HOW TO DIE (ON STAGE), AND HOW TO RISE AGAIN BEFORE THE THIRD DAY.
OK this is it.
The MC has called your name. You plaster a smile on your face, take a deep breath and walk onstage. You shake the MC’s hand. You take the mic out of the stand, smile, and hit them with your first joke. Your Banker!
The creative process is mythicized in our culture. There is a sense that ideas are flashes of genius that people have, all at once. But many of history’s best ideas were generated from a process of brainstorming, experimentation, and iteration. This is one of the most important…