“Every child is an artist. the problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up”

– Pablo Picasso

Hotelier, Chip Conley, is perhaps best known for his TED talk on Measuring what makes life worthwhile.

Recently he posted his thoughts on being a Modern Elder in today’s age where we (western society) really don’t have rituals or rites of passage.

As Head of Global Hospitality and Strategy for AirBnB, he commissioned …

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90%+ of searches made in Australia are via Google.

1 in every 3 minutes spent on a mobile device in Australia is spent on …

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The average person unlocks their mobile phone 150 times per day for an average use time of 170 minutes per day. That gives an average session time of just over 1 minute. By the time you consider some of the longer daily session times – commuting to work, lunch breaks read more

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Raw

The test of a great song is when you can strip it right back to raw – no effects, no gloss – and it still gets you.

In the same way, if you were to strip back your brand’s effects and gloss – what are you left with?

*This* is the real reason people come to you, followed you …

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“Leap and the net will appear”

- Julia Cameron, author of The Artist’s Way

BMW has recently done a cross collab with Melbourne rag Broadsheet, to explore the future of food and drink. (As an aside, expect to see more of this style of marketing – in this case, BMW leveraging Broadsheet’s relational influence over its target market for the launch of the new 1 Series).

One article caught my eye in particular: The Perfectionists.

Here, Broadsheet spotlights a rising trend …

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