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DO Podcast with Gav Thompson | Hostage Negotiation & Richard Mullender
In the final episode of Series 1, Gav Thompson talks to Richard Mullender, Hostage Negotiator, about his job and about listening. Hard. Episode Seven - Hostage Negotiation Richard was the lead trainer at the UK police training school for Hostage Negotiations. He knows how to listen. He knows how to negotiate. He has helped negotiate international hostage situations and he has helped negotiate people out of suicide situations.   In summary, he knows how to negotiate and he knows how to listen. Have a listen to this. Richard has a fascinating story to tell and he helps teach Gav how to listen. Please listen, enjoy, subscribe & review
42:26
October 23, 2020
DO Podcast with Gav Thompson | Childhood Anxiety & Hector & Polly Boswell
In Episode 6, Gav Thompson talks to Hector Boswell, 14, who was clinically diagnosed with anxiety when he was 10 years old. Episode Six - Childhood Anxiety Hector always knew he was different from most of his friends. He got nervous and anxious about stuff that didn't seem to bother other kids of his age. When, aged 10,  he finally told his mum, Polly, "Make these feelings go away", the family knew it was time to act. Hector has learnt to live with his anxiety and, remarkably, now talks very openly and publicly about how this condition feels as a child. Both Hector & Polly chat to Gav with real honesty and insight into how they learnt to live with the diagnosis, how it effects the family and how Hector has thrived in the 4 years since. Please listen, enjoy, subscribe & review
30:48
October 16, 2020
DO Podcast with Gav Thompson | Compassionate Leadership & Manley Hopkinson
In this fifth episode, Gav Thompson chats to ocean adventurer, Arctic racer & compassionate leadership expert Manley Hopkinson. Episode Five - Compassionate Leadership Manley has led a remarkable life and he has some amazing stories to tell. He started off his career in the British Navy, then moved to the Royal Hong Kong Police, before becoming an adventurer. Firstly, he skippered a yacht in the 9 month, 32,000 mile BT Global Challenge round the world yacht race.  And next Manley won the inaugural race across the Arctic to get to the magnetic North Pole. His record has never been broken. He hopes soon to be the first person to get to both magnetic poles, as his next planned adventure is to the magnetic South Pole. All that experience makes him very qualified to talk about his current work and area of expertise, which is leadership. In particular, compassionate leadership.  Please listen, enjoy, subscribe & review
52:59
October 9, 2020
DO Podcast with Gav Thompson | Trailblazer & Carrie Longton
In this fourth episode, Gav Thompson chats to the trailblazing female technology entrepreneur Carrie Longton Episode Four - Trailblazer Carrie Longton became one of the first British female tech entrepreneurs when she founded Mumsnet in 2000. Mumsent went on to become the single largest British online community, with over 128 million page views a month and 15 million monthly users. In 2010 Carrie was awarded Red Magazine's Red Hot Woman Of The Year, and in 2013 she was listed 7th on the BBC's Power List of the 100 most powerful women in the UK. She chats to Gav about how she made it in the tech world, despite being a complete luddite and lifts the lid on how Mumsnet played a key role in the 2010 general election. Please listen, enjoy, subscribe & review.
40:25
October 2, 2020
DO Podcast with Gav Thompson | Bouncing Back & Helen Calcraft
In this third episode, Gav Thompson chats to the amazing female advertising entrepreneur Helen Calcraft. Episode Three - Bouncing Back Helen Calcraft is one of Britain’s most successful advertising entrepreneurs. She has been the founder of two of Britain's leading advertising agencies, MCBD & Lucky Generals, both of which she set up, grew and then sold. In the often male-dominated world of advertising, Helen is a true female powerhouse. However, her personal crusade is perhaps even more astounding than her professional one. She has battled with cancer twice, dealt with an unbelievably difficult and traumatic pregnancy, and has brought up two fantastic daughters as a single working mum. In this episode, Helen talks with real honesty and candour about resilience and how she has managed to bounce back from everything life has thrown to her. We think it is a pretty inspirational story. Please listen, enjoy, subscribe & review.
48:03
September 18, 2020
DO Podcast with Gav Thompson | Uncommon Conviction & Johnnie Boden
The DO Lectures have a new podcast series entitled "DO Podcast with Gav Thompson". The first season is all about The Person behind The Story and The Story behind the Person and this is the second episode, entitled "Uncommon Conviction" with Johnnie Boden. Johnnie Boden is one of Britain’s most successful entrepreneurs. He has built his fashion brand, Boden, to be one of the largest privately-owned clothing businesses in the UK. Boden is currently the 3rd biggest selling British fashion brand in the US. Johnnie talks with real honesty and authenticity to Gav about his uncommon conviction and how, as an untrained designer, he managed to believe in himself and his vision and build up his empire from very raw beginnings in 1991 selling menswear to his friends to becoming the huge womenswear and childrenswear empire that it is today. Johnnie talks about becoming the next Gok Wan and his uncanny similarities to his old schoolmate, Boris Johnson. Please listen, enjoy, review and subscribe.
41:43
September 4, 2020
DO Podcast with Gav Thompson | Self-Belief & Tom Goodwin
The DO Lectures have a new podcast series entitled "DO Podcast with Gav Thompson".  We have been releasing The DO Lectures in Podcast format recently, but we thought it was time to actually start making some podcasts that were, well, you know, actual podcasts. We have asked our old friend, Gav Thompson, to host these. Gav worked with David back in the 90's, has been a friend of the DO for ages and gave his own DO lecture in 2012. The first season is all about The Person behind The Story and The Story behind the Person and this is the very first episode, entitled "Self-Belief" with Tom Goodwin. Tom Goodwin is currently something of a marketing guru within the US, with over 750,000 followers on social media. He has recently pivoted from talking about the future of marketing to having some very outspoken views on Covid and the way the media reports on it. This has created a little bit of a stir, not least because some of his views are seen by a few as controversial (or contrarian...), which culminated in him getting very publicly fired a few weeks ago from a high profile job in New York.  Gav explores the route of Tom's self-belief and tries to probe a little deeper behind both what happened and why Tom feels this way. Please listen, enjoy, review and subscribe. Thank you.
53:09
August 21, 2020
Mark Boulton | Embrace Change
Mark explains how he came to run a small design studio and book publishing company. He provides us with a set of practical design principles (from his handbook 5 simple steps) that he constantly comes back to, changes and refines when he's working on his own projects. Web Designer and Founder of Mark Boulton Design & Five Simple Steps Publishing Mark is a designer, author, speaker and teacher from Wales. Founder of small design studio, Mark Boulton Design, he pushes pixels for the likes of Al Jazeera, CERN and ESPN, alongside that, he and his team publish books under the guise of Five Simple Steps – a small, scratchy independent publisher for web people. Mark regularly speaks at web design and development conferences such as SXSW, An Event Apart and Web Directions South. Despite living in Wales, Mark doesn’t own a small holding, keep bees, or walk to work. But, he’s working on it. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2013. Watch Mark's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/mark-boulton-embrace-change
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August 18, 2020
Winky Lewis | Take Some Ideas Off The Back-burner
Winky has been making photographs for as long as she can remember. She has made it her life’s work to capture the moments and moods of growing up. Living in Portland Maine with her husband and three children, Winky mostly shoots her kids, their games and the lives they lead in the West End of Portland and on Isle Au Haut, where the family spends its summers. — Recorded live at the global event in California, USA in 2016. Watch Winky's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/winky-lewis-take-some-ideas-off-the-back-burner
15:46
August 11, 2020
James Victore | In The Particular Lies The Universal. How To Do Work That Matters?
James Victore runs an independent design studio hell-bent on world domination. He is an author, designer, filmmaker and firestarter. His paintings of expressionist designs can be seen on ceramics, surfboards, billboards and supermodels. Recently described as “part Darth Vader, part Yoda,” Victore is widely known for his timely wisdom and impassioned views about design and it's placed in the world. He expresses these views and teachings through his numerous lectures, workshops, and writings. James’ work has been exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and is represented in the permanent collections of the museums around the globe. His work was recently published in a monograph titled, “Victore or, Who Died and Made You Boss?” Victore teaches at the School of Visual Arts in NYC. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2012. Watch James' full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/james-victore-in-the-particular-lies-the-universal-how-to-do-work-that-matters
22:14
August 4, 2020
Robert McCrum | My Personal Narrative
Robert is the Associate Editor of the Observer, and (among other things) the author of an acclaimed biography of PG Wodehouse, several novels, and a stroke memoir, 'My Year Off'.  Currently, he is writing a short book about ageing, death and dying for baby-boomers entitled 'Every Third Thought'. It's work-in-progress, with the subtitle "Observations on the inevitable endgame", but he hopes it's more uplifting and informative than that suggests. It follows on from 'My Year Off'. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2016. Watch Robert's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/robert-mccrum-my-personal-narrative
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July 28, 2020
Mara Abrams | Go With The Flow
Mara is a social innovator and entrepreneur. Her latest venture, The Flow Collective, is a multifaceted platform redefining the culture of entrepreneurship. It includes a design and tech academy that gives people the tools to solve real-world challenges, and a global incubator promoting mindfulness, diversity, and human-centred design. She has led historic incubators and innovation workshops as far away as Cuba and Myanmar, as well as at home in Portland, OR. Previously, Mara served as Global Partnerships Manager for Nike Foundation’s Innovation team, working on breakthrough approaches to serving adolescent girls living in poverty. Mara was first introduced to the Nike Foundation during the inaugural Do Lectures USA, where she was a Bloomberg Businessweek Innovation Fellow. At the time she was working to train and support citizen journalists and young filmmakers in conflict, post-conflict, and underreported regions. The Do Lectures inspired her to make her next bold moves, and she is thrilled to share her story in this full-circle moment in the company of brilliant do-ers. — Recorded live at the global event in California, USA in 2016. Watch Mara's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/mara-abrams-go-with-the-flow
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July 21, 2020
Tim Beckerling | Creativity Isn’t A Solo Mission
Tim lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa, as a Creative Director of The Jupiter Drawing Room. I am a strategic creative problem solver with over  14 years experience at some of South Africa's top creative agencies. I believe that creativity pointed in the right direction can change not only a business but the world. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2017. Watch Tim's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/tim-beckerling-creativity-isnt-a-solo-mission
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July 14, 2020
Ella Grace Denton | The Life-Changing Magic Of Being Brave
Ella shares with us about how she conquers fear and embraces bravery in a society that constantly fools us into thinking that we do not have the ability to create our own lives. The essence of a human being is to create. Ella uploaded her first YouTube video in 2011; five years later, she has become a compassionate Vegan with a mission to inspire us all to live more. Co-founder of @StoriesBehindThing and founder of We Need To Live More. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2017. Watch Ella's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/ella-grace-denton-the-life-changing-magic-of-being-brave
16:35
July 7, 2020
Ian Matthews | Just Be You
Ian tells us how he got through those tough moment by just being himself. We can think and look for jobs, but there is more to life that. The world is your oyster, go grab it! Starting his career as a young club and jazz drummer, Ian then went on to joining Al Murray, Keith Keough, Stuart Warmington, and Al Kitching to found the British Drum Company. When not touring or recording with Kasabian, Ian still often plays small jazz and funk gigs in and around his hometown of Bristol. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2016. Watch Ian's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/ian-matthews-just-be-you
18:49
June 30, 2020
Marion Deuchars | Art Made Me Feel More Confident
Marion tells us that there is no such thing as right or wrong with drawing, how we should use our energy to create a network and most importantly - if all else fails why we should not give up. Marion works with major design and advertising agencies, publishes illustrated children's books and has created a much-loved style of hand-lettering. Her work has graced the covers of Penguin Books, the pages of the Guardian and New York Magazine. Marion believes anyone can be taught how to draw, or at the very least, learn to enjoy the process of making art. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2016. Watch Marion's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/marion-deuchars-art-made-me-feel-more-confident
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June 23, 2020
Jack Harries | We Are All Good At Fiction
Jack Harries is a Filmmaker and Photographer. He is also one half of JacksGap an online blog and video project born out of a love of travelling and storytelling. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2017. Watch Jack's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/jack-harries-we-are-all-good-at-fiction
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June 16, 2020
Glen Peters | How To Build A Solar Farm
Glen Peters was born in India and grew up in a railway colony near Calcutta. He emigrated with his parents to London and took a degree in Chemistry and later a PhD in information management. In the 80’s he joined Price Waterhouse where he consulted with many of the world’s largest companies up until last year. In 1995, he and his wife began an accidental journey which has resulted in a love affair with Wales the transformation of half-derelict mansion in Pembrokeshire to a centre for the arts and the soon to be home of Pembrokeshire’s first solar farm. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2011. Watch Glen's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/glen-peters-how-to-build-a-solar-farm
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June 9, 2020
Orren Fox | Barefoot Beekeeper
Margaret Mead would have loved Orren.  A soulful and gifted young man who has done more to help make a positive impact by 15 than most folks do in a lifetime. — Recorded live at the global event in California, USA in 2012. Watch Orren's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/orren-fox-barefoot-bee-keeper
29:06
June 9, 2020
Gregor MacLennan | How Technology Can Bare Witness
Working with Digital Democracy to develop mobile tools and training for remote communities to document environmental contamination and human rights abuses. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2009. Watch Gregor's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/gregor-maclennan-how-technology-can-bare-witness
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June 9, 2020
Michael Braungart | Why Less Bad Isn't Better
Michael created the concept of “Cradle to Cradle” as a young chemist and, in 2002, with his American friend Bill McDonough, the bestseller 'Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things' was published. He founded the chemistry division of Greenpeace. His first-class science mind leaves him sceptical about many popular environmental solutions. Braungart is constantly explaining how much we need to know if we are to make the world a better place. And how much detail we already do know but which we sometimes stubbornly ignore. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2008. Watch Michael's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/michael-braungart-why-less-bad-isnt-better
44:26
June 9, 2020
Chris Allen | Nature As A Mentor
How would we behave differently if our culture mimicked that of nature? Imagine a world where the companies, cities and nature were functionally indistinguishable? As CEO of the fascinating Biomimicry 3.8 group (or as they like to say…a cast of nature circus performers), Chris reveals a new set of principles that are reshaping how we design, behave and flourish. — Recorded live at the global event in California, USA in 2011. Watch Chris' full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/chris-allen-nature-as-a-mentor
22:06
June 9, 2020
Giles Duley | Change, Growth And Resilience
How my life and the stories of those I’ve documented have taught me that our darkest time can bear the greatest rewards. That whilst we often avoid change, it is change that enables us to grow. — Recorded live as part of our online Live Lecture Series in 2020. Watch Giles' full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/giles-duley-change-growth-and-resilience
32:06
June 4, 2020
Kate Robinson | Labelled Hopeless
International consultant in creativity and innovation in education. Kate's expertise lies in raising the profile of inspiring initiatives, with a particular focus on startups and building strong partnerships with a social purpose. Her passion lies in engaging youth voice, and through this work has been awarded for Outstanding Contribution to Education Empowerment. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2017. Watch Kate's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/kate-robinson-labelled-hopeless
16:29
June 2, 2020
Alistair Smith | Why We Need To Change How We Learn
Alistair Smith has been described as “the UK’s leading trainer in modern learning methods” training educators, parents and developers in the UK and abroad. As Chair of Alite, he helps design and delivers their extensive training and development support programmes for schools. This includes the acclaimed, ‘Going to Outstanding and Beyond.’ Alistair’s highly respected and award-winning Accelerated Learning model has been used in classrooms as a means of raising pupil motivation and achievement. Alistair also has a dual career in professional sport. He is the designated learning consultant to the English Football Association where, on behalf of their 50,000 students, he helps modernise training and coaching provision. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2011. Watch Alistair's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/alistair-smith-why-we-need-to-change-how-we-learn
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June 2, 2020
Liz Leyshan | The Importance Of Perseverance
Liz is the Director at Mittagundi, an outdoor education centre established with the belief that young people, mountains, purposeful work and challenges are natural partners. Mittagundi is situated on a 400-acre property near the old gold mining town of Glen Valley, on the Upper Mitta Mitta River, north of Omeo, in Victoria, Australia. — Recorded live at the global event in Victoria, Australia in 2015. Watch Liz's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/liz-leyshan-the-importance-of-perserverance
26:02
June 2, 2020
Adam Stofsky | A Lawyer With Heart
