What Gimlet Media is Doing Amazingly Right (And What Can You Learn From It)

Morr Meroz Audiences, Opinion

Gimlet Media is a new Podcasting startup, founded by Alex Bloomberg and Matthew Lieber. On the first show produced by the studio (called “Startup”) Alex reveals his entire journey of founding the studio. Yes, the first show from the studio was a documentary about founding that very studio. And that was a very smart idea. What better way is there to get people interested in the new …

The Worst Thing About Being a Freelancer

Morr Meroz Freelancing, Opinion

Life as a freelancer of any kind can be tough. It’s based around the idea of waiting for someone to choose you. Pick you. Almost all artists experience that reality. Think of actors, their whole world is based around waiting for someone to pick them. Yes, you can go to more and more auditions, but it essentially boils down to waiting …

5 Great Talks from 99U

Morr Meroz Opinion, Video

Here are my favorite videos from the latest 99U conference. These are a must watch. Gary Vaynerchuck: Stop Storytelling Like It’s 2007 Best-selling author and founder of VaynerMedia, Gary Vaynerchuk breaks down how our work can cut through our current “A.D.D. Culture” — one where we binge-watch entire television seasons in one sitting and prefer texting to phone calls. Ramit …

The Mistake Most Popular YouTubers Make

Morr Meroz Opinion, YouTube

Making a career from YouTube isn’t unheard of anymore. Many gamers, animators and tech commentators have made YouTube their full-time job. There is one mistake, however, that I’ve noticed most popular Youtubers make, and I thought it’s worth discussing. The state of most popular YouTubers today Here’s a general outlook of how things are for these folks: These YouTubers (many of them …

My Process for Choosing My Next Project

Morr Meroz Opinion, Productivity

There are 2 major creative tragedies in my eyes: Starting a project and not finishing it Doing something well that shouldn’t have been done at all This is why, for me, choosing an idea to move forward with is a big deal. It should be for you too. In fact, I think many people don’t fully grasp the gravity of deciding …

You Are Not Your Product

Morr Meroz Opinion, Products

People, artists especially, associate themselves with their creation. They feel that if people don’t like their work, it means they are bad artists, or even shitty human beings. However, that is a childish way of approaching your work, and could be dangerous. If you over-identify with your work, to the point of feeling that the success or faliure of that work …