Podcast Interview with Mike Rhode at Sketchnote Army

By: Lee LeFever

I write books and run a company called Common Craft. I recently moved from Seattle to a rural island. Here, I write about online business, book publishing, modern home construction, and occasionally, dumb jokes.

Mike Rhode and I go way back and it was a pleasure to reconnect with him on the Sketchnote Army podcast and discuss communication, creative work, and explainer videos.

What we covered in the show:

  • Intro: Who is Lee?
  • Lee’s origin story with explainer videos
  • The value of partnering with others
  • How Common Craft operates now
  • Valuing clear, interesting, surprising information
  • Importance of writing in Lee’s creative process
  • Using story to share principles in a clear way
  • The Common Craft process
  • Book: The Art of Explanation
  • How embracing constraints liberates you
  • Book: Big Enough
  • Quality of life defining success
  • The importance of sustainability
  • Productivity culture
  • How the pandemic changed time perceptions
  • Time is the new wealth
  • Tools
  • Handwriting thank you notes
  • 3 tips
  • Outro

Thanks for having me on the show!

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