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Don’t make excuses. Make great.

My friend Chris Kyme, who runs kymechow.com in Hong Kong, kindly invited me to the New York Festivals, to listen to some of the visiting speakers.

I found myself in one which, within five minutes, was driving me insane.

There were four women on the stage talking about how hard it is for women in advertising. And, why there are “so few women in creative departments.”

I think it may have been the most pointless talk I ever attended. A room full of ladies complaining about why more of them weren’t in creative.

I was aching to ask many questions. But I couldn’t think of polite ways of phrasing them and so – as I was merely a gatecrasher at this event – I quietly left. Then started to fume.

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