The DO Lectures

Tina Roth Eisenberg | You Have To Notice When The Universe Is Cheering You On

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The Do Lectures is here to share stories of remarkable people in the hope they will inspire you to go and do amazing things too.

There are over 300 talks to listen to, or, if you prefer, watch on our website www.thedolectures.com

Hit the subscribe button on your favourite podcast platform to get the latest episodes when they come out.

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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
37:19
November 12, 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
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
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
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
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
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
19:25
October 22, 2019
Anna Jones | On Trusting Your Instincts
Anna worked for many years as part of Jamie Oliver’s food team – styling, writing and working behind the scenes on books, TV shows, and food campaigns – and went on to work with some of the UK’s biggest food brands and best-known chefs. She believes that vegetables should be put at the centre of every table, and is devoted to helping people make a long-term commitment to eating well and feeling amazing. She is led by the joy of food - the spritz of freshness when you peel an orange or the crackle and waft of deep savoury spice when you add curry leaves to a pan of hot oil – and thinks that healthy eating is as much about pleasure as anything else. Anna is the author of the acclaimed A Modern Way to Eat, picked out as a book of the year and the best new vegetarian cookbook across the media. Her next book will be published in summer 2015. She lives, writes and cooks in Hackney, East London. — 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
26:34
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
21:13
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
16:59
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
25:47
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
20:12
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
24:44
October 16, 2019
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