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The Unique Genius Superheroes Interview Series is about ordinary people who have created businesses they love around their purpose. They’ve found ways to combine enjoyment, money and meaning in their work.

Interested in learning more about someone who wants to “infect 1 billion people with the possibility virus”? Meet Michael Bungay Stanier.

Michael is the founder of Box of Crayons, a company that works with organizations around the world to help them “do less Good Work and more Great Work”. Michael was the 2006 Canadian Coach of the Year & is the author of Do More Great Work.

I found him last year, after he released the viral video “The Eight Irresistible Principles of Fun” and loved his work and the style he brings to it!  Michael’s “Do More Great Work” has a lot in common with my own Unique Genius work.

Here are some of the topics we covered…

  • The 3 things you need to do more great work (and less good work)
  • How Michael secured a part-time contract to support himself for a whole year while he got started
  • How long it took him to “stumble along” to get clarity on his own Great Work (Unique Genius)
  • Michael’s “portfolio approach” of having a mix of paying projects + visionary projects
  • How his “8 principles of fun” movie helped him skyrocket him (after nobody cared for it)
  • How Michael organizes his environment & days to maximize his Great Work
  • Michael’s support systems he’s established to help him succeed & get through rough spots

And more, of course 🙂

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More About Michael Bungay Stanier

* You can buy “Do More Great Work” Book On Amazon
* Box Of Crayons (His consulting company)

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4 Responses to “Unique Genius Superhero Interview: Michael Bungay Stanier, Author “Do More Great Work” & Founder, Box of Crayons”

  1. Sandra Park Says:

    Enjoyed the first half that I was able to listen to! Liked his thoughts on inspiration!


  2. Robert Says:

    Two items that stuck out:

    – “Inspiration is when your past finally makes sense.”

    – Separating one’s work/admin area and the creative physical – space in your office.

    – Michael’s comments on how he develops his hourly rate could be useful to Independent Contractors and other consultant types.

  3. Best Jobs To Meet Women Says:

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  4. vision Says:

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