The Creative Spark - No 9
November 19, 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.
Author and weightlifter James Clear researches peoples habits and analyses how we can all reach our own goals. What you think is a lack of motivation is actually a lack of clarity. Get 1% Better Every Day. Plan.
Lots of brands are getting VUC'D. Are you? VUCA is a term introduced by the USA Army College to define the complex, uncertain and volatile world in which we now live. Tips from our friends at innovation and design consultancy, Bulldog Drummond. Don't get VUC'D.
Sonia Harris's coping mechanism with breast cancer started off as a meditative written use of swearing and developed into illustrative patterns. The designs progressed to clothing and a business was born. The power of profanity.
As we all know failure is one of the keys to innovation - learning through experimentation. Here the King of Innovation, Elon Musk's SpaceX, shares an edited blooper film of their (rather pricey) Orbital Rocket Booster.
An Elvis inspired checklist of how to release the chains of your desk and make the most of your day and your life. Think more like Usain Bolt and less like Mo Farah.
Elvis's very own, Chris Baréz-Brown, is a few months into his shiny new wellbeing column at GQ magazine. He is super chuffed. This month he shares how to accept your weaknesses with the help of Mr Brad Pitt.
Journalist Oliver Burkeman's series on Radio 4 shares insight into our fetishisation with busyness and discusses possible solutions with an array of experts. All in handy 15 minute soundbites. Punchy and insightful.
Fast Co's Innovation Design Awards for 2017 are out. 13 categories and 299 honorees. See who is really thinking outside of the box.
What did the Zero say to the Eight? Nice belt. Jokes aside, Zero has a lot to tell us about the way we think about ourselves and the world. Derived from Buddhist meditation and deep introspection. Lets all embrace nothingness.
80 year old David Hockney has gone deaf. But he says it has sharpened his art. A lesson to us all. Life can be long and very shiny. Here he donates one of his canvases to The Pompidou.
The hidden rule is if an e mail is longer than 125 words, you need to talk directly. Want some help in sticking to that? This new app for Chrome does, just that. Keeps it brief.
Chris just came back from a tour of Canada helping Nike and Lush's people stay top of their game. He loved it. Here Chris shares his wisdom on his new Vlog from the top of Whistler. Sign up for fortnightly Baréz-Brown video shots of inspiration here.
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