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Interview Sam Lanyon Jones (Tokyoplastic), Creative and Founder, London

tokyoplastic,

vimeo.com/tokyoplastic,

https://www.instagram.com/tokyoplastic_san/

Where are you living?
London

How old you are? (if you don’t mind answering)
Not at all, 29, hahahahaha.

What inspires you?
We get asked this a lot (I think anyone in a creative profession does) and the simple answer is everything. You know like if you start taking lots of photos, really get into it as a hobby, you’ll start to see the world differently. You’ll take your inspiration from everything you experience. I guess that is slightly different from what informs and influences us creatively. For instance I am writing a Sci Fi series right now. It is influenced by all the 80’s Saturday morning cartoons I used to watch as a kid… and Magnum P.I. But my research involves watching a lot of police procedurals. I am sure all of it culminates in inspiration on one level or another.

Tell me about what you do?
We (tokyoplastic, vimeo.com/tokyoplastic, Andi and Me (Sam)) direct stuff. Over the last decade that has been primarily animated TV commercials but we have made vinyl toys, directed short films, had a number of art exhibitions and done lectures and talks at festivals all over the world too. The animation we have really specialised in is narrative driven character animation.

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?
Get up, stretch, go to the studio, direct stuff, write stuff, email stuff, talk between ourselves about what to do next, go home, write more stuff and watch TV (purely R&D you understand), sleep.

What are some of your favourite sources for information?
The internet. Remember those conversations you used to have in the pub? You know the ones where you and your mates would talk about something none of you knew very much about, each of you dead certain you knew what you were right about X. Seriously, try doing that now without reaching for your phone. The internet has removed any need for speculation. And what do we do with this all empowering information?

How does social media influence your life?
Total fucking time vampire! I’ve put a sel imposed moratorium on Facebook in the office. But its a great tool for keeping up with friends and colleagues if you can keep it in check.

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Great Startup articles.

An Epic List of 100 Growth Hacks for Startups

 

The Early Pitch Decks of 5 Startups Before They Became Billion-Dollar Companies

@peretti

The importance of innovation by @EU_Commission

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View story at Medium.com

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Interview Christina Paulhofer, Theatre Director,Munich

https://de.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christina_Paulhofer

 

Where are you living?
I’m living in Munich.

How old you are? (if you don’t mind answering)
I am 46 years old.

What inspires you?
The thing that inspires me the most, is travelling against my fear. I am afraid of People i don’t know. I am afraid of countries i don’t know. I had to leave Romania at six years old, that left a mark on me. But when i travel and loose my fear, I am inspired.

Tell me about what you do?
I am a Theatre Director, i studied litterature, history of arts and history of theatre in Munich, afterwards Movie directing in Paris at The Femis.

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?
I get up at 7 or 8 in the morning, i have three cups of coffee and dream or think. Then i run for an Hour in The english Garden and continue dreaming and thinking. Afterwards i Check my Mails and Facebook , then phone calls, organizing, writing, phoning. Then it always depends in which city i am, whom i want to see, or if i don’t want to see anyone, because sometimes it’s annoying . People are telling so many lies. I feel it immediately, and it makes me tired. So I prefer to go to bed early.

What are some of your favourite sources for information?
I am still quite old fashioned, i read ‘Spiegel’ ‘DieZeit’ ‘Monopol’ and ‘Vogue’ on a non digital basis. Also ‘Die Süddeutsche’. I watch ‘tagesschau’ whenever I can. I am curious and always always eager not to miss anything.
How does social media influence your life?
I enjoy Facebook, for giving me the Information I missed while travelling , by my intelligent friends, who have something to say, and know what they talk about.

 

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great thinker Shane Parrish, …smarter when I woke up…

My favourite blog is https://www.farnamstreetblog.com/ from Shane Parrish. @farnamstreet

 

Hi. I’m Shane. I have a fairly simple objective: I want to go to bed each night smarter than when I woke up. I also want to live a meaningful life and become a better person.

https://www.farnamstreetblog.com/mental-models/

https://www.farnamstreetblog.com/how-to-read-a-book/

https://www.farnamstreetblog.com/2015/03/carol-dweck-mindset/

https://www.farnamstreetblog.com/2013/09/the-remarkable-ways-we-gain-insights/

 

Where To Find The Biggest Ideas For Your Business Interview Shane Parrish forbes.com

Books that Changed My Life from Shane Parrish

 

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Interview Theresia Enzensberger, Founder and Editor, Berlin

Photo Lea Rieck

@enzensberger_t

http://www.block-magazin.de/

Where are you living?
Berlin

How old you are? (if you don’t mind answering)
28

What inspires you?
Mostly people who like what they’re doing
Tell me about what you do?

I’m the founder and editor of BLOCK Magazin.
Other than that, I write for newspapers and magazines.

What’s the structure of a typical day like for you?
I write in the morning, read and correspond in the afternoon and see people at night.

What are some of your favourite sources for information?
Here’s a pretty thorough explanation of what I read: Theresia Enzensberger: Mein Medien-Menü

How does social media influence your life?
Hmm. I don’t know – for all its faults, it is necessary for me in order to promote my magazine and communicate with our readers.

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No MOney, no Problems.

For months after college, my job was to sit in a windowless warehouse with dozens of other schlubs and type summaries of meetings dictated to me over the phone. The shift went from midnight to 6 AM. I’d eat the free Dominos my employer provided, slowly erode my insides with Red Bull, and slip into a fugue state while transcribing the alien-sounding phrases spat out by the MBAs on the other end of the line….

How to Invest Money When You Don’t Have Any

 

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Making Ideas Happen By Scott Belsky

Every project in life can be reduced into these three primary components.

1.Action Steps. Concrete task

2.Reference. project related notes

3.Backburner Items. not actionable now, but maye someday

Action Method I: Breaking Projects into Primary Elements

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@scottbelsky

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Scott Belsky

Scott Belsky is Adobe’s Vice President of Community and Co-Founder & Head of Behance, the leading online platform for creatives to showcase and discover creative work. Scott has been called one of the “100 Most Creative People in Business” by Fast Company, and is the author of the bestselling book, Making Ideas Happen.