customers feel like I bring value and that is it. In fact, I was selling therapy for successful men.
Lera saved me from this boring life by daily trolling and pushing me to do something useful instead, something that makes the world a better place. “Because old boring men like you gonna die soon and I will have to live in the shitty world you will have left” - was her narrative.
I thought she was right so we started Gamedev.Camp : I bring my network and my credible face while she makes the world a better place and does all corresponding work.
This appeared to be the magic formula that helped us to raise money without a slide deck or an MVP and to pivot when the war started and killed the market for our initial idea (and thousands of Ukrainians too 😑).
Sometimes I still do consult but with a total non-bs approach and I am upfront that they pay me for therapy, not business advice. We discussed this in the audio.
For the whole podcast she rants at men but I feel like many or even most people don’t have time to self-reflect, practice empathy or think about what they’re doing and why. It changed to a better side during the pandemic, but we’re back to normal now: animal-like emotions-based instant reactions to whatever the social media feed feeds us all.
Under the cut, I explain what is on the cover and how philosophers and comedians are related to our audio diary and to the world overall.
Still, it is sad. I think we as a society should be better at life and a keeping to our values.
Umm, yeah, what are your values by the way? You can hit reply if you have an emotion to share privately.
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