Adam Stofsky is the founder and executive director of the New Media Advocacy Project (N-Map). Adam discovered the power of new media advocacy when working in Nigeria on a massive forced eviction case, which had been stalled in court for fourteen years. He produced a documentary, advised by local lawyers, which allowed the evictees to tell their story and advance their case. Adam continued to develop his new media advocacy ideas at the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights, where he used new media to secure positive results for Katrina victims, employment discrimination plaintiffs, and minority voters. He is a graduate of Amherst College and Harvard Law School. — Recorded live at the global event in California, USA in 2012. Watch Adam's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/adam-stofsky-a-lawyer-with-heart
26:34
May 26, 2020
Brian Robertson | Imagine A Company Without A Boss
Brian Robertson is an experienced entrepreneur, CEO, and organisational pioneer best known for his work developing Holacracy, an organisational operating system that concretely embodies the agile, transparent capacities called for in today’s turbulent times. First incubated at an award-winning fast-growth software company Brian launched at age 23 and led for seven years, Holacracy continues to develop and spread under the stewardship of HolacracyOne, which Brian co-founded to help other change agents bring this purpose-driven evolutionary operating system to organizations across the globe. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2012. Watch Brian's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/brian-robertson-imagine-a-company-without-a-boss
21:54
May 26, 2020
Andy Hedges | Journeys Of Leadership
Andy was appointed Director of Shopping Centre Management of Scentre Group in June 2014. Prior to the establishment of Scentre Group, he was the Director of Shopping Centre Management for Westfield Australia, since joining in October 2007. Andy was previously with FMCG company, Reckitt Benckiser for 20 years in various management roles in Canada and the UK, and as Senior Vice President and Regional Director for ANZ region. A wise executive with a keen interest and focus on Leadership, Andy is active across Social Media, evangelising great business practices. He also generously provides support, guidance and time for others, strengthening communities and connecting relevant people to enhance their work and lives. Andy is an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK) and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management. — Recorded live at the global event in Victoria, Australia in 2015. Watch Andy's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/andy-hedges-journeys-of-leadership
22:36
May 26, 2020
Taylor Davidson | Acknowledge Process
Taylor Davidson helps entrepreneurs build innovative ideas into remarkable companies, working with consumer and enterprise businesses in digital media, imagery, mobile, and more. He has invested and advised a number of early-stage startups throughout his career as a venture capitalist, consultant, advisor, and mentor. Taylor was formerly an early-stage venture capitalist at a US-based advertising agency, where in addition to investing in startups he co-created an internal educational program about venture capital and entrepreneurship and co-curated the book Creative Entrepreneurship to share this educational goal with anyone in the world. Over 12,000 entrepreneurs have downloaded one of his template financial models for startups. He is also a professional photographer (@tdavidson on Instagram), focusing on business and event photography for clients like Clinton Global Initiative, The Economist, CNN, The Rockefeller Foundation, and many others. — Recorded live at the global event in Victoria, Australia in 2015. Watch Taylor's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/taylor-davidson-acknowledge-process
18:55
May 26, 2020
Neil Denny | How To Enable Conflict
Neil Denny is a collaborative lawyer, trainer and author. He is the author of Conversational Riffs and The Collaborative Law Companion. His third book, Grudgeology is currently being written. He is the Director of Learning and Development for allLD Ltd. Neil has dedicated his work to equipping people to understand this thing called conflict, how it leads us to act and how we might be more effective in the face of it. The goal? To transform families, communities and organisations. Neil speaks frequently across England, Wales and North America. He lives in Bath with his wife, two children. And their guinea pigs. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2011. Watch Neil's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/neil-denny-how-to-enable-conflict
21:15
May 26, 2020
Rob Poynton | Why We All Need To Pause Right Now
We are all in a pause now. How do we make sense of that and how do we make the most of it? How can we use this time constructively and creatively, to set new priorities or ask new questions? How are we responding and how else might we respond? Rob shares what he learned in writing his book ‘DO Pause’ to turn the  situation of being in lockdown during Covid-19 to our advantage. — Recorded live as part of our online Live Lecture Series in 2020. Watch Rob's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/rob-poynton-why-we-all-need-to-pause-right-now
28:46
May 22, 2020
Robert Poynton | Beyond Control. A Complex World Demands The Ability To Improvise
After studying at Oxford, Robert worked in a number of London best and most colourfully named advertising agencies before leaving to travel the world. He ended up in Spain, from where he never quite made it home. A serendipitous meeting (in Portland, Oregon) gave him a way to make work into play (and play into work). The result was On Your Feet, which uses ideas and methods derived from improv theatre to help people work together better. Robert Poynton is an Associate Fellow of Oxford University’s Saïd Business School where he contributes, using improvisation, to a number of executive leadership programmes. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2011. Watch Rob's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/robert-poynton-beyond-control-a-complex-world-demands-the-ability-to-improvise
20:32
May 19, 2020
Phil Parker | Why The Words You Say To Yourself Matter
Phil Parker is an internationally renowned lecturer, therapist and innovator in the field of personal development. He has also changed the lives of thousands of people by designing the groundbreaking Lightning Process® seminars. He has been lecturing in NLP, Self-hypnosis and Hypnosis, Life Coaching and Osteopathy, at both Undergraduate and Postgraduate levels, since the early 1980s. He is the Director of The Phil Parker Training Institute where he researches and designs programmes, and trains students. He is well known for his encouraging, entertaining and stimulating style of teaching, and his ability to break down complex ideas so that they are easily communicable and understandable. Phil now runs an internationally renowned practice based in London; people from all over the world and all walks of life, including actors, celebrities and sports personalities are drawn to his practice and his work has been translated into a number of languages. His core principle is that people are geniuses with amazing skills, qualities and talents, and he hopes he can help as many people as possible to find that out about themselves. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2010. Watch Phil's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/phil-parker-why-the-words-you-say-to-yourself-matter
24:04
May 19, 2020
Tim Drake | How Young Is Your Brain?
Tim spent more than a decade in Fast Moving Consumer Goods, ending up as Client Services Director of the global advertising agency BBDO. He then co-founded a retail business that achieved a turnover of £17 million. Selling the business in 1992, Tim has built up a portfolio of interests. He set up, and Chairs, three Think Tanks for Chief Executives, including the Sports and Leisure Industry, with CEO from brands such as Nike, Reebok, and Adidas. Tim’s latest book, published in 2009, entitled You Can Be As Young As You Think. It is an uplifting and practical guide to moving from Old Brained, anxious, defensive, closed, thinking, to Young Brained, creative, enthusiastic and open thinking. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2012. Watch Tim's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/tim-drake-how-young-is-your-brain
19:42
May 19, 2020
Joe Casey | How School Leavers Can Learn How To Make The Right Career Choice
As a teenager unsure of what he wanted to do, Joe opted for something manly – Engineering. Fed up with that, he jumped at the chance of a year’s work experience in Africa. Came back and moved to London. After a number of years, he knew he had to face up to what interested me most – human beings, their experiences, issues and directions in life. He embarked on Counselling and Career Guidance courses. Over the years Joe has worked with a few thousand teenagers and adults helping them discover their own identity, thus empowering them to choose fulfilling, purposeful, personally meaningful and successful paths’ in life. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2011. Watch Joe's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/joe-casey-how-school-leavers-can-learn-how-to-make-the-right-career-choice
24:55
May 19, 2020
James Alexander | A Changed Man
James was a promising marine at the age of 20, one year later he was sentenced to 15 years to life after a deadly confrontation with a drug dealer. Prison became survival and the first few years he was in isolation, he shared a recreation yard with death row inmates, including Stanley ‘Tookie’ Williams, founder of the notorious Crips gang in Los Angeles. When James was allowed to rejoin the prison’s general population in 1987, he took advantage of the opportunity to make more of his life. Almost three years out of prison now, James smile tells the story. He completed his BS in psychology shortly after release, graduating summa cum laude. Now his days are filled with helping people from all walks of life as a drug and alcohol counsellor in Napa and Sonoma Counties, a career inspired by his mother, who passed away in 2012. He also serves as a lead facilitator for the Alternatives to Violence Project in Santa Rosa. In February James was honoured with the unsung hero award for compassion, presented to him by the Dalai Lama for his work founding a program in prison to tutor inmates. — Recorded live at the global event in California, USA in 2014. Watch James' full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/james-alexander-a-changed-man
24:06
May 19, 2020
Pam Weiss | Presence
Leaving years of Zen monastic training and yet keeping the vow to carry the Bodhisattva spirit, insight and kindness, into the world and workplace was her vision and aspiration. Stepping out from a monastery into a corporate setting … unique courage. Now recognised as a pioneer in integrating the principles and practices of Buddhist teachings into leadership development and organisational transformation. Pam will share the teachings and impact of mindfulness in an accessible, down-to-earth practice that suits the unique issues and concerns of our time. — Recorded live at the global event in California, USA in 2011. Watch Pam's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/pam-weiss-presence
28:43
May 12, 2020
Sarah Outen | What 500 Days Alone On The Ocean Taught Me About Solitude
Long, slow, solo expeditions. Author. Speaker. Film maker. Educator. Trainee Psychotherapist. Mum to three donkeys. Sarah Outen is an adventurer by land and sea. Her most recent major expedition was a 4.5-year bid to loop the planet using human power - rowing across oceans, cycling across continents and kayaking the bits in between. An advocate of getting outside, Sarah is all about sharing the good energy and spirit of the outdoors and adventure. — Recorded live as part of our online Live Lecture Series in 2020. Watch Sarah's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/sarah-outen-what-500-days-alone-on-the-ocean-taught-me-about-solitude
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May 12, 2020
Hall Newbegin | Let Your Freak Flag Fly
Hall Newbegin, a hiker, mushroom-forager, wildflower enthusiast and all around wilderness freak, founded the wilderness fragrance company Juniper Ridge in December of 1998. Hall began bottling the various scents of the West by harvesting plants while on hikes and then distilling them in his kitchen to create natural fragrances that he would sell at local farmer’s markets in Berkeley and San Francisco. Now with a total of 20 on board with him at Juniper Ridge, the company has grown but still holds onto its original mission: to bring the quiet and potentially transformative experience of being deep in the mountains into people’s homes and daily lives. — Recorded live at the global event in California, USA in 2015. Watch Hall's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/hall-newbegin-let-your-freak-flag-fly
24:32
May 12, 2020
Romy Fraser | How To Believe In Your Own Magic
In 1981, long before the world got hooked on green juices and chia seeds, Romy opened a small natural health and beauty shop in London’s Covent Garden. And Neal’s Yard Remedies was born. She saw it decades before everyone. Now spending her time at her 300 acres mixed organic farm set in the rolling hills of East Devon. A real pioneer. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2018. Watch Romy's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/romy-fraser-how-to-believe-in-your-own-magic
35:51
May 12, 2020
Michael Townsend Williams | Breathe Yourself Better
A breathwork session with Michael Townsend Williams, author of DO Breathe. Your breath is the connection between your mind and body. By changing your breathing, you can calm your mind, relax your body and refresh your energy levels. Michael will share a number of useful breathing techniques to manage during these difficult times. How to reset your breathing to recentre yourself. How to find your optimum breathing rate to balance your nervous system. How to energise yourself to get over a hump. How to focus your mind to get stuff done. How to relax deeply to switch off when you need to. Learn how you can make your breath your constant companion, everyday. Just find somewhere comfortable to sit - cross-legged, kneeling or seated in a chair - and do what you can to remove any distractions or background noise. — Recorded live as part of our online Live Lecture Series in 2020. Watch Michael's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/michael-townsend-williams-breathe-yourself-better
29:43
May 12, 2020
Steve Larosiliere | Opportunity Knocks
Steve Larosiliere is the Founder and President of STOKED, a youth development agency with offices in New York and Los Angeles that uses a combination of action sports (snowboarding, skateboarding, and surfing), mentoring, and after-school programs to empower teens to be successful leaders in their community. Through STOKED, Steve’s work has appeared in the New Yorker Magazine, ESPN, Huffington Post, Oprah Magazine, NY Times, Nylon Magazine, Bloomberg, Wall Street Journal, and Transworld Business. STOKED was voted to the charity of the Week by Time Out NY and was voted to the NY 100 (100 most innovative businesses in NY). In 2010 Steve was honoured as a Hometown Hero in New York and given the Mentoring Award for his work with New York City youth. — Recorded live at the global event in California, USA in 2013. Watch Steve's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/steve-larosiliere-opportunity-knocks
29:15
May 5, 2020
Anjali Karki | Little Miss Sunshine
In 2010, the radiant Maggie Doyne gave a DO Lectures talk in Cardigan, Wales that inspired us all. This year Maggie will be attending as a guest and one of her students, Anjali, will share a powerful story of finding an education, and a home, in a place where life can be rather difficult. A talk not to be missed. — Recorded live at the global event in California, USA in 2012. Watch Anjali's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/anjali-karki-little-miss-sunshine
19:44
May 5, 2020
Mo Syed | Raise Your Hand In Support
Brave meningitis boy Luca Williams was so sick his body swelled to twice his normal size at the height of his illness. Distraught parents Mo Syed and Sian Williams had never been through anything so tough in their lives, and then they had to tell their beloved son he was going to lose his limbs. The plan is that the For Luca campaign will raise £1.5m that can be used to help Luca with prosthetic limbs throughout his life. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2014. Watch Mo's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/mo-syed-raise-your-hand-in-support
17:03
May 5, 2020
Jan Stewart | The Juxtaposition Of Our Inner And Outer Work
Jan Stewart is passionate about quiet and expanding awareness, and sharing that consciousness in collaborative workspaces. Her fundamental passion is contributing to the evolution of consciousness and culture through service. Her expertise and passion are focused on serving customers. Jan’s work is underpinned by supporting individuals and teams to recognise, and bring to life, their authentic selves, their skills and abilities, and to relate their strengths to serving their customers, clients and members. Jan played an important role in bringing co-working spaces, Hub Melbourne, Hub Sydney and HubAdelaide to life and to be thriving workspaces for many. She is a champion for B Corporation Australia and was instrumental in Hub Australia being the fourth B Corp in Australia. We are excited to have Jan at Do Lectures Australia to share her message about the power of quiet and expanding awareness. — Recorded live at the global event in Victoria, Australia in 2014. Watch Jan's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/jan-stewart-the-juxtaposition-of-our-inner-and-outer-work
19:25
May 5, 2020
Tyrone Poole | Fall Down Seven Times, Stand Up Eight
With more than 200,000 children in shelters across America on any given day, Tyrone decided to do something about it and started NoAppFee.com. For this creative thinker, a career setback became a life-changer. Tyrone wanted to be a firefighter but during a training accident, he suffered a debilitating injury that cost him his dream, his health and nearly his life. He eventually found himself homeless, living in a shelter and volunteering to help find housing for homeless families. — Recorded live at the global event in California, USA in 2015. Watch Tyrone's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/tyrone-poole-fall-down-seven-times-stand-up-eight
23:36
May 5, 2020
Michael Fordham | The Soul of a Surfer
Michael was born in East London in 1968, left school in 1984 and never had a proper job. He started surfing in 1986 whilst living in Queensland during a six year global wander. He returned home to study anthropology in his mid twenties and became obsessed with war zones, waves and London. Throughout the nineties he scratched a living by writing about all these things. By the middle of that decade he scored a jumped-up title on the flannel panel at Dazed and Confused, and used that as a magic carpet to take him to places where he could indulge his various obsessions. In 1999 he launched Adrenalin Magazine, thereby blagging his way around the world for another six years. In 2002 Michael married Lucy. They were blessed with three children in five years, in the middle of which time they moved to Somerset to live in a tiny village dominated by the Church Wardens and 300 head of cattle. Whilst his fellow villagers are convinced he is on a Witness Protection Programme, he published The September Project in 2007 and The Book of Surfing: the killer guide to surf culture in 2008. Michael is currently writing a novel set in California in the year 1969, as well as a series of stories about Kosovo and Bosnia, and loads of travel, interviews and other types of hackery. He is considering going back to study theology. No, really. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2008. Watch Michael's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/michael-fordham-the-soul-of-a-surfer
28:14
April 28, 2020
Richard Askwith | Why Going Down Mountains Is Harder Than Going Up
Richard Askwith is a desk-bound southern journalist – based in Northamptonshire – whose life was changed by a mid-life encounter with the unforgiving northern sport of fell-running. A decade-and-a-half of running, stumbling, shivering and getting lost in Britain’s wildest mountains provided the raw material for his best-selling book, 'Feet in the Clouds: a Tale of Fell-Running and Obsession'. He is now working on a book about how big business and big government have between them squeezed most of the spontaneity out of running – and how ordinary people can reclaim their freedom and rediscover the joy of natural running. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2012. Watch Richard's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/richard-askwith-why-going-down-mountains-is-harder-than-going-up
20:01
April 28, 2020
Paul Deegan | What's Stopping You From DO-ing?
