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One Breath Around The World | Floating In Wonder

Free diving and neutral buoyancy plus balletic composition.

A short film featuring free diver Guillaume Néry by his wife Julie Gautier, an underwater cinematographer.

Maybe it’s the water cushioning the walk / run of the diver which we all experience when trying to do the same in our dreams, or the confusing and tantalising shots upside down which tricks the brain into delight, or the interplay of nature both live and solid rock which makes this a tantalising viewing experience.

Lose yourself in the wonder of this, full screen, heaphones on.

#2 Feb 2019 | Monthly Digital Breadcrumbs

Time to follow the clicks and lose yourself in good content.

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Want to make your brain-sphere glow, feed it music.

Researchers analysed over 1700 novels to reveal the emotional arcs of stories are dominated by six basic shapes.

Clayton Christensen shares what he’s learned from 25 years of studying innovation.

The latest from psychology about finding one’s true calling in life.

Reflecting on fifteen of Facebook and how it has changed the human condition.

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Another great and provocative Do Lecture from Duke Stump, The Beauty of Not Knowing:

Here’s Cory Doctorow and his closing keynote for The Grand Re-Opening of the Public Domain:

Spend a couple of hours geeking out with Brian Cox and Joe Rogan about cosmology:

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Here’s a font that increases the readers ability to remember things.

Check out The Cleveland Museum of Art Open Access collection which has over 34,000 images that can be downloaded as jpgs or high-resolution tiffs (free to use).

The delicious offerings from Alan Moores ‘Living Beautifully’ email newsletter (sign up here).

ClipMenu as an extremely versatile and essential Mac app which is always in use (a PC alternative).

All monthly digital breadcrumbs posts.
Image credit: via the fantabulous PostSecret

#1 Jan 2019 | Monthly Digital Breadcrumbs

A new curated monthly series of things which made me smile and think.

Sharing on…

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Why do so many animated films have great stories? One secret: storyboarding.

Want to be more artistic? Here are 33 rules to take you from clueless amateur to generational talent (or at least help you live life a little more creatively).

A survey of over 1,000 CEO’s uncovers 4 things every leader must do.

Download and read for free ‘The End of Trust’ from the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

New research shows the average age of founders who start high-growth businesses is 45.

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Got to spend an afternoon on Douglas Rushkoff’s stoop last September during my visit to New York, and here he is wonderfully illustrating why he’s one of the most provocative commentators of our times:

John Coltrane’s “Giant Steps” since 1959 has been a rights of passage for all jazz musicians, and here’s why:

Sir Ian McKellen masterfully analysing and explaining Macbeth’s ‘Tomorrow, and tomorrow…’ speech for the Royal Shakespeare Company

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20,000 hours of Apollo mission audio from NASA.

The Art Institute of Chicago have made over 52,000 high resolution images available without copyright.

And finally, check out this database of paper airplanes designs / instructions.

All monthly digital breadcrumbs posts.
Image credit: Under the Wave off Kanagawa (Kanagawa oki nami ura), also known as the Great Wave, from the series “Thirty-six Views of Mount Fuji (Fugaku sanjurokkei)”

2018 Out | Gliding Into The Future

Rounding off another rotation around the sun.

2018 was my first full year away from any digital service offerings and a pure focus on the analogue. A healthier year in many respects and one which has been defined by the quiet acceptance of limitations plus a gentler approach to myself and others.

Again, travel was a highlight along with the pleasure of collaborating with several clients on crafting delicious learning experiences, any chance I got to speak publicly plus the success of the second Creative Leadership NZ.

This year saw an extremely modest blog offering of:

Here comes 2019:

“And now we welcome the new year. Full of things that have never been.”
Rainer Maria Rilke

Wishing for you (and me) those ‘things that have never been’ are full of wonder, delight, majesty and growth. Onwards!

Related posts: 2017 Review | Embracing The Mess, 2016 Darkens | 2017 Lightens, 2015 Review | Taking Stock, Switching Paths, Future Gazing, Current / Future Projects | Shifting Priorities, 2013 | Create / Curate, Next Year Baby | 2012, 2011 Reflections, Crimbo 2010, 2009 New Year, An Exception

CLNZ18 Final Speaker Line-up | Intersecting Greatness

Have you registered yet?

So excited to finalise the impressive humans speaking / taking workshops / masterclasses at Creative Leadership NZ 2018:

  • cofounder of Masterclass
  • world’s first female beatbox champion
  • senior director from Weta Workshop
  • industry leading foresight practitioner
  • associate prof in innovation management
  • international gender and diversity consultant
  • innovation officer for one of the largest iwi’s in NZ
  • president of LIANZA
  • CE of NZTE

With 3 out of 4 categories already SOLD OUT and just 30 spots remaining:

REGISTER NOW

#TeamKindness | Leading Leaders To Care

Feeling lucky to be a citizen of a country when the prime minister, Jacinda Ardern, says stuff like:

If I could distill it down into one concept that we are pursuing in New Zealand, it is simple and it is this: kindness.

In this time of hollow nationalism and fracturing distrust, a call for compassion, togetherness, thinking of the other truly is unusual and all the more important as we struggle forward in these dark times.

Sign me up for ‘team kindness’. Who else is with me?

Hat-tip Shepard Fairey plus large image for downloading / sharing on.

Creative Leadership NZ 2018 Registrations Open | Get In There

Grab your space (or spaces) now!

A couple of hours ago I opened the public registrations for Creative Leadership NZ 2018:

A two day conference connecting visionary humans into a creative community to solve contemporary challenges.

Just like last years sold out effort, the mission is to build a network of pioneers who share the ability to respond to change, identify opportunities and act on them to better shape our collective future here in New Zealand and beyond.

Held at the new NZ Insitute of Creativity, Te Auaha, on 3rd and 4th December 2018, the line-up is already looking stellar, and includes, cofounder of Masterclass, world’s first female beatbox champion, senior director from Weta Workshop, industry leading foresight practitioner, associate prof in innovation management, president of LIANZA plus CE of NZTE.

This will be another independently produced and financed event delivered under the Creative Welly banner which is “an independent collective – globally minded / locally focussed – providing leadership, action and connections across sectors, with the aim to build the most creative little capital in the world.”

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Hope to see you there!

Coming Soon | CLNZ18

A two day conference connecting visionary humans into a creative community to learn how to solve contemporary challenges.

Here we go again:

CLNZ18 brings together CEOs, senior executives, emerging leaders, experts, and aspiring entrepreneurs, for two days, to access experience, insight and new processes to realise their own projects and potential.

The mission is to build a network of pioneers who share the ability to respond to change, identify opportunities and act on them to better shape our collective future here in New Zealand and beyond.

Sign up to receive the announcement details on July 10th and grab the early bird rate plus other registration categories (like good bird and group options).

Related post: Creative Leadership NZ 2017 | Reflections & Insights