Gabberissue #9: Optimism

On its surface, optimism in the workplace is an oxymoron. But throw a bunch of creative souls together, and you might be surprised at how deep the well of positivity can run.

An Optimist's Guide To Hollywood

You’ve gotta be positive to make it in the land of dreams. Director Dan Reisinger from Infinity2 talks to us about how he’s kept believing through the good times and the bad—and how he went from working as a coffee machine salesman, to working with Hollywood A-LIsters.

In case of emergency, recruit kids

When 10 Feet Tall Creative Director, Tina Funder, was made redundant on maternity leave, she was left feeling shattered. Needing to regain her footing fast, she turned to her three biggest fans to help rediscover her creative optimism.

The Painful Optimist

All pozzy no neggy, Harold! Lucy Logan and Holly Burgess have a few handy turns of phrase to add to your repertoire when your genuine optimism fails you.

An ode to optimism, strummed on a uke

Jason Hatcher is a Wunderman Thompson art director by day and slinger of the ukulele by night. He’s recorded a little song for Gabberish readers: an ode to maintaining your optimism in the face of deadlines and doubt.

A life lived off-balance

The year Shannon Crowe was ranked #8 copywriter in the world was the year she gave birth to her son and became a single mum. Here she tells her journey from full-time worker, to full-time liver..