The Creative Spark - No 7
July 6, 2017
Elvis's mission is to help people and businesses realise their creative potential. Once you discover this potential, good stuff happens. The Creative Spark was born to share some of the things that inspire us along our way. We hope you like them too.
Chris is very excited to announce his new wellbeing column in GQ. Every month he will be sharing his wisdom and expertise on how to lead a happy, creative and fulfilled life. Out at newsstands now! Sign up for more CBB inspiration at barez-brown.com
At Cannes Lions it was analogue creativity that garnered the most awards, from print to product design to TV. Jim and Chris were at large in Cannes- their top award pick for creative thinking? A rectangular football field in an overpopulated area of Bangkok.
Grime artist Stormzy took Glastonbury by storm. His attraction is not only down to his intelligence, music and super cool presence but his huge cajones - speaking out about hisdepression, his political views with humility and empathy (he loves him Mum too). Bravo Stormzy.
A brilliant, inspiring Twitter feed by author, academic and adventurer Robert Macfarlane. So we and 35k followers believe. Simply, 'A word a day from nature'. Oh and his books are totally mesmerising too.
A funny and engaging BBC Capital video comparison between British and US work cultures. The main things that divide us - laughter, being late, swearing and tea breaks. 4 things we Brits are apparently very good at. Proud moment.
Currently on Chris's radar. Big time. It has got his creative juices flowing. His top recommendation for a thought provoking read. A guidebook for anybody who wants to radically change their life.
His holiness Pope Francis shares his words of wisdom in this time of social, economic and political unrest. 'Everything is connected. Life flows through our relations with others.' Religious or not, it's powerful stuff.
With the holidays ahead its a great moment to contemplate bringing some of that relaxed vibe home. The psychological importance of wasting time. Forget doing what we 'should', sometimes, just do nothing and embrace these moments as 'time well spent'.
Fact: share the caregiving load at home, get more sex. It's proven. That's because women like a feminist man. Come on guys, it's not rocket science, follow these tips and make them happen. Reap the rewards.
Bulldog Drummond is a design and innovation firm (and our pals Stateside). They develop uncommon brands, products and experiences that create real value. Here are some uncommon quotes they have put together to fuel our creative thinking.
Chris shares with British Airways Club magazine his top tips for staying mindful on your travels. Forget about working, focus on making the most of the experience and enjoying some mile-high 'me' time.
We're now offering our best selling workshops as 'opens', enabling more people to experience us whilst mixing with diverse groups. We start with Creative Mastery w/c 4th September in sunny Lyme Regis, Dorset. There are just a couple of places left. Come along. Change your life.
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