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A Different Kind of Love

BY RICHARD HANDY
@ VOL 12 ON SEP 23, 2016

 

Richard Handy presents his discovery of what love really is with the help of an old soul and a sweet dying black lab named Willy.

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When You Turn Sixty, Sometimes the Trip You Take Surprises You

BY MARK MEDLIN
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 01, 2018

Mark Medlin has been lots of places, but nothing prepared him for the trip he tells you about here.

 

SITEWIDE Search Results: “self-discovery”

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HARGOW in New Westminster
Jonathon Self
Library Assistant, University of Oklahoma in Norman

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Bemidji @ George W. Neilson Convention Center (GATE 4: The Sanford Center)
Dec 04, 2014

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Sana'a @ Aroma Caffe
Feb 22, 2014

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Toledo, Ohio @ Seed Coworking
Oct 16, 2014

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Blue Mountains @ The Carrington
May 27, 2016

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Denver @ Youth On Record
Aug 06, 2016

PAST VOL 22

Madison, WI @ Monona Terrace Community & Convention Center
Apr 13, 2017

PAST VOL 8

Penticton @ Cannery Brewing
Jun 08, 2017

PAST VOL 9

Long Beach @ WeWork Long Beach
May 31, 2018

PAST VOL 36

Dayton @ Boonshoft Museum of Discovery
Sep 13, 2018

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Ankara @ L'avare
Oct 20, 2018

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In the Belly of the Fail

BY MEGAN GARZA
@ VOL 5 ON NOV 21, 2014

Second-generation librarian, Megan Garza is interested in failure. Why do we have such a hard time failing? What does failure do to us? How can we fail better?

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An Introvert Dips Her Toe in the Extrovert Pond

BY KELLIE JONES
@ VOL 25 ON AUG 09, 2015

Kellie Jones is an introvert. Yes yes, Myers-Briggs and all that, but she really is. However, just for a time, she decided to try out the extrovert thing and so she signed up for improve comedy classes. Listen as Jones tells of her travails down the extrovert path!

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Twenty Beers That Changed My Life

BY MARK PHILLIPS
@ VOL 9 ON APR 25, 2017

Mark Phillips talks about his discovery of craft beer and shares the 20 beers that have changed his life. A personal journey of discovery and appreciation, whilst trying to remain sober! Cheers to good beer and a wonderful life!

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How to Figure Out What to Do With Your One Wild and Precious Life

BY ANGE FRIESEN
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 09, 2017

“Follow the energy and it will lead you to somewhere big.”

Writer and Brand Strategist, Ange Friesen, talks about her typical and not-so-typical choices that she made which eventually led her to create a career for a wild, precious, purposeful, and practical life.

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How and Why I Work for Myself: The Highs, The Lows, and The Ugly

BY NICOLE W CLARK
@ VOL 15 ON JUN 09, 2017

Nicole Wong Clark, a cake top maker, is passionate about using her tiny hands to make and create things that touch people’s lives, shine at their events, and makes people’s days. She shares insights on what it is like to work for herself and what it took for her to be in love with her job. 

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A Journey to Health and Happiness

BY DEB HOFFMAN
@ VOL 2 ON JUL 19, 2017

Dr. Deb Hoffman shares her story of becoming a physician and the eventual burnout that lead her to finding a meaningful path in life and work. 

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Spiritual Self-Discovery through Art

BY NAN DOOLITTLE
@ VOL 12 ON JAN 18, 2018

Nan Doolittle explores the ancient and mysterious form of expressive arts, which values the process more than the final product. She recounts her spiritual quest of self-discovery and historical, familial understanding through art.

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How to Overcome Impostor Syndrome

BY LAURA DUNTON CLARKE
@ VOL 9 ON MAR 08, 2018

Laura Dunton Clarke empathises with the multitude of women who, despite their abilities and achievements, have a persistent fear of being exposed as a ‘fraud', and advises on how to overcome the problem.

