The Growing Pains of Deaf Musician

Hardship can either brake you or make you. This is the story behind the sign language musician Signmark. Beautiful CreativeMornings talk from our Helsinki chapter.

Self-Motivation

Want more motivation? Take this counterintuitive lesson from the Marines.

The surprising habits of original thinkers

Adam Grant shares why great innovators procrastinate, feel doubt and fear and have bad ideas.

Who We Can Love

Always loving the School of Life Videos.

Black Man In a White World

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Fencing Visualized

Woah! Fencing comes to life with the help of motion tracking and gorgeous visual effects by Japanese fencer Yuki Ota and the Fencing Visualized Project.

How to Work Less, Live More, and Thrive in the Digital Age

Jürgen Siebert, our unstoppable CreativeMornings/Berlin host just recently hosted his 50th event! All in his free time, with his team of volunteers. You can’t put a price on what he is doing for the Berlin creative community! Team HQ has so much gratitude for him and his team! SO MUCH!

The talk of that morning was by Adam Fletcher and he speaks on How to Work Less, Live More, and Thrive in the Digital Age.

Lead like the great conductors

An orchestra conductor faces the ultimate leadership challenge: creating perfect harmony without saying a word. In this charming talk, Itay Talgam demonstrates the unique styles of six great 20th-century conductors, illustrating crucial lessons for all leaders. Beautiful talk.

Be Water My Friend

Be Like Water: The Philosophy and Origin of Bruce Lee’s Famous Metaphor for Resilience

Graphic Design Before Computers

This is what graphic design was Like before computers. I am grateful I learned to become a graphic designer with the tools we have today.

Today Show features Tattly

Today Show Tattly Feature

What an absolute honor to have been featured on The Today Show! NATIONAL TV EVERYONE! My heart! I am having all the feels! For a small bootstrapped company like Tattly, this is huge! I want to thank all the people involved in making this happen! I wish I could hug you all! Watching the segment made me tear up, here’s why.

Casey Gerald: The gospel of doubt

In this moving talk, Casey Gerald urges us all to question our beliefs and embrace uncertainty. What a remarkable man.

How To Sharpen Pencils

“You can sharpen a pencil without a pencil sharpener, but you can’t sharpen a pencil without a pencil.” How to Sharpen A Pencil. Made me laugh.

(via Coudal)

Joe Gebbia: How Airbnb designs for trust

Joe Gebbia, the co-founder of Airbnb, bet his whole company on the belief that people can trust each other enough to stay in one another’s homes. Here’s his story!

Guerilla Gardening

Richard Reynolds runs an organization called Guerrilla Gardening, fighting the scarcity and neglect of public space. I would totally have coffee with him.

The Uses of Envy

Oh, how much do I love the School of Life videos? This one is by Lara Lee and Hannah Jacobs, with words written by Alain de Botton, and narration by Anna Martine.

CreativeMornings: Bill Ury

Do yourself a favor and take 30mins to watch this incredible talk by Bill Ury. I had the pleasure to meet Bill and spend two days with him at a small conference a few months ago. While he might not realize it, but meeting him has had a huge impact on how I think about negotiations, listening and the way we should go about life. He is one of the most remarkable humans I have ever met. Watch the talk. I think you’ll understand…

The First Cut Is the Deepest

Why your $8 Shirt is a Huge Problem

Watch the video and learn why your $8 shirt is a huge problem, by Eve Andrews and Darby Minow Smith

Murals in the Snow

This. Just. Blew. My. Mind: Simon Beck specializes in making ornate snow murals with just his snowshoes. The murals take at least an entire day to complete, and in order to really see them you have to take to the skies.

Instant Dry Umbrella

Doh! Instant Dry Umbrella: Of course every umbrella should be made of water-repellant material, no? Also, why did it take us so long to put wheels on suitcases?

What makes a good life?

What keeps us happy and healthy as we go through life? If you think it’s fame and money, you’re not alone – but, according to psychiatrist Robert Waldinger, you’re mistaken. The good life is built with good relationships.

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Watch Kandinsky Create an Abstract Composition

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to travel back in time and look over the shoulder of one of the early 20th century’s greatest artists to watch him work? Here you go, watch Wassily Kandinsky create an abstract composition.

Intelligent Parking Chairs

IntelligentParking Chairs. Just what the world needed. Made me laugh.