Cube26 – Do Your Best

James Lipton on Inside the Actors Studio dives into the serious business of entertainment. An industry, like many others, is not an exact science & people are just trying to find a great path to their goals. This cube features James Lipton interviewing Conan O’Brian in 2009, before he replaced Jay Leno on The Tonight Show.

Conan mixes humor, wisdom, and experience into an interview great for anyone.

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Starting Questions:

  1. When you discover that someone else is human (does not know everything) how does that effect you?
  2. How many stories of other people have you discovered in the last week? month? year?
  3. How do you work to improve your production? How does Conan?
  4. … … what questions came to your mind as you listened?
About Jon

Jonathan has a few foci in life: his family, helping people build organizations as a Coach, Adviser, Mentor, or Partner, and learning about success. Actively seeks opportunities to travel, sail, shoot pictures, play music & games, and create art.


  1. 1. Jon when I discovered you were human it deeply disappointed me…LoL. There hasn’t ever been something that I’ve asked you about about that you didn’t know hmmm..? I guess it is time to look at my own humanity. I am always delighted to know when others are human because that gives us a common ground. I like the feeling of having shared in a common peril “Life” How to figure it out together.

    2. Just last week I learned that my spiritual meantor’s brother was killed in Vietnam in 1971. It gave me a lot to think about…how that may have shaped her family’s life from the time of his death forward. How that single event affected her mentally and spiritually? How would the death of a loved one affect me and those around me and how would I choose to deal with it? Would there be a choice?

    3. I renew my spirit everyday by asking God to help guide my decisions that they be divorced from selfish, self-seeking, and foolish motives. I let Him speak to me thru the Holy Spirit. I pause and reflect and bring correction thru accountability for myself to Him and at least one other person. I try again to aim toward His highest and best. Conan aspires to be great and he does so thru reflecting and trying again the next time and he enjoys the mystery of not knowing when something is going to be GREAT!

    4. I got more out of the very beginning of the clip where the guy was teasing about having interns to fetch his “special pills, salves and coffee.” I need support staff. How would I find interns that would support my business? I am getting physically ill trying to manage all of this by myself.

    • Kimberly, you are too kind on my level of knowledge.

      I’ll be letting “how to find great staff, employees and such” roll around in my head a bit.

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