Unstoppable ideas         By Isabelle Quevilly, March 2012
The goose bumps day                                  This Saturday was an amazing day, I couldn’t expect more for my      ...
Giles Duley. Photographer.                                   When talking about the people on the frontline rushing to him...
Tali Sharlot, the optimism biasWe are optimistic about ourselves but not for the guy sitting next tous. The secret to happ...
Pauline PierceI couldn’t believe the Hackney Heroine was there, with us on starge.Fantastic, incredibly at-ease and so tru...
Kamal Mouzawac.                                             It all started with a statement I would print in bold all over...
SOURCE: Google images                        Daniel Kish.                        Another incredible man you shook up my th...
SOURCE: http://www.rtve.es/imagenes/robin-dunbar/1303814967652.jpg                                             Robin Dunba...
SOURCE: http://alfitude.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/lianne-la-havas.jpg                                             Lianne L...
SOURCE: http://alfitude.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/lianne-la-havas.jpg                                             Miguel T...
SOURCE: http://www.tikabasamuzik.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/scan-Hugh-Masekela.jpg                                    ...
SOURCE: http://rps5as.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/dsc03127_r_lo1.jpg                                            Rosemary Na...
SOURCE: http://www.absoluteradio.co.uk/                                          Plan B.                                  ...
@DigitalPlannerThis deck is made to help the advertising community thinkdifferent. It will hopefully start conversations a...
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This Saturday was an amazing day, I couldn’t expect more for my first TEDx attedance.To be honest with you, I was expecting a pale version of TED talks but not at all.We lived all together a full day of TED talks supported by the Observer.

Dancing, laughing, crying all together. It was emotional, exhausting, inspiring, fun, unexpected.

I would attend this more often just to reboot my brain, challenge my views and cross my knowledge with multiple disciplines.

Here are my highlights of the day, I hope they will inspire more people!

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  1. 1. Unstoppable ideas By Isabelle Quevilly, March 2012
  2. 2. The goose bumps day This Saturday was an amazing day, I couldn’t expect more for my first TEDx attendance! To be honest with you, I was expecting a pale version of TED talks but not at all. We lived all together a full day of TED talks curated by the Observer. Dancing, laughing, crying all together. It was emotional, exhausting, inspiring, fun, unexpected. I would attend this more often to reboot my brain, challenge my views and cross my knowledge with multiple disciplines. Here are my highlights of the day, hope they will inspire more people!CREDITS: TRISARAHTOPS ON FLICKR
  3. 3. Giles Duley. Photographer. When talking about the people on the frontline rushing to him to be pictured: "Somebody has to record their stories, they know you are not a doctor. (...) You learn through others’ stories. Theirs livers are important, and one day, I became part of the story myself." What’s your tool to change things? Make a difference to the world.You can do anything if you put your ming into it. I have much more things today, after the bomb, that I had before. Telling stories is my tool.SOURCE: http://media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lo28cmGfC61qd74g2.jpg
  4. 4. Tali Sharlot, the optimism biasWe are optimistic about ourselves but not for the guy sitting next tous. The secret to happiness is not low expectations as highexpectations make you feel better.1 => high expectations make you feel you are responsible for it2 => anticipation makes you happy (3days)Optimism leads to success. If you expect to do well you are morelikely to put your energy into it. The more optimist you are the leasyou answer to bad news.
  5. 5. Pauline PierceI couldn’t believe the Hackney Heroine was there, with us on starge.Fantastic, incredibly at-ease and so true to herself. I was out of Londonwhen the riots happen but her story made it across Europe and infact, I was referring to her in a pitch presentation recently.We should all take lessons from her. She shared some beautiful wordswith us: "If they start again, I do it again. (...) Everyone should reachout to their neighbours, we are all wonderful people (...) We need toget some love out there ".
  6. 6. Kamal Mouzawac. It all started with a statement I would print in bold all over my kitchen: "Miracles happen over a plate of houmous". This foodie, entrepreneur man has built a wonderful project around a very strong insight: "Food is the most sincere expression of your traditions and where you’re from." Food is a live product that someone has seeded, has taken care of for you to eat one day, we need to show it respect. "Food is someone’s work. (...) Food is not about food.You must do extremely well what you are doing. (...) Every land has its own treasure." One day, he came to that inspiring conclusion: "If I don’t do it, nobody will, therefore I have to do it."SOURCE: http://kboo.fm/sites/default/files/nodeimages/Kamal%20Mouzawak_0.jpg
  7. 7. SOURCE: Google images Daniel Kish. Another incredible man you shook up my thoughts when he said we were all blind, one way or another. We all need to find freedom. His click is his thing telling him: 1-where are you 2-what are you. "What can we do to find our way through darkness? Because there is always a way."
  8. 8. SOURCE: http://www.rtve.es/imagenes/robin-dunbar/1303814967652.jpg Robin Dunbar. 150. Yes, I didn’t know that number, and I’m going to use it a lot now as it totally helps me rationalise lots of the things I do in life regarding earned media. He reminded us on the importance of investing time in your friendships. 5 intimate friends represent 25% of your social time in average, if you don’t spend this time with them the quality of the relationship decreases - within 6 months. Being in love costs you 1-2 friends...! Talking doesn’t impact boys relationships (contrary to girls) but doing stuff together raises the closeness for men. Skype is the best option to maintain long distance relationship. Laugher is a human universal insight key to form relationships. Skype allows for more happiness.
  9. 9. SOURCE: http://alfitude.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/lianne-la-havas.jpg Lianne La Havas. Leave me no room for doubt "We all make mistakes, we do I learnt from you We all make mistakes, we do I learnt from you " Listen to the wonderful lady here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f845_v41YFo
  10. 10. SOURCE: http://alfitude.files.wordpress.com/2011/10/lianne-la-havas.jpg Miguel Torres. An entrepreneur deciding to change his industry, wine making, after saying Al Gore’s Inconvenient Truth. The progress made in a short period of time are amazing, I can’t wait to see the French on board. It is such a visionary approach and also, so generous. I wish they would promote it as a brand asset soon, something consumers could impact as well.
  11. 11. SOURCE: http://www.tikabasamuzik.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/scan-Hugh-Masekela.jpg Hugh Masekela. "If you don’t know where you are coming from, you’re going to be swallowed by your environment." Ask yourself: where do I come from?
  12. 12. SOURCE: http://rps5as.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/dsc03127_r_lo1.jpg Rosemary Nalden & Buskaid This woman has managed to build a music school in South Africa, the result is impressive. We had the chance to listen to those kids playing and I was so amazed by the life that was coming from the instrument itself. They were playing a freed up version of violon, where you can dance in circles while playing, where no European Academics forces you to be straight in your playing. The result was splendid!
  13. 13. SOURCE: http://www.absoluteradio.co.uk/ Plan B. His speech was very interesting and here are only a couple of ideas that I took notes of. I agree when he said newspapers are giving you facts about what’s happening but they never give you any context. CHAV stands for Council Housed And Violent in our perceptions, media have dehumanised the youth. The young men are always shown as a problem which doesn’t help them. How can we go to a place where each one teaches one?
  14. 14. @DigitalPlannerThis deck is made to help the advertising community thinkdifferent. It will hopefully start conversations and sparklenew ideas. It is yours to steal, comment and share!More information on the Observer’s website:http://www.guardian.co.uk/tedx/speakers-2012 Crafted by Isabelle Quevilly. London. March 2012
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