Creative challenge completed: the non traditional solution for a traditional print media


Darma

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Sonera express the speed concept of its 4G technology through a mobile game in a traditional and static media. Great!
Agency: DDBHelsinky

Author: DARMA

In many Eastern cultures the Dharma is the mission that is entrusted to each person in the moment of birth. It is said that if we are able of hearing ourselves and act on our essential nature, we will find the meaning of our life. DARMA was born that way, from the vocation and the need to devote our lives to what excites us the most: the graphic design and advertising on the one hand, and the engineering on the other. This blog is a space for our thoughts and for all those things we like and love: design, art, architecture, inspiration, lifestyle…

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The Content Marketing Manifesto


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Seomoz acaba de publicar esta presentación sobre marketing de contenidos que nos parece bastante interesante, aunque esta en ingles se entiende muy bien, son consejos lógicos y prácticos.

 

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What Happens When the Sad Clown Finds a Mirror?

There is a common phrase amongst people with a relatively pessimistic or self-destructive outlook. You’ll have probably heard it several times in your life, if not perhaps even said it yourself. Well if we understand that all experience is subject to the many facets and mechanistic intricacies of our personality reflected back to us, then you can see why you might be reading this for a reason.
Have you ever noticed people uttering this particular combination of words?

‘I’m not being pessimistic, I am just a realist.’


Written by Ross Garvey - http://www.pickthebrain.com

There is a common phrase amongst people with a relatively pessimistic or self-destructive outlook. You’ll have probably heard it several times in your life, if not perhaps even said it yourself. Well if we understand that all experience is subject to the many facets and mechanistic intricacies of our personality reflected back to us, then you can see why you might be reading this for a reason.

Have you ever noticed people uttering this particular combination of words?

‘I’m not being pessimistic, I am just a realist.’

Therein is found a very revealing choice of words. Before I explain exactly what I mean, take a moment to ponder the many intricacies of the personality as I mentioned above in the following way. Ask yourself, what happens when you support a new teacher, a new potential leader of your nation for example and you find out he is a con-man? It’s a little embarrassing to you, a little harmful to the ego to feel you were ‘duped’ or ‘tricked’ into believing things that turned out to be just what you consider to be manipulation, but you move on and live life without losing too much self-esteem. Now what about if you had voted? What if you had picketed, protested, placed little stickers on all your windows showing your support, what if you had preached and delivered speeches and brought others into the magic of this man’s new vision of society. What if you had given all you are to the cause, and THEN you discover he is a fraud? Leer más “What Happens When the Sad Clown Finds a Mirror?”

Need Some Great Advice? Ask Death

Decisions are the key.

Every moment of every day of your life, you are making decisions. How many of those decisions are based on the fact that you are a being who is not only going to die, but could die at any moment? For example…

If most people knew they were going to die tomorrow, or next week, or even in a year, they would probably focus on just a few things…

Spending time with their loved ones
Forgiving and seeking forgiveness
Taking actions that they feel would make the world a better place
Doing the things they most enjoy doing — DON’T IGNORE THIS ONE
Tying up loose ends
Careful planning to make every moment count
Can you imagine what your life would be like if you were living like this now?


Written by Sky Abelar - http://www.pickthebrain.com


Death is a subject that few are comfortable with.  Yet, making death your best friend can enhance your life in ways you might not otherwise imagine.

One of the most effective practices recommended by traditional Toltec teachers, is called, “Using death as an adviser”. Deceased author of over ten books of Toltec wisdom, Carlos Castaneda said…

“Death is the only wise adviser that we have. Whenever you feel, as you always do, that everything is going wrong and you’re about to be annihilated, turn to your death and ask if that is so. Your death will tell you that you’re wrong; that nothing really matters outside its touch. Your death will tell you, ‘I haven’t touched you yet….In a world where death is the hunter, my friend, there is no time for regrets or doubts. There is only time for decisions.” Leer más “Need Some Great Advice? Ask Death”

7 Best Ways To Gain Confidence in 2011

Confidence is a characteristic that allows us to take risks in our lives. It is often through risk, we achieve great success in many aspects of our lives. It makes sense, therefore, to try to develop our own self-confidence as best we can in order to be successful and happy. Here are 7 best ways to do just that:

Create a Life Philosophy

The basis of your self-confidence will come from your having developed and followed a life philosophy. This life philosophy can grow out of a great thinker whom you admire, a convergence of ideas you’ve picked up in your education, or something unique to yourself that you’ve developed. The point is that you should have a philosophy that will guide your every action. If you have a solid philosophy on life, and it’s one that you’ve developed smartly, then you’ll always know how to act and think. That’s something you can be confident in.


