Ricky Gervais On Not Having A Real Job

Creator of The Office Ricky Gervais talks to the Harvard Business Review on Not Having A Real Job

Some of the key points from the interview include:

Reminding himself, “It is not real work compared to my dad who was a laborer.”

“I feel I am a workaholic because of the privileged position I found myself in.”

“Fame is the worst of it.  Better to want to be rich that is real freedom.  I haven’t done anything for a million pounds I wouldn’t have done for free.”

“Fairness is the most important thing in managing a team.”

“If you start to water it down or second guess people you will end up with something a lot of people will like, but they will not love it.  I have always wanted to do something that really moves 1 million people than washes over 10 million.”

Listen to the full interview here.  Ricky Gervais Interview

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Allan Fried is a New York City based Life & Career Coach specializing in working with people who want meaning in their careers. Having been an executive at a major entertainment company, COO at an early state digital media company, and owned his own business, he has powerful insights on what it takes to find and excel at work you love. He has been described by his clients as talented, Zen-like, insightful, and passionate. His client’s success can be attributed to his intuitive talent in guiding clients to uncover and reveal what is truly important to them. Allan has over 20 years experience as an executive and entrepreneur in the entertainment industry. He spent the bulk of his career at BMG as Vice-President International, where he worked on developing the careers of recording artists. In these positions he learned a lot about using one’s unique talents and gifts to pursue success. He has also been heavily involved in his community through involvement with Make-A-Wish Foundation, Manhattan Chamber of Commerce, Empire State Pride Agenda, Habitat for Humanity, and several other community initiatives

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