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)

Weeks learnings/ discoveries 21.03.15

Weeks learnings/ discoveries 21.03.15

Funny and thoughtful Nerdist interview with Benedict Cumberbatch

Time and fee advice for freelancers from Seth Godin

Interesting read on the art of creating connections from Spark Camp

Beautiful interactive online infographic of the daily routines of famous people

Why don’t we ask our educators to innovate in the same way we ask of other professions like medicine? A thought provoking question asked at SCDI forum 2015

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Weeks learning and discoveries 14.03.15

Weeks learning and discoveries 14.03.15

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How to build your charisma, a talk by Olivia Fox Cabane. The key elements of charisma Olivia explains are presence, power and warmth.

Just do it instead of waiting for the perfect time! I finally made a decision i’ve been putting off for a while. Waiting till everything aligned but this week I realised I just had to make a decision and not look back.

Creative toolbox from Hyper Island

The lovely website of Charity: Water content strategist Tyler Riewer

What millennials want; transparency, authenticity, tangibility, engagement with greater community and an opportunity to contribute beyond money

Why charity: water’s campaigns are so successful 

Mathias Jakobsen goes through How to to Think Clearly using pen and paper. I love the detail from the type of pen you should use (prismacolor or copic) to the size of the notebook. I’ve bought a moleskin and I’m excited to start a beautiful sketchbook and start thinking clearly!

“We serve ourselves better by fearing a failure to act more than fearing failure itself” Michael Schwalbe in Maximise Your Potential from 99u

How to be a better you from Lauren Curries’s blog on her Design Enterprise class. It looks like a fantastic and empowering lecture!

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Weeks learnings/ discoveries_ 7.03.15

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Catch & Release Project where Seaport’s residents created lovely thank you cards

The busy trap, being busy for the sake of being busy

How to speak to inspire change, is a great read from Simon Sinek

An insightful discussion between Debbie Millman and Seth Godin on how to overcome the lizard brain

The importance of taking breaks from technology, switch it off!

Have a point of view and express your point it daily, a thoughtful post from Seth Godin’s blog

The brilliantly inspiring Your Ad Here from Create London, connecting small businesses, artists and the community

Thank you Roberta Tassi for this amazing online resource of service design tools-

Creating an education system that is relevant to people Charles Leadbeater’s TED talk on his learnings from education in slums

How to write a great blog post from creative boom (I’ve started writing post-it notes when I start a blog post)