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Business Insights For Creative Firms w/ David C. Baker Livestream



David Baker charges $18k a day to advise firms. He’s helped over 900 firms. The Leading Authority on Positioning, Reinventing, and Selling Firms in the Creative and Digital Space—David C. Baker has been called the expert’s expert by the NY times. He’s here to help you become an expert.

David C Baker
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The Business of Expertise:
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3:30 – Story time of how Chris found about David baker
5:50 – How David helped Fabian fix his situation
08:00 – How to help someone to stop seeing the negative in their situation
10:00 – Why did David write “The Business of Expertise”
11:00 – Learning comes from articulation
14:00 – The perfect size for a team (Always smaller than your opportunity)*
19:00 – Tips on how you can become specialized?
21:00 – How do you know if your niched down enough**
24:00 – Strategy and Execution
29:00 – sell strategy (the thinking) before the execution (the making) 
35:30 – How David got introduced to Blaire Enns
37:00 – How they got started on the 2 bobs podcast
44:00 – always test
46:30 – the best time to set your price***
51:00 – Drop and give me 20 (do you know something I don’t know)***
53:00 – The real thing that sets someone apart and getting things done
57:45 – Conflict of interest
59:00 – Accessibility/Influence/Expertise
1:02:00 – Speaking fee and his requirements to speak
1:07:00 – How David became a consultant for creatives
1:12:00 – Thoughts on working for free in the beginning
1:14:00 – What would be your take at this point of uncertainty around the world if you are trying to sell creative related services. Any particular strategy?
1:18:00 – Other than niching, what is the most common advice you give to creative micro studios (under 5 employees)
1:19:00 – how do you organize your focuses, you have many interests. Please go back to the hoarding concept.

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David C. Baker
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David C. Baker

To all of you who attended the live talk with Chris, I want to say THANK YOU! Chris is a fantastic interviewer and I was really touched that he had read the book and knew what he was talking about. Chris, you are the man. To all of you who listened, I'm honored that you'd spend 90 mins with me, and I wish you the absolute best in your careers!

J.C. Hurtado-Prater
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J.C. Hurtado-Prater

I could listen to David C. Baker all day every day. Pure genius.

Neri Garcia
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Neri Garcia

twinsies

TalkThisOut
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TalkThisOut

Love yall so much <3

Abhishek Saini
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Abhishek Saini

Ture, he is an expert of experts.

Robert Winkelmann
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Robert Winkelmann

great content today guys! a lot of exchanges and conversational elements. Loved it! BTW what headphones was Chris wearing?

Rahul Bhogal
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Rahul Bhogal

Also, 2 bobs is hands down the top on my list for favourite podcasts. Its honest, thoughtful and pretty damn funny!

Rahul Bhogal
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Rahul Bhogal

So many incredible insights, snagging the audiobook right now! Super excited to dive into it. Also, I never really thought about specializing vertically or horizontally. That was really helpful!!!

RM C
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RM C

Gotta lov that David said "Bugaboo" haha

cuban wedding photographers and videographers
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cuban wedding photographers and videographers

such great video . OMG

This Design Life
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This Design Life

What’s your thoughts on only targeting one vertical market when that market could get “taken out” in situations like we’re in how.

Like Travel or Hotels or Airlines etc?

Firn Studio
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Firn Studio

Lavishly insightful. Been following David C. Baker now for 2 years and still got some shiny new nugggests. Thanks Chris Do for the prodigious interview.

Alejandro Bastida
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Alejandro Bastida

This was awesome!

Atommind Project
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Atommind Project

Exactly! Writing things down and pulling them out of the abstract world of your Mind, you create a physical tangible form for them, a form you not only create, but shape and correct during the writing process – during a sketching and drawing, painting process too. 🙂 You best know that as designers. Once the idea starts to be materialized it becomes more clear as to what to improve and correct, and what's perfect. 🙂

Filip Sipos
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Filip Sipos

Pure gold

Henry Kaminski, Jr.
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Henry Kaminski, Jr.

“Drop and give me 20” Love that concept

Syairazi Sunarto
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Syairazi Sunarto

Dude, I wear the same hat every day. Some people mistaken me or just being paranoid that I'm a spy. Do you know what's the relevance with this hat?

Jamey Gannon
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Jamey Gannon

at around 14:00 — wow such a great insight

mohamed basil
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mohamed basil

you should make a smaller video out of this "how-to niche down"

Maik Lok
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Maik Lok

Love this, this is one of the best streams I have seen in a while from u guys! <3

Zachary Cieszinski
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Zachary Cieszinski

Thanks for posting, what David said about the fog lifting when we dive into the work is helping me with my art project

One Gamer
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One Gamer

Chris can you make a video explaining how you make your books work for you please? It would be really great to have insights on how you get the best and most knowledge of each book you read.
Minute: 35:00

Andrew McNeil
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Andrew McNeil

This was outstanding.

tidragos
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tidragos

Wow! This was enlightening! My brain exploded! Thank you!

ruthyaya
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ruthyaya

That intro is everything. Gets me every time. Chills. 💛

Mariyeen Acheege
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Mariyeen Acheege

Thank you so much for that brilliant talk Chris and for getting my question answered. You're the BEST!!! 🎖