An award-winning author, climber, explorer and occasional dustman. In 1987, when he was supposed to be studying to get into university, Paul Deegan discovered that Everest Base Camp had turned into a rubbish dump. So he decided to do something about it. A year later, aged 18, Paul became the world's highest dustman when he co-led a 47-strong team that dealt with the mountain of litter that had accumulated at the foot of the world's highest peak. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2009. Watch Paul's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/paul-deegan-whats-stopping-you-from-do-ing
19:41
April 28, 2020
Brad Ludden | Waterman With Soul
At the age of 13, Brad’s parents told him he could do anything he wanted with his life. He took it literally and did the thing he loved the most – whitewater kayaking. By 18 he was living his dream; he had signed on as Nike’s first sponsored whitewater kayaker, was on the cover of Outside Magazine, travelling the globe in search of first descents on remote rivers, and filming with the largest production companies in the outdoor industry. Despite all of his success, something was missing. Brad felt he needed to find a way to share the bounty of positive effects whitewater kayaking had had on his life by giving the gift of outdoor adventure to others who needed it more. He settled on young adults with cancer after watching his Aunt fight the disease a few years earlier and First Descents was born. Thirteen years later, First Descents–an organisation that provides free outdoor adventure therapy to young adults with cancer–has helped over 2,000 young adults live beyond their disease by providing them free multi-day adventure experiences. — Recorded live at the global event in California, USA in 2013. Watch Brad's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/brad-ludden-waterman-with-soul
20:46
April 28, 2020
Alastair Humphreys | How To Live Adventurously Every Day
Spending over 4 years cycling around the world, 46,000 miles, 60 countries and 5 continents. Most recently Alastair walked, rowed, ran, busked, trekked to all corners of the world, including the completion of one of his pioneering micro-adventures. Being named as one of National Geographic’s 2012 Adventurers of the Year. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2018. Watch Alastair's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/alastair-humphreys-how-to-live-adventurously-every-day
26:12
April 28, 2020
Tom Taylor | Move over Rupert Murdoch
Tom Taylor makes things that try to delight and disrupt, usually involving software and hardware glued to the internet somehow. He likes to think of the internet as the virtual shed at the bottom of his non-existent garden. He's freelance, and one-third of the Really Interesting Group, a multi-disciplinary organisation that does 'post-digital design', which is sort of about taking the web into the real world, and mostly seems to involve lots of printing. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2009. Watch Tom's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/tom-taylor-move-over-rupert-murdoch
20:54
April 21, 2020
Angelo Morgan-Somers | Catch The Flame
He wrote a 22-page argument about why he should be home-schooled and gave it to his dad. He then showed it to the headteacher who also agreed it was best. Now, aged 15 years old, he is being educated at home. And in his free time is working on two start-ups that he hopes will use blockchain technology to disrupt an industry or two. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2018. Watch Angelo's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/angelo-morgan-somers-catch-the-flame
24:46
April 21, 2020
Euan Semple | Why Social Network Mess Can Benefit Your Business
Euan Semple is one of the few people in the world who can turn the complex world of social networking into something we can all understand. And, at the same time, learn how to get the most from it. He is a one-man digital upgrade option for us all to download. This world is changing fast, but he makes sense of it because he understands that the core basics remain the same: community, learning, interaction. He is a master story-teller who offers a host of practical tales about how this new world can work for humans. Assuming, you are one. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2010. Watch Euan's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/euan-semple-why-social-network-mess-can-benefit-your-business
23:09
April 21, 2020
Jay Rogers | Can A Community Design A Car?
Jay Rogers is a modern day Henry Ford. He is going to change the car industry. He has created a community company that will spark a revolution in this capital and time intensive industry. He is changing both things with a revolutionary approach to the industry. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2010. Watch Jay's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/jay-rogers-can-a-community-design-a-car
23:21
April 21, 2020
Rhys Newman | Great Teams Build Great Products
Former Head of Design at Nokia, Rhys started Omata from a shed in Venice Beach California. The two-man start-up has successfully launched the world's first analogue GPS speedometer. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2016. Watch Rhys' full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/rhys-newman-great-teams-build-great-products
20:50
April 21, 2020
Claire Herminjard | The Proud Omnivore
Prior to founding Mindful Meats, Claire worked in the internet services industry first at Salesforce.com and then at the startup Lookery, running customer development and sales. Claire’s shift to the food business began as she followed her passion but soon took on greater purpose after learning that US livestock then consumed over 70% of corn and soy crops produced in our country, most of which are genetically modified. Being a proud omnivore and against the use of genetically modified organisms, she founded Mindful Meats in order to be a part of finding a trustworthy and healthy source of protein for our families. Claire holds a BA in Public Policy Studies from Duke University where she had a focus on moral leadership. Currently, she is a volunteer with GMO-Free Marin, Slow Money Northern California, and is a mentor to youth through the Ashoka Youth Ventures Just Food program of 2011. When not engaged in a project, find her catching up with friends and family, practising yoga, dancing and running barefoot. — Recorded live at the global event in California, USA in 2013. Watch Claire's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/claire-herminjard-the-proud-omnivore
15:51
April 16, 2020
Kasim Ali | Why Great Tea Is As Every Bit As Geeky As Great Coffee
Kasim Ali is the founder of Waterloo Tea. A qualified pharmacist with an MSc in International Relations, he decided on a change in direction without losing the skills he had already learned. Kasim considers tea as a “gift” from the East to the West and has aimed to honour this by applying science and accuracy to complete the ‘farm to cup’ journey. Within 8 months of launching Waterloo Tea House, it won the award for best café in the UK. The thinking behind Waterloo Tea is the simple idea that it is all about your palate and exploring taste. They have no marketing, no sales team, no people on the road, all their growth comes from people just tasting their tea. They now have 3 tea shops in Cardiff. Waterloo tea’s mission is to get you to re-think tea. For the last 20-30 years, we have to drink the wrong stuff, pouring boiling hot water over it and calling it tea. But once you taste the real tea, you won’t drink that other stuff again. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2014. Watch Kasim's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/kasim-ali-why-great-tea-is-as-every-bit-as-geeky-as-great-coffee
18:58
April 16, 2020
Patrick Holden | Why Local Is The Answer
Patrick Holden was brought up in London. He visited a dairy farm near Epping aged five and decided he wanted to milk cows. He studied biodynamic agriculture at Emerson College in 1972 and started a community farm in West Wales in 1973. The 93 hectare mixed organic farm is now the longest established organic dairy farm in Wales, with a herd of 65 Ayrshire cows - the milk from which is being made into an unpasteurised cheese by his son Sam. He has worked for the Soil Association since 1988 and as Director since 1995. During that period income has risen from £200,000 to £10 million and sales of organic food from £50 million to £2 billion. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2009. Watch Patrick's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/patrick-holden-why-local-is-the-answer
24:24
April 16, 2020
Tom Herbert | Why Good Bread Needs To Be For Everyone
Tom Herbert, 5th generation baker and ‘Crust Crusader’ shares why making bread is more than just flour and water. And why sourdough is going viral. Fresh out of baking college, Tom won Young Baker of the Year with an ambition to ‘do for bread what Rick Stein has done for fish’. With a wealth of artisanal nous and a lively baking and business heritage, Tom and his family’s bakery, Hobbs House have gone on to collect numerous awards, been featured in the aforementioned Rick Stein’s Food Heroes and also featured in the Independent’s top 50 food shops. Tom is passionate about eating, sharing and making bread. With a wood-fired oven at the family’s bakery/cafe by the stream in Nailsworth, Tom regularly gives talks, demonstrations and does bread making courses. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2012. Watch Tom's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/tom-herbert-why-good-bread-needs-to-be-for-everyone
17:22
April 16, 2020
Dearbhla Reynolds | Go With Your Gut
Motivated by an unquestionable belief that food is medicine and that what we eat can promote great healing or cause great harm, in The Cultured Club fermentation advocate Dearbhla Reynolds shows how to turn simple ingredients into superfoods using one of the world’s oldest methods of food preservation. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2018. Watch Dearbhla's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/dearbhla-reynolds-go-with-your-gut
23:25
April 16, 2020
Bobette Buster | Can You Tell Your Story?
Bobette Buster hails from small-town American, a region renowned for their storytellers. Travelling all over the US to listen to the last of the great “folk storytellers,” she recorded their “oral history” in a collection now stored at the Kentucky Museum. She then moved onto Hollywood, to learn the business of storytelling and script development, and now writes, produces and lectures at the major studios, and in top film programs, all over the globe on how to create great stories well told. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2012. Watch Bobette's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/bobette-buster-can-you-tell-your-story
23:36
April 7, 2020
Giles Duley | The Competition Between Stubbornness And Fragility
British photographer, writer, and storyteller. Best known for his work documenting the long-term impact of war taking him to over a dozen countries. After losing both legs and his left arm in 2011 whilst in Afghanistan photographing those in the conflict, Giles told his doctors “I’m still a photographer”, and returned to work in Afghanistan less than 18 months later. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2018. Watch Gile's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/giles-duley-the-competition-between-stubbornness-and-fragility
41:07
April 7, 2020
Craig Mod | What's The Future Of The Book In The iPad Era?
Craig explores the fusion of the digital and analogue worlds. A change is coming. The book is about to meet the digital world and an interesting convergence is going to happen. At this point, the definition of the book will be up for grabs. The book will go beyond just being a book. This is a unique convergence point for things digital and analogue. Because of this, right now is a very exciting time to be involved with storytelling. Some of the potential gains are edgier, riskier books in digital form born from a lower barrier-to-entry to publish; new modes of storytelling; less environmental impact and a rise in importance of editors. And, yes — paradoxically — a marked increase in the quality of things that do get printed. The iPad presents a new canvas. And we’re going to see new forms of storytelling emerge. This is an opportunity to redefine modes of conversation between reader and content. And that’s one hell of an opportunity if making content is your thing. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2010. Watch Craig's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/craig-mod-whats-the-future-of-the-book-in-the-ipad-era
24:28
April 7, 2020
Laura Brunow Miner | What Camp Has Taught Me About Communities
Laura Brunow Miner is an editor, designer and entrepreneur based in San Francisco. She founded Pictory, an online publication that showcases the photo stories of people around the world. In 2009, Miner started Phoot Camp, a creative retreat and photography workshop, and in 2010 began Eat Retreat, a workshop for leaders in the food community. She was recently listed as one of the Hot 20 Under 40 by 7×7 Magazine, and one of the Most Influential Women in Tech by Fast Company. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2011. Watch Laura's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/laura-brunow-miner-what-camp-has-taught-me-about-communities
17:10
April 7, 2020
Collyn Ahart | Sell Your Pursuit Not Your Product
Collyn talks about brand strategy, particularly how brands identify cultural and social roles and opportunities. Collyn emphasises the importance of a brand strategy to understand their role within the culture. Cultures are what make us feel connected to one another and part of something bigger. People want things they can connect with and if they can identify this to the brand, it brings the strategy to life. Collyn Ahart helps brands connect with culture, with clients like Rapha, BSkyB, The Royal Mail and Divine Chocolate. This means understanding and articulating a brand’s unique but often humble role in a culture’s shape and metabolism. But what happens when there are no brands acknowledging a culture? A cultural opportunity? She has created an outdoors-wear brand for women for this very reason. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2013. Watch Collyn's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/collyn-ahart-sell-your-pursuit-not-your-product
19:23
April 7, 2020
Dan Mace | Changing Your Perception To Change Your Life
Dan is a twenty-first-century director and filmmaker. First found behind the camera professionally at sixteen, he has directed music videos, commercials, and over 50 short films in his career. At twenty-two he opened his first film production company, If Not Why Not, and successfully completed thirty plus productions. He then served as a Creative Director at the prolific Cape Town film and production company, AVA. And six months later started his independent YouTube channel, DanTheDirector. A channel that currently has around 65 thousand subscribers and grows by the thousands on a monthly basis. He has just returned from Cannes Lions where he won two silver screens at the Young Directors awards. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2016. Watch Dan's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/dan-mace-changing-your-perception-to-change-your-life
18:47
March 31, 2020
Emma Mercury | What Feeds The Good Wolf?
Emma is the Editor of “The Messy Heads”, a magazine and blog with a wide range of articles. She uses her platform to inform her audience about important issues revolving around ethical fashion, self-love, veganism, and other topics of discussion. Emma describes The Messy Heads as a “blog and mag about living, feeling, exploring”. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2017. Watch Emma's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/emma-mercury-what-feeds-the-good-wolf
16:22
March 31, 2020
Luke Sital-Singh | Enjoy Your Time In The Shadows
Hailing from South West London, Luke Sital-Singh's distinctive sound has been likened to everyone from Bon Ivor to Neil Young. He's making waves and rising fast. Bare-boned, finger-picked guitar accompanies the hair-raising tenor of Luke's tender, almost tremulous voice. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2017. Watch Luke's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/luke-sital-singh-enjoy-your-time-in-the-shadows
16:08
March 31, 2020
Aidan Ferris | When You Find Passion Use It
Aidan educates and inspires those around her to take action on climate change. And been doing so since she was 15 years old. Aidan seeks to empower youth worldwide to use their passions to make a difference locally and globally. With Earth Guardians she has led several workshops focusing on climate justice solutions youth can bring into their communities. As the Global Crew Director, she supports crews worldwide and works to create connection and collaboration. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2016. Watch Aidan's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/aidan-ferris-when-you-find-passion-use-it
20:31
March 31, 2020
Liam Burgess | Don’t Set Yourself Boundaries You Can’t Break Down
You could say that Liam was destined to make chocolate. Growing up next to the Cadbury factory he is now on a mission to build the best chocolate factory in the world. Liam drew inspiration from the time he spent working with a French chef in his restaurant days. He loved those making stuff in all corners of Wales, which have influenced many of his chocolate bar flavours even today. The company was founded four years ago with a £3,000 loan from the Princes Trust in a caravan in Liam’s mums back garden. At NOMNOM, the team is made up of passionate individuals wanting to make a real difference to the community. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2016. Watch Liam's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/liam-burgess-dont-set-yourself-boundaries-you-cant-break-down
22:33
March 31, 2020
Jane Davidson | Why Wales Leads The Way In Sustainability
Can a small country like Wales lead the way in terms of sustainability? Can an entire country go organic? Why not? Jane is Minister for Environment, Sustainability and Housing for Wales. Even though Wales is a small country, her aim is for Wales to set the example for the rest of the world in terms of sustainability and environmental protection. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2009. Watch Jane's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/jane-davidson-why-wales-leads-the-way-in-sustainability
17:32
March 24, 2020
Fergal Smith | Where Is Your Water?
