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a must read

a friend of mine recommended this book so i thought of sharing it with all of you out there

Their book is about doing whatever it takes, whatever is necessary, knowing that there is always a way to formulate the correct approach to protect yourself against or prevail over the unnecessary, red-tape-infested, narrow-minded, fear-driven, petty, self-interests of today’s politically- correct, inbred, wasteful corporate or governmental systems. The authors point out how these practices so often result in poor service, watered-down customer value, or customer abuse.

http://www.amazon.com/Beating-System-Creativity-Outsmart-Bureaucracies...

Creative Experience

‘Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things. And the reason they were able to do that was that they’ve had more experiences than other people. well maybe not......some say Creativity is the sudden cessation of stupidity, surely, have you ever seen a stupid creative?and finaly ‘The very essence of the creative is its novelty, and hence we have no standard by which to judge it so who judges the thing who judges the utmost noble sensation.....

I must create a system or be enslaved by another man’s. I will not reason and compare; my business is to create

Art is what you make out of it

people of ads of the world this is art attack .......made only with adhesive tape .....hope you'll be inspired.....my favorite is the ne with the ducks lol

new and improved

Using photos of oft-snapped subjects (like Notre Dame) scraped from around the Web, Photosynth creates breathtaking multidimensional spaces with zoom and navigation features that outstrip all expectation. Its architect, Blaise Aguera y Arcas, shows it off in this standing-ovation demo. Curious about that speck in corner? Dive into a freefall and watch as the speck becomes a gargoyle. With an unpleasant grimace. And an ant-sized chip in its lower left molar. "Perhaps the most amazing demo I've seen this year," wrote Ethan Zuckerman, after TED2007. Indeed, Photosynth might utterly transform the way we manipulate and experience digital images.

http://www.ted.com/talks/view/id/129

save the account

if you have an account handler friend (something i doubt if you are a creative) anyway here's a site to save him
www.savetheaccount.org

when watching the video look closely to the size of the logo on the layout

it might be old but its surely like a fine wine cheers

Milking the Cow

Find out different methods used in the arab countries and the rest of the world ....

DUBAI SYSTEM
You have two cows. You create a website for them and advertise in all magazines and Cable TV. You create a Cow City or Milk Town. You sell off their milk before the cows are milked, to both legit and shady investors, who hope to resell the non-existent milk for a 100% profit in two month time. You bring Bill Clinton and Tiger Woods to milk the cows to attract attention.

QATAR SYSTEM:
You have two cows. They've been sitting there for decades and no one realizes that cows can produce milk. You see what Dubai is doing; you go crazy and start milking the heck out of the cows, in the shortest time possible. Then you realize no one wanted the milk in the first place.

SAUDI SYSTEM:
Since milking the cow involves nipples, the gov't decides to ban all cows in public. The only method to milk a cow is to have the cow at one side of the curtain and the guy milking the cow on the other side; or to hire females and train them to milk the cows ... the debate is still going on.

BAHRAIN SYSTEM:
You have two cows. Some high gov't official steals one, milks it, sells the milk and pockets the profit. The gov't tells you there is just one cow and not enough milk for the people. The people riot and scream death to the govt and carry Iranian flags. The Parliament, after thinking for 11 months, decide to employ ten Bahrainis to milk the remaining cow at the same time to cut back on unemployment.

LEBANON SYSTEM:
You have two cows. One is owned by Syria, the other by the Lebanese gov't, both are milked by Syrian Laborers during their free time as informers.

The winner of the best artist of the world

Hello to you all out there..... i know that this blog is not about advertising, knowing how picky you all are :) dunno if its due to the fact you work in advertising or you were born like that anyhow These r the paintings of the Persian Artists "Ayman Malky"

He was born in Iran 1976, started painting at the age of 15, his
Professor was the Iranian artist (Mortada Katouzian)

all you illustrators out there are invited to comment

"for the love of art"

Digital Storyboarding: How to Make a Smooth Transition

For some artists, the transition from traditional to digital can often look daunting. Using a digital storyboard has many advantages; a paperless environment, ease of correction using the undo feature, ease of drawing reuse by copying and pasting. In this article, we’ll show you how Toon Boom Storyboard can facilitate the transition from traditional to paperless methods. Its elegant interface, intuitive tools and practical shortcuts will make your shift to digital storyboarding a breeze

for more info logg on to
http://www.toonboom.com/products/eLearning/articles/sb_digitalStoryboa...

no ecological problems yet from cutting trees to make a4papers so our industry can thrive.....ouf

Are we cutting down the world's trees just to make paper?

No. Forest surface is increasing by 340,000 hectares per year. In the developed world, advantage is taken of the massive research which has been devoted to developing the best strains and to planting and conservation techniques likely to produce the healthiest trees. The destruction of rainforests in South America and Indonesia is an ecological disaster, but has nothing to do with the papermaker. Fibre needed for papermaking does not come from tropical sources and 80% of the wood used by the European pulp and paper industry comes directly from Europe.

Will the world's trees ever be exhausted?

At current rates of usage, trees for papermaking and other industrial uses will last forever; more wood is growing than is being cut down. Europe, for example, now has reserves of wood greater than a hundred years ago, despite the enormous growth of wood usage during the last fifty years. Forest stocks are being further conserved by the rapidly increasing use of recovered paper for the manufacture of paper and board. Over 30% of the world's papermaking fibres now derive from recovered paper and board. Wood is one of the very few raw materials used by a major industry which is infinitely self-renewing. Under Sustainable Forest Management less wood is felled than produced. When the amount of wood harvested is divided by the net annual increment od forests we have a result of 65%, that means approximately one third of growing stock is left in the forest.

for all of yu wave breakers out there

introducing Clemence Keith the GREAT WAVE breaker .....if you are interested to know more about Clemence just ask.....

what is your visual DNA

a friend o mine sent me this link ..its fun ...thought of sharing it

press & try send me your comments

http://dna.imagini.net/friends/

How Good are You at Setting Goals?

Setting goals is vital to accomplishing your daily to long-term agenda. By directing your attention to a specific area, you are able to use different strategies to get the results you want. 



Here are 20Q you should ask yourself 


1. Do you create a daily agenda? 
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2. Do you complete the goals you set out to accomplish? 
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3. Do you establish priorities effectively and successfully? Always/
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4. Do you check the progress of your long-term goals? Always/
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5. Do you set a timeframe for your goals? 
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6. Do you write down the goals you’ve set?
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7. Do you reward yourself when you have accomplished your goals?
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8. Do you do things in order of importance? Always/
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9. Do you have a measurable criterion for your goals? Always/
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10. When problems arise, does it greatly affect accomplishing your daily goals? 
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11. Is your work area clean enough to access something without a problem? 
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12. Are your goals attainable based on your skills? 
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13. Are your goals specific enough to get results? 
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14. Are you able to remember all the things you need to accomplish? 
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15. During the day, do you take a break from everything to do something you enjoy (e.g. reading the paper)? 
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16. Do you create a step-by-step process to achieving long-term goals? 
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17. Do you create goals to match what you want? 
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18. Are you passionate about attaining the goals you’ve set? Always/
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19. When you are given a project, do you get started on it immediately? 
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20. Do the goals you set build your self-confidence in surpassing obstacles? 
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Goal setting is a key component in leadership, team-building, and overall professional productiveness. This assessment will find your strengths and weaknesses in setting goals. Knowing your strengths and weaknesses will help you establish a more effective direction to achieving your goals.