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Self-Improvement Culture

BY NINA DOSDALL
@ VOL 1 ON MAY 06, 2018

Nina Dosdall speaks about her 15 year journey in trying to achieve the perfect body which has her question the whole culture of self-improvement, leading to some very interesting discoveries. 

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Wander Often, Wonder Always

BY JULIA SUN
@ VOL 19 ON JUN 08, 2018

Life is filled with new beginnings, filled with uncertainty. That’s why you need to be curious, and why you need to wonder and wander. Use curiosity to taste new experience, meet different people, and use it to find out what you are passionate about. It’s never too late to experiment and don’t let the fear of unknown stop you from it. 

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PechaKucha Self-Portraits

Elisa Yon is the organizer of PechaKucha Night in Victoria, and she's been experimenting with the PK 20x20 format a bit, as described below: Elisa Yon, who organized Victoria’s Pecha Kucha night, is now in her first year of the MAA program at Emily Carr. Elisa is an architect who won an architectural design competition that led to her representing Scotland at the 2008 Venice Biennale, so she had no shortage of professional accomplishments to share with her fellow students and faculty. But in her getting-to-know-me Pecha Kucha presentation, she began not with the usual approach of showing slides of her work, but instead shared slides that others had sent her. Elisa asked some important people in her life to send her images that said something about her, and in speaking to those slides, Elisa spoke volumes about her work, character and key relationships. Based on that experience, Elisa is now experimenting with Pecha Kucha as a way of curating self-portraits using contributed images. She’s asked for my help, and I have agreed to solicit 20 images from different people who know me — some well, some not so well– in order to build a collective picture. It’s kind of like a 360 evaluation based on creative feedback rather than analytic feedback. You can read the full post here. Why not try it yourself?

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Plus: A Non-Chronological Story of Gleeful Self-Deprecation

How would you like to slip around a basement coated with laundry soap, or eat 3 cheeseburgers before riding a rollercoaster? In today's Presentation of the Day, "Plus: A Non-Chronological Story of Gleeful Self-Deprecation" from Table XI's October Table Talks: My Worst Idea, JC Grubbs (of software developer DevMynd) reverses the flow of time and recounts eight of his favorite mistakes, each one more inane than the last. His gaffes are not all for naught, however -- he encourages us to "keep making enormously huge mistakes, do it with gusto, tell the stories, and hopefully some of them will end up good."

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Quantifying Self

"'Quantified Self' is ... tracking all kinds of data about your daily routines, habits, movements..." Rami Alhamad, CEO and co-founder of PUSH, explains the "quantify self" movement in relation to the revolution of wearable technology to show how individuals are revolutionising how they track their daily habits. In "Quantifying Self" from PKN Toronto Vol. 27, Rami discusses the challenges of privacy and accuracy, and exposes the healthcare system as antiquated and in need of improvement.   

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Modern Age Education

Volodymyr Vorobiov, CEO Ruby Garage, in his presentation from PKN Dnipropetrovsk IT::Education made ​​a presentation on the development of IT education. His advices were simple, but relevant at the same time. First, you need to read a lot. In the age of virtualization and total internetization, reading is necessary like the air! Success achievement in the field of IT education requires the following skills: positive motivation, getting practical experience and ongoing commitment to update information. Moreover it would be great to find a mentor who with his practical advice will guide you to the right and constructive direction. Go for it, and you get it all!

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Useful Advices: How to Become a Programmer

Alexander Korotkiy, a senior .NET developer in SmartGuy Group A/S and is leading MS SQL and .NET-related master classes in Ciklum, in his presentation from PKN Dnipropetrovsk IT::Education gives a lot of useful tips about IT education that have to be considered like the need to constantly improve the educational level, attend workshops, seminars, improve English. 

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Magic Way to IT Land

University is a waste of time. Self-education is the future. Anastasia Demidova, a beautiful Fairy, HR manager in Yalantis, in her presentation from PKN Dnipropetrovsk IT::Education shows a magic way to IT Land.

