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How do Creatives Finish?

This Futurist Isn’t What He Used To Be

The School of Life Offers Some Cheat Sheets

“How can one word be better than another?” Well, there is a way: The Joy of Lex

What if we all spent 10% more time reading great literature?

Video: Automate You

Video: Implications X 3

Verbicide” means what it sounds like, the murder of a word, … From First Things on uncluttering the mind so as to think and speak well.

The universe is full of magical things, patiently waiting for our wits to grow sharper.

Eden Phillpotts

Article: The Future’s just not that into You.

Video: SEGD Keynote

There is something predatory, cruel even, about a pen suspended over a text. Like a hawk over a field, it is on the lookout for something vulnerable… 

A Weapon for Readers – Tim Parks – New York Review of Books – 3 Dec 2014

Why you should read with a pen in hand

Video: AIAS Keynote

You think your pain and your heartbreak are unprecedented in the history of the world, but then you read. It was books that taught me that the things that tormented me most were the very things that connected me with all the people who were alive, or who had ever been alive.

 

James Baldwin

The worst thing about new books is that they keep us from reading the old ones.

 

Joseph Joubert

The Illustrations

Speaking Topics

Keynote Themes

The story so far: In the beginning the Universe was created. This has made a lot of people very angry and has been widely regarded as a bad move.

 

Douglas Adams

The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not “Eureka!” but “That’s funny…”

Isaac Asimov

We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.

Oscar Wilde

You can never get enough of what you really don’t need.

Eric Hoffer