Todd Lyden



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Friday, January 7, 2011

Mr. Lipton’s Questions (From The Brand Builder)
James Lipton at the 2007 Tribeca Film Festival.Image via Wikipedia

This is a thrice-stolen idea. I am stealing from Joey Strawn who borrowed it from this idea from Olivier Blanchard from his blog on The Brand Builder. I'm with Joey. Tipton is FANTASTIC and this is a great way to reveal something about yourself to people. My only suggestion? Don't limit it to a particular area. Do it in your field.
In essence, Olivier answered the following question: 
“If James Lipton, host of “Inside the Actor’s Studio” BRAVO television program, were to interview a marketing or business person , here’s how he’d probably adapt his famous 10 questions that he asks at the end of the show. How would you answer them?”

What is your favorite "business" word?
What is your least favorite "business" word?
What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally about "business?"
When the lightbulb goes off for myself or especially seeing it in other people.
What turns you off about "business?"
People who can't play nice.
What’s your favorite curse word when you see really bad "business?"
I hear Cartman from South Park saying, "G-damnit!"
What sound or noise do  you love?
Anything that comes out of my youngest's mouth. She sees the world the way she wants and it comes out in so many different ways.
What sound or noise do  you hate?
The sound of eyeballs rolling up.
What profession other than yours should people attempt  – to become better at yours?
Customer service or teaching.
What profession should you never try?
If  heaven exists, what would God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
“Job well done. Now get inside."
Ok, share and do it yourself! Olivier suggested his readers answer the questions in the comments or create a post of answers with linkbacks so we can all see your answers. I am Tweeting this using the recommended #TBBQA tag. So should you!
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