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Voyage: East Tennessee to the Gulf of Mexico

“I loved the Adventures of Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn and I wanted to take a river trip like theirs.” Ad and film professional Alex Oliver set out on a 1,000 mile journey down the Mississippi River on a mission. In “Voyage: East Tennessee to the Gulf of Mexico” from PKN Knoxville Vol. 14, we see how the goal of this trip was not only to conquer the Mississippi, but also one of self-discovery, and of the talented people around him.

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The Future of Self-Driving Cherry Trees

  "You can use coding and programming for art, for music, for helping your grandma." In The Future of Self-Driving Cherry Trees from PechaKucha Night Special x MINI @ BMW Group Tokyo Bay, Joseph Tame shares on his many wild wearable machines. Tame uses the latest technology to break down social barriers through performance art. In his presentation, he will share his vision for a future in which artistic ideas can blossom anytime, anywhere.

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Facilitating Discovery

In this presentation Lizzy Karp and Ken Tsui explain how their creative studio, Here There, is inspired by challenging the expectations of an activation and an experience.   With a process that often feels like an exploratory mission in the deepest reaches of space, they describe how their goal is to share the feeling of discovery and inspire a more interesting culture within the city.   

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Follow your passion, say MSM students at PechaKucha event

“Stunning!”, “Brilliant!”, “They managed to surprise us again!” These are some of the comments that were heard at this year’s PechaKucha event at Maastricht School of Management on Thursday 22 March. The eight students who took on the PechaKucha stage impressed the full audience of staff members and fellow students gathered in the business lounge with the personal and sometimes even intimate stories they dared to reveal. PechaKucha is a concise and fast-paced presentation style that consists in using only 20 slides, and 20 seconds per slide, to share inspiring ideas or projects. Each year MSM and PechaKucha Maastricht team up to organize a special PechaKucha event for the School’s students and staff. From writing a letter to your future self to embarking on a backpack journey around the world to managing a competitive cheerleader team from abroad to discovering the joys and challenges of gaming or oil painting, many speakers emphasized the value of embracing uncertainty and change. “Accept challenges and develop a positive and fearless attitude,” said Juan Carlos Ramonet Moreno (MM5). “Don’t get obsessed with a clear path and embark on a journey of self-discovery and continuous improvement,” advised Maria Kirichenko (MM5). “Value the importance of having a hobby and what you can learn from it,” highlighted Di Wu and Ramzi AlAshabi (MBA34). “Overcome your frustration and dare to change your career,” said Laura Sala Segura (MM5). Defining themselves as risk-takers, these five students showed how they all got energy and new ideas from pursuing their passions in life. Natania Leongson (MM5) and Hai Dang (MBA34) delved into deep personal or global topics. “I would like to inspire you to shift your mindset about the concept of identity. Learn to view it not as something permanent or predetermined, but as a malleable, fluid, and constantly changing phenomenon,” Natania said. In her presentation, she used the metaphor of an Indian totem to show how identity can be seen as a series of experiences that continuously shape and color as we grow older. Hai revealed his profound love and sense of care for his home country Vietnam when he spoke about the Son Doong Cave, the world’s largest cave. “Exploring Son Doong with its extraordinarily rich and unique natural environment should be done with utmost care and in an environmentally friendly and sustainable manner,” he urged. Speaking last and bringing back his fellow students to their year at MSM, Praveen Saragadam (MM5) offered a straightforward and pragmatic tip, based on his personal experience: “Let’s suit up!” he exclaimed with a broad and enthusiastic smile. “In this changing world, the way we dress up has a significant impact on creating the first impression, so let’s suit up and build up our career!” As every year, the event concluded with much joy and laughter when Oliver Olson, Director Global Education Programs, gave his now famous improvisation on random slides. Oliver used the opportunity to praise the students on their earlier performances and the stories they had shared: “It was wonderful to discover all these secret talents in the MSM family!”   By Sueli Brodin