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Creative Voices | Melissa Joy Kong

Melissa Joy Kong is Head of Content at Eventbrite, former CEO of Technori, and has traveled the US in search of the best love stories. BS: What do you do for a living, and how did you get there? MJK: I fell in love with journalism and storytelling when I…
Melissa Joy Kong is Head of Content at Eventbrite, former CEO of Technori, and has traveled the US in search of the best love stories. BS: What do you do for a living, and how did you get there? MJ...
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Honesty, empathy, and action are the structure of my work, my masterpiece.

In the studio or en plein air, it’s common for a painter to use an easel to hold her/his canvas. Like a tripod or stool, the easel has three legs to provide support. Three points provide great stability. This month, I have been studying two things:…
In the studio or en plein air, it's common for a painter to use an easel to hold her/his canvas. Like a tripod or stool, the easel has three legs to provide support. Three points provide great stab...
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Great Voices Take Time | Mavis Staples, Willie Nelson, and Johnny Cash

Some of my favorite singers, like Mavis Staples [pictured], are old. She is 75, and has been active since 1950. Willie Nelson, active since 1956, is 81. Johnny Cash was 71 when he died, and he performed during the last three months of his life. He was…
Some of my favorite singers, like Mavis Staples [pictured], are old. She is 75, and has been active since 1950. Willie Nelson, active since 1956, is 81. Johnny Cash was 71 when he died, and he perf...
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In an interview, the author Walter Mosley described the situation surrounding a character he created: “Oh, I like Leonid very much. He represents to me the 21st century. He’s the guy where everything has changed in the world. Like, living in Los Angeles…
In an interview, the author Walter Mosley described the situation surrounding a character he created: "Oh, I like Leonid very much. He represents to me the 21st century. He's the guy where everythi...
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Maike Both landed in Los Angeles from Hamburg, Germany and brought an undying fire for social change. She heads up Change the World T Shirts and the global movement behind Unfuck the World Day, plus she is working to provide direct, human care for…
Maike Both landed in Los Angeles from Hamburg, Germany and brought an undying fire for social change. She heads up Change the World T Shirts and the global movement behind Unfuck the World Day, plu...
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When you want to get new results, you have to break your routines. Even the successful ones. For the last year, I’ve been holding Monday Superstart. It was based on my earlier idea, Change Your Life in 52 Cups. During that year, I’ve invited remarkable…
When you want to get new results, you have to break your routines. Even the successful ones. For the last year, I've been holding Monday Superstart. It was based on my earlier idea, Change Your Lif...
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You're Probably Worried About the Wrong Things

Perspective is almost an optical illusion that gets better with time and distance. It’s difficult to see your current situation clearly but so easy to recognize problems in hindsight or when you evaluate other people. That is why you are great at giving…
Perspective is almost an optical illusion that gets better with time and distance. It's difficult to see your current situation clearly but so easy to recognize problems in hindsight or when you ev...
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"To reduce writing to "content" murders the purpose of why we communicate. " - I Don't Write Content, Brian Smith

I hate the word “content” to describe the words that go into a blog post, article, or page. It is demeaning. “Content” reduces the value of your thoughts into some cheap commodity that is placed to generate clicks or email registrations or page views. It…
I hate the word "content" to describe the words that go into a blog post, article, or page. It is demeaning. "Content" reduces the value of your thoughts into some cheap commodity that is placed to...
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  • Brian Smith
    Business Strategist, 2006 - present
    People hire Brian Smith to provide critical insight for contemporary market problems. A recognized expert in innovation and creative problem solving, Smith believes that most organizations already possess the power to excel. He utilizes novel and unorthodox approaches to help clients to respond to challenges with their own power. Smith is a progressive and pioneering strategist. He has led branding and sales efforts for two startup retail companies, expanded revenue for financial firms and creative agencies, and promoted a Broadway show.
  • Black Sheep Farms
    Farmer, 2008 - 2014
  • REBEL INTERACTIVE
    Brand Manager, 2009 - 2013
  • Mad Gringo
    E-Commerce Manager, 2008 - 2009
  • The Tea Smith
    Marketing Director, 2004 - 2006
  • TierOne Bank
    Sr. Consumer Loan Officer, 2001 - 2004
  • Commercial Federal Bank
    Personal Banker, 1996 - 2001
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I work with change makers to create bigger, better results through honesty, empathy, and action in a connected world.
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Brian Smith is a recognized expert in innovation and creative problem solving. He works with change makers to create bigger, better results through honesty, empathy, and action in a connected world.

Smith is a progressive and pioneering strategist. He has led branding and sales efforts for two startup retail companies, expanded revenue for financial firms and creative agencies, and promoted a Broadway show.

Since 2009, Smith has been an active member of the global TED community and is the founding curator of TEDxOmaha. He serves on the Board of Trustees for the Business Ethics Alliance.

From Brian – “I believe that we are built for change. The difference between the past and future is defined by what we do now. Every person has the power – and responsibility – to create a better world. I work with change makers to create bigger, better results through honesty, empathy, and action in a connected world.”

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Our farm doesn't run on any schedule but its own. When we prepare for our Saturday CSA delivery on Tuesday and Wednesday, we check the field