When I first saw the appearance of Roel van de Wiele on the stage in the video presentation today, I thought “oh, what a strange man”. And then he started to talk…to talk not about the virtual world, but about the real one and to remind in very intriguing way about the rule “work hard, play hard”.
Some of his wise words in this video presentation:
- If you have to eat a frog, don’t stare too long at it. And if you have to eat many frogs, don’t start with the smallest one.
- When you are enthusiast and you want to make the best of your life, then you often use the word “Yes” – “Yes, I’ll do that”. And you all know it – the “No” is your best friend, but it’s very difficult.
- In business if two men always agree, one of them is unnecessary.
- The most beautiful word in the education of the children is “no”, because if you always use “yes” you’re quite likeable, but w/o respect.
- Say “no” to things, which immediately have results, because that’s not making life in progress.
- Europeans have the watches and Africans have the time.
- Goal is a dream with deadline.
Do you want more?
In the video below you could see the inspiring presentation of this charming Belgian, who reminds me not to judge a book by its cover.
Be inspired and don’t forget to fly!
What you have to do to be a winner?
I wish I could ask these questions in a room full of people, so that to hear their opinions. For sure there will be many opinions – each of them different and each of them true. But the summary of these opinions will consist 4 words: you must stand out.
And what it takes to stand out?
- First advice: don’t be quiet – being quiet is not a winning strategy.
- Second advice: just being noticed is not enough – you have to fascinate others.
- Third advice: don’t try just to be better – try to become more and more yourself, because this is your advantage. Use it!
So many people want to be better. Don’t be one of many.
Be THE ONE by being 100% yourself!
Everyone is surching for the best idea, which one will refresh the life, the business, the world. And where good ideas come from? Here is a wonderful video, presenting in graphics a point of view on this issue by Steven Johnson.
“Chance favours the connective mind”, he says.
And here is a TED video with Steven Johnson, where he describes in more details, how the idea is a culmination of all the connections, that the brain makes of the knowledge we gain from learning, gaining experience, all the environment, talking to others etc.
Regina Silveira is born in Porto Alegre, Brasil. Her artworks are really amazing. I won’t tell you about her professional achievements and the big amount of awards, which she has, because they are really a lot.
It’s interesting to know, that during the ’70s she was operating mainly with new graphic media, making video art, artist’s books and mail art. In the ’80s she made objects and large-scale installations. In the mid-‘90s, she began using digital resources to construct artworks and installations. In the same period she produced works that were large-scale but still contained within the interiors and environments of art.
The images below are presenting just one of her artworks, realized in 2010. Enjoy them!
He has won a lot of awards from Prix de la Photographie de Paris, The Advertising Photographers of America, The International Photography Awards as well as many others.
And the Photo District News Magazine called Chase Jarvis one of the top 30 most influential photographers of the past decade.
It’s interesting to find out what are for Chase the new models of creativity. And the video below answers it.
Or if you could not complete it, here are interesting facts of a research on attitudes and beliefs about creativity.
This research is published in April, 2012 and includes 5000 respondents in the US, UK, Germany, France and Japan.
- Globally, Japan is regarded the most creative country, except by the Japanese
- Americans believe the US is the most creative
- Only 1 in 4 people feel that they are living up to their creative potential
- 75% said they are under growing pressure to be productive rather than creative at work
- Only about half of Americans would describe themselves as creative (global average is even lower at 39%)
- Time and money are seen as the biggest challenges to being able to create
And here is the full report online.
Have a peaceful evening.