Hi there, I'm Joseph Pack.
This site hosts all of my writing on creativity, strategy, philosophy and (sometimes) business - but only the indie ones.
I skipped university and from 21 had a successful marketing career consulting for Patagonia, adidas, Levi's, The North Face and more, through an agency I founded called Nativve. In 2016 I had some seizures, woke up in hospital and wondered what the fuck I'd been doing running around after corporate clients and chasing wealth.
I shifted from admiring Steve Jobs, Warren Buffet and Jeff Bezos, to writers and philosophers like Alain de Botton, Nassim Taleb, Epictetus, Montaigne and Neitzsche. I started this blog to help me on that journey to building a practical philosophy of life that focuses on reality and the things (actually) matter. Like questioning materialism, accepting the slow and hard route, how to be self-aware, never complaining about what isn't in my control, how to be creative, learning, research and strategy.
I’ve taught lectures on Digital Marketing & Remote Operations at General Assembly, Manchester University and MMU and marketing training to major global brands. I hope to expand this to talks and lectures on practical uses of philosophy.
I write something on this blog daily but most people connect with me through my weekly email newsletter. Every week I send out a list of things I think are worth sharing.