Growing up on an organic farm with parents who are dreamers, Fergal found himself living an hour from good waves. His surfing has seen him travel all over the world. Fergal quickly withdrew from the global game when he began to feel the impact that his career was having on the environment. Pulling away from sponsors and settling down on his native Irish coastline, Fergal now devotes his life to the small farm where he and his friends and family grow organic vegetables. Running for the Irish General Election earlier this year, Fergal puts the land he’s lived on first; but always makes some time for a session or two when the swell is on his side. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2014. Watch Fergal's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/fergal-smith-where-is-your-water
12:17
March 24, 2020
Briony Penn | Barefoot Mapper
One of Canada’s leading environmentalists, Briony is a geographer from Saltspring Island, BC. Briony has lived most of her life on the shores of the Salish Sea and helped initiate the sea’s official naming. She is an adjunct professor at the School of Environmental Studies, University of Victoria and has spent the last 20 years as an award-winning environmental writer, educator, naturalist, broadcaster, artist and lecturer. A pioneer of barefoot mapping, she has created maps and led workshops assisting communities to map their cherished places for nearly two decades, culminating in several books including Islands in the Salish Sea: A Community Atlas, nominated for the BC Book Awards. Briony is the mother of two teenage boys and lives on Saltspring Island in an ecohouse she designed. — Recorded live at the global event in California, USA in 2013. Watch Briony's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/briony-penn-barefoot-mapper
25:35
March 24, 2020
Glen Peters | Empty Out The Piggy Bank
Having worked in engineering, pharmacy and investment banking, nothing ever felt quite right. Glen has now turned his hand to solar energy, building the first solar farm in west Wales. Here’s what he learnt along the way. Glen Peters was born in India and grew up in a railway colony near Calcutta. He emigrated with his parents to London and took a degree in Chemistry and later a PhD in information management. In the 80’s he joined Price Waterhouse where he consulted with many of the world’s largest companies up until last year. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2018. Watch Glen's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/glen-peters-empty-out-the-piggy-bank
18:34
March 24, 2020
Gavin Pretor Pinney | The Beauty Of Clouds
Gavin founded the Cloud Appreciation Society in 2004 to fight 'blue-sky thinking'. He feels that clouds are one of the most beautiful and varied of nature's displays, and that it is high time people stopped complaining about them. The society now has over 25,000 members from all around the world. Gavin’s book, The Cloudspotter’s Guide came out in 2006, it immediately became an international bestseller, and has been published in fifteen different languages. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2008. Watch Gavin's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/gavin-pretor-pinney-the-beauty-of-clouds
31:05
March 24, 2020
Mark Reeves | Leadership Circles
Mark Reeves has always had a keen interest in and passion for leadership, physical and outdoor education and health and wellbeing – an interest he lives and breathes. His particular leadership focus is mentoring, surrounding oneself with great people and leadership as a verb-not a position but action! He has undergraduate, graduate and post-graduate degrees from Melbourne University and in Outdoor Pursuits from Plas-Y-Brennin in North Wales, UK. They were tough days in Wales at a demanding training centre – this was where Shipton and Mallory of early Everest fame undertook their training! Ghosts abounded in those hallowed halls and crags. In 1999 he established the Alpine School, Dinner Plain. The school now has three campuses with the Snowy River Campus at Marlo and the Gnurad-Gundidj Campus at Glenormiston. It is the only school of its type in a government system in the world. Mark has always been active in the local community – he is a volunteer firefighter (Lieutenant) with the CFA and has chaired the Dinner Plain Community Centre. He coached hockey for Orbost and East Gippsland, is a volunteer for Marlo Coast Guard, is on the Curlip Paddle Steamer committee and was elected Mayor in November 2013. Mark lives in Marlo at the mouth of the Snowy River and loves "things and people that go!" — Recorded live at the global event in Victoria, Australia in 2014. Watch Mark's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/mark-reeves-leadership-circles
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March 17, 2020
Shannon Eeles | Making A Difference
A born problem-solver, Shannon frequently asks herself what she can do that will make the biggest possible difference. This question has taken her from founding autism education programs to becoming a budding politician. Next up, Prime Minister? A diagnosis of autism in the family triggered Shannon’s remarkable journey on the road to improving educational quality and outcomes for children with ASD. The ultimate combination of interest, passion and incredible drive have seen her found The Centre for Inclusive Schooling of Children with Autism (CISCA), co-found both the I.D.E.A. Program and the Little Learners Autism Program, as well as take on the role of Deputy Chair of Amaze (Autism Victoria). — Recorded live at the global event in Victoria, Australia in 2014. Watch Shannon's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/shannon-eeles-making-a-difference
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March 17, 2020
Uffe Elbæk | Can You Hear The Future?
Uffe is the founder and former principal of The KaosPilots - International School of New Business Design & Social Innovation. From 1991 to 2006 he has been the principal of the KaosPilots in Denmark but is also a regular contributor to a range of leading Danish and International newspapers and magazines. In November 2001 and again in 2005 Uffe Elbæk was elected to Aarhus City Council (Denmark's second city) for the Danish Social- Liberal Party. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2009. Watch Uffe's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/uffe-elbk-can-you-hear-the-future
20:42
March 17, 2020
Alice Taylor | How Games Can Become Teachers
Alice Taylor is Commissioning Editor, Education for Channel 4. Before this, she was the Vice President of Digital Content for BBC Worldwide. In September 2006 she was named one of the Game Industry's 100 Most Influential Women by Next Generation Magazine Online. She founded and edits the blog Wonderland. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2009. Watch Alice's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/alice-taylor-how-games-can-become-teachers
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March 17, 2020
Meredy Benson Rice | Embracing The Agile Mind
Nestled in the bucolic hills of Ojai, CA, there lies a small school with big ideas that seeks to nurture the “agile mind.” Oak Grove School, founded and based on the guiding principles of J. Krishnamurti, was developed to foster the intellectual capacity and skills necessary to function with excellence in society, and at the same time to develop a foundation for inquiry into perennial questions of human life. — Recorded live at the global event in California, USA in 2012. Watch Meredy's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/meredy-benson-rice-embracing-the-agile-mind
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March 17, 2020
Neil McNair | How Nature Inspires Better Clothing Design
Neil wants you to stop bringing plastic into the mountains. Living and working in the mountains for the last 18 years has meant that he's worn just about every conceivable 'technical' fabric in the wildest weather. Cocooning himself in fabrics designed to create a barrier against the elements simply doesn't work in the long-term. McNair's clever, enhanced Merino keeps you comfortable and still in touch with the elements. Plus it's natural, sustainable and effective. It's the non-plastic jacket. Neil has been a British Snowboard Trainer for over 12 years and during this time he has held the elected position BASI Snowboard Director for 2 full terms. McNair shirts is a passion that co-exists with his Snowboarding. He was born and raised during his informative years in Scotland, home is now the French Alps with his daughter. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2015. Watch Neil's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/neil-mcnair-how-nature-inspires-better-clothing-design
31:42
March 10, 2020
Robbie Hearn | Respect And Connect
Robbie cares about making businesses more human. He was part of the team that set up GiffGaff: the world's first community-powered mobile network in 2009. He has since gone on to set up Standing on Giants with co-GiffGaffer Vincent Boon. Standing on Giants works with global brands like Airbnb to bring communities to life in ways they may never have imagined. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2016. Watch Robbie's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/robbie-hearn-respect-and-connect
21:29
March 10, 2020
Jenny Fielding | Think Small. Even When You Are Big
Jenny Fielding heads Digital Ventures at BBC Worldwide where she evaluates digital opportunities, strategic partnerships and investments. She also runs BBC Worldwide Labs, a business accelerator designed for early-stage digital media companies in London and New York. Jenny has a long history in the tech industry founding start-ups including, Switch-Mobile, a disruptive VoIP mobile software company that was acquired in 2008. Previously, Jenny was COO of Wodan Capital, an associate at JP Morgan and started her career as a lawyer at Wieden & Kennedy. She also sits on the Board and advises several companies and organizations including Texting.ly, Founder Labs and Astia among others. Jenny is based in San Francisco and New York when she’s not in London. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2013. Watch Jenny's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/jenny-fielding-think-small-even-when-you-are-big
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March 10, 2020
Anna Beuselinck and Gary Breen | Against The Grain
You are leading a comfortable life in Oakland with a beautiful family beginning and then one day you discover a dilapidated vineyard with vandalized buildings in a struggling community of 817 folks in rural Hopland, California. At that moment, this family decided to get uncomfortable. Anna, a leadership development coach and Gary, a property developer knew that life could be reclaimed here, both for Hopland and for themselves. Life and care were needed and thus began the journey of beginning again. It has been a journey of ups and downs with trying moments that test even the strongest of souls. A journey of growth, learning, discovery and doing. — Recorded live at the global event in California, USA in 2013. Watch Anna and Gary's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/anna-beuselinck-and-gary-breen-against-the-grain
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March 10, 2020
Anna Felton | How Do You Manage 6 Brands, A Knitwear Company And A Flock Of Sheep?
After working for brands such as howies, The Do Lectures, Hiut Denim Co, to name a few Anna has learnt a lot about business and marketing. Biting the bullet in 2011 and going freelance she now runs PR agency in West Wales and is the founder of Monkstone Knitwear, a company based on the core roots of farming. She is part of the whole process from lambing to spinning. Anna runs Monkstone Knitwear with her partner Richard Reed on his family owned land, Trevayne Farm. She’ll tell a few stories of mud and her passion to bring manufacturing back to the UK. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2012. Watch Anna's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/anna-felton-how-do-you-manage-6-brands-a-knitwear-company-and-a-flock-of-sheep
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March 10, 2020
James Wallman | Why Experientialism Is The New Materialism
James has written for, and his opinions have appeared in, many of the world’s leading publications, from the New York Times to the Sunday Times, the Financial Times, and Wired. He has appeared on some of the world’s leading current affairs TV programmes, including ABC's The Drum, MSNBC's The Cycle and the BBC's Newsnight. His book Stuffocation was published in 2015 by Penguin. This seminal work is about what James believes to be the defining problem, and most important cultural trend, of the 21st century: we have too much stuff, and our culture's materialism has to change – and it is changing. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2015. Watch James' full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/james-wallman-why-experientialism-is-the-new-materialism
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March 3, 2020
Mark Earls | Understanding The Super Social Ape
Mark is the author of the hugely influential book 'Herd: How to Change Mass Behaviour by Harnessing Our True Nature'. For many, he’s Britain’s answer to Malcolm Gladwell without the hair. The way digs underneath our assumptions like a forensic detective to get us to re-think our assumptions. As Mark says in his book, we are ‘a super-social ape’. We exist to converse, to chat, to gossip. Whole social movements can be explained by utilising this core theory. A great talent. And an influential thinker for this modern world we live in. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2010. Watch Mark's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/mark-earls-understanding-the-super-social-ape
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March 3, 2020
Marcus Veerman | Listen To Your Mojo Meter
After a decade of outdoor education, counselling, and long-term youth mentoring, Marcus found himself on the Thai-Burma border when his wife landed a volunteer job there. On arrival, Marcus had absolutely no idea what he would do so he made a commitment to simply be open and say yes to whatever opportunities arose. Saying "yes" led to helping local communities build over 40 custom playgrounds in 2 years using local tools and materials. This was an incredible experience but building a new playground every 2 weeks took its toll. In his final year in Thailand he contracted influenza type B, Dengue Fever and had his appendix out - so to avoid total burn-out and early death, he started wondering if there was a better way..... Using this experience and the driving motivation that others around the world were now asking for playgrounds, it was time to rethink. In 2010, PlaygroundIdeas.org was born. Playground Ideas is a place where anyone, anywhere can get the tools and resources they need to build a place for play. This initiative has now spawned a global community in over 72 countries impacting around 300,000 children at less than a $1 per child and growing quickly. Marcus has been listed as one of the top 100 public interest designers and is keen to grow this kind of online empowerment model further. — Recorded live at the global event in Victoria, Australia in 2015. Watch Marcus' full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/marcus-veerman-listen-to-your-mojo-meter
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March 3, 2020
Daniel Seddiqui | Finish What You Start
After three years on the dole, knocked back from 40 interviews, the 27-year-old’s dreams of becoming a financial analyst were in tatters, the economics graduate decided ‘enough was enough’. He left his home in California and travelled across the US, trying out a job peculiar to each state every week. In just 50 weeks, Dan went from being a down-and-out to an Arizona border patrol agent, a jazz conductor, a TV weatherman and even a Las Vegas wedding planner. He is now writing a book about his adventure and hopes to get a job as an as a dietician. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2010. Watch Daniel's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/daniel-seddiqui-finish-what-you-start
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March 3, 2020
Maria Popova | Build Pockets Of Stillness Into Your Life
Maria is the founder and editor of Brain Pickings; an inventory of cross-disciplinary interestingness spanning art, science, design, history, philosophy, psychology, and more. She has written for Wired UK, The Atlantic, Nieman Journalism Lab, The New York Times, Smithsonian Magazine, and Design Observer, among others, and is an MIT Fellow. — Recorded live at the global event in California, USA in 2014. Watch Maria's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/maria-popova-build-pockets-of-stillness-into-your-life
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March 3, 2020
Judy Van Niekerk I Would Rather Have The Whole World Against Me Than My Own Soul
Judy first became an entrepreneur out of necessity many years ago after she was fired from every job she ever had. Having experienced challenges throughout her life Judy has learnt to do things her way and as a result, she never sees obstacles only opportunities, which is reflective of her becoming an international sportswoman representing her adopted country South Africa at world championships scuba diving as well as the best selling author and international speaker. This honest talk was given by Judy about the challenges she has gone through in her past shaping the person she is today. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2019. Watch Judy's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/judy-van-niekerk-i-would-rather-have-the-whole-world-against-me-than-my-own-soul
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February 28, 2020
Caroline Flint | The Importance Of Natural Home Births
Caroline Flint is a midwife, birth activist, author and founder of The Birth Centre. Her defining moment came at 8 years old with the birth of her sister at home which sparked a lifelong commitment to providing women with empowering, life-changing births. In 1989 she opened The Birth Centre which specialised in one on one midwifery care, with dark, peaceful birthing rooms and a midwifery team who treated birth as a positive, normal, physiological process. Caroline has been at the forefront of all changes affecting women in childbirth. She was President of The Royal College of Midwives, she is a founder member of the Association of Radical Midwives and the first Chair of the Midwives Information and Resource Service. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2011. Watch Caroline's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/caroline-flint-the-importance-of-natural-home-births
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February 26, 2020
Kevin Pearce | From The Obstacle Comes The Path
In one year, snowboarder Kevin Pearce went from standing atop podiums at the X Games to relearning how to brush his own teeth after a traumatic brain injury. Raised in Vermont, the youngest of four brothers, Pearce, a permanently upbeat but highly competitive figure, was well on his way to fulfilling his ambition to be, he says, “the greatest snowboarder in the world”. The accident not only stripped him of his chance of Olympic glory, it nearly killed him. At 26 years old he’s lived a life full of breakthroughs, astonishing recoveries and heartache. He remains upbeat and recently established LoveYourBrain, a social profit organization dedicated to providing support for the 1.7 million people in the U.S. who suffer traumatic brain injuries each year, as well as their families. LoveYourBrain is currently launching a national Yoga and Meditation Program, providing affordable, accessible yoga to brain injury survivors and their primary caretakers. — Recorded live at the global event in California, USA in 2015. Watch Kevin's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/kevin-pearce-from-the-obstacle-comes-the-path
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February 26, 2020
Wendy Palmer | Mastery and Mystery
Wendy is the founder of The Embodiment Foundation, a non-profit offering Leadership Embodiment, a process that uses principles from the non-violent Japanese martial art of Aikido and mindfulness to offer simple tools and practices to increase leadership presence and respond to stress and pressure with greater confidence, compassion and integrity. Wendy holds a sixth-degree black belt in Aikido and has practised mindfulness for over 35 years. She is also an author of two books, The Intuitive Body and The Practice of Freedom, a DVD and a CD. — Recorded live at the global event in California, USA in 2013. Watch Wendy's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/wendy-palmer-mastery-and-mystery
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February 26, 2020
Paul Sinton Hewitt | A Founders Truth
Most people find it hard enough to get themselves out running, let alone trying to get 4 million people to join them. Paul started Park Run with just 13 amateur runners at 8.45 AM on October 2nd, 2004 in Bushy Park in South West London. It now takes place in 1,300 parks worldwide. It is a global movement. Inspiring. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2018. Watch Paul's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/paul-sinton-hewitt-a-founders-truth
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February 25, 2020
Catherine Powell | How To Repair A Soldier
Catherine was a creative, idealistic kid, envisioning a world in which everyone did what they loved most and thus somehow all would work out fine. Workaholic eco-rebel in design college. Learned to meditate in 1995. 2008: Loving-kindness meditation unexpectedly connected to the experience of soldiers. A personal loss deepened understanding of trauma and regret. In 2010, Catherine founded the Peace of Mind meditation project, supporting healing and truthful dialogue between combat veterans and civilians. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2012. Watch Catherine's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/catherine-powell-how-to-repair-a-soldier
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February 25, 2020
Margaret Aspinall | My Strength Was To Get To The Truth Of What Happened
Born and raised in Liverpool, Margaret is the chairman of the Hillsborough Family Support Group, campaigning tirelessly for justice since the Hillsborough Disaster in 1989. Her son James of 18 years, was one of the 96 football fans who lost their lives. Spending 28 years seeking the truth about what happened at the stadium, her drive, her resilience, her quest for honesty has inspired a nation. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2019. Watch Margaret's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/margaret-aspinall-my-strength-was-to-get-to-the-truth-of-what-happened
35:57
February 22, 2020
Oliver Steeds | Could Space Exploration Help Inspire The Deep Ocean?
