Derek Sivers: How to Start a Movement

In 2010, Derek Sivers delivered this brief but brilliant TED talk on how to start a movement. An approximate transcript of Sivers’ talk: Let’s watch a movement happen start to finish in under three minutes and dissect some lessons from … Continue reading →

Kelli Anderson: The Hidden Talents of Everyday Things

Kelli Anderson is a designer who likes to find the hidden talents of everyday things. Her TED talk is titled “Disruptive Wonder for a Change.” “As we go through our everyday lives, visual and experiential things exert this invisible authority … Continue reading →

How does it feel to be you?

During a press conference at the 2014 Toronto Film Festival, Bill Murray was asked “How does it feel to be you?” Here’s his answer: … Continue reading →

How I Learned to do Handstands

I’ve been taking weekly yoga classes for many years. For the past several years I’ve been practicing with a teacher who occasionally encourages us to work on handstands. I’ll just say it: Handstands are scary. If you’re doing it against … Continue reading →

Rites of Passage

“If we do not initiate the young, they will burn down the village to feel the heat.” African Proverb   For at least 50,000 years, in cultures the world over, communities have initiated the young into adulthood. The rituals and … Continue reading →