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Check out the entire Creative Mornings DC presentation by one of Threespot’s founders, Bill Colgrove!

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William Colgrove spoke at our April CreativeMornings/Washington, DC event, giving some potentially life-saving advice on how to survive a zombie apocalypse (or what the living dead can teach you about a future career in creative services). Here it is:

Team + Problem = Solution
This is a pervasive theme both in the workplace as well as in zombie attacks. You have a team of people, there’s a problem to be solved, and you must arrive at a solution. The success (and life) of your team depends on it.

You must have a plan.
In zombie movies, the man without a plan is always the first one to go. Zombies can’t plan. It’s the one edge we have on them.

A plan should be scalable.
It should work for any size crisis. Same goes for your career. It doesn’t have to last forever; it can be a short term plan, but it needs to scale. A good three to four year plan is best, with short and long term goals for yourself.

Always leave an escape route.
The cellar is a death trap. You need to keep an open mind, open doors. Don’t keep too many doors open, it makes it hard to make decisions—but also to defend. Make sure your flexible with your exits, allowing more than one point of egress.

Do not lose your sh*t.
The guy or girl who loses it, screaming and wallowing in self-pity, is invariably eaten. Be cool. Your job is to solve problems and move on to the next one. It’s how you survive.

Develop new skills.
In an apocalypse, the only fast food is you. You must quickly learn new skills—like hunting and gathering—or become the meal of the undead. Same goes for your job, too. Whatever it is that you’re doing or working on, should not be your primary skill. Always be expanding what you know, what you do, and take the time to teach yourself something new.

Avoid open conflict.
In almost every zombie movie, the louder someone is, the easier it is for millions of zombies to find and devour them. And they descend quickly.

Stay positive.
In zombie movies, there is rarely any hope—society has collapsed. Your one hope is small glimmers of humor and happiness, so you need to stay positive.


For more tips on what to do in a zombie apocalypse or in your career path, watch the talk.

The 2013 Fort Reno site is live! Check out all of the great acts here: http://fortreno.com/

Also, check out the site every day of the festival to see what the weather is looking like! The design will change based on the forecast!

Tonight is Pitch Night, a chance “…to give benevolent media creators a chance to showcase their pitches and proposals in captivating 3-minute presentations, for a chance to win cash prizes to make their idea a reality.
Join us for a night of sharing about how to make the world a better place through storytelling and design.

A distinguished panel of judges (including our own Bill Colgrove!) will vote on the Grand Prize winner ($2,000.)”
6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – FEAST
8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – PITCH
9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. – PARTY

There are tickets still available!


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Tonight is Pitch Night, a chance “…to give benevolent media creators a chance to showcase their pitches and proposals in captivating 3-minute presentations, for a chance to win cash prizes to make their idea a reality.

Join us for a night of sharing about how to make the world a better place through storytelling and design.

A distinguished panel of judges (including our own Bill Colgrove!) will vote on the Grand Prize winner ($2,000.)”

6:30 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. – FEAST

8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. – PITCH

9:00 p.m. – 10:30 p.m. – PARTY

There are tickets still available!

The Columbia Heights Community Marketplace Opens This Saturday!

Saturday, May 12 from 9 AM to 1 PM (rain or shine)
Civic plaza @ 14th Street and Kenyon Street, NW


Produce: Arugala (heirloom, biodynamic), Asparagus, beans, beets, boston lettuce, broccoli rabe, cilantro, collard greens, dill, eggplant (heirloom, biodynamic), English peas, garlic, green and red leaf lettuce, greenhouse tomatoes, fennel, Merveille de Quatre Saison and baby Bunte Forellecnschuss lettuces (heirloom, biodynamic), micro green mixes, mint, mizuna, pea shoots, plants (herb and vegetable), radishes, red romaine lettuce, red crisphead lettuce (heirloom, biodynamic), red kale, rhubarb, scallions, salad mixes, shallot scapes, spinach, spring garlic, spring onions, strawberries, sugar snap peas, swiss chard, tomatoes (greenhouse), tomato and pepper plants (heirloom, biodynamic), turnips, zucchini

Vendors: Chesley Farm, Dragonfly Farm, Five Seeds Farm (NEW!), Pleitez Produce (NEW!), Whipple Farms (NEW! grower of only heirloom greens and veggies), Wisteria Gardens


Fresh baked bread, pastries, and cookies

Vendors: Bonaparte Breads, Goldilocks Goodies (NEW!), Upper Crust Bakery


Dairy and eggs:  Chicken and duck eggs, goat cheese, cheddar cheese, blue cheese, yogurt, and cheese spreads

Vendors: Chapel’s Country Creamery, Five Seeds Farm (NEW!), Picnic Gourmet Spreads (NEW!), Spriggs Delight Goat Cheese, Twin Post Farm


Meat products:  Beef, chicken, duck, lamb, pork, and, on limited basis, chevon (goat), and sheep products

Vendors: Country Vittles from Critter Hill Farm (NEW!), Springfield Farm of Kent County, MD, Stachowski Brand Charcuterie