My TED talk just went live. In October, I spoke at the TED headquarters in New York on how humor can be a vehicle to talk about things that are otherwise hard to talk about.
At work, humor is often overlooked or discouraged, but it can be one of the most powerful communication tools. Humor brings people a sense of belonging, humor is disarming, and humor lets us be vulnerable.
One lesson comes from Hiroki Asai, former Apple executive: “Fear kills creativity and humor is our most powerful tool to drive fear out of the system.”
Big thanks to everyone at TED (especially Alex and Crawford) for helping shape my talk. But especially to my wife Tallie who has been there every step of the way. The TED event marked 8 years since I left my day job to focus on Marketoonist with Tallie full-time, and none of this would have been possible without her.