Written by Barbara Jolie
http://www.pickthebrain.com/blog/7-best-ways-to-gain-confidence/

Confidence is a characteristic that allows us to take risks in our lives. It is often through risk, we achieve great success in many aspects of our lives. It makes sense, therefore, to try to develop our own self-confidence as best we can in order to be successful and happy. Here are 7 best ways to do just that:

Create a Life Philosophy

The basis of your self-confidence will come from your having developed and followed a life philosophy.  This life philosophy can grow out of a great thinker whom you admire, a convergence of ideas you’ve picked up in your education, or something unique to yourself that you’ve developed. The point is that you should have a philosophy that will guide your every action. If you have a solid philosophy on life, and it’s one that you’ve developed smartly, then you’ll always know how to act and think. That’s something you can be confident in. Leer más “7 Best Ways To Gain Confidence in 2011”

Are You Barely Passing With Your Business Philosophy?

Here’s the thing: There were no right answers.

Philosophy isn’t something you get right or wrong. There’s no right answer – the textbooks are just there to make you think and learn how to question, explore and investigate life, situations, ethics, and morals so that you can come up with fairly rational arguments about what you believe is the right answer.

The right answers are yours and yours alone.

But I didn’t know that. I was doing what I thought was expected of me – following “the rules”. I thought that if I followed them perfectly, I’d get high marks. I’d succeed.


Written by James
http://menwithpens.ca/business-philosophy/

I hated philosophy class in university. Absolutely couldn’t stand it. I read the textbooks and documents several times, listened to the audio files over and over again and wrote papers that should have pinned down the right answer perfectly.

And each time the grades for my papers came back, my face fell. They always hovered somewhere between 60 and 70%. Never higher.

So I worked harder. Read more. Listened longer. Wrote better. And still the grades came back in the dreaded range.

I didn’t understand it. It was frustrating. I was pulling high marks in other courses, so why not this one? I was working hard, but it didn’t seem to be enough.

And how much more work would it take to nail this class? Why wasn’t I acing this one? What did my professors want? Why couldn’t I find the right answers to get 90s instead of 60s? Leer más “Are You Barely Passing With Your Business Philosophy?”

Multi-tasking is a waste of time!

by: Andrew Cox

http://www.addtodesign.com/freelance/multi-tasking-is-a-waste-of-time

My desk is a mess. My desktop is full of icons. My in-box is overflowing. I have a list of people to get in touch with. I have what feels like a hundred decisions to make…. does this sound familiar? I have a horrible case of Multi-tasking-itis…

In the same boat? Click here for a fantastic FREE remedy – Simpleology

I don’t know what has happened… work seemed to creep up on me… like the grey hairs invading my scalp!

It feels like I’m working three or more jobs. Paperwork, administration, design, accounting, writing, marketing, coach and local tech consultant.

While it is great to be ‘busy’ and to have lots of things on the go – I’m not complaining 🙂 – one thing has become clearly apparent… MULTI-TASKING IS A WASTE OF TIME!!

I know that this is not a breakthrough discovery, however, it is a great reminder – we produce mediocre results when we don’t give things our full attention.

Moreover, we waste time as we move from one task to another… losing our place… avoiding aspects of a ‘boring’ task… procrastinating… wearing down our enthusiasm… brain farting… building up stress etc.

If you want to do great work, avoid multi-tasking and focus on one thing at a time. Finish it and move on to the next thing.

Yes, it means some things aren’t going to get done as fast as some people may want. It means some people aren’t going to get your full attention for a while. But producing a lot of mediocre work, or making a heap of poorly considered decisions just to get through the pile isn’t worth it.

Stop… take a break… stretch… walk around and then come back to finish one task – then give yourself a pat on the back and move on to the next one. You will feel better – I guarantee it!

7 websites (in no particular order) to help you slow down, get focused and prioritise…


Multi-tasking is a waste of time!

My desk is a mess. My desktop is full of icons. My in-box is overflowing. I have a list of people to get in touch with. I have what feels like a hundred decisions to make…. does this sound familiar? I have a horrible case of Multi-tasking-itis…

In the same boat? Click here for a fantastic FREE remedy – Simpleology

I don’t know what has happened… work seemed to creep up on me… like the grey hairs invading my scalp!

It feels like I’m working three or more jobs. Paperwork, administration, design, accounting, writing, marketing, coach and local tech consultant.

While it is great to be ‘busy’ and to have lots of things on the go – I’m not complaining :) – one thing has become clearly apparent… MULTI-TASKING IS A WASTE OF TIME!!

I know that this is not a breakthrough discovery, however, it is a great reminder – we produce mediocre results when we don’t give things our full attention.

Moreover, we waste time as we move from one task to another… losing our place… avoiding aspects of a ‘boring’ task… procrastinating… wearing down our enthusiasm… brain farting… building up stress etc.

If you want to do great work, avoid multi-tasking and focus on one thing at a time. Finish it and move on to the next thing.

Yes, it means some things aren’t going to get done as fast as some people may want. It means some people aren’t going to get your full attention for a while. But producing a lot of mediocre work, or making a heap of poorly considered decisions just to get through the pile isn’t worth it.

Stop… take a break… stretch… walk around and then come back to finish one task – then give yourself a pat on the back and move on to the next one. You will feel better – I guarantee it!

7 websites (in no particular order) to help you slow down, get focused and prioritise… Leer más “Multi-tasking is a waste of time!”