Ed the Sock’s rag-to-riches tale – the backstage stories of how a sock puppet went from a cable TV oddity to an international celebrity. How did celebrities like talking to a sock puppet – and which ones really didn’t? What behind-the-scenes battles were waged to give Ed his freedom of speech? Why did the media go from hating Ed the Sock to embracing him? What were the VJs really like? How did Fromage come to be? What led to the rise and fall of MuchMusic? Steven Kerzner gives the unvarnished backstory on the making of a Canadian icon and the celebrities, TV executives, politicians, PR flacks and performers who loved and hated him.
How to spot them; how management creates them and can repair them; challenges for employees who want to address the abuse; how ‘star’ employees can be used for good and not evil; how humour can neutralize negativity and keep teams motivated under bad management.
How to Speak up Without Getting Kicked Out
Personal strategies for speaking your mind in a way that makes you a valued employee rather than a liability.
Break the Yardstick
How to build success by creating products that were judged on their own merits, not by comparison to other products in the same category.
The Magic of Chaos
How Citytv & MuchMusic created a structure that encouraged boundless creativity without resulting in workplace anarchy.
Have Ed the Sock host your next event bringing his hilarious personality & great pop culture stories.