Passion and Focus

Link: FX Networks.

I spent the day today with nearly the entire staff of FX. We conducted a process called “building the oral history”; where I helped them talk through their whole evolution as a network.


I’ve done this process for a number of companies over the years, and it’s almost invariably fun, engaging, and valuable…especially for the newer members of the group. I’ll talk more about it next time I post, because there’s a lot in it about the power of storytelling and tribe that I want to share. But what I wanted to say today is simply how great this group of people is.

As I said to them — it was so refreshing to see the power of passion and optimism, unconstrained by cynicism. As a group, they seem to genuinely enjoy their work and feel strongly about creating high-quality television: and it’s working. They keep turning out these great shows: The Shield, Nip Tuck, Rescue Me, The Riches, Damages.

Wonderful to see the power of focus and clear intention. They were a joy to work with and to support.

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