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Thoughts, finds and inspiration.
Our monthly journal of things that crossed our minds, desks and screens.
Change of focus
This is how it all began.
I listened, whilst sipping a cocktail, as my friend outlined an ambitious and exciting plan for developing a business and it seemed that there may be a place in the middle of this for me!

Our newest team member, Dawn, reveals how a change of focus has shifted her life in to a new direction full of exciting possibilities.

How to get better at the things you care about

Ever feel like you're working hard, but just not getting any better at those things you really care about? 

Eduardo Briceño suggests that the reason for this lies in understanding the difference between a 'Learning zone' and a 'Performance zone'.

Consider these 11 minutes part of your learning zone.
Learning to be a leader
This month, Adam got the chance to spend a day walking in the Mendips, learning about leadership with The Fresh Air Learning Company. 

Here's what he took away from it - besides muddy shoes.
You're doing your weekend wrong
Well, you might be...

It comes down to learning that there are two types of leisure - 'serious' and 'casual'. One provides you instant gratification, the other leads to 'self-actualisation'.


Worth a read ahead of the long weekend. 
The kids should see this
Ever wondered if it's possible to make a kitchen knife out of tin foil? or how an octopus changes colour?

Look no further. 'The kids should see this' is a curated collection of videos that appeal to curious minds of all ages.
Urban sketchers
"It's not about drawing beautiful things; it's about drawing what's in front of you" 

Urban sketchers capture the urban clutter of the places they visit with delicate lines and watercolour. Theres over 60,000 of them, and they're doing some beautiful drawings. 


 
Fantasy designs for a circular economy
We've got to do something to change our wasteful, single-use, throw-away mentality to something more akin to a circular economy.

IDEO give us a taste of the future by coming up with 4 products that could fit with this new model of re-use and regeneration.

 
Enki
Need another excuse to look at sexy photos of architecture and design?

We are loving the look of this new design and architecture magazine, first edition out now!
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