If everyone’s busy building a personal brand, who’s building the empire?

self-promotion
 
Here’s to the backlash against over-the-top self-promotion

Lunchtime Laughter

Monty Python – Philosophers’ World Cup (Germany VS. Greece)

via, IHC

State of the Internet

I Dare You To Watch This Entire Video by College Humor

All The Right Ideas

Colin Furze: Inside The Mind Of An Inventor

Lawrence Weiner: The means to answer questions

“When your career is based on whether you’re going to get enough likes on Facebook, you’re no longer going to have an opinion.”

body-count

In anticipation of the release of Body Count’s new album, Ice-T gives one of the most refreshing interviews in years. 99 Problems was his song!

“There is no pleasure that I haven’t actually made myself sick on”

Wish you could say that again, Philip Seymour Hoffman. Here in the latest Blank on Blank, the late actor talks about happiness during an interview at the Rubin Museum of Art.

Get The Folk Out of Here

Sting: How I started writing songs again

Morning Dose of “And Still I Rise”

Maya Angelou, Rest in Peace (1928 – 2014)

“The Strategy That I Use Most Often When I Get Stuck is I Think About an Idea From a Point of View That Has Absolutely Nothing to do With That Idea”

Stephen Sagmeister on creative problem solving

Wisdom, Life Lessons, and Knowledge From A Man Who’s Made A Living Pretending to Eat Cat Food

Charlie Day’s Merrimack College Commencement Address

via, gawker

Morning Dose of an Important Message From KRS-One

Allergy to Originality

An animated discussion between two men on whether anything is truly original.

via, thecuriousbrain

“When You Please Your Mother By Doing Something, It Gives You The Confidence That You Can Please Other People”

Gene Wilder on getting the courage to make people laugh, in the latest Blank on Blank.

LSD Wisdom from the Thar Desert

This dude’s having fun.

Opening Your Mind, One Step at a Time

walkin-fartin

Two separate articles from two different continents both promoting the positive effects that walking has on creativity. Now that the weather has finally turned nice, head outside, take a long stroll, and let your brain run wild.

art by Andrew Jeffrey Wright

Present Shock

The human response to living in a world where everything happens now. Douglass Rushkoff makes the case for moving to the Caribbean.

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Ode To A Flower

Adapted from an interview with theoretical physicist Richard Feynman, and animated by Fraser Davidson

via, curiousbrain

Having Some Shit Around to Break Also Helps

falling-down

How the Acronym STOP Can Help You Find Calm

S stands for Stop
T stands for Take a Breath
O stands for Observe
P stands for Proceed

via, lifehacker

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