Tag Archives: Inspiration

You will fail to have a great career unless…

You’re going to fail at having a good career, Larry Smith says passionately. Why? Because there are now only either great jobs or high-stress, blood-sucking, soul-destroying jobs – no “good” ones. If you want a great career, you have to peruse your passion and dreams. Yet, so many people decide not to do this, despite countless desires to do so. This talk, both funny and blunt from TEDxUW, Larry Smith “pulls no punches when he calls out the absurd excuses people invent when they fail…

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TEDxToronto: Calling ideas into action

“An idea without any action behind it merely stays as an idea.” After downloading the podcasts and being shown the talks in various courses at school, for the first time, I was able to attend a TED event in-person. My application was selected to attend TEDxToronto in September. The theme was A Call to Action, which felt like a great fit as we just personally hosted a conference named “Called to Action” for students last year. Thousands watched online from across Canada and beyond, and it was…

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Looking for Design Inspiration?

If you’re looking for design inspiration, there’s a ton out there. You can spend all day browsing through portfolio sites, magazines, and walking downtown. But here are some things I’ve found helpful so far. One thing I recommend is to subscribe to design magazines. Some have student prices, though they’re still not very cheap, but worth it. Some of the ones I suggest are Adbusters, Print, Wired, Communications Arts and Wallpaper. There are also tons of other magazines that you can checkout online that range…

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