Oliver Steeds is a founder and Mission Director of Nekton, a new marine institute that explores and protects the deep ocean.  Oliver is also a critically acclaimed international investigative journalist and broadcaster. His investigations have appeared on Channel 4’s Dispatches and Unreported World, Channel 4 News, ABC Nightline, NBC Today, as well as many others. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2019. Watch Oliver's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/oliver-steeds-could-space-exploration-help-inspire-the-deep-ocean
22:47
February 20, 2020
Will Rosenzweig | How To Practice The Art Of Wu-Wei
Will Rosenzweig is a mime, magician and master gardener. As his day job, he serves as a partner of Physic Ventures, the first venture capital firm dedicated to investing in keeping people healthy. Will has been involved in growing more than 20 companies. This year he is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the Republic of Tea, where he was Minister of Progress and founding CEO. Will served on the faculty at UC Berkeley for nearly a decade teaching social entrepreneurship and in 2010 was honoured with the Oslo Business for Peace Award, “the highest distinction... in the area of ethical business.” — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2012. Watch Will's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/will-rosenzweig-how-to-practice-the-art-of-wu-wei
20:27
February 18, 2020
Rose Styron | The Beauty Of Wisdom
Rose Styron is a poet, journalist, translator and international human rights, activist. She’s published four volumes of poetry (Viking, Rizzoli). She travelled widely for Amnesty International and other Human Rights organizations and has chaired PEN’s Freedom to Write Committee and the RFK Human Rights Award. In 2009 and 2010 Rose was a resident fellow at Harvard’s Institute of Politics, and is currently working on a new volume of poetry and a memoir. — Recorded live at the global event in California, USA in 2014. Watch Rose's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/rose-styron-the-beauty-of-wisdom
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February 18, 2020
Miki Agrawal | Breaking Taboos
Miki is the CEO and Co-Founder of THINX, a high-tech, beautiful underwear solution for women to wear during their periods. She teamed up with AFRIpads in Uganda to fund a pack of reusable cloth pads for every underwear sold to get millions of girls back in school. To date, Miki and THINX have helped over 30,000 girls go back to school. THINX has gone viral 5 times since launching the company in 2014. Miki was named 2015 Social Entrepreneur of the Year at the World Technology Awards and her Company THINX was named Time Magazine’s 25 Best New Inventions of 2015. Miki was also the recipient of the TriBeCa Film Festival’s Disruptive Innovation Award and was named one of the “Top 20 Millenials on a Mission” by Forbes. — Recorded live at the global event in California, USA in 2016. Watch Miki's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/miki-agrawal-breaking-taboos
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February 18, 2020
Holley Murchison | Own Your Voice, Leave Your Mark
Holley Murchison is an entrepreneur from NYC using her passions for education, communication, and culture to push the envelope. Valuing people over product and collaboration over competition, her work is driven by love and compassion. As co-founder of the Hall Pass Tour, she and her team collaborate with schools and companies to produce concerts that celebrate the dreams of young people as a means to change the world. As a communication strategist, she leads Oratory Glory. The boutique agency works with select companies, educational institutions, and underrepresented doers paving the way for a more inclusive future. Through learning experiences, coaching and strategy, they help teams communicate better with authenticity, compassion, and finesse. Their collective also develops tools and products to maintain communication efficiency and effectiveness. When Holley's not out in the world pouring love into her work, she's likely adventuring, combing through Soundcloud for musical gems or savouring a good meal. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2016. Watch Holley's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/holley-murchison-own-your-voice-leave-your-mark
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February 18, 2020
Chief Arvol | Looking Horse World Wisdom
Over the past four and half decades, Chief Looking Horse has dedicated himself to the promotion of world peace and religious freedom. As the founder of World Peace & Prayer Day, he’s met with religious and spiritual leaders all over the world, including the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, to unite in a shared belief of peace. His speaking engagements range from opening prayers before numerous sessions of the United Nations to speaking on world peace at President Clinton’s inauguration in 1996. The Do Lectures USA is honoured that Chief Looking Horse will be joining us this September and look forward to hearing his message of peace and religious freedom. — Recorded live at the global event in California, USA in 2012. Watch Chief Arvol's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/chief-arvol-looking-horse-world-wisdom
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February 18, 2020
Rob Penn | An Ode To The Bicycle
Rob Penn rides a bicycle to get to work, sometimes for work, to keep fit, to bathe in air and sunshine, to travel, to go shopping, to stay sane, to savour the physical and emotional fellowship of riding with friends, for fun, to scare himself and to hear his boy laugh. He’s ridden a bicycle most days of his adult life. In his late-twenties, he gave up a career as a lawyer and spent three years cycling around the world. His latest book, It’s All About the Bike: the Pursuit of Happiness on Two Wheels has been translated into eight languages. Rob lives in the Black Mountains, South Wales with his wife and three children and commutes to work across a heather moor on a mountain bike. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2011. Watch Rob's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/rob-penn-an-ode-to-the-bicycle
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February 11, 2020
Ben Masters | How Do You Prove The Worth Of 50,000 Wild Horses And Burros Living In Captivity?
Ben Masters and three friends rode Wild Mustangs 3,000 miles from Mexico to Canada through the gnarliest terrain in the American West. He used Kickstarter to begin Unbranded, a documentary chronicling the ride. Unbranded hopes to inspire Mustang adoptions and show the complexities of Wild Horse management. Unbranded is currently in edit and will premier early in 2015. Ben is a film producer, cameraman, horse packer, guide, writer, and firm nonbeliever in lethargy. He studied Wildlife Biology at Texas A&M University and currently lives in Bozeman, Montana. — Recorded live at the global event in California, USA in 2014. Watch Ben's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/ben-masters-how-do-you-prove-the-worth-of-50000-wild-horses-and-burros-living-in-captivity
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February 11, 2020
Charlie Engle | Run Charlie, Run
Charlie is a recovering addict-alcoholic, choosing sobriety over addiction on July 23, 1992. Since that day, Charlie has challenged himself to experience all that life has to offer. He is an adventure athlete, becoming the first person to run across the entire length of the Sahara Desert. He has raced, run explored the Gobi Desert, the Atacama Desert, the jungles of Borneo, Vietnam and the Amazon, winning many events along the way. He has placed in the top five at the Badwater Ultramarathon several times. He is a mountaineer, a whitewater fanatic, a cyclist, a juggler and a professional ping pong player. Charlie is also a filmmaker and television producer, with two feature-length documentaries to his credit. He was a producer for the first two seasons of Extreme Makeover Home Edition. Most recently, Charlie served 18 months in Beckley Federal Prison, following a conviction for allegedly overstating his income on a home loan application. — Recorded live at the global event in California, USA in 2012. Watch Charlie's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/charlie-engle-run-charlie-run
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February 11, 2020
Julien Millot | Eat. Slack. Sleep.
Duo of the Flying Frenchies. The Flying Frenchies came to everyone’s attention with the film ‘The Flight of the Frenchies’. If you suffer from heights, you shouldn’t watch it. The Flying Frenchies, a colourful team living for extreme sports and artistic mix shot in original videos. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2017. Watch Julien's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/julien-millot-eat-slack-sleep
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February 11, 2020
Ann Daniels | I Know I Can. I Know I Can. I Know I Can.
Basically, this is your average day in the life story.  Have triplets, lack outdoor experience and then become a part of the first all women’s team to walk both poles. Ann is a walking tower of inspiration who simply loves weather when it is 40 below. She has led three major scientific polar expeditions and is about to face the challenge of her life … to be the first female solo to the North Pole. You explore like a girl … cool. — Recorded live at the global event in California, USA in 2011. Watch Ann's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/ann-daniels-i-know-i-can-i-know-i-can-i-know-i-can
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February 11, 2020
Giulia Enders | Our Bowels Are Quite Charming
Scientist, writer and author of ‘Gut’, Giulia believes you should listen to your body. Especially your gut. It is as important as our brain or heart, yet we know very little about how it works and many of us are too embarrassed to ask questions. She breaks this taboo, revealing the latest science on how much our digestive system has to offer. She won the Science Slam with her talk ‘Charming Bowels’. Giulia is the guru on the least talked about the organ in society: the digestive tract. ‘Gut’ is her best-selling book. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2019. Watch Giulia's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/giulia-enders-our-bowels-are-quite-charming
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February 8, 2020
Tessa Clarke | Food Waste Is Nothing Short Of An Environmental Travesty
Growing up with farmer parents, Tessa knows how much hard work goes into producing the food we all eat and absolutely hate throwing it away. After a 15 year corporate career, Tessa Co-Founded OLIO, the world's only neighbour-to-neighbour food sharing app, which is solving the problem of household food waste at scale. As a mother of 2 young children, Tessa is passionate about the sharing economy as a solution for a sustainable world. The vision for Olio is to connect people to want to share food that would otherwise be thrown out. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2019. Watch Tessa's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/tessa-clarke-food-waste-is-nothing-short-of-an-environmental-travesty
20:05
February 6, 2020
Toshi Nakamura | How Do You Empower Consumers In The Developing World?
Toshi co-founded Kopernik, technology marketplace for the developing world. Kopernik brings technology to the last mile communities, by connecting innovative life-changing technologies, local partners and funders. Since its launch in early 2010, 62,000 people benefitted from the life-changing technologies in 11 countries. Toshi has extensive experience in international development gained during his career with the United Nations living in East Timor, Indonesia, Sierra Leone dealing with governance reform, peacebuilding processes and post-disaster reconstruction. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2012. Watch Toshi's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/toshi-nakamura-how-do-you-empower-consumers-in-the-developing-world
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February 4, 2020
Ross Hill | Doing What’s Next
Ross has been exploring the internet since it was something that made alien sounds from the end of your telephone line. What began as many hours of staring at green characters that lit up the dark room has also taken him across the world to see what’s on the other side. He always finds groups of people working together in communities to bring their ideas to life. Sometimes he brings new groups together too. As well as Melbourne’s laneways and Bhutan’s colourful mountains, this adventure has taken Ross deep inside companies such as Deloitte and Yammer where he helps rewire them for the connected world. Ross wants his bio to say “Astronaut,” but the spaceships aren’t quite ready yet. — Recorded live at the global event in Victoria, Australia in 2014. Watch Ross's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/ross-hill-doing-whats-next
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February 4, 2020
Luke Pearson | Looking Back So We Can Look Forward
Luke Pearson is an experienced and dynamic educator, creator and administrator of Social Media project @IndigenousX. In other words, he is a top dude who is passionate about Indigenous education, literacy, numeracy and identity. Luke stands for credibility, experience and real results. Asa social media advocate he has inspired many to implement or improve upon social media policies, strategies and campaigns. In Luke, we are fortunate to host another lively and insightful public speaker at the inaugural Do Lectures Australia. — Recorded live at the global event in Victoria, Australia in 2014. Watch Luke's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/luke-pearson-looking-back-so-we-can-look-forward
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February 4, 2020
Anna Young | A Maker Revolution In Health
MakerNurse co-founder Anna Young works from a fundamental belief that, with the right tools, everyday people can use their own ingenuity to create devices that heal. Anna and her team at MIT’s Little Devices Lab have applied years of global experience with the Maker Movement to bring rapid prototyping tools into hospital units to enhance the natural, do-it-yourself problem solving abilities of nurses. These Medical Maker Spaces allow providers to work alongside patients to create DIY health technology solutions for more customised and affordable care. MakerNurse, powered by Pop Up Labs, uses a virtual community called Create for transfer of knowledge among these healthcare makers. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2017. Watch Anna's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/anna-young-a-maker-revolution-in-health
22:08
February 4, 2020
Shira Lazar | Breaking Barriers
Heralded by Fast Company as one of the most influential women in technology, Shira is simply a ball of energy paving new frontiers for storytelling in the 21st century. A bold entrepreneur, Shira has quickly become an iconic web personality and most recently launched her own web-based programming called What’s Trending. — Recorded live at the global event in California, USA in 2011. Watch Shira's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/shira-lazar-breaking-barriers
24:49
February 4, 2020
Tamsin Osmond | Applying Pressure
Last year, at the beginning of the summer, Tamsin borrowed her friend's edition of Heat (Monbiot). July was spent with climate science and frantically preparing Climate Camp campaigners. The end of the summer was Climate Camp - six days of sustainable living, workshops and skill-shares, two arrests and two acquittals. There are many forms of environmental action and there are many campaign targets. Since Tamsin's speedy introduction into grass-roots organisations, she has helped coordinate carnival marches, protest camps, locks/stick-on's, and banner-drops. Working with Plane Stupid she has brought the protest to a variety of sites: airports, corporate offices, high-street travel agents, the roofs of the Houses of Parliament. With the aim of involving more women in the environmental debate and to promote direct action as a legitimate and the most effective protest method. Tamsin is helping to coordinate a rally, which will celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Suffragette's rush on Parliament. The event will be on Monday 13 October, in Parliament Square. Come along. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2008. Watch Tamsin's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/tamsin-osmond-applying-pressure
19:25
January 28, 2020
Brendan Tracey | Nature Is More Intelligent Than I Am
The natural wine movement needs its rock stars. And in Brendan, it has one. Yes, he is pushing the natural wine movement forward. An American. Living in France. He makes the wine. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2017. Watch Brendan's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/brendan-tracey-nature-is-more-intelligent-than-i-am
15:27
January 28, 2020
Darina Allen | The Importance Of Finding Your Love
Darina Allen is a force of Nature. The thing that I loved about her was when she told us the story that she loved the land where she lived so much and she just had to work out a way to be able to stay there. She set up the now world famous cooking school, Ballymaloe, and has had her own cooking series and her latest book is 'Forgotten Skills of Cooking'. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2010. Watch Darina's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/darina-allen-the-importance-of-finding-your-love
31:31
January 28, 2020
Rohan Anderson | Shit Food Equals Shit Health. And How I Used Food To Improve My Life
This is warts and all life-affirming story of an overweight man working in corporate soul-sapping jobs that one day just said ‘Enough’. Rohan, with his great sense of humour and a gutsy approach to life, tells us of his fight for the right to eat good healthy food. And to become a normal healthy Aussie bloke. And now that he has sorted himself out, he is turning his attention to the rest of Australia. His next mission is going to make Australia eat healthily. If anyone can do it, Rohan can. Rohan spent much of his childhood on a small farm near Jindivick in regional Victoria where he developed not only an affinity for nature but also a deep understanding of the role it plays in providing sustenance. He has taken these lessons into his adult life where he now grows, hunts, fishes, and forages in wild and urban surroundings – procuring the food to feed his family. He also documents his adventures on his hugely popular blog, Whole Larder Love, sharing his recipes, slow food philosophies and (sometimes contentious) views with thousands of readers every month. Describing himself not as a chef, but rather a family cook, Rohan is influenced by rustic, peasant-style cooking, with minimal fuss involved. You won’t find Anderson in supermarket aisles; instead, he is usually wandering around his back garden, heading for a river, and traipsing through the bush or local paddocks to find his tucker. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2014. Watch Rohan's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/rohan-anderson-shit-food-equals-shit-health-and-how-i-used-food-to-improve-my-life
31:51
January 28, 2020
Jerri Chou | Attention, Intention, Presence
Jerri’s purpose is to create experiences that help people realise they’re part of something greater. A facilitator, artist, and healer, she draws on over 10 years of experience in convening, experience design, and purpose-based innovation and foresight to spearheaded pioneering projects and companies for the last 15 years. Named one of Fast Company's 100 most creative people, she is the founder of The Feast; a premier innovation convening that has sparked a global movement. Since 2008, The Feast has hosted everyone from the CEO of MTV to NASA, facilitated over 600 events around the globe and sparked new ventures and campaigns. — Recorded live at the global event in California, USA in 2016. Watch Jerri's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/jerri-chou-attention-intention-presence
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January 28, 2020
Dominic Wilcox | Journey To Try And Find The Ideas
Dominic Wilcox works between the worlds of art, design, craft and technology to create innovatively, thought-provoking and surprising objects. His work includes the world’s first GPS shoes, a stained glass driverless sleeper car of the future and tiny sculptures balanced on the hands of watches. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2017. Watch Dominic's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/dominic-wilcox-journey-to-try-and-find-the-ideas
23:43
January 21, 2020
Carly Heaton | One Big Fat Juicy Life
