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The Crazy One

By Stephen Gates

The Crazy One helps you find new insights and breakthroughs in your career, creativity, and leadership. In every episode, Stephen Gates gives you honest and actionable insights taken from his experience leading global in-house and agency creative teams, building multiple Fortune 100 brands, and working as InVision’s Chief Design Evangelist coaching and working with companies ranging from small start-ups to some of the world's biggest and innovative companies. Recognized with 2020 Webby Awards Honoree for Best Technology podcast, Inside Design’s #1 favorite design podcast, How Design Live #1 design leadership podcast, Springboard’s #1 must-listen UX design podcast and more.

  1. 1.
    Ep 107 Career: How to outsmart the broken recruiting system09/28/2020
    37:38
  2. 2.
    Ep 106 Career: How to build a personal brand people will love to hate09/14/2020
    45:31
  3. 3.
    Ep 105 Career: How to negotiate salary and job offers08/31/2020
    34:58
  4. 4.
    Ep 104 #ShareTheMicNow: Working in Tech While Black Part 1 by Jackie Velasquez Ross, Dorcie Lovinsky, and Christian Clark08/24/2020
    36:48
  5. 5.
    Ep 103 Leadership: Why creating organization and cultural change is so hard08/17/2020
    32:22
  6. 6.
    Ep 102 #ShareTheMicNow: I Dare You to Care by Sylvia Baffour07/20/2020
    27:23
  7. 7.
    Ep 101 #ShareTheMicNow: Maurice Cherry and Debbie Millman in conversation07/06/2020
    1:00:06
  8. 8.
    Joining #ShareTheMicNow06/23/2020
    10:35
  1. 9.
    Ep 100 Career: Rejecting your life's invisible scripts06/08/2020
    43:08
  2. 10.
    Amazing Design People List: Find a job, a mentor, and some hope.05/17/2020
    3:25
  3. 11.
    Ep 99 Career: The 8 habits of successful people05/11/2020
    42:02
  4. 12.
    Ep 98 Career: What to do if you get laid off04/27/2020
    29:42
  5. 13.
    The Crazy One is now on YouTube04/08/2020
    2:07
  6. 14.
    Ep 97 Career: How to deal with change.03/23/2020
    35:20
  7. 15.
    How I'm finding hope in these difficult times.03/23/2020
    21:26
  8. 16.
    Ep 96 Career: Insights from the Design Imposter Syndrome Crazy One Conversations.03/02/2020
    38:33
  9. 17.
    Ep 95 Career: How to create a standout portfolio.02/17/2020
    42:38
  10. 18.
    Ep 94 Creativity: The lost art of boredom.02/03/2020
    19:00
  11. 19.
    Ep 93 Career: Why you have to build and maintain a personal support system.01/27/2020
    44:25
  12. 20.
    Ep 92 Career: How to deal with difficult and creativity killing people01/20/2020
    49:08
  13. 21.
    Ep 91 Career: The critical difference between design vs. creativity12/23/2019
    26:27
  14. 22.
    Ep 90 Career: The real reason why you aren't getting promoted.12/02/2019
    39:25
  15. 23.
    Ep 89 Career: Trends in recruiting, hiring, and retaining the best talent.11/18/2019
    43:18
  16. 24.
    Ep 88 Creativity: Trust is the key to everything.11/04/2019
    50:51
  17. 25.
    Ep 87 Creativity: Supporting and empowering introverts10/21/2019
    51:43
  18. 26.
    Ep 86 Career: How to make peace with yourself to improve your creativity.09/30/2019
    41:07
  19. 27.
    Ep 85 Creativity: How to get and give better creative feedback09/09/2019
    48:36
  20. 28.
    Ep 84 Design: The need for ethical design08/19/2019
    38:50
  21. 29.
    Ep 83 Leadership: Your leadership maturity level, persona and communication style08/05/2019
    46:17
  22. 30.
    Ep 82 Conference talk: ’The Future is Creative’ keynote from HOW Design Live 201907/15/2019
    55:03
  23. 31.
    Ep 81 Conference talk: ‘Why innovation is rarely authorized’ panel from HOW Design 201907/01/2019
    49:00
  24. 32.
    Ep 80 Emotional intelligence: How to find and restore your confidence06/17/2019
    40:45
  25. 33.
    Ep 79 Listener questions: Design operations, start-ups, company “purpose", your career and building a team.06/03/2019
    38:07
  26. 34.
    Ep 78 Teamwork: How improv can make your team more creative05/20/2019
    32:14
  27. 35.
