11 posts from month 11/2008

Watching Culture Evolve: A New Cultural Creative Study To Be Released Soon

Creative Commons License photo credit: anarchosyn
Creative Commons License photo credit: anarchosyn

Wisdom University's Institute for the Emerging Wisdom Culture, directed by sociologist Dr. Paul H. Ray (one of the original authors of The Cultural Creatives), has almost completed a major new study on America’s Cultural Creatives.

The findings of the study were set to be released in the Summer of 2008...but weren't. I recently read that a Fall 2008 date was set. Any day now, I guess. I've signed up to be notified of the release of the Cultural Creative study and will be sure to write all about the findings.

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How Do You Tame Your Inner Critic?

Innerpreneur Inner Critic

I am my own worst critic. I know that much is true. According to me, nothing I do is good enough.

The Source of My Most Recent Uprising

Last Wednesday I was interviewed by Allie Osmar of The Creative Career, a blog that provides aspiring young Marketers and Communicators with insights into the evolving Creative industry. During the interview, Allie spoke to me about my experiences emerging from university, working in marketing and my eventual evolution into an innerpreneur.

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The 4 Things We Need to Be Happy?

I watched a video today, from “Stories from the Near Future,” the 2008 New Yorker Conference, that spoke of happiness and how it is created by humans being involved in an economy of engagement.
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The presenter argued that many people today, because we have become so good at surviving, feel not good at life.

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Running the Numbers: An American Self-Portrait

Depicts 1.14 million brown paper supermarket bags, the number used in the US every hour.

Depicts 1.14 million brown paper supermarket bags, the number used in the US every hour. photo credit: Chris Jordan

I just learned of photographer/artist Chris Jordan's brilliant exhibition, Running the Numbers: An American Self-Portrait. Chris combines specific quantities of something (such as plastic cups), statistics (one million plastic cups are used on airline flights in the US every six hours) and photographic inventiveness to present viewers with a real and stark understanding of America's outrageous consumption patterns.

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Charter for Compassion

The Charter for Compassion is an inspired idea to create a charter to celebrate compassion and to promote a new collaboration between the world's major religions. Here is a short video about it.

Karen Armstrong, an insightful writer on comparative religion dreamed up this idea and TED has helped her to make it a reality.

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