The Good Idea Exchange

A blog about leadership and innovation. Please feel free to share your own good ideas here.
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“You are an explorer, and you represent our species, and the greatest good you can do is to bring back a new idea, because our world is endangered by the absence of good ideas. Our world is in crisis because of the absence of consciousness.” ~

Terence McKenna

mymodernmet:

Soon, in the city of Vancouver, street artists Os Gemeos will unveil a new mural to liven up the industrial area in Granville Island. The Brazilian artists—who are identical twin brothers—painted six large silos in their distinctive cartoonish style, turning the 75-foot-tall structures into vibrant characters.

It is a funny thing about life - if you refuse to accept anything but the best you very often get it.

americanexpress:

16 Things Emotionally Strong People Don’t Do

by Angel Chernoff, Co-Founder, marcandangel

MarcAndAngel.com is a regular paid contributor to the American Express Tumblr community.

dreamcometruecareeradvice:

"Don’t let those who take advantage of your generosity, stop you from being generous."  

Author Unknown

You are the embodiment of the information you choose to accept and act upon. To change your circumstances you need to change your thinking and subsequent actions.
Adlin Sinclair (thinkexist.com)

fastcompany:

Want to be a better storyteller? Comedian and writer Ophira Eisenberg shares the secrets of how to connect with your audience.

A story well-told is powerful. It grips us and keeps us engaged, then leave us somewhat changed—perhaps a little happier, more understanding, or determined—because of it. Good storytelling skills can be a powerful asset in business, helping you in every area from presentations to crafting a great rationale for a new project.

Ophira Eisenberg tells good stories. A stand-up comedian, radio host, and writer, she is a frequent host of popular New York City story slams staged by The Moth, a nonprofit dedicated to the art and craft of storytelling. She says the rise of social media has played a huge role in our renewed interest in storytelling.

“People want something more meaty than 140 characters,” she says. “So we go back to storytelling and maybe to revitalizing the human connection.”

Whether it’s about business or life, Eisenberg says good stories have several common elements:

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There are few overnight successes and many up-all-night successes.

So many times, we make decisions about who we are – who we want to be, who we aspire to be, what we aspire to do – based on what we believe are our own self-imposed limitations, not those of the world. And we live inside those self-imposed limitations, without any sense that we can actually expand [them] if we let ourselves.

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I don’t think it’s a matter of overcoming [our] fears — fears are fears, and we have a reptilian brain which we can’t simply turn on and turn off… It is critical to live despite those fears – if you’re waiting for the fears to go away, they’re not. You have to make a decision that you want [what you want] more than you want to be held back or self-protected by those fears.