Great! So recognizable. Your unique mix of interests may turn out to be your very own super power. As a strategist I am interested in a broad variety of topics. I always have the feeling you had to specialize or stick to one discipline. Otherwise others don’t really understand what the focus of your expertise is. But not to worry anymore. Look at this great TedTalk. Multipotentialites: people with many interests and creative pursuits. Wapnick refers to
3 powers: idea synthesis, rapid learning and adaptability.
Author, entrepreneur and artist, Wapnick was blessed with so many interests that she was unable to pick just one. She studied music, visual arts, film production and law, and graduated from the Law Faculty at McGill University. After years of feeling anxious about her zigzagging career path and hyphenated credentials, she finally decided to embrace her plural nature and start a movement for others who lean toward being “multipotentialites.” Since launching her website, Puttylike, in 2010, Wapnick has inspired thousands of multipotentialites to stop trying to fit themselves into boxes, and embrace their plurality. Currently, she is working on her forthcoming book, “Multipotentialite.”
I finally got round to watch the TedX presentation by my former Re:Set colleague Tom Kniesmeijer. I love it. It adresses the issues in our society (Zeitgeist) and what you as an individual can do with it. As he puts it: We’re doing too much. Stand still, take a look inside and train your meaning muscle. Tom Kniesmeijer introduces the revolution of meaning. And this revolution needs you!
Explore a world of creativity where the real and the imagined collide. Where would you go with only your thoughts and your notebook as company? I love this kind of storytelling.
Great video by Rogier Wieland who made this for the legendary notebook company Moleskine in Milan. It’s a combination of stop motion, 2d animation and live action video to show their Alice in Wonderland Limited Edition Notebooks.
Alice’s Adventures in Paperland with Moleskine.
The ‘why’ of ID&T: the search of who you are, to give something in return, giving meaning. A very good example of Simon Sinek’s why, how what.
Storytelling. Intriguing question is: How far can you push a while making an ad?
The movie ‘Creating Relevance by Design’ illustrates the changing rol of design agencies from designers of ‘good products’ towards ‘creating value for their clients’.