Business Wisdom from Drug Dealers – Presentation Recap

One of my favorite presentations from the January ProductCamp Austin was given by John Moore. The presentation was provocatively titled, “Business Wisdom from Drug Dealers”,  but this was not a link bait trick. John delivered “the goods” while using the movie American Gangster to derive lessons that applied to the legitimate business world.

John not only found a way to creatively share some real world advice (based on his experience marketing for Starbucks) but also found a way to entertain a standing room only crowd.

After the presentation, I caught up with John and asked him to share one of the points of his talk,

John has the full presentation on Vimeo and Brian Massey put together a great infographic on the talk. You can find more from John on his outstanding blog, Brand Autopsy.

On a side note, John was the first presenter that I have ever seen who did not panic when his laptop crashed. Without missing a beat, he reached into his backpack and pulled out a second laptop. What would have been disastrous for most talks wasn’t even a speed bump for John.  Very impressive!

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