If that kid from ‘Almost Famous’ was real, and grew up to see the future, what would he tell us is coming? Join Laura Gassner Otting as she hosts this episode of LGOtv with special guest, Mitch Joel – Bass Geek, Information Synthesizer, Decoder of the Future.


2:33 – Who’s your favorite bass player of all time?
5:40 – “The best candidate doesn’t always win.”
7:15 – “Sometimes the people who make the most impact are not the ones you know.”
10:23 – Are some people just luckier?
16:50 – “When you ask and what you are monetizing is a factor when you are in the business of selling what you think.”
18:32 – “Know thy customer.”
21:00 – “I’ve had times where I’ve done way less and got a much greater outcome.”
22:48 – What is “the Mitch Club” and how did I get into it?
28:45 – The challenge of content creators is to figure out which are our best channels.
30:00 – How to be vulnerable but not to be exposed.
30:44 – “I’m not personal at all online. I’m personable.”
34:54 – “If COVID has taught us anything, it’s that we have no control over anything except for how we feel about things.”
40:08 – “My entire life is a workshop.”
41:40 – In the ’80s is where music really opened up with more genres. How much do you attribute that to video?
45:30 – It’s an incredible time to be a creator.
48:07 – “We live in a world where people are trying to build their domain of authority.”


Washington Post Best Selling Author and Motivational Keynote Speaker, Laura Gassner Otting, inspires people to push past the doubt and indecision that keep great ideas in limbo because her presentations make listeners think bigger and accept greater challenges that reach beyond their limited scope of belief.

She delivers strategic thinking, well-honed wisdom, and perspective generated by decades of navigating change across the start-up, nonprofit, political, as well as philanthropic landscapes. Laura dares listeners to find their voice, and generate the confidence needed to tackle larger-than-life challenges. She leads them to seek new ways of leading, managing, and mentoring others.

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