Weeks learnings/ discoveries

Weeks learnings/ discoveries

I just discovered the amazing Cardboard Imagination Day. It is a worldwide event run by the Imagination Foundation. A non profit started after the global response to ‘Caines Arcade’ to encourage creativity and entrepreneurship in children. I’d love to run or take part in one!

If you didn’t see it when I came out a couple of years ago here’s the inspirational Caine’s Arcade. It’s definitely one of my favourite videos.

Great article on Forbes how the immigrant perspective defines success today. It is something I totally related to having been born in Nigeria myself and growing up in Britain, I see the entrepreneurial attitude and constant striving to do better so often. It is also good to see immigrants being spoken of positively in the media.

Beautiful photographs by Nadav Kander for the “buy a lady a drink” campaign backed by water.org and Stella Artois. The dignity and courage shown in the portraits is breathtaking. The campaign aims to provide drinking water for those in need and make the lives of the millions of women who walk for miles every day to get clean water for their families.

Interesting article on Michelle Obama breaking the stereotypes of power dressing for women.

Great interview with Marie Forleothe and Grace Bonney from Design Sponge. Grace had some great advice on writing a blog one of which was to figure out figure out what makes you different and make it your core focus.

Some great tips for writing 1000 words a day and lessons learned from the challenge by James Greig.

Insightful post on Brain Pickings on Margaret Mead and James Baldwins epic conversation. This post focuses on their discussion on race and gender and how we construct our identities. It is fascinating.

Amazing and inspiring talk by Theaster Gates on neighbourhood consciousness. His statement ‘I believe that beauty is a basic service’ has stuck with me. Beauty is important regardless of race, culture and position. He spoke about culture as the thing that helps to ignite and get people re-investing in their place. What are the things you can do in your neighbourhood, using your skills and resources? Whats the relationship between an old house, a local school, can you get them talking. These places still have a pulse, how can you get the people fighting for it passionately again.

Another great post by Seth Godin on Direct Marketing (and the other kind)

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