AGL 185: Average Joe with Shawn Livermore

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AGL 185: Average Joe with Shawn Livermore

Shawn Livermore

About Shawn

Average JoeShawn Livermore is a tech startup founder, entrepreneur, and technology consultant for over 20 years. He’s written books on software development and writes software in at least ten different programming languages. After raising investment capital for his startups six times, Shawn began to look beyond the code to see the bigger picture— systems, patterns, and mental models that most deserve our attention. Instead of hype and hustle, Shawn focuses on tangible, factual, and replicable bits and bytes that most people wouldn’t see or pay attention to. From small fragments, Shawn assembles larger stories, and helps people think, speak, and create like a tech genius.

Today We Talked About

  • Shawn’s background
  • Why write Average Joe?
  • Average Joe: Be the Silicon Valley Tech Genius examines six claims:
    • #1: Genius is required.
    • #2: Creativity is sudden and inspired.
    • #3: Secrets are elusive.
    • #4: Growth is magic.
    • #5: Their thinking is mysteriously inverted.
    • #6: Their mystique is real.
  • Slow Create Framework
  • Big C and Little C Creative
  • Inflections
  • Invoking Fascination
  • Sustainable Mystique Approach
  • Imposter Syndrome
  • The Sustainable Mystique Triad
    • Narrow Focus
    • Articulate Speech
      • API = Analogy, Portrayal, Inversion
    • Interesting Problems
  • Debunking the myth of Tech Genius
  • Narrow your scope

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