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Why We Pilot Everything

Why We Pilot Everything

Mar 14, 20244 min read

Sterling & Stone has been stealing from TV for its entire existence.  Yesterday’s Gone would not have been nearly as successful without us cribbing the “episode” and “season” language from television. We’ve borrowed tropes and set pieces a plenty, for…

The Art of Collaboration: A 21-Part Guide

The Art of Collaboration: A 21-Part Guide

Mar 13, 20243 min read

Welcome to The Art and Craft of Collaboration, an ethos deeply woven into the fabric of Sterling & Stone. For us, collaboration transcends strategy — it is the heartbeat of our creativity, productivity, and personal growth. With over a decade…

Why Are We Here?

Why Are We Here?

Mar 12, 202411 min read

Let’s shrink that question down a bit — it’s awfully big for a blog post as-is. Also, can we please call this something other than a blog post? I never really liked that word, even back when I was blogging…

Meet My Muses: The Cast of My Life 

Meet My Muses: The Cast of My Life 

Mar 11, 202410 min read

I want you to know that I consider you a friend. We don’t have to share secrets over coffee, help each other move, or make and trade friendship bracelets. But I’ve invited you to take a spot at my campfire,…

My Top 3 Business Mistakes and What They Taught Me

My Top 3 Business Mistakes and What They Taught Me

Mar 7, 20243 min read

If wisdom comes from experience, and experience comes from making mistakes, then dudes and dudettes, I’m a sage.  Last week, Niamh and I were laughing (hard) at the description of how our individual Enneagrams worked as a pair. It was…

How I Write More Than Anyone I Know (Except For Kat)

How I Write More Than Anyone I Know (Except For Kat)

Mar 5, 20243 min read

Last year I wrote more than a dozen books, plus a dozen scripts, while also expanding our studio roster to over forty gifted storytellers.   Yes, I had co-authors on many of those projects, but I handled the rough drafts…

How I Got Leap Day Wrong Twice Without Trying

How I Got Leap Day Wrong Twice Without Trying

Feb 29, 20244 min read

Once every four years, the calendar gifts us with a day in defiance of our ordinary rhythm of time. February 29th is and always will be a special day for me. But Sean, don’t you have like 47 days like…

Why LinkedIn is My Platform of Choice

Why LinkedIn is My Platform of Choice

Feb 27, 20244 min read

I deleted all of my old tweets about a year before Elon decided to X out Twitter’s past. I cling to Facebook solely because it houses a mastermind full of friends and friends in waiting; a treasure trove of warmth…

Whatever Happened to Johnny?

Whatever Happened to Johnny?

Dec 18, 202323 min read

This is a story about the beginning, middle, and end of Johnny’s time at Sterling & Stone, some mistakes we’ve made along the way, and the next step in our always evolving story. But much like Dave on the way…

Two Truths and a Lie

Two Truths and a Lie

Nov 7, 202310 min read

You’re about to hear a story of secrets and lies, and spaces I’ve longed to bridge. My two truths and a lie: I miss writing about my life and business in a public space. 2023 was the best year of…