Unstandard Audio.

An audio experience that defies conventional wisdom and invites you to explore the limitless world of abstract, unorthodox, and untamed thought.

Hidden architects, mastering the subtle forces shaping your success
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Envision the unchecked biases behind every choice, from code to canvas. We tackle the invisible: confirmation, anchoring, bandwagon, overconfidence. Biases that cloak innovation in the familiar. In this episode we explore strategies to expose these hidden architects of your mind. It's about perspective—seeking diversity, valuing dissent, and embracing continuous learning. Join me and refine your craft and create with clarity. Subscribe and share.

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Divergent perspectives, bold* ideas, and uncharted metaphorical oceans.

Unstandard™, the podcast that defies conventional wisdom and invites you to explore the limitless world of abstract, unorthodox, and untamed thought. Dive into the mindset, principles, and perspectives found within the enchanting island shores of Segern, as we celebrate the beauty of questioning everything, going against the grain, and betting on yourself.

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Hidden architects, mastering the subtle forces shaping your success

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https://chrt.fm/track/DG7B4G/https://downloads.pod.co/89bac1c3-8a8d-4ec4-95e1-f2ada3de9ba2/8d605231-1dd9-45f2-b97a-aaca00d65017.mp3
Episode Description

Envision the unchecked biases behind every choice, from code to canvas. We tackle the invisible: confirmation, anchoring, bandwagon, overconfidence. Biases that cloak innovation in the familiar. In this episode we explore strategies to expose these hidden architects of your mind. It's about perspective—seeking diversity, valuing dissent, and embracing continuous learning. Join me and refine your craft and create with clarity. Subscribe and share.

The “Right Fit Equation” talent / fit + timing ≠ your value

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A reflective journey about our professional self-worth and the fallacies of equating success with opportunity. Drawing from personal experiences, like when I missed out on a VP of Design role, I'll explore the the interplay between talent, fit, and timing—and how it influences our career progression. Making the case that it’s time for a recalibration in how we measure professional success. Join me as we delve into the importance of your unique narrative because the most exciting stories—and our worth—are not defined by roles or accolades but are ever-evolving, with the best, indeed, still to come.

Put you back into you(r) work

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Explore the magical intersection of creativity and how a little bit of you can make the difference in this insightful episode that celebrates the deeply personal journey of creativity, urging makers and creators to infuse their projects with their own stories and experiences. Listen now to rediscover the alchemy of your creativity—of you.

Dancing in the rain, plan for the unplanned

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Learn how to pivot with purpose, melding strategy with flexibility, and turning every unforeseen moment into an opportunity for growth. Dive in for a session that promises to inspire, challenge, and equip you for the unpredictable journey ahead. Click to listen and transform the way you view the unplanned.

Beyond the hype—redefining success in indie hacking

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A candid discussion on sustainability, the double-edged sword of acquisitions, and the quest for personal success. In this episode we dive into the essence of quality over speed, confront the myths of overnight success, and explore the vital balance between ambition and well-being. I invite you to redefine success and discover the magic of being an indie hacker. Listen now for a thought-provoking journey to challenge the status quo and carve your own path to fulfillment.

The lean team ethos, and why less can be more for startups

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In this episode I touch on the misconception that rapid growth equates to success for startups. Arguing in favor of a lean team philosophy and delving into the benefits of small, resourceful, and mighty teams, and the advantages of restricted capital, tight communication, and fewer points of friction in decision-making. Then discuss the adverse effects of premature growth on internal affairs and external growth drivers, ultimately championing quality over quantity and strategic prioritization. Tune in to hear why less can indeed mean more for achieving long-term sustainability, impact, and overall success.

The Designer's journey from trend-follower to trailblazer

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In this episode we discuss the transformative experience of a designer from trend-follower to trailblazer. Emphasizing the pivotal moment when designers evolve from creating work based on trends to crafting timeless, authentic creations. We also explore the significance of embracing individuality, cultivating confidence, and designing with purpose—the liberating and daunting aspects of disregarding trends in favor of authenticity and self-expression. Join in and uncover the essence of maturing as a designer and the responsibility of communicating with purpose through design.

You’re weird, so what

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In this episode, we discuss the idea that being weird is a winning card. We share insights on embracing your quirks as a superpower and offer actionable advice on living in your uniqueness. Join us as we celebrate the power of being different.

Unlock a fortune by investing in yourself

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In this episode, we explore the profound impact of investing in oneself. Emphasizing the importance of personal development as the key to unlocking fulfillment, wealth, and opportunities. Listeners are encouraged to start their journey of intentional growth today to transform an ordinary existence into an extraordinary journey.

A lesson in patience and perseverance

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In this episode, we unpack the timeless wisdom and value of patience and perseverance. Sharing insights into the silent pursuit of greatness, highlighting the importance of embracing incremental gains and unwavering dedication. Tune in for a powerful message on appreciating the process and the enduring belief that true success awaits those who persevere.

The indispensable art of copywriting for designers

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In this episode we explore the essential role of copywriting in design. We'll discuss how well-crafted writing complements visual design, creating a cohesive user experience and enhancing creative possibilities for designers. Tune in for insights on the powerful synergy between words and visuals in storytelling and design.

Creative essence of world shapers, the unscripted minds

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In this episode, we explore the unconventional, freedom-driven world of creatives and how they ignite change by daring to be different. Stay tuned, relax, and enjoy the episode.

The courageous act of creating

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In this episode, we delve into the subtle art of daily creation and the nurturing of a persistent creative spirit. Through commitment and a daily rendezvous with your muse, we discover that creativity is not a finite resource, but an ever-flowing stream. Join us as we explore the power of daily practice in honing your craft, defining your style, and unlocking the infinite possibilities within you. Stay tuned and embrace the courage to create as we journey through the landscape of self-discovery and self-expression.

Focus, mastering the art of no

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In this episode, our host André Givenchy explores the concept of focus and the art of mastering the word "no." André shares his insights on how focus goes beyond avoiding distractions and turning down opportunities—it's about protecting your time and attention to achieve a depth of mastery in select disciplines. Join us as we unpack the power of saying "no" to unlock true focus and guide you towards the success and impact you seek. Stay tuned for an eye-opening discussion, and don't forget to subscribe for more thought-provoking content.

Yep, this is Unstandard… let’s try that again

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In this episode of Unstandard, host André Givenchy reflects on the past and sets the stage for the future. Acknowledging a change in approach, the podcast is transitioning from long, in-depth episodes to shorter, impactful ones. The focus remains on celebrating the unorthodox, challenging norms, and providing valuable insights. With a nod to early listeners and a promise to continue inspiring, André invites everyone to join in this new adventure. Stay tuned for more unconventional ideas and creativity.

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André Givenchy.

Strategist, Designer, Innovator, and Unstandard Host. André Givenchy, a multifaceted creative mind brings his unique experiences, perspectives, and passion for sustainability in life, design, and business to life on the Unstandard podcast. As a dedicated mentor, André aims to help others reach their full potential, fostering positive change and growth. Join him on Unstandard for an inspiring journey beyond conventional thinking.

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