    Ep 77 Conference talk: ‘Building an In-House Design Powerhouse’ keynote from SXSW 201904/22/2019
    1:01:46
  28. 36.
    Ep 76 Creativity: Why cognitive bias is the real problem with your work.04/08/2019
    35:15
  29. 37.
    Ep 75 Career: How to survive corporate politics with grace and integrity03/04/2019
    44:42
  30. 38.
    Ep 74 Methodologies: Design Thinking isn't bullsh*t. The way you apply it is.02/07/2019
    28:06
  31. 39.
    Ep 73 Listener questions: Design leadership, office environments, design authority. conflict and sharing.02/04/2019
    31:03
  32. 40.
    Ep 72 Leadership: How to create REAL innovation12/31/2018
    47:44
  33. 41.
    Ep 71 Career: How to become a digital product designer12/17/2018
    50:16
  34. 42.
    Ep 70 Emotional intelligence: Understanding and improving your emotional intelligence11/05/2018
    59:32
  35. 43.
    Ep 69 Creativity: How to fight imposter syndrome10/22/2018
    41:09
  36. 44.
    Ep 68 Your career: What's the equation for doing great work?10/14/2018
    44:25
  37. 45.
    Ep 67 Creativity: How to give better design feedback09/17/2018
    35:55
  38. 46.
    Ep 66 Originality: What to embrace, fight, stop and start to rediscover your voice and create your best ideas.08/20/2018
    48:59
  39. 47.
    Ep 65 Listener questions: Branding navigation, hamburger menus, design systems, inspiring change and more.07/29/2018
    39:47
  40. 48.
    Ep 64 Teamwork: Best practices for remote work07/22/2018
    40:11
  41. 49.
    Ep 63 Creativity: The good and evil of data, research, and brainstorming07/01/2018
    37:10
  42. 50.
    Ep 62: Listener questions: Advice for junior designers, activating empathy, work routine and more.05/26/2018
    47:52
  43. 51.
    Ep 61 Career: Portfolio, resume and personal branding refresher05/20/2018
    38:16
  44. 52.
    Ep 60 Methodologies: Understanding the power and potential of Design Thinking04/22/2018
    38:59
  45. 53.
    Ep 59 Career: Know when to quit and do it the right way.04/07/2018
    35:50
  46. 54.
    Ep 58 Leadership: Confronting gender bias03/05/2018
    48:07
  47. 55.
    Ep 57 Teamwork: How to fix all those useless meetings02/04/2018
    35:19
  48. 56.
    Ep 56 Podcast: How to get the most out of this podcast02/04/2018
    14:15
  49. 57.
    Ep 55 Career: Know what fights to pick and fight them constructively 01/15/2018
    42:00
  50. 58.
    Ep 54 Emotional intelligence: The importance of honesty for your work, your team and yourself01/07/2018
    41:11
  51. 59.
    Ep 53 Podcast: The Crazy One podcast's biggest lessons of 201712/25/2017
    54:41
  52. 60.
    Ep 52 Career: 6 ways to screw up your career11/26/2017
    35:03
  53. 61.
    Ep 51 Leadership: How to work with underperforming people and teams11/11/2017
    31:35
  54. 62.
    Ep 50 Conference talk: ‘Building your personal brand' from Adobe MAX 201710/29/2017
    1:14:32
  55. 63.
    Ep 49 Conference talk: ‘In-house powerhouse' from Adobe MAX 201710/22/2017
    1:14:08
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    Ep 48 Leadership: 3 step method to coach and grow your team10/08/2017
    27:09
  57. 65.
    Ep 47 Creativity: Understanding and applying empathy in your work09/24/2017
    37:07
  58. 66.
    Ep 46 Leadership: Why people quit and what you can do about it08/27/2017
    46:13
  59. 67.
    Ep 45 Leadership: Become a better leader with the 10/80/10 ratio08/20/2017
    17:43
  60. 68.
    Ep 44 Your career: Luck has nothing to do with success or creativity07/30/2017
    19:51
  61. 69.
    Ep 43 Creativity: Understanding and breaking through creative slumps07/16/2017
    44:47
  62. 70.
    Ep 42 Design: How to design a great mobile app07/07/2017
    46:29
  63. 71.
    Ep 41 Emotional intelligence: Understanding and embracing insecurity06/25/2017
    40:49
  64. 72.
    Ep 40 In-house design: Who owns creativity: In-house or agency teams?06/18/2017
    38:45
  65. 73.
    Ep 39 Mentoring: How to find or become a mentor06/04/2017
    49:21
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    Ep 38 Teamwork: Building stronger relationships with your clients (even the difficult ones)05/15/2017
    44:40
  67. 75.
