Michael Beckwith shares his positive view of the world with us. He believes that everyone has a unique talent that they can use to serve the world. He says that the world as a whole is not so bad...
Eckhart Tolle, whose book 'The Power Of Now' I am reading at the moment, talks about shifts that are taking place right now in society and how we should embrace uncertainty.
Eergisteren heb ik deze presentatie van Nick Campbell gekeken. Een boeiend verhaal over de mogelijkheden die de digitale creatieven nu hebben. Maar dat juist die mogelijkheden sommigen tot stilstand brengen. Want iedereen kan tegenwoordig fotograferen, een video schieten, een boek schrijven, een...
Ben Hourahine, Futures Editor at Leo Burnett (London), predicts the advertising trends of tomorrow. One of his predictions is 'screen saturation'. This means: screens everywhere. This means: more advertising. This means: people being pushed to buy everywhere. This means: more unhappy people? via dutch cowboys
New York Times best selling author Gregg Braden is internationally renowned as a pioneer in bridging science and spirituality. In this 30 minute interview he shares a lot of very interesting insights with us. One of them being that the elements that we call DNA literally are linked to the letters of the ancient alphabet. After 12 years of research the code of the uppermost layer of the human cell was cracked. It translates into "God Eternal Within The Body". PS It's my birthday today.... Virtual pie for everybody! Thanks to devliegendeamsterdammer for the tip! via zinfo
Bob Guccione Jr. is cynical about the internet's ability to propagate trends, preferring instead to rely on his gut feeling to infer the next big thing, as he explains in the video above.
Wikipedia puts you in control of the truth. You can edit what's on Wikipedia and someone else can start editing 'your truth'. Here's a 48 minute documentary about the pros and cons of a system like Wikipedia which is based on democracy, conversation and collaboration. via bright
"Paying attention" may become more than just a figure of speech. WSJ's Andy Jordan talks to proponents of various alternative currencies that are for instance based on experience or attention - the new scarce resources. Their efforts to "democratize finance" are also a reaction to the economic crisis which undermined the trust in the stability of financial systems. Worth paying attention to! (via WSJ)
Neil Perkin made a great presentation on where media is today and where he thinks it is heading. I especially like his advice in slide 55: "Accept uncertainty: Be flexible, Experiment more, Embrace failure". I think this is the...
Me the Media "envisages a future of hyper-individualization, of ICTainment on top of ICTechnology, and of meaningful web conversations between organizations, customers and employees." Thanks to Piet for the tip!
Een paar weken geleden sprak ik Ronald van den Hoff bij Seats2Meet in Utrecht. De aanleiding was een presentatie die ik zelf ging geven over trends op de sprekersmarkt. Mij leek het mooi als tijdens die presentatie een voorloper uit de...
Business can be done in many ways. Zappos, the online shoe store, turns it into something that everyone enjoys. Both customers and employees. If you want to work for them and you finished their training course, you receive 2000 US dollars if you quit. The reason they do this is to make sure that the new employees are people that are really motivated about working at Zappos.
An inspiring presentation about storytelling by Michael Margolis.
If you think the amount of media being produced these days is overwhelming then think what will happen when nowadays kids have grown up. They really know how to create. Take Jack. He's 4 years old and he's a DJ.

Did You Know?

My favourite Did You Know in this video is "It is estimated that a week's worth of the New York Times contains more information than a person was likely to come across in a lifetime in the 18th century." Thanks to Zach for the tip!
On Sunday March 9, a panel came together at the interactive festival SXSW to discuss 'Sexual Privacy Online'. One of the interesting questions that popped up was: Do you have the right to be anonymous? I think that's hard to achieve. In some online environments you want to be anonymous, in others it is necessary that you identify yourself. What do you think about all this?
Ted Koppel talks about information overload. The clip is taken from the documentary Memory & Imagination: New Pathways to the Library of Congress (1990). As a bonus I added a trailer of that movie (featuring a young Steve Jobs and Al Gore). Bonus: Documentary trailer
"The relationship between brands and consumers has irreversibly changed. What is needed now is a new marketing paradigm that calls for companies to actually stop 'marketing' and be more engaged in the consumer conversation and act on behalf of the consumer in a way that creates brand advocates." So... Companies should start listening and talking to people about what they actually want instead of yelling the same message to them in order to make them buy as much as possible of something they don't really need. (via in10)
In this rare MTV interview, Michael Jackson talks about what motives his creativity. He says he tries to make something different and that songs really write themselves. Sounds like Jackson subscribed to the genius theory of creativity.
Only 10 years old, Lil Peppi is a a super young talent with an inspiring rap calling us to protect the earth. He started rapping at the age of three, by now he has won several awards. And in February 2009 he was chosen as the United Nations Environmental Progam's Hero of the Month. Some even refer to him as the "King of Eco Rap". Yet, Lil Peppi describes himself as a typical All American kid on his website. The interview shows both - the typical and the exceptional kid. Enjoy Lil Peppi's "Melting Ice" song in the full post. (via Karmakonsum and Captian Planet FDN)
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