Sonam Phuntsho has spent the last 60 years planting over 100,000 trees by hand.
A great addendum to one of my favourite TED talks.
A great addendum to one of my favourite TED talks.
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.
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.
The latest from psychology about finding one’s true calling in life.
Here’s Cory Doctorow and his closing keynote for The Grand Re-Opening of the Public Domain:
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).
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.
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:
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.
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!
So excited to finalise the impressive humans speaking / taking workshops / masterclasses at Creative Leadership NZ 2018:
With 3 out of 4 categories already SOLD OUT and just 30 spots remaining:
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?
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!
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).