How Entrepreneurs and Creatives Can Change the World by Adam Leipzig
What would it take to create massive, lasting change? 10%.
Adam Leipzig http://www.adamleipzig.com/ calls for supporting and training 10% of the creative and entrepreneurial people to have higher impact, greater incomes and more sustainable lives within the next decade in order to completely transform America.
Creativity Under Pressure
TEDx XAVIER UNIVERSITY – Todd Henry
(Thanks Mary Louise)
We often think of creativity as an uncontrollable and accidental thing that seems to happen most when we least expect it. Todd Henry is a student practitioner of creativity. He has discovered that introducing structure into our lives can make these accidents happen more often.
Is your school or workplace divided into “creatives” versus practical people? Yet surely, David Kelley suggests, creativity is not the domain of only a chosen few. Telling stories from his legendary design career and his own life, he offers ways to build the confidence to create… (From The Design Studio session at TED2012.)
David Kelley’s company IDEO helped create many icons of the digital generation — but what matters even more to him is unlocking the creative potential of people and organizations to innovate routinely.
Brothers Chris and Kirk Bray have been producing leather goods for the last ten years.
They launched Billykirk from Los Angeles in 1999, learning their craft from a third generation leather maker.
A simple leather strap kick started the business, a decade later their collection has flourished into other offerings that consists of bags, belts, shoes, wallets, hats and other accessories.
Since expanding and moving their operation to the East, they’ve employed a group of Amish leather makers to produce much of their line, while wrapping up production in their studio.
We visited the brothers over the summer to observe their operation first hand and to discover the beauty behind the process.
In our previous “Linchpins are 9 years old …” post, you have discovered a special young person.
Some people were moved as you have seen in the video.
It doesn’t stop there …
Look (and why not contribute to) at this (thanks to Lisa Niver Rajna, one of our Triiibes’ fellow) :
LOS ANGELES EVENTS
June 12, 2012 Inspired by Caine! LACOT, We Said Go Travel and Jetset Extra Travel Happy Hour
What inspires you? Where will you go next?
Join us for a travel meet, mingle and get inspired happy hour!
Meet us at XBAR in Century City. Hyatt Regency Century Plaza
2025 Avenue of the Stars Los Angeles, CA 90067
PARKING: $8 with validation or 2 hrs free at Century City Mall
June 12, 2012
Have you seen Caine’s Arcade yet? We are having a raffle to raise money for the Caine’s Arcade Foundation!
RAFFLE PRIZES include (more coming in daily!):
This event will have a few surprises! Stay tuned for more details!
The circumstances of our lives may matter less than how we see them, says Rory Sutherland. At TEDxAthens, he makes a compelling case for how reframing is the key to happiness.
The $100 Startup.
The official book trailer for “The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future” by Chris Guillebeau.
Along the way he met with several of the people in the book to document their stories.
It took a ton of work, but we have now pared down a few highlights from the interview into a two-minute trailer that you can see below or directly on YouTube.
Emily Cavalier left a six-figure job in New York to run Mouth of the Border and Midnight Brunch.
Michael Hanna was unemployed and started an unconventional mattress store that offers delivery by bicycle.
Sarah Young founded a yarn shop at the height of the recession. She now employs seven people. In the video she talks about calling her dad after having her first $1,000 day. Last month, she had her first $10,000 day.
James Kirk packed up everything he owned and drove from Seattle to South Carolina to start a coffee bar in the land of biscuits and sweet tea.
Note: the book is fully international, with case studies from all over the world—but despite repeated requests from Wes, I did not fly him to the beaches of Croatia and Tahiti to film people there. You’ll have to get the book to read those stories.
My favorite part of the whole project, from writing the book to reviewing this footage, was hearing the stories of people who have created freedom for themselves by making something valuable for the world. Most of them aren’t professional bloggers. None of them went to business school. They are ordinary people from all walks of life who now work full-time doing something they enjoy.