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SXSW 2020

My life as a round hole in a square peg business

5 years ago I was headhunted for a newly created position of Creative Director at a software company that had been disrupted by an upstart SaaS company. I was described by a senior manager at the time as a round hole in a square peg business. To say I was a fish out of water is an understatement. In this session I will share how I survived, thrived, and drove cultural change across the business. There will be life lessons aplenty for any creative person contemplating life on the clientside.

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  1. How to fly your own personal pirate flag in a corporate environment.
  2. How to get not just buy-in on innovative ideas, but get people to actually buy them.
  3. How to take people along for a ride they are reluctant to take.

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Stanley Johnson, Creative Director, Work With Stan

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  • Event: SXSW
  • Format: Presentation
  • Track: Workplace
  • Level: Intermediate
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