JWT Canada puts audiences in the driver’s seat of a 2014 Mazda3. Interesting application with Cineplex Timeplay
Powerful. #Veterans #Motivation #Inspiration
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Directed and Produced by Rob Bliss Creative: http://bit.ly/TaNJc4
Big thanks to these groups who volunteered to make this video possible:
Anna Walt of Design 1 Salon & Spa: http://design1.com/
Kevin Budzynski of Whiskey Neat:http://kevinbudzynski.tumblr.com/
John Boros: http://www.johnborosproductions.com/
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Song: “Take Me To A Place” - http://www.neosounds.com/royalty-free…
Our video’s message: We are in no way saying that this is the finish line for Jim. This is just the first corner turned. We’d be crazy to think a makeover video would undo the internal damage of decades of poverty and alcoholism. Progress is rarely a straight line forward, especially when it comes to addiction. But it could be the start of something, and we’re working hard to help walk him down this new path. For everyone else, we hope to give a hesitation to those that we tune out, a reminder of the potential that even our most down and out citizens will always carry with them.
Information about Degage Ministries: Serving 400-500 individuals daily, Dégagé Ministries offers help and hope to homeless and disadvantaged individuals in our community. Responsive programming is designed to address immediate and long-term needs such as overnight respite for women in crisis, food, referral services and hygiene facilities. While many of our services may seem “simple,” those who receive our services take nothing for granted. Often, it is the simplest of gestures that brings the most powerful results.
Kite is a small but powerful patch that attaches to clothing and disperses non-toxic compounds that make humans invisible to mosquitoes. The sticker is designed to provide individuals with up to 48 hours of protection by blocking mosquitoes’ human-hunting sensors.
Co.Exist reports that the Kite Mosquito Patch contains chemicals that stop mosquitoes from sensing CO2, which lets them know that humans are nearby. The patch is being commercialized by ieCrowd, which acquired the underlying technology from the University of California Riverside and is now seeking funding via Indiegogo to send the first patches to Uganda.
It is hoped that the patch will be available and affordable to people in places hit by mosquito-borne diseases, and it could also decrease the use of toxic sprays and lotions.
What is design? Karim Habib, Canadian designer/Lebanese born Head of Design at BMW Automobiles weighs in… #Automotive #Design #BMW
Profound wisdom. Abraham Lincoln’s Famous Letter to his Son’s Teacher ….
"He will have to learn, I know, that all men are not just, all men are not true. But teach him also that for every scoundrel there is a hero; that for every selfish Politician, there is a dedicated leader…
Teach him for every enemy there is a friend,
Steer him away from envy, if you can, teach him the secret of quiet laughter.
Let him learn early that the bullies are the easiest to lick… Teach him, if you can, the wonder of books…But also give him quiet time to ponder the eternal mystery of birds in the sky, bees in the sun, and the flowers on a green hillside.
In the school teach him it is far honourable to fail than to cheat…Teach him to have faith in his own ideas, even if everyone tells him they are wrong… Teach him to be gentle with gentle people, and tough with the tough.
Try to give my son the strength not to follow the crowd when everyone is getting on the band wagon…Teach him to listen to all men… but teach him also to filter all he hears on a screen of truth, and take only the good that comes through.
Teach him if you can, how to laugh when he is sad…Teach him there is no shame in tears, Teach him to scoff at cynics and to beware of too much sweetness… Teach him to sell his brawn and brain to the highest bidders but never to put a price-tag on his heart and soul.
Teach him to close his ears to a howling mob and to stand and fight if he thinks he’s right. Treat him gently, but do not cuddle him, because only the test of fire makes fine steel.
Let him have the courage to be impatient… let him have the patience to be brave. Teach him always to have sublime faith in himself, because then he will have sublime faith in mankind.
This is a big order, but see what you can do… He is such a fine little fellow, my son!”
Malcolm Gladwell: Choice, happiness and spaghetti sauce
I shared this clip with my Business Marketing course students at the DeGroote School of Business at McMaster University last week. One of my favorite Ted Talks. Spare 17 minutes, it will be worth it! Tipping Point author Malcolm Gladwell who gets inside the food industry’s pursuit of the perfect spaghetti sauce — and makes a larger argument about the nature of choice and happiness.
Global firm IDEO incorporates human behavior into product design — an innovative approach being taught at Stanford. Charlie Rose profiles the company’s founder, David Kelley.
Happy New Year!
Quote of the day by Alvin Toffler. Learn, Unlearn and Relearn to stay ahead.