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The Mad Ones

Mad to Live

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Thank you, all you mad ones.

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Why Talent Isn’t Everything (And What Matters More)

Olympian Alexa Loo with trainer Lucinda Jagger.

Here’s a beautiful excerpt from The Audacity of Dreaming by photographer Jasmine Star. There are times when I find someone else’s images and they leave me breathless in a swimming-at-the-bottom-of-a-pool kind of way. Deep, aching breaths. And I know I’m no where near that level of oxygen deprivation.   There are moments I battle with myself […]

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Being A Leader And Surviving The End Of The World

The next century is now—are you one of the leaders?

Human beings are born followers. We arrive on this planet following our parents and elders. As we grow we follow teachers, coaches, bosses and trends. While that’s all fine, I wonder what would happen if we all focussed on being effective leaders?

What if everyone you knew agreed to

  • Choose one thing they are passionate about,
  • Then led a tribe of equally passionate followers towards a positive common goal (big or small)

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9 Links On Successful Storytelling For Creative Entrepreneurs – Are You Doing It Right?

Stephen King on Successful Storytelling - Ami Sanyal

Good storytelling is as important for professional creatives as it is for novelists—that’s because humans interpret the world via stories. If we can tell stories that are carefully crafted and incredibly sharable, we help prospective clients relate to our work the way we want them to.

Today’s links cover:

  • Why creative entrepreneurs should tell stories,
  • Which plots to focus on to build a successful business,
  • The risks of being so open,
  • And an invaluable guide on how to regularly produce quality content.

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How To Build A Portfolio That Your Clients Will Love

David Ogilvy Quote

A simple method for building an outstanding portfolio is to collaborate with people who are better than you at what they do. Sure, working with those at your own level (or below) is easy, but it puts a ceiling on the quality of images you capture.

It can be intimidating collaborating with expert stylists, wizard-like assistants, and top models. Continue reading to see why you should.

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