Carly loves ideas and creating stuff, and loves talking to anyone and everyone who likes ideas and to create stuff too. She doesn’t think there should be a big distinction between work and play; a maxim she and her fantastic group of co-workers live and breathe. Carly also works on two side projects with her partner Andy. The light bucket which helps bring local organisations & charities’ stories to life through content and 'In this order' a product and furniture design studio. As well as appearing before the camera, Carly will be working her magic behind the camera, which DO Lectures Australia is mighty chuffed about. — Recorded live at the global event in Victoria, Australia in 2014. Watch Carly's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/carly-heaton-one-big-fat-juicy-life
18:04
January 21, 2020
Jim Riswold | Irreverence Justified
Jim is arguably one of the world’s greatest creative directors at the iconic and revered Wieden & Kennedy agency.  In 2000 Jim was diagnosed with leukaemia and given a year or two to live. Remarkably, a clinical drug works miracles and 11 years later he is as irreverent and provocative as ever. Riswold retired from advertising to become a full-time contemporary artist, going from “a career of selling people things they don’t need to making things that people don’t want”. — Recorded live at the global event in California, USA in 2011. Watch Jim's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/jim-riswold-irreverence-justified
22:53
January 21, 2020
Sarah Corbett | Why Shouting Quietly Gets You Heard
Sarah was born in Liverpool in 1980s. For 6 years she worked for Christian Aid, DFID and most recently Oxfam as a professional campaigner & mobiliser. She started doing craftivism (craft + activism) in 2008 as a reaction to traditional forms of activism. Due to demand, Sarah set up the global Craftivist Collective in 2009. This hobby has turned her into one of the leading spokespeople in the craftivism movement (The Times featured her as the leader of one of their 5 'New Tribes' of 2012) & was shortlisted for the 2013 Observer Ethical Award for Arts & Culture- they lost out to the film Beasts of the Southern Wild so weren't too upset. Sarah works with art institutions such as V&A, Southbank & National Portrait Gallery as well as charities such as Save the Children & Unicef and has also collaborated with cult jewellers Tatty Devine & Secret Cinema amongst others. As well as collaborations, she also sells products, delivers training workshops & talks, lecturers & exhibits her craftivism work around the world & her book “A Little Book of Craftivism’” was released October 2013 distributed by Thames & Hudson & DAP worldwide (50% crowdfunded - random combination aye?!). — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2014. Watch Sarah's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/sarah-corbett-why-shouting-quietly-gets-you-heard
29:06
January 21, 2020
Anna Koska | I Do A Lot Of Things Badly
Anna is a published freelance food illustrator of some 25 years, and to date has illustrated more than 100 books. As well as book illustration, Anna regularly receives commissions from chefs, authors, and restauranteurs for food and botanical art. Having been discouraged from taking art beyond the school classroom, but inspired by the words of her Grandfather “If you have a talent, it is your duty to polish it every day.” she felt compelled to return to it some years later. As such she is entirely self-taught. She lives in East Sussex, with her husband and three children. Along with her illustrating business, she grows an overly ambitious quantity of veg, cares for three hives, two pigs, and chickens; she forests runs, cycles and is rather fervent in her efforts to supply the family with homemade ‘everything’. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2016. Watch Anna's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/anna-koska-i-do-a-lot-of-things-badly
14:05
January 21, 2020
James Routledge and George Bettany | I Wasn't Strong Enough To Speak Up
People don’t talk about mental health. In men, it is seen as a weakness. James and George are changing the perception of mental health in the workplace. They see a world where people view mental health like physical health and we want to put the world’s first mental health gym on the high street. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2019. Watch James and George's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/james-routledge-and-george-bettany-i-wasnt-strong-enough-to-speak-up
19:02
January 13, 2020
Erik Hersman | It’s Possible To Do Hard Things In Difficult Places
The man leading BRCK, a team of dedicated individuals trying to connect Africa to the internet. BRCK is a rugged wireless WiFi device designed and engineered in Kenya for use throughout the emerging markets. He is also a co-founder of iHub, Nairobi’s innovation hub for the tech community, and co-founder of Ushahidi, the free and open-source software for crowdsourcing crisis information. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2019. Watch Erik's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/erik-hersman-its-possible-to-do-hard-things-in-difficult-places
18:44
January 12, 2020
James Victore | You Only Have Teachers
He is the Tony Robbins of creativity. He is a firestarter. And the fire he wants to start is in you. He’s an artist and designer whose aim is to help you find your voice, doing wow work and building a life that inspires will devastate your limits. And show you how to win. Recently described as “part Darth Vader, part Yoda,” James is widely known for his timely wisdom and impassioned views about design and it’s placed in the world. His work is represented in the permanent collections of museums worldwide. His new book ‘Feck Perfuction’ has become a design best-seller. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2019. Watch James' full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/james-victore-you-only-have-teachers
19:45
January 11, 2020
David Lloyd Owen | Taking Water Seriously
How can we use data to clean up urban water and sanitation? Because data can be used for good. For the last twenty years, David Lloyd Owen has had a mind like water. His successful consultancy advises companies, institutions and governments on environmental, competitive and political drivers in water and wastewater management markets worldwide. He has written six books on water and wastewater along with hundreds of notes and articles on water, waste management and Clean Tech companies, markets and technologies. From being an environmental pioneer in the City in the 1980s he has spent the last decade in west Wales. His grand ambition (along with one day writing The Great City Novel) is to demonstrate that high-class urban water and sanitation services can both be affordable and financeable. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2019. Watch David's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/david-lloyd-owen-taking-water-seriously
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January 10, 2020
Sarah Middleton | Yes To Me
Back in the year 2000, Sarah found life hard, scared of her own shadow, suffering from anxiety attacks, bouts of depression, her self esteem was non-existent. For most of her life, she felt this way, felt unable to go forward and started to engage with suicidal thoughts once again and knew she needed help. Focusing her attention on how she was feeling on the inside it opened doors that had been so tightly closed. Through this massive change, Sarah had a strong burning desire to help and support others to resolve whatever was troubling them. Training to became a Journey practitioner working with people one to one and on Journey seminars far and wide, Sarah went on to train in several different techniques including Reiki. She continues to work with colleagues and friends on her personal and spiritual development, and regularly attends workshops to grow her understanding of BioEnergetics at The Ratu Bagus Ashram in Bali. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2019. Watch Sarah's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/sarah-middleton-yes-to-me
18:44
January 9, 2020
Marie Mitchell | Finding My Way Back Home
Marie is the founder of Pop’s Kitchen and co-founder of Island Social Club, bringing high-quality Caribbean food to the UK. She is embracing the vegan market with her fusion of Caribbean and European recipes. But above all, she has built a life for herself with a background of a family tragedy, finding her voice through food. Her hope is that through Island Social club, she can inspire other women to embrace building their own businesses and follow their dreams. In the future, her aim is to employ people from less privileged backgrounds and reclaim back the recipes of her ancestors. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2019. Watch Marie's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/marie-mitchell-finding-my-way-back-home
15:19
January 8, 2020
Charlie Engle | No One Is Coming To Save You
Charlie is a recovering addict-alcoholic, choosing sobriety over addiction on July 23, 1992. Since that day, Charlie has challenged himself to experience all that life has to offer. Charlie Engle knows what it’s like to run America. He knows what it’s like to run the Sahara Desert. In fact, he is one of the most accomplished ultra-marathon runners in the world. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2019. Watch Charlie's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/charlie-engle-no-one-is-coming-to-save-you
24:25
January 7, 2020
Youmna Chamcham | Imagination Can Really Trump Anything
Artist and designer Youmna Chamcham is interested in storytelling and community building. Fascinated with the internet and how we can use it to create services, audiences and tell stories, Youmna loves the magic that comes out of online communities. In 2012, she started Live Love Beirut. Before that, she spent most of her time acting and screenwriting for a TV show for kids called Mini Studio, and doing musical theatre. The rest of the time Youmna can be found playing the piano, cracking autumn leaves in Paris or hiding on her Greek Island. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2019. Watch Youmna's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/youmna-chamcham-imagination-can-really-trump-anything
18:33
January 6, 2020
Sean Taylor | Turning Heritage On Its Head
Sean Taylor was born and bred in the Conwy Valley, around 10 miles from Penrhyn Quarry, then spent 22 years jumping out of planes and throwing himself down zip lines as a Royal Marines Commando. After years of leaping from aircraft, trekking through jungles and dropping into war zones, the time came for a change. When he retired from Britain’s armed forces in 2004, a desk job was never going to be a satisfactory substitute. So, Taylor decided to replicate the thrill-seeking aspects of his career in a safe and fun environment for everyone to enjoy – from the ages of three to 99. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2019. Watch Sean's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/sean-taylor-turning-heritage-on-its-head
19:56
January 5, 2020
Bill Anthes | How To Handle Success With Humility And Failure With Grace
Bill Anthes is a Green Beret and founder of “Between the Ears”, providing professional coaching and training programs that involve you unlike any other program available. BTE strengthens your mind, improves your awareness, and empowers you to take purposeful action in your life. The name Between the Ears draws its inspiration from a quote stated by CrossFit founder Greg Glassman when he said: “the greatest adaption to CrossFit takes places between your ears”. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2019. Watch Bill's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/bill-anthes-how-to-handle-success-with-humility-and-failure-with-grace
18:53
January 4, 2020
Hilary Gallo | Hacking Your Fears
How can fear be a friend? Hilary is the author of “The Power of Soft” a guide to getting what you want and “Fear Hack” an approach to fear from a new angle. He used to be a lawyer, a negotiator and a business executive until he decided to do what he really loved. He faced his fears and quit only to find out that he had more fears than he realised and they kept chasing him about. What loves getting to the heart of problems and seeing an entirely different way through them. He now enables creative leaders to solve their problems. For the past couple of years has been running Fear Hack workshops alongside his main work as a coach for a range of clients from big media organisations, talking to people about what scares them and helping them to work through their fears. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2019. Watch Hilary's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/hilary-gallo-hacking-your-fears
22:31
January 3, 2020
Richard Walker | Destroy Or Cherish Climate Change? The Choice Is Ours
Richard is managing director of Iceland Foods and he’s on a mission to disrupt the retail industry and tackle climate change and other environmental challenges. Under his leadership, Iceland has taken a range of world-leading sustainability initiatives that include becoming the first major retailer globally to commit to eliminating single-use plastic packaging from its own-label range; taking action against continuing destruction of tropical rainforests as the first UK major UK supermarket to announcing the removal of palm ingredients from its own label food; becoming the first UK retailer to adopt the Plastic Free Trust Mark; and being the first retailer to install trial Reverse Vending Machines for plastic bottles in stores in the UK. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2019. Watch Richard's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/richard-walker-destroy-or-cherish-the-choice-is-ours
16:08
January 2, 2020
Ling Ling Phung | Love Overcomes Probabilities
Ling is a social innovation strategist for developing and emerging markets with 15 years of strategy experience including new market entry, incubation, and business model creation across the public and private sector. What she does best is bringing focus and clarity to the work of purpose-led innovation. Most of her work is grounded on the two core rituals in her life: a morning yoga practice, and a yearly silent meditation retreat, where she disappears into the wild for a full week of quietude. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2019. Watch Ling Ling's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/ling-ling-phung-love-overcomes-probabilities
23:15
January 1, 2020
Favio Lovos | Only One Will Survive
17-year-old Salvadoran-American poet, Favio Lovos, talks about his experience and how his past works reflect the socio-political awakening he experienced within his community as he was leaving middle school into high school. Favio transformed his life of adversity into rhythmical schemes that induced him into canvassing the beauty of his life with words to combat its obstacles rather than violence. He has also been a part of various open-mics across Los Angeles. Currently, he is learning new techniques and styles to help detail his writing to heal himself, his community, and others. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2016. Watch Favio's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/favio-lovos-only-one-will-survive
20:40
December 31, 2019
Gavin Strange | You Have The Same 24 Hours As Everyone
Gavin believes that creativity is not a following. We should look at other people’s paths but don't follow them down it. We all have the same 24 hours as everyone, even Beyonce. By day Gavin’s the senior designer for the brilliant Aardman Animations. By night, he goes under the alias of JamFactory, where he indulges his passion for side-projects, from filmmaking to toy design, illustration to photography. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2016. Watch Gavin's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/gavin-strange-you-have-the-same-24-hours-as-everyone
22:23
December 31, 2019
Amani Omejer | My Inner Critic
Amani believes in the power of telling your story in order to heal, and she continues to experience this first-hand as she tells her. Through writing, Amani connects with others who share similar stories and hopes to reduce the stigma around topics that she believe should hold no stigma at all. She spends her time exploring and nesting in pockets of nature, cooking good food, photographing moments, drawing cartoons, napping, laughing, surfing, listening to a bizarre selection of music, herbalism, and swimming in any pot of outdoor water she can find. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2017. Watch Amani's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/amani-omejer-my-inner-critic
22:07
December 31, 2019
Kenneth Shinozuka | The Present Is A Beautiful Gift
Kenneth tells us about Smart Socks and why he accepts things the way they are. The present is a beautiful gift. At the age of 15, Kenneth designed a smart device for his grandfather, who has Alzheimer's disease. An invention that caught the eye of both the media and awards programs such as the Google Science Fair for his pair of smart socks, designed to send an alert to a caregiver if a patient gets out of bed. In 2014, he won the $50,000 Scientific American Science in Action Award. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2016. Watch Kenneth's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/kenneth-shinozuka-the-present-is-a-beautiful-gift
17:15
December 31, 2019
Ally Maz | Your Vulnerability Is Your Super Power
Alex Mazerolle. Girlvana. Distrikt. Ladyvana. empowering young women locally & globally through yoga, meditation, and real conversation. Alex is a Vancouver, Canada based entrepreneur, writer and yoga teacher. She is the founder of Girlvana Yoga, Ladyvana Retreats and the co-owner of Distrikt Movement in North Vancouver. She is currently writing her first book to be published with Penguin Random House in 2018. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2017. Watch Ally's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/ally-maz-your-vulnerability-is-your-super-power
17:54
December 31, 2019
Severine von Tscharner Fleming | How Can We Dance In The Commons?
Severine is the director of Greenhorns, she been an organizer and cultural worker within the young farmer movement for almost 10 years, proud co-founder of National Young Farmers Coalition, Farm Hack and Agrarian Trust, and board member of the Schumacher Center for New Economics. Her work has spanned many media to celebrate, bundle and broadcast the voices and life-ways of young agrarians, from films, radio, blog gossip, guidebooks, an anthology, 2 new farmers almanacks, and newly, a mixtape and vinyl record! This trans-media work is designed to connect individuals within the broader community of action, helping to orient the work on the land, career, stamina, and interpretation of place-based possibilities. The mission of the Greenhorns is to promote, recruit and support the rising generation in organic agriculture. Greenhorns are based on Lake Champlain in Essex, New York, a 360-mile sail-boat ride from NYC. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2016. Watch Severine's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/severine-von-tscharner-fleming-how-can-we-dance-in-the-commons
22:36
December 24, 2019
Ciara Judge and Emer Hickey | How Two Teens Are Changing The Food Industry
Ciara and Emer are seventeen-year-old students from Cork, Ireland who with their teammate Sophie won the Google Global Science Fair, for an innovation which it is hoped will improve food crop productivity thereby reducing world hunger. Ciara and Emer continue to develop their innovation with experts in the field and in October 2014 they were recognised by Time magazine as being amongst the top 25 most influential teenagers in the world. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2015. Watch Ciara and Emer's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/ciara-judge-and-emer-hickey-how-two-teens-are-changing-the-food-industry
22:17
December 24, 2019
Aubrey Meyer | Do More Of Less
Aubrey talks about contraction & Convergence. It's a response to the objective of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). It is a rational, science-based global framework to share the removal of CO2 emissions globally at a rate where we solve the problem of climate change faster than we are creating it. In 1989 Aubrey put brackets around a career in music and started a campaign to establish Contraction and Convergence as the internationally proportionate response to climate change. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2008. Watch Aubrey's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/aubrey-meyer-do-more-of-less
52:45
December 24, 2019
Alice Holden | How To Get Young People To Love The Land
Alice represents a small group of young people who are choosing a career on the land. She will tell us how and why the work captured her & perhaps even challenge our notions of what it means to be a farmer. The author of Do Grow, Alice Holden has extensive experience in farming and market gardening, which she uses to help build 'Growing Communities'. A community-led organisation based in Hackney, North London, this project not only provides fresh, seasonal produce to the locals, but is also offering a real alternative to the current damaging food system. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2010. Watch Alice's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/alice-holden-how-to-get-young-people-to-love-the-land
23:08
December 24, 2019
Adam Lowry | Why Can't A Role Model Come In A Bottle?
