This is from Burning Man the 2011 edition and the message they ascribe to are something we can all use at times. Thanks to Ryan Coelho for showing it to us as we take the next steps to play our game, the game on leadership that is. It was awesome, a bit weird, and inspiring.
There isn’t much I can add to this video except that:
Confronting your fear needs a recipe to make you better for the dinner to be that will make you better
It just takes a loaf of courage, a dash of risk, 2 tea spoons of hope added to the dish.
Make sure to keep the heat of negativity down, by adding some positive action to the mound.
Mix them together and what you will receive a dish to have when you are most in need.
From the video description:
Based on Dr. Seuss’s final book before his death, this is a story about life’s ups and downs, told by the people of Burning Man 2011.
I saw Aaron Draplin from the Draplin Design Company talk at FITC Toronto this past week. It was a great talk, he was funny, it felt real and honest. I found another talk he did just weeks before and the keynote is similar enough and so is the content but it is pretty damn good that if you have not seen it you should at least once. Gotta say thanks to the I found Minneapolis College of Art and Design for putting the entire thing online, that is awesome. I may add to this post to give my own thoughts as someone who isn’t in design and what I thought things from that perspective.
Mano a Mano in El Baño was announced to the world the other day where Isaiah Mustafa, the Old Spice guy and incumbent takes on new (more mature) comer FABIO in a battle of manliness versus super long hair. When Fabio first threw down the gauntlet, based on past indications I was hoping for something epic and funny. (more…)
Cannes Lions 2011 is in the books and Canada represented with 3 more Lions than last year for a total of 17. The big winner was Nike’s 3 minute commercial “Write the Future”which took home the Grand Prix in the film category. Canadian represented in film with “Change” by BBDO Toronto for FedEx, “Pink Ponies” by john st. and “Golf” by TAXI Toronto for Viagra who each took home bronze.
We are just a year and a few months from the Vancouver Olympics and in the gear up to London 2012 the Canadian Olympic Committee (COC) decided it was time to rebrand. In my opinion it was time to take the fire from Vancouver and use it to light the way to London 2012 and beyond.
If you could call Cannes Lions anything it would be Christmas for agencies from around the world. This year BBDO, Microsoft and OTX did a study of multi-platform, creative and technology based campaigns to find a framework for marketing success.