Fascinating. Totally fascinating.
(Thank you Cara)
I just happily submitted a pledge to David Hieatt’s Do Purpose Book Project. I couldn’t agree more with his outlook on business and the world in general. I had the pleasure to meet David at a conference called the Do Lectures earlier this year, which by the way, he co-founded with his wife.
Pensa’s DIWire Bender transforms drawn curves into bent wire that can be assembled to make just about anything. #Want
There is nothing more frightening than the moment we expose our ideas to the world. Author and vulnerability researcher Brené Brown shows us how to deal with the critics and our own self-doubt by refusing to “armor up” and shut ourselves off. “Not caring what people think,” she says, “is its own kind of hustle.”
Last week I had the honor to meet the fine gentlemen behind Laser Cat: Kevin O’Callaghan and Hungry Castle. Their excitement over Laser Cat, a collaboration between them and ADC was refreshingly adorable. The project aims to get us creative types to submit personal art to Laser Cat so that he can show it to the world. We all got into this game because we loved art but many creatives have lost touch with their art because of the nature of the business. Laser Cat is hungry to change that.
Make Laser Cat happy by sending in Drawings, Ceramics, Sculptures, Paintings, Photography, Cat Photography or Film. The more art he’s fed the stronger he grows. 100 submitted artworks gives him the power to project on walls, 1000 means he can cover buildings and if he’s fed 1 Million artworks then Laser Cat will be able to project art onto the moon. (!!!)
You have until November 30 to feed Laser Cat. The launch of the biggest art show ever will take place on Miami Beach at the Bass Museum next April 7-9 as part of the ADC Annual Awards + Festival of Art and Craft in Advertising and Design.
Yes, this all is a bit strange. But that’s ok.
What is it to give yourself to an idea? Where the thing you love is the thing that hollows you out. Dedicating yourself to something that becomes all consuming because you believe in the idea and the impact this has on yourself and your relationships. Finding something where you have to give up something of yourself and your relationships and not think about the problems this might create because you believe in the idea. Adil gives a heartfelt talk about his own very personal journey of making his ideas happen.
Lots of more fantastic talks to be found here, over at the Do Lectures Archive.
Jim Wolf is a U.S. Army Veteran who fell on hard times, struggling with alcoholism and homelessness. Let’s make sure other Veterans get helped as well, donate to Dégagé Ministries. Serving 400-500 individuals daily, Dégagé Ministries offers help and hope to homeless and disadvantaged individuals in our community.
And remember, today is Veterans Day.
(via The Awesomer)
I’ve had the pleasure to meet Brad Ludden a few weeks back at the wonderful Do Lectures in California. His Do Lectures talk (it’s not up yet) has left a big impression on me. That’s why I am so *incredibly* excited Brad will be our speaker at tomorrow’s CreativeMorning/NewYork. There are a few seats left, if you’re in NYC, you should consider attending. His story is powerful.
Sign up. Or if they are all gone, sign up for the wait list. There’s a chance you still get it.