Carpool Karaoke Business Principles From James Corden and Adele

Eight Business Principles From Carpool Karaoke

Josef Adalian recently wrote: How James Cordon Got Adele to Do ‘Carpool Karaoke’ as a backstory for Vulture. If you have not seen this delightfully entertaining video, check it out here:

You’ll be surprised how many business principles you can draw from Josef Adalian’s article as he takes a peek behind the curtain at the preparation that went into Carpool Karaoke with Adele. Business pointers are sprinkled throughout the article. Let’s dig into the principles James Corden and Adele have applied and determine how we can improve our own life habits and business models.

  • Take Initiative.
    The French writer Victor Hugo described “initiative” as doing the right thing without being told. To take initiative means to make things happen. People who make things happen are people who are dauntless. They fear nothing. They are optimistic. They believe opportunity will yield positive results. They are also solution spotters, shooing away problematic areas with brilliant fixes. They know and understand their core competence. When James Corden started Carpool Karaoke, he had no idea the impact or influence of his short video segment.
  • Honor Your Word.
    Your word is your bond. Author Frank Sonnenberg advocates that “Every time you give your word, you’re putting your honor on the line. You’re implying that others can place their trust in you because you value integrity and would never let them down. It goes without saying that if you don’t live up to your word, you may end up tarnishing your credibility, damaging your relationships, and defaming your reputation.”
    Your conscience can be your greatest enemy once you fail in this area. As Theodore Roosevelt said, “I care not what others think of what I do, but I care very much about what I think of what I do. That is character!”


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