“Success” with Craig Mod and Elliot Jay Stocks
This time we are going to meet in the morning! My guests will be Craig Mod and Elliot Jay Stocks and we are going to speak about side projects, how we define success of a side project and what failure in this matter means actually. Is success only measurable in financial aspects? Am I failing, if I stop running a side projects? Can side projects lead to unexpected new revenue streams, maybe even years after you are done with a side project? Grab a coffee and join us to find out!
Attention: this is a morning show at 10am CET (Berlin time!)
How to Walk Like a Pro
You may walk, but do you walk successfully? Craig will give you all the tips and tricks needed to walk like a pro, own the walk, embrace the walk, have your life changed by a successful walk!
OK, maybe that’s overstating it. But Craig has done a lot of walking these past few years, and he’ll share his framework for good walking.
About Craig Mod
Craig Mod is a writer and photographer who has called Japan home for most of the last twenty years. He has written for Eater, The Atlantic, The New Yorker, WIRED Magazine, California Sunday Magazine, and others. He is the author of the books Kissa by Kissa (2020), Koya Bound: Eight days on the Kumano Kodo (2016), and Art Space Tokyo (2010). His essay collection, Bokura no Jidai no Hon ("The Books of our Generation"), was published in Japanese and Korean (2015).
How to Be Wildly Unsuccessful
In this very casual and intimate talk, Elliot will look through several of his side projects and businesses — especially the magazines Lagom and 8 Faces — and share behind-the-scenes details on where these projects succeeded and failed, exploring how notions of success — or rather, creative fulfilment — can be found outside of the usual financial metric.
About Elliot Jay Stocks
Elliot Jay Stocks is a designer and musician, these days working almost exclusively with clients as a typographic consultant, and releasing music as Other Form on various European techno labels. His love affair with type started with the magazine 8 Faces, which he founded in 2010, and which led to him becoming Creative Director of Adobe Typekit (now known as Adobe Fonts). After Adobe, he co-founded the lifestyle magazine Lagom with his wife, which was published until the end of 2019. In the last five years, Elliot has held Creative Director roles at Colonna Coffee, ClearScore, and Maido, and is currently creating something new for Google Fonts.
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