Lateral Action: Lou Needs a Clue

Lateral Action Lou

As mentioned yesterday, Mark McGuinness, Tony Clark and I are launching a new blog today called Lateral Action. It’s all about the intersection of creativity and productivity, and we’ve decided to introduce the blog using animated characters in three short videos.

Here’s an intro to the first video:

Lou has an MBA, and Lou gets things done.

But Lou’s five-year vision is not going to work out like he thinks.

In fact, the only thing that’s truly done may be his career.


Check out this first animated video from Lateral Action. You’ll meet Lou, and find out why he needs to get a clue as soon as possible.

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Reader Comments (13)

  1. TG says

    A tip: try to include some kind of subtitles/text on the movie, so you don’t exclude certain types of people of watching and understanding it.

  2. says

    Looking forward to this! Most of us who spent time in the corporate womb are not nearly willing enough to let our creativity loose.

    One thing, though – somehow the cartooning style for Lou reminds me of that little dog MS used in one version of its Help function!

  3. says

    I am thrilled about this idea! Creativity is key!

    I went to art school, where people seemed to be lacking basic organizational and management skills.

    Then I went to business school where people seemed to lack the creative edge.

    This is the best of both worlds! Kudos!

  4. says

    Crap… Thanks Guys. My Name is Lou, My 40th Birthday is next week. I’ve been thinking fo quitting my job as a Data Analyst and getting my MFA.

    Where’s the Camera?

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