I listened to a rather marvellous podcast last week. It featured Jerry Colonna, the founder of the coaching company Reboot, alongside legendary marketer, author and entrepreneur Seth Godin.
As I noted on Twitter, this conversation felt like listening to jazz after a long pop playlist.
It felt a little weird at first with an unusual time signature and rhythm – softly spoken, minor key not major.
— Bryce Roberts (@bryce) May 19, 2018
After some time, you get into the groove and appreciate the subtle touches that most pop music doesn’t have because it’s been processed and compressed. This conversation was like a low-key neighbourhood jazz bar featuring the two resident players who just have this kind of music in their bones.
Anyway, amongst the various topics in the discussion, two came out at me, both of which were intertwined in the same part of the podcast.