Tag Archives: Thought Provoking

Wisdom is total perspective

Wisdom: The Greatest Gift One Generation Can Give to Another

 Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up to work and get on with it. Chuck Close, Artist. Wisdom: The Greatest Gift One Generation Can Give to Another is a new film by one of our favourite photographers slash filmakers, Andrew Zuckerman. In the quest for wisdom, Zuckerman interviews some of the greatest pensioners thinkers, artists and doers […]

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Your Facebook friends are not your neighbours

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Most people on Facebook have on average 229 friends. This study by Pew Internet & American Life Project (PDF), reveals only 2% of these friends are in actual fact our real world neighbours. Our local communities are important. Let’s not lose them.

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When Contemporary Opera Goes Viral

Two Boys English National Opera

As you might have guessed, this is not just another funny Youtube movie poking fun at contemporary culture and social networking. It was created to promote a new opera called Two Boys trailer, by Nico Muhly, which premiers in London on 24th June. Two Boys is a contemporary opera and its storyline sets about lifting the lid […]

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Seth Godin: Getting the simple things right

Seth Godin Marketing Guru

Some might say Seth Godin is an overrated marketer, with more books than original ideas. Academics state his ideas are not grounded in research and his arguments are oversimplified and overstated. Others believe he is a marketing guru sent by the gods to teach us all how to sell. The truth is he is neither. […]

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Dan Gillmor set his sights high

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Dan Gillmor’s book entitled Mediactive was created to help society, become more responsible users of media. It’s not only enough that you function as a ‘consumer and creator’. You also need to be well-informed about the things that you involve yourself with, especially when it concerns the media. Just because hundreds of thousands of Twitter […]

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Josh Harris Got It Right

Josh Haris We Live in Public

The scary thing about Josh Harris is not his alter ego Luvvy but the fact that he has got it so right. Josh Harris is an American Internet entrepreneur who has been called the “Warhol of the Web” during the 1990s for his avant-garde social experiments. Some people might accuse him for contributing to the […]

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Catfish: A case of identity loss in the digital era

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If you can be anyone or anything on the Internet, and you spend most of the day being that, when are you yourself? Can you lose yourself completely? If so, does it matter? What is reality? All interesting questions. Catfish a new documentary produced by Andrew Jarecki (Capturing The Friedmans another super documentary) is an […]

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Art & Copy – The Real Mad Men

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If you work in the world of advertising or if you’re just in need of some inspiration, we’d recommend watching Art & Copy: Inside Advertising’s Creative Revolution a film about some of the world’s most influential advertising creative’s. Yes, real world Mad Men who’s creative minds have helped shape mainstream culture. The gist of what Art […]

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Lemonade: For when life pitches you a lemon

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More than 130,000 advertising professionals have lost their jobs in the USA over the last two years — scary eh? Lemonade is an inspirational 40 minute film about 16 creative advertising professionals who lost their jobs due to the global recession. The film tells the story of Stave Hall who runs the widely successful advertising blog Adrants […]

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”Stay hungry, stay foolish”

Steve Jobs needs no introduction but for those who live on planet Pluto he is chief executive officer and co-founder of Apple Computer and of Pixar Animation Studios. Fewer, will probably know the latter. He is possibly the greatest business leader of our generation, certainly one of the greatest presenters. His charisma and his ability […]

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