    Ep 37 Creativity: How to stop executive interference in your creative process05/08/2017
    36:24
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    Ep 36 Listener questions: When do you ask for a raise, making remote teams work and valuing creative talent04/16/2017
    46:25
  69. 77.
    Ep 35 Methodologies: Design Thinking P3 - Implementation phase and how build it into your culture04/08/2017
    50:48
  70. 78.
    Ep 34 Methodologies: Design Thinking P2 - Ideation phase03/31/2017
    44:41
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    Ep 33 Methodologies: Design Thinking P1 - Overview and Inspiration phase03/19/2017
    49:02
  72. 80.
    Ep 32 Creativity: How to see opportunities and insights before anyone else02/26/2017
    37:48
  73. 81.
    Ep 31 Listener questions: Setting your salary and showing the value of an in-house team02/12/2017
    33:49
  74. 82.
    Ep 30 In-house design: How to fix broken and dysfunctional in-house creative teams01/29/2017
    50:01
  75. 83.
    Ep 29 Speaking: How to become a great public speaker01/21/2017
    49:55
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    Ep 28 Career advice: The 6 most important lessons I've learned in my career01/15/2017
    52:17
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    Ep 27 Emotional intelligence: The relationship between happiness and creativity01/08/2017
    42:56
  78. 86.
    Ep 26 Creativity: Have better ideas with better insights and a creative palette12/18/2016
    48:01
  79. 87.
    Ep 25 Design: What are Atomic Design Systems and why are they the future?12/12/2016
    50:32
  80. 88.
    Ep 24 Methodologies: How to make agile methodologies work with your design process12/04/2016
    41:00
  81. 89.
    Ep 23 Conference talk: My talk with Scott Morrison at the 2016 Fifteen Seconds Festival11/13/2016
    19:10
  82. 90.
    Ep 22 Teamwork: 5 Ways to build rapport with your clients11/13/2016
    32:36
  83. 91.
    Ep 21 Conference talk: 'Success is a choice' from Adobe MAX 201611/06/2016
    1:07:57
  84. 92.
    Ep 20 Creativity: Insights from chef Thomas Keller on creativity and culture10/30/2016
    41:08
  85. 93.
    Ep 19 Design: The 4 trends that will define the future of UI / UX design10/23/2016
    35:48
  86. 94.
    Ep 18 Creativity: 7 rules for running a better brainstorm10/14/2016
    25:04
  87. 95.
    Ep 17 Hiring: How do you find and hire better creatives?!?10/10/2016
    42:51
  88. 96.
    Ep 16 In-house design: The secrets to becoming a successful in-house designer10/03/2016
    37:40
  89. 97.
    Ep 15 Creativity: Insights from my conversation with Ferran Adria, the world’s greatest chef09/26/2016
    39:12
  90. 98.
    Ep 14 Public speaking: Understanding your audience, the aftermath and keeping it sold09/19/2016
    43:18
  91. 99.
    Ep 13 Public speaking: Building, setting up and giving a great presentation09/06/2016
    48:33
  92. 100.
    Ep 12 Public speaking: Understanding your presentation style and becoming a better storyteller09/03/2016
    54:21
  93. 101.
    Ep 11 Design: Innovative fashion, technology and shoes that might change everything08/28/2016
    42:18
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    Ep 10 Creativity: How to build a product or creative strategy08/21/2016
    48:02
  95. 103.
    Ep 9 Hiring: The biggest design portfolio opportunities, secrets and mistakes08/12/2016
    56:39
  96. 104.
    Ep 8 Hiring: The lost art of the job interview08/01/2016
    47:14
  97. 105.
    Ep 7 Career: How to build your personal brand ecosystem08/01/2016
    46:18
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    Ep 6 Career: How to create a strong and effective personal brand07/28/2016
    40:03
  99. 107.
    Ep 5 Listener questions: Should designers code? Is platformification killing design?07/16/2016
    31:04
  100. 108.
    Ep 4 Design: Social media insights, potatoes and power of experiential currency07/16/2016
    34:00
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    Ep 3 Teamwork: Creating a stronger culture, team beliefs and the power of 'What inspires you?'07/14/2016
    51:36
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    Ep 2 Leadership: Common obstacles and 7 steps to becoming a better leader07/14/2016
    37:53
  103. 111.
    Ep 1 Creativity: Lightbulbs are bullish*t07/14/2016
    50:43
  104. 112.
    Welcome to the crazy07/14/2016
    9:21

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