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Viral leadership TV Episode 1 – famous for five minutes…

February 9, 2010

Update: uneven audio volume now sorted – I know this has been a problem. Sorry folks – iMovie ’09 newbie…

A very warm welcome to viewers of Viral Leadership TV or VLTV for short – the video blog which aims to catalyse conversation about leadership.

This first episode is the launch of this blog and in it I talk about 3 things:

  1. In this 2nd decade of the 21st century, what does this thing called leadership look like to me?
  2. What is my personal driver in putting this video blog out there?
  3. If you stick around for future episodes, what are some of the leadership ideas you going to be seeing and hearing me conversing about?

Back in the 1960’s, Andy Warhol was quoted as saying that “everyone was entitled to be famous for fifteen minutes”. In today’s attention-deficit age, you are probably down to 5 mins max, which is why the VLTV episodes will feature me speaking for said time 🙂

Notes for Episode 1

  1. Intro animation by Chazodude (Charlie), my young apprentice. Great work that boy. Still waiting to agree remuneration for this effort with his Dad though 😉
  2. For the curious, the intro music is “You Have a Special Purpose in Life” by Steve Jablonsky. Highly apt I thought. This is the soundtrack from the 2005 film “The Island” – another song from this movie “My Name is Lincoln” was used by James Cameron more recently in Avatar.
  3. Closing music is Runrig – “Hearts of Olden Glory” from the album “The Cutter and the Clan”. To a Scot, Runrig music is very evocative stuff – the sort of stuff which in the past got you running across the heather madly waving your wee pointy sword towards the English cannon ranged up against you on the other side of the battlefield!
  4. Karl Wallenda died at age 73 and not 83 as I erroneously mention in the video!
  5. Ricky’s ’10S framework’ has never in fact been published (those moved to do so are welcome to nick the idea). However, I did use the slide one time with one of my teams in a presentation during a Pecha Kucha Night we ran for a bit of a laugh.
  6. The picture in the closing credits is me looking out to sea from the Applecross penninsula in the North West of Scotland out to the Hebredian Islands of Raasay, Rona and Skye – shot quite near these cottages

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