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Doing Creative Business With Luxury Guru James Ogilvy

Too much of our work amounts to the drudgery of arranging means toward ends, mechanically placing the right foot in front of the left and the left in front of the right, moving down narrow corridors toward narrow goals. Play widens the halls. Work will always be with us, and many works are worthy. But the worthiest works of all often reflect an artful creativity that looks more like play than work. Creative Business Tips from James: 1. Use digital media to communicate your brand values and to differentiate yourself from the mainstream. 2. Build on personality. This is the…

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Thich Nhat Hanh on Creating Peace

#CreativeKickstart I spent Thursday and Saturday at peace talks and meditations led by the Vietnamese zen master, Thich Nhat Hanh.  The events were part of this monk, teacher, author, poet and peace activist’s UK tour, “Cooling The Flames“, which also includes an educators’ conference and a five-day retreat in Nottingham (a few places still available). My husband, Philip, spent months working with a team of volunteers to organise this visit by ‘Thay’, as he is familiarly known (the word is Vietnamese for ‘Teacher’). Almost 3000 people

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