Why can't a role model come in a bottle? This is what drives Method to make the lowest impact cleaning products you can buy. Adam Lowry is the founder of Method environmentally friendly cleaning products. He believes that business is our greatest vehicle for positive social and environmental change. He wants Method to be a role model in a bottle. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2009. Watch Adam's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/adam-lowry-why-cant-a-role-model-come-in-a-bottle
35:04
December 24, 2019
Eamon Fullalove | Light Fires In Young People That Won't Burn Out
Eamon is helping to shape the future of education. The next generation of leaders needs to be found and nurtured. That is exactly what he is trying to do with Ignite. Eamon trained as a chef and was a key part of Jamie Oliver's success with the restaurant Fifteen, in Cornwall. He has led many teams to greatness and has since used his skills as a leader to set up his own restaurants and events company, Wild Hare Events. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2015. Watch Eamon's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/eamon-fullalove-light-fires-in-young-people-that-wont-burn-out
17:44
December 17, 2019
Chido Govera | This Is My Story
When Chido was 7 she quit school to look after her brother and grandmother. At 11 she was given the chance to learn to grow mushrooms. This changed the course of her life and now at 24, Chido travels around Zimbabwe and the world teaching others to grow mushrooms and change their lives too. Chido Govera lives in a poverty-stricken community in Zimbabwe. As a child, she had to provide for her younger brother and blind grandmother. She tended a field where she attempted to grow maize, sorghum and millet. But the crops always failed. At the age of 11, she found a way to grow edible mushrooms using the waste from these failed crops. This turned into an opportunity for the community. She was able to provide food not only for her family and community, but she could help other orphans that could not afford to pay their school fees. She has used her idea to educate and help people throughout Africa and beyond. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2011. Watch Chido's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/chido-govera-this-is-my-story
18:56
December 17, 2019
David Spiegelhalter | If You Can Calculate Risk, You Can Make Better Judgments
How do we live with risk? How do we quantify it? How do we talk about it? Can we understand uncertainty better? David has made this his life's work. David Spiegelhalter is Winton Professor of the Public Understanding of Risk at the University of Cambridge and Senior Scientist in the MRC Biostatistics Unit. His background is in medical statistics, particularly the use of Bayesian methods in clinical trials, health technology assessment and drug safety. He led the statistical team in the Bristol Royal Infirmary Inquiry and also gave evidence to the Shipman Inquiry.  In his post, he leads a small team which attempts to improve the way in which the quantitative aspects of risk and uncertainty are discussed in society. He works closely with the Millennium Mathematics Project in trying to bring risk and uncertainty into education. He gives many presentations to schools and others, advises organisations on risk communication, and is a regular newspaper columnist on current risk issues. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2010. Watch David's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/david-spiegelhalter-if-you-can-calculate-risk-you-can-make-better-judgments
26:03
December 17, 2019
Tim Birkhead | The Wisdom Of Birds
Tim Birkhead is the author of Wisdom of Birds. A professor at the University of Sheffield where he teaches animal behaviour and the history of science. He believes we can learn a lot from birds. Fortunately for us, he migrated west and shared his stories. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of London and his research has taken him all over the world in the quest to understand the lives of birds. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2009. Watch Tim's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/tim-birkhead-the-wisdom-of-birds
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December 17, 2019
Nick Gray | Why Museums Are F*cking Awesome
Nick Gray, Renegade Museum Tour Guide and Founder of low tech high touch business Museum Hack, shares the love story of his business and why Museums matter. When he first visited the New York Metropolitan Museum of Art,  it unleashed a curiosity about the history he’d never experienced before. He kept visiting and soon became obsessed and wanted to share this love, and place that meant so much to him with his friends. It became his passion project. He started Museum Hack, a fun private adventure led with heart, soul and a whole lot of fun. It’s a Museum tour like no other, where people are taken to the best parts and any chance of boredom is swept away. His mission is to get people excited about Museums and to be the best tour guide in the World. This super inspiring talk explains how and why. Nick Gray loves museums but hates how most museum tours are given. He founded Museum Hack, a company of private tour guides offering unconventional museum tours. Nick has lived in New York City for the past seven years, with his favourite place being the Metropolitan Museum of Art. He is interested in self-improvement and loves hosting picnics in Sheep Meadow of Central Park. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2014. Watch Nick's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/nick-gray-why-museums-are-fcking-awesome
19:38
December 10, 2019
Les McKeown | How To Be A Predictable Success
Les has intuitively identified the 7 stages that every business will go through. Some stages you don’t want to be in. And some you want to stay in forever and a day. Priceless knowledge. Les McKeown is the President & CEO of Predictable Success, the leading advisor on accelerated business growth. He has started over 40 companies in his own right and was the founding partner of an incubation consulting company that advised on the creation and growth of hundreds of more organizations worldwide. Les is the author of the WSJ and USA Today bestseller, 'Predictable Success: Getting Your Organization On the Growth Track – and Keeping It There', as well as newly published 'DO Lead'. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2011. Watch Les' full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/les-mckeown-how-to-be-a-predictable-success
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December 10, 2019
David and Alison Lea-Wilson | Why We Should Value True Eccentricity
To be off centre is the meaning of eccentricity. David and Alison believe that the most interesting things happen around the edges. They tell how doing things off centre shaped their lives and their businesses. David Lea-Wilson is a Welsh Entrepreneur who used his love of living by the sea in Anglesey to start sea related businesses with friends or relatives. These have ranged from oyster growing, being a wholesale fishmonger, running a lobster hatchery and running Anglesey Sea Zoo for 23 years. The last decade has been focused on starting The Anglesey Sea Salt Company, Halen Môn, and turning it into a successful business. All these have been started with his wife, Alison. Alison Lea-Wilson moved to Wales aged 18 to attend Bangor University. She trained as a teacher but didn’t like the constraints so she chose self-employment enabling her to try out different roles as a fish merchant, aquarium owner, sea salt maker as well as bringing up three children. Her skills lie in making connections, establishing relationships and fierce attention to detail: the perfect foil to her husband who gets excited and does things at the slightest provocation. If she talks it will be to show that you don’t have to have big, unique ideas, just have the confidence to try things, work hard and be nice to people. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2011. Watch David and Alison's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/david-and-alison-lea-wilson-why-we-should-value-true-eccentricity
22:39
December 10, 2019
Annie Parker | Pay It Forward
Annie Parker speaks with passion and humour about leaving her successful corporate career for a more satisfying life of helping others. Annie inspires her audience to live a more rewarding life by “paying it forward”. Annie came to Australia in 2013 to launch Telstra's startup acceleration programme – muru-D - which invests in 10 startups every 6 months, gives them amazing advice to help scale their idea, connects them with experience to have them be successful and connections to boot. Annie's experience is in the digital, telco and new business launch space. She has extensive commercial marketing knowledge from having run a billion dollar P&L in the UK and before Australia, Annie ran operations across Europe for Telefonica’s accelerator programme – Wayra. She’s seen thousands of pitches, overseen investments in over 100 startups globally & is a passionate supporter of anything that helps to grow the startup scene across Australia & South East Asia. A personal passion is also to inspire kids to learn digital skills which had Annie launch Code Club Australia in April 2014. It's a nationwide network of volunteer-led, after-school coding clubs for children aged 9-11.  The long-term goal is to get the national curriculum changed here in Australia so that all children are taught basic coding skills from primary school onwards. — Recorded live at the global event in Victoria, Australia in 2015. Watch Annie's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/annie-parker-pay-it-forward
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December 10, 2019
Miranda West | How Books Can Inspire Action
After watching a Do Lecture online back in 2011, Miranda got in touch with the founders and went on to set up the Do Book Company. Since launch in 2013, titles have featured in the Guardian, Observer and FT; are now stocked by Conran Shop, Paul Smith, Urban Outfitters, and are distributed in the UK, US and Australia. In 2014 she was selected as one of ten ‘Creative Entrepreneurs’ in the UK by the Hospital Club/ British Council. Miranda has worked in the book industry for over 15 years, from indie publishers to Penguin Random House. Remembering she once told her school teachers that she’d like to work ‘in business’ (whatever that meant), she thought she’d better get on with it. It has been, in equal measure, much harder and more rewarding than she imagined. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2015. Watch Miranda's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/miranda-west-how-books-can-inspire-action
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December 10, 2019
David Allen | The Mind Is For Having Ideas, Not Holding Them
Unlike a computer, we can not add more RAM to our brains. So we have to free up RAM so we can think more. David Allen gives us a system to set us free. David Allen’s book ‘Getting things done’, has sold 2 million copies all over the world. The premise of the book is simple enough. That a person needs to move tasks out of the mind by recording them externally. That way, the mind is freed from the job of remembering everything that needs to be done and can concentrate on actually performing those tasks. Unlike a computer, we can not add more ram to our brains. So we have to free up ram so we can think more. That’s why David’s book is so amazing. It gives you a system to take all that stuff and get off your head, so you can do more. Brilliant stuff. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2010. Watch David's full talk there: www.thedolectures.com/talks/david-allen-the-mind-is-for-having-ideas-not-holding-them
32:28
December 3, 2019
Katie Elliott | The Possibility To Change Stubborn Behaviours
Katie is one of the very few author-illustrators to have sold over 100,000 copies of a book featuring cartoon slugs (Fun Factory series, Boosey & Hawkes). She has also worked as a freelance puzzle designer for the RSPCA, performed in theatres all over the UK in an unflattering pastel catsuit, co-founded a social enterprise and home educated two sons. Until very recently, however, no matter what she did it was a struggle. In 2016 her life changed in a dramatic way. She now runs Little Challenges, a project inspired by all she had to learn to stop struggling and start enjoying life. Alongside work as a speaker, workshop facilitator and mentor, she is creating an online library of videos, podcasts and interviews, designed to help make the business of being human just a little bit easier. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2018. Watch Katie's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/katie-elliott-the-possibility-to-change-stubborn-behaviours
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December 3, 2019
Ryan Holiday | Seeing Obstacles as Opportunities
Ryan Holiday is a media strategist and prominent writer on strategy and business. After dropping out of college at nineteen to apprentice under Robert Greene, author of The 48 Laws of Power, he went on to advise many bestselling authors and multiplatinum musicians. He served as director of marketing at American Apparel for many years, where his campaigns have been used as case studies by Twitter, YouTube, and Google and written about in AdAge, the New York Times, and Fast Company. His first book, Trust Me I’m Lying—which the Financial Times called an “astonishing, disturbing book”—was a debut bestseller and is taught in colleges around the world. He is the author of two other books and is now published in 16 languages. He currently lives in Austin, Texas with his rebellious puppy, Hanno, and pet goats. _ Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2015. Watch Ryan's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/ryan-holiday-seeing-obstacles-as-opportunities
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December 3, 2019
Lydia Winters | How To Use Fear To Propel You Forward
Lydia Winters started out as a teacher and then through her love of photography and film made a video about playing Minecraft even though at that point she had never played it. From her Minecraft Chic blog, she got to meet the founders of Minecraft, and they pretty much hired her on the spot. Lydia gives a very real and human talk about the insecurities and anxieties that even very successful people feel too. And how she uses those to propel her forward. Lydia Winters is a passionate traveller, an online content producer, and the Director of Fun at Mojang. She started her YouTube channel in November of 2010 and built a 50,000 person subscriber base in less than 6 months, before taking her role as a brand gatekeeper of the Minecraft franchise. When she’s not sharing photos of her adventures on Instagram, Twitter and YouTube are her creative outlets of choice. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2014. Watch Lydia's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/lydia-winters-how-to-use-fear-to-propel-you-forward
20:02
December 3, 2019
Dave Evans | Get The Story, Not The Deal
He co-founded Electronic Arts and now at Stanford Design Program, his mission is to help others find theirs. Together with Bill Burnett, they run Stanford’s most popular course. They apply design principles to help you have a life that is both meaningful and fulfilling. Their book is a global best-seller. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2018. Watch Dave's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/dave-evans-get-the-story-not-the-deal
19:05
December 3, 2019
Amanda Blainey | Learning To Live With Death
How exploring death can help us to live more meaningful lives. Amanda Blainey is an author, speaker and social media activist in the growing death movement and founder of Doing Death an organisation that opens up authentic conversations about death and dying. In addition to working with a local hospice she is involved in a charity which records the life stories of terminally ill patients in the UK. Currently Amanda is training to be a death doula and runs a death café which is a regular popup event for people to discuss their mortality. Her hope is that by opening up authentic conversations about and embracing death and dying, she can inspire people to live life more fully. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2018. Watch Amanda's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/amanda-blainey-living-in-the-presence-of-death-enables-us-to-live-more-fully
20:02
November 26, 2019
Michael Townsend Williams | Inhale. Exhale. Why We All Need To Learn How To Do This Better
In the glittering heydays of 1980s advertising, Michael was in the thick of it; working at Saatchi’s and living the prolific adman lifestyle. High pressured deadlines, a pace as fast as lightning and alcohol. Lots and lots of alcohol. His journey - as Michael’s wife would call it - is from being off his head to on his head. From alcoholic to Yogi. Both life’s joys and heartbreaking tragedies would change the trajectory of Michael’s life. The birth of his son set him on track to what is now twenty years of sobriety and the untimely and sudden death of his brother would be a harsh dose of perspective that would see him follow his heart and leave the addicting excesses of the advertising world. Michael talks us through the years that would lead him to the creation of his wellbeing app, Breathe Sync, a technology that allows to you to align your breathing with the beat of your heart and, in turn, breathe away stress. A reflective and vulnerable talk, Michael’s story is an affirmation of the virtues of following your heart, being as well as doing and breathing yourself better. Michael Townsend Williams is a DOer who likes to be. Through his experiences of obsessive doing in advertising and obsessive being in yoga, he created an app where being and doing can come together. His app Breathe Sync brings your breathing into sync with your heart to reduce stress and improve focus. So whether you're a DOer who forgets to be or a being who forgets to DO, you can breathe yourself better. Michael is also the author of  'Do Breathe: Clear your head. Find focus. Get stuff done'. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2014. Watch Michael's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/michael-townsend-williams-inhale-exhale-why-we-all-need-to-learn-how-to-do-this-better
22:14
November 26, 2019
James Sills | In Singing, We Can Find Our Tribe
James is a musician and vocal leader with a passion for bringing people together to sing. He runs a number of open-access choirs and regularly delivers workshops across the UK with an emphasis on fun and inclusivity. James is choirmaster at The Good Life Experience, a festival in North Wales curated by Cerys Matthews and is a member of the all-male a cappella troupe The Spooky Men’s Chorale. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2018. Watch James' full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/james-sills-in-singing-we-can-find-our-tribe
22:29
November 26, 2019
Cheryl Strayed | A Maverick With Moxie
Self-discovery on the Pacific Crest Trail. Cheryl Strayed is the NYT bestselling author of cult favourite WILD (which by the way, is the first selection to the Oprah Winfrey Book Club 2.0). In it, Cheryl recounts her solo trip hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in 1995. She was 26 years old and in a state of crisis, separated from her husband and grieving for her mother, who had recently died of cancer at 45. The Do Lectures USA is incredibly excited that Cheryl will be joining us to share her unique gift of storytelling. — Recorded live at the global event in California, USA in 2012. Watch Cheryl's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/cheryl-strayed-a-maverick-with-moxie
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November 26, 2019
Andy Puddicombe | Why 10 Minutes Each Day Can Change Your Day
Andy Puddicombe tells us why meditation isn’t just about the lotus position and the difference between doing nothing and not doing. Setting off to become a monk at the age of 22, Andy's meditation training took him all over the world, culminating with full ordination at a Tibetan Monastery in the Himalayas. Ten years later, he returned to the UK with the singular wish to demystify meditation, to make it accessible, relevant and beneficial to as many people as possible. He set up Headspace in 2009 with a mission to get as many people in the world as possible to take 10 minutes out of their day, to practice a simple and easy-to-learn meditation technique and experiences the scientifically proven benefits of meditation. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2012. Watch Andy's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/andy-puddicombe-why-10-minutes-each-day-can-change-your-day
20:48
November 26, 2019
Maggie Doyne | How The Human Family Can Do Better?
