Emptying the Cup : Remake Media Talk

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A talk I gave at at Remake Media Camp, an unconference held at University of San Francisco on May 2nd, 2010.

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Emptying the Cup : Remake Media Talk

  1. 1. Emptying the Cup JASON SHEN REMAKE MEDIA CAMP, MAY 2010 Chief Operating Officer
  2. 2. About Jason <ul><li>Stanford Grad (Bio & Philosophy) </li></ul><ul><li>Cofounder of Gumball Capital </li></ul><ul><li>No Journalism Experience </li></ul>
  3. 3. 3 Stories <ul><li>Paid Content </li></ul><ul><li>Personal Branding </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile </li></ul>
  4. 7. We’ve seen moderate success: much less than we’d like, but much better than nothing. However, more and more, one thing is becoming clear:
  5. 8. What we know CONFLICTS WITH What we need to know
  6. 9. “ Empty Cup” THE MASTER Nan-in had a visitor who came to inquire about Zen. But instead of listening, the visitor kept talking about his own ideas . After a while, Nan-in served tea. He poured tea into his visitor's cup until it was full, then he kept on pouring. Finally the visitor could not restrain himself. &quot;Don't you see it's full?&quot; he said. &quot;You can't get any more in!“ &quot;Just so,&quot; replied Nan-in, stopping at last. &quot;And like this cup, you are filled with your own ideas. How can you expect me to give you Zen unless you offer me an empty cup?&quot;
  7. 10. How do we unlearn?
  8. 11. Get in Touch Jason Shen [email_address] @jasonshen www.jasonshen.com

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