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How The Millennials Do It

How The Millennials Do It

Theme

By Steven Pressfield | Published: July 22, 2014

“I’m a learn-by-doing kind of guy.” In today’s conversation, Jeff tells me how he plunged in to writing Camp Abercorn with his partners Matt and Meg. We talk about the theme of the series—”coming out,” in the sense of sexual identity but also in the larger sphere to self-discovery and self-actualization. Jeff talks about his 16-year-tenure in Scouting and the experience of camp, particularly when he was working there as a counselor, as a world apart from the everyday world, where the individual is forced to learn by doing, sink or swim.

(The transcript for today’s video is below.)


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What It Takes

What It Takes

Why You Need to Know About Crowdfunding

By Callie Oettinger | Published: July 18, 2014

Want to wage a successful outreach campaign for the launch of your new book or album or film or restaurant or _________ (fill in the blank)?

Mimic successful crowdfunding campaigns.

While you might not be raising funds via Kickstarter or Indiegogo, you’ll need to employ the same steps as those driving crowdfunding campaigns on these sites. (more…)

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How The Millennials Do It

How The Millennials Do It

Crowdfunding Pt. 2

By Steven Pressfield | Published: July 17, 2014

The big question for any creative project, whether it’s a novel, a film, whatever: How do you get the word out?

Today Jeff explains to me how Indiegogo works as a marketing platform as well as a crowdfunding platform, and how he and his team use YouTube to draw further attention. And Jeff starts to talk about scouting (he was a Boy Scout for sixteen years, an Eagle Scout) and how the experience helped shape his character—and planted the seed for the web series he’s now developing, Camp Abercorn.

(The transcript for today’s video is below.)


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