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Drew Rose is a transdisciplinary marketing consultant and content marketing strategist in Seattle, WA. He thinks the 3rd-person perspective sounds impressive and is impersonal. For the sake of connection, I’m switching to the first person.

Ahh, that feels better.

Transdisciplinary…what’s that?

A condition in which an individual with a lot of interests combines said interests after spending significant time with each. Also known as an identity crisis.

Here’s an actually useful explanation. – http://www.whatisib.com/a-transdisciplinary-approach.html

I like to poke fun at myself but having a varied background has its benefits.

For instance, it makes relating and connecting with a wide group of people easier and I can magically find relationships with seemingly disparate ideas.

Here’s an example: Roast beef and cookies.

One is important to a sandwich and the other is a cold cut meat.

It turns out putting roast beef on top of cookies not only sounds disgusting but is actually delicious and is a logical food pairing. It’s the classic sweet and salty combo. Give it a shot.


I draw inspiration from:

  • 8 years of video production & post production. From making skateboard videos to assistant editing on a TV show to complicated event workflows on marketing campaigns.
  • A lifetime of computer and technology work. From DOS in diapers to an A+ course in high school and building my own computers to actual IT support.
  • 15-ish years of developing websites with some programming. From web mastering and creating basic sites in HTML and inline CSS in high school, to WordPress modifications, to RoR web apps, and a bit of Javascript.
  • 8 years of photography. From shooting interesting things in my neighborhood to getting paid to shoot events all over the country to personal projects.
  • A lifetime of scientific interests with significant time investments in a few areas, in particular: cognitive psychology, complex adaptive systems and astrology.
  • Autodidacticism. A smug-sounding word for the process of learning without a teacher or formal education created an intrinsic emphasis on process, brain and memory processes, habit formation/breaking, how to learn, etc.
  • Teaching Others. I was a skateboard instructor for 8 years, at two skateparks and an internationally-known action sports camp. I’ve also trained business colleagues and executives on social media practices and digital marketing and was a panelist at a Social Media Week event.
  • Learning to play and create music. I took up the piano early in 2015 and am applying musical ideas in other applications.

How does this affect marketing?

  • It affords me a high-level perspective to see all the parts working together and to see what needs adjusting.
  • But also to make many of those adjustments myself whenever needed.

Other things

If someone asks you, “how many states can one see from the top of the Willis Tower?,” it’s a trick question. It’s called the Sears Tower.

If you don’t get a “nod of approval”, say “four” and avoid eye contact.

I have an encyclopedic knowledge of Chicago, IL opinions because I grew up there until 2015.

I’m now growing up in Seattle, WA.

And something miscellaneous:

I don’t care much for inspirational quotes while I do like ones to which I can relate.

“I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious.”

Thanks, Al. I would take those words right out of your mouth if only one of us had a time machine.

I love what I do because I get to learn every day.

If you’d like to connect or have a question, drop me a line or beam me some ESP.




What is the Mild Goosechase?

The synthesis of two things: An activity and a philosophy.

It’s about following an unknown path, without expectation and creating a context or discovering a context in which the experience has value. Turning a potentially purposeless exercise into one with purpose and in certain instances, very important discoveries.

In even simpler terms, it’s curiosity governed by pragmatism. Or, making procrastination useful.

Here’s Dr. Feynman explaining it in a roundabout way in the context of quantum mechanics. It’s really not very scary.

The bit starting at 10:01.