this is gorgeous. i wonder how horrified these kids would be if they were time-zapped into a frat party today?
University of Michigan fraternity party. (1949)
Photo by Stanley Kubrick for Look magazine.
A little #WednesdayWisdom for you this morning from our friends at The Boston Consulting Group. What new paths are you taking today?
Perfect for my first day!
Why Channeling Your Inner Weirdo Helps You Get Ahead At Work
Ogilvy & Mather exec John Manly on workplace success - “Let your freak flag fly.”
I have succeeded at five different ad agencies over the course of nearly two decades by sticking to one simple rule:
Be a freakin’ weirdo.
Weird, you question? Yes, weird. Weird is what fuels individuals in the most prolific agencies to remain the vanguards of new ideas. And despite the tendency to outfit agency halls with creative stimuli, channeling our “inner weirdo” is not a natural tendency simply instigated by odd-shaped chairs or brainstorming books. Weirdness—uncovering it, embracing it, practicing it—is one of the most difficult, yet most integral, components to success within the halls of any agency.
“Being weird, I’ve come to realize, is only weird if you don’t use it to better yourself and those around you. Weird is the spark in innovation that separates the good from the great. Weird is the muscle behind adaptability and progress. Weird makes us broader thinkers, stronger leaders, and more adventurous co-conspirators.”
If you’ve attended a CreativeMornings event, you know that breakfast can be one of the most creative meals of the day.
These masterpieces are the work of Ida Skivenes, Norway-hailing artist who has a way with food. Recreating world-renown masterpieces seems to be her forté, as exhibited by her “Art Toast Project.”
You can check out some more of her forays into food play on her Instagram feed here.
A new film called Girl Rising shows how education affects nine girls from nine countries—with some help from famous voices like Meryl Streep, Cate Blanchett, and Anne Hathaway.
Investing in girls is said to have the best returns, dollar for dollar, of anything we can do in low-income locations.
Every extra year of schooling for girls leads to:
- Increased incomes by 10% to 25%.
- A rise in national wealth.
- Lower rates of child mortality and HIV/AIDS.
- Better educated future generations.
“We can overcome many challenges that we’re trying to address in global development when girls are safe, educated, healthy, and empowered,” says Girl Rising executive producer Holly Gordon. ”It’s the best investment you can make if you’re trying to make long-term strategic change in global development,”
Read more here: The enormous opportunity in educating and empowering girls
Sydney found this from back in ‘07 when I was on student government in college. This was in the Koala, a newspaper that made fun of everyone. Excellent.