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This weeks guest is Justin Jackson of….. well a lot of stuff! Justin hits the digital world punch after punch after punch. Blogs, podcast, video, you name it and the chances are he’s done it. Justin is big into asking why and this episode is no different so sit back while Mike and Justin spend time theorizing why people do what they do and how others can use that information to get heard over the masses and make it in the world of the internet.  

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•    Here’s Justin! [7:30]
•    Getting noticed [12:00]
•    Behind the hidden glass [17:00]
•    Keep Giving[22:30]
•    Identity Theory [25:00]
•    We all grew up [28:00]
•    The Story of Eddie [34:30]
•    Art is the job [40:30]
•    Keep it real [42:30]
•    Test the idea [47:00]
•    Rise above the noise [51:30]
•    The digital theory [53:30]

Notable Links Discussed:
Augmented Reality

Jobs to be Done:

Book: Competing Against Luck

Book: When Coffee & Kale Compete


How to discover the hidden benefits of your product

Based on two principles:

1. Everyone wants to make progress within their current situation

2. People "hire" products + services + experiences to make their life better

So the question you need to ask is: "How does my art, my music, my thing, make people more awesome? How does it help them make progress in their lives?

Now why do kids stop listening to bands?

"The music is no longer helping them make progress in their life."

What's the key to longevity in music?

You've gotta stay ahead of the fan: keep giving them progress. And you're seeing that now with MxPx. Now people are back into the music because of the nostalgia factor.

But people "hire" MxPx for other reasons:



Why do people like this video? :

what "jobs" are people hiring MxPx for?

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Category:Philosophy -- posted at: 6:00pm PDT