Most people on a gap year are content with just seeing the world and not to try and change it. But on her return, Maggie decided to start a school in Nepal. After returning from her gap year of travelling, Maggie decided to start a school in Nepal with the aim to sustain and improve the quality for children of Nepal. She has since started her foundation called the BlinkNow Foundation to share her ideas with other young people. Maggie won The prestigious Do Something award in America for all that she has done so far. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2010. Watch Maggie's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/maggie-doyne-how-the-human-family-can-do-better
24:38
November 19, 2019
Tim Ferriss | Aim For The Impossible
How and Why to Be Unreasonable. Tim presents case studies of how to think big and test assumptions to accomplish the impossible, whether launching a #1 bestselling product, setting a world record, or changing the world. Nominated as one of Fast Company's 'Most Innovative Business People of 2007' is the author of the #1 New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Business Week bestseller, 'The 4-Hour Workweek'. He has been featured by dozens of media, including The New York Times, The Economist, TIME, Forbes, Fortune, CNN, and CBS. He speaks six languages, runs a multinational firm from wireless locations worldwide, and has been a popular guest lecturer at Princeton University since 2003, where he presents entrepreneurship as a tool for ideal lifestyle design and world change. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2008. Watch Tim's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/timothy-ferriss-aim-for-the-impossible
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November 19, 2019
Kris Hallenga | Live A Life That You Love
Kristin Hallenga is a Sun columnist and founder of breast cancer awareness charity CoppaFeel!. She received public attention after being pro led in Kris: Dying to Live, a documentary that covered her experience living with terminal breast cancer. In 2009, she won a Pride of Britain Award. Driven by the di cult experience, Kristin Hallenga and her sister Maren devoted themselves to educating young people about the dangers of late diagnosis of breast cancer. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2018. Watch Kris' full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/kris-hallenga-live-a-life-that-you-love
26:34
November 19, 2019
Tim Smit | Why Is Beauty Such An Important Word?
Tim Smit, founder of the Eden Project on how not to go down in flames. and if you trust in your intuition you’ll always roll a six. Tim is Chief Executive and co-founder of the Eden Project. Eden began as a dream in 1995 and opened its doors in 2000 since then more than 12 million people have come to see what was once a sterile pit turned into a cradle of life containing world-class horticulture and startling architecture symbolic of human endeavour. Eden is proud of its success in changing people’s perception of the potential for and the application of science. It demonstrates once and for all that sustainability is not about sandals and nut cutlets, it is about good business practice and the citizenship values of the future. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2012. Watch Tim's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/tim-smit-why-is-beauty-such-an-important-word
22:57
November 19, 2019
Sarah Outen | Chasing The Opportunities
Sarah Outen is an adventurer by land and sea. Her most recent major expedition was a 4.5-year bid to loop the planet using human power - rowing across oceans, cycling across continents and kayaking the bits in between. An advocate of getting outside, Sarah is all about sharing the good energy and spirit of the outdoors and adventure. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2017. Watch Sarah's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/sarah-outen-chasing-the-opportunities
29:37
November 12, 2019
Rolf Potts | Time = Wealth
His zeitgeist defining book is not just how to travel the world on a shoestring, but, more importantly, the mindset you need to take with you. It is now in its 10th reprint. Rolf Potts is a veteran shoestring traveller and author of Vagabonding (now in its 10th reprint). He believes that anyone armed with an independent spirit can achieve the dream of extended overseas travel without spending lots of money. His writing for National Geographic Traveler, Slate.com, Lonely Planet, and Outside garnered him Lowell Thomas Awards in 2003, 2004, 2006 and 2007. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2009. Watch Rolf's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/rolf-potts-time-wealth
26:22
November 12, 2019
Nicky Spinks | Making The Most Of Life
The inspirational Nicky Spinks made fell running history in May 2015 by becoming the fastest person to run a Double Bob Graham Round. The story of Nicky’s incredible life has been told in a new film called ‘Run Forever’. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2017. Watch Nicky's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/nicky-spinks-making-the-most-of-life
21:46
November 12, 2019
Andy Kirkpatrick | Climb Your Own Mountain
Andy mixes stories about life and climbs, one minute terrifying, the next hilarious, a style described by the Banff film festival as “Turning tales of near death into philosophical and comic scenarios worthy of Samuel Beckett, or Monty Python.” Andy has a reputation for seeking out routes where the danger is real, and the return is questionable, pushing himself on some of the hardest walls and faces in the Alps and beyond, although personally he prefers Metro's tag that he “makes Ray Mears look like Paris Hilton”. Whether he’s telling a story about a 12 day solo of the hardest climb on the planet, a month long crossing of Greenland with his paraplegic girlfriend or saving Johnny Depp on Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, rest assured you won’t have heard anything quite like it. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2008. Watch Andy's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/andy-kirkpatrick-climb-your-own-mountain
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November 12, 2019
Alastair Humphreys | The Importance Of Jumping In Rivers
Imagine going on a bike ride that lasts for 4 years. Now he wants to try something really hard. Alastair cycled around the world 4 years, raced a yacht across the Atlantic Ocean and he is currently training for The Bob Graham Round and preparing for SOUTH, the first unsupported return journey to the South Pole and the longest unsupported polar journey in history.  — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2009. Watch Alastair's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/alastair-humphreys-the-importance-of-jumping-in-rivers
25:38
November 12, 2019
Hunter Lee Soik | What If We Could Build A Database Of Dreams?
Hunter Lee Soik is founder and CEO of Shadow that is building the Wikipedia of dreams. Do the Japanese who sleep the least also dream the least? What does your dream mean? What is the global dream trend for 2014? If you walk 10,000 steps, will you have more positive dreams? If we eat chicken after 9 pm, will we have a certain type of dream? Hunter’s dream is to answer these questions by building the first global resource for dreams. Hunter doesn’t really believe in limits. Since he was a kid, he's always seen obstacles as opportunities: to make ourselves vulnerable, to learn about each other, to stretch way beyond our boundaries. Looking at life this way is generally exhilarating. But it can also be exhausting. So a year ago, when his work with the Watch the Throne tour wrapped up and he suddenly had some free time, Hunter did what most of us would do. He slept. And in that sleep, the deepest I had in a very long while, he dreamed of SHADOW. SHADOW is the world’s first alarm clock that helps people remember and record their dreams. It transcribes your dreams, pulls out the keywords, strips away any data that could identify you, and pushes it to a giant global data cloud—where other SHADOW users can see global dream patterns and find dreamers like them around the world. Why does he care so much about dreams? Because we sleep for a third of our lives, and we forget 95% of our dreams within five minutes of waking up. But some really pivotal things—laws of physics, technological advancements, classic works of literature—were born of dreams. We’re socialized to think of sleep as inactivity, but certain parts of our brain—the parts that handle things like problem-solving and memory—are most active while we’re sleeping. That’s a huge amount of potential we’re forgetting each morning. Like astronauts gazing back on Earth for the first time, SHADOW is a way to see the world from a different angle. It’s also a bit of a gamble. SHADOW wants to create a global dream community and assemble the world’s largest dream database. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2014. Watch Hunter's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/hunter-lee-soik-what-if-we-could-build-a-database-of-dreams
24:03
November 5, 2019
Bethany Koby | Be About Giant Change
Jobs for 65% of kids in school today, do not exist. Bethany is fascinated by this concept and how technology will save us. She is about giant change. We must hack for the greater good. Bethany is a designer, artist, activist, educator, facilitator, graphic recorder, consultant and founder of Technology will save us. She is on a mission to spark the creative imagination of young people using hands-on technology. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2016. Watch Bethany's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/bethany-koby-be-about-giant-change
22:51
November 5, 2019
Chris Sheldrick | Common Language Of Location
What3words is a global address system of 57 trillion 3m x 3m squares, each having been given a unique 3-word address. Alongside its successful consumer app and website, what3words' technology is integrated with over 100 partner apps and services around the world, available in over 10 languages and scaling rapidly. In 2015 what3words was a winner of the Grand Prix for Innovation at Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity and were awarded as a Sobrato Organization Economic Development Laureate at Silicon Valley's Tech Awards for Humanity. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2016. Watch Chris' full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/chris-sheldrick-common-language-of-location
25:05
November 5, 2019
Alessandra Lariu | DO Repeat. DO Repeat. DO Repeat.
After more than a decade in digital shops in London and New York, Alessandra had lost patience with being virtually the only woman in the room whenever she judged an advertising awards show so she co-founded SheSays to fill the void. This grassroots, bottom-up mentoring organization has grown cells in the United States, England, and Australia – and has now developed Shout, a platform allowing women in digital advertising to collaborate and communicate. — Recorded live at the global event in California, USA in 2012. Watch Alessandra's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/alessandra-lariu-do-repeat-do-repeat-do-repeat
22:54
November 5, 2019
Perry Chen | How To Change How Ideas Are Funded
Kickstarter is a platform that has changed how ideas are funded for artists, designers, filmmakers, explorers and the like. Perry Chen talks about how and why it all started. Great talk. Big Idea. Perry is co-founder and CEO of Kickstarter, the largest funding platform for creative projects in the world. Prior to Kickstarter, he co-founded the Southfirst gallery in Brooklyn, NY. Perry lives in New York and, sometimes, New Orleans. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2011. Watch Perry's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/perry-chen-how-to-change-how-ideas-are-funded
22:59
November 5, 2019
Andrew Whitley | Why Bread Needs Time
Andrew thinks that changes in the way bread is produced have compromised its integrity. He’s going to tell us why – and what we might do to make it better. He will reveal what goes into a factory loaf (and what doesn't) and how fast-made bread may be enough to turn your stomach. Andrew left a career as a producer in the BBC Russian Service in 1976 to found 'The Village Bakery Melmerby', which became one of the country’s leading organic bakeries. He stepped down from The Village Bakery in 2002 to concentrate on teaching, writing and campaigning on food and health. He is chair of the Soil Association’s Processing Standards Committee. His book ‘Bread Matters’ won the André Simon 2006 Food Book Award. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2008. Watch Andrew's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/andrew-whitley-why-bread-needs-time
43:59
October 30, 2019
Eduardo Garcia | Joie Du Vivre
Optimism, enthusiasm and charisma wrapped up in one beautiful being named Eduardo. Look up optimism in the dictionary and you will probably see the name, Eduardo Garcia. A mountain boy from Montana, Eduardo is a chef, outdoor fanatic and co-founder of the Montana Mex food company. He travelled the world extensively from 2001-2011 as a chef on superyachts where he cooked for royalty and the rich and famous. In 2011 Eduardo left the yacht to co-found Montana Mex, a Mexican inspired food company. He also started a film concept called ‘Active Ingredient’ which explores cooking food in the great outdoors, improvising with the environment at hand and aims to educate, inspire and blow the lid off the hardscrabble notion of ‘cooking outside’ using creative and gourmet techniques. His plans were on track, but in October 2011, while elk hunting in the Montana backcountry, Eduardo was electrocuted by an unmarked power source. Through unbelievable odds, he found help and was med jetted to Salt Lake City’s Burn ICU where he spent 50 days fighting for his life. With 21 surgeries to date and a few more to go, he is firmly back in the game, running his company, working on his show and pursuing his passion to lead a productive and healthy life. Eduardo is on a mission to positively impact those around him and those he has yet to meet… — Recorded live at the global event in California, USA in 2013. Watch Eduardo's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/eduardo-garcia-joie-du-vivre
59:05
October 29, 2019
Adam Lamoreaux | Full Steam Ahead
The resurrection and soul of artisan steam beer in the California Bay area. Our talks will be held in a hop barn, so it makes only sense that we share the inspiring story of the Bay area’s emerging community brewer Adam Lamoreaux and his Linden Street Brewery. Situated in a historic 1890′s brick warehouse in the Port of Oakland, Linden Street Brewery is focused on bringing a lost tradition back to Oakland in a way that honours beer styles native to the West Coast and contributes to the revitalisation of the Bay area and its people. — Recorded live at the global event in California, USA in 2011. Watch Adam's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/adam-lamoreaux-full-steam-ahead
23:28
October 29, 2019
Tamsin Carvan | Inviting Strangers To Your Table
Raised in the Blue Mountains outside Sydney, Tamsin was lucky enough to spend much of her childhood running wild in the bush and swimming in freezing water in valleys and canyons. After years of study in Continental Philosophy at the University of Queensland where she spent her time with the likes of Heidegger and Nietzsche, the questions only seemed more intense and unsure of what to do next. Tamsin moved to Canberra and started work at a social research agency doing policy and program evaluations for federal government departments. While challenging and interesting this was a very transient life that involved a lot of travel, and every time she ventured out to the far-flung regions, which she did quite often, Tamsin felt overwhelmed with homesickness for a farm, and a way of life, she didn't have. So in the end, she succumbed and bought one, a rundown, difficult, steep but fertile 113 acres on a windy hilltop in Poowong East. Although Tamsin had never done a day’s farming in her life, she learnt how much you can get done when you have no idea what is meant to be impossible. These days Tamsin runs a small business on the farm called Tamsin’s Table, and lives with her eight and a half-year-old daughter Martha and, after many years on her own, she shares her life with her companion Allan. — Recorded live at the global event in Victoria, Australia in 2015. Watch Tamsin's talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/tamsin-carvan-inviting-strangers-to-your-table
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October 22, 2019
Anna Jones | On Trusting Your Instincts
Anna Jones is a cook, writer and stylist, the voice of modern vegetarian cooking and the author of the bestselling A Modern Way to Eat, A Modern Way to Cook and The Modern Cook’s Year. Her books are sold in seven countries and have been translated into four languages. They have been nominated for the James Beard, Fortnum & Mason, Guild of Food Writers and Andre Simon awards, and The Modern Cook's Year won the Observer Food Monthly book of the year. Anna writes a weekly, well-loved column for the Guardian. She believes in putting vegetables at the centre of the table and the unbridled joy of cooking and eating. She lives in Hackney, east London with her husband and young son.  — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2015. Watch Anna's talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/anna-jones-on-trusting-your-instincts
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October 22, 2019
Marion Deuchars | All Children Are Artists, And Why You Should Never Grow Up
Illustrator Marion shows us why making great art isn't just for children. And shows you how to make your best mistakes. Marion’s artwork has graced the covers of Penguin Books, the pages of the Guardian and New York Magazine, and Advertising campaigns for Volkswagen, Ford and Formula 1. From Jamie Oliver to stamps celebrating The Royal Shakespeare Company, her illustration and lettering are unparalleled and highly influential. Her new book for children “Let’s Make Some Great Art” (Laurence King) was published in August 2011. She believes anyone can be taught how to draw, or at the very least, learn to enjoy the process of making art. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2012. Watch Marion's talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/marion-deuchars-all-children-are-artists-and-why-you-should-never-grow-up
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October 22, 2019
Zach Klein | Build The Company That You Wouldn't Sell
At the age of 23, Zach sold his company Vimeo. But as soon as he sold his company, he wanted nothing more than to have those wings again. He missed it. He realised he wanted to keep flying. Zach humbly offers advice on what he's doing now (DIY.org) and the lessons he's learned that have informed his own company. Why doing something valuable that solves worthy challenges, contributes to culture, standing up for what's important, and behaving as if your company is going to be here 100 years from now, matters. Zach Klein is a co-founder of DIY, a club for kids to learn skills together, though he’s also known for co-founding and designing Vimeo. He’s a partner at Founder Collective, the seed-stage venture capital firm based in New York City, and formerly a faculty member at the School of Visual Arts’ MFA program in Interaction Design. He’s passionate about the future of communities, homesteading, self-reliance, and creative literacy for all. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2013. Watch Zach's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/zach-klein-build-the-company-that-you-wouldnt-sell
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October 22, 2019
Tina Roth Eisenberg | You Have To Notice When The Universe Is Cheering You On
Tina believes the best way to complain is to make things. Over the past 11 years, Tina has started numerous side projects that have turned into businesses: FRIENDS WORK HERE (a collaborative co-working space), TeuxDeux, Tattly and Creative Mornings (global breakfast lecture series in 158 cities). — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2018. Watch Tina's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/tina-roth-eisenberg-you-have-to-notice-when-the-universe-is-cheering-you-on
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October 22, 2019
Mickey Smith | Do Trust In The Things You Love
Mickey Smith is a lad that has lived a life a little less ordinary. He grew up amongst a family of fisherman and mariners, so the ocean and the elements were inevitably where he was drawn. At the age of 9, he was given a disposable camera and an acoustic guitar and cameras and music combined with the magic of waves eventually led him to become a photographer and filmmaker. From Iceland to Tahiti, Ireland to Japan, Mickey’s love for waves of consequence and isolated environments have left him with many a fine tale to tell and worldwide acclaim for his groundbreaking creative endeavours. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2011. Watch Mickey's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/mickey-smith-do-trust-in-the-things-you-love
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October 22, 2019
Alex Chung | I Make Ideas
Alex is the founder and CEO of Giphy, the people who bring you all the GIFs. He was named Business Insider’s Top 25 most influential technologists in New York, Fast Company’s most creative people in business, Ad Age’s 50 most creative people of 2016, and has degrees in philosophy, computer engineering, and graphic design. — Recorded live at the global event in Cardigan, west Wales in 2017. Watch Alex's full talk here: www.thedolectures.com/talks/alex-chung-i-make-ideas
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October 16, 2019