Author: Micha

Interior Design: The Importance of Our Inner Worlds | Talismans Edition

Envision the room you’ve felt the safest in, one you could loiter in for hours. How is it constructed? What totems does the room contain that make you feel safe, inspired, whole? What care was taken to construct this room? It doesn’t have to be a room of your own. It could be housed within a museum, a rented cabin, maybe a friend’s. Now what of the room of your mind, housed within your body. Our mind is also filled with architecture – that of our vision of the world, our neural pathways forged through habit and learning, and...

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Failure or Feedback: What’s the Difference? | 3 Ways to View It

Failure: a state of inability to perform a normal function; lack of success; a failing in business; a falling short. (Webster’s Dictionary) My, how I’ve seen the conversation around failure change over the last 5-10 years. This seismic shift in perception became a part of my consciousness around 2010, when a new marketing client of mine, non-profit social accelerator PopTech, hosted a global conference around the theme “Brilliant Accidents, Necessary Failures, and Improbable Breakthroughs.” As you might deduce, each world-class speaker tied their presentation to the concept of learning – and succeeding – by failing, and it was three...

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Wolf Pack Conservation Society | The Pack Goes Global

We get notes quite often, much to our surprise (imagine an audible crack in voice), from around the world. People generally query how they can howl with us, how to become a member of the Pack, and many are even titled “I WANT TO HOWL WITH YOU” – just like that, all caps. Did you all coordinate this?! Before Of The Wolves 2.0, really it’s true and full incarnation, we envisioned our Packs dwelled around the world. Our physical touch may be limited to the U.S. currently, but through our words, our images, and even our services and shopping,...

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Activism Is Not a 4-letter Word | Vocabulary Not to be Feared

Our brief lexicon to politically charged words you’re likely hearing more often. The week of the Presidential election here in the U.S. it occurred to me how delicately and tentatively friends and acquaintances were approaching some heavy-hitting words and phrases – vocabulary typically associated with politics and global affairs. Likely, these words had not been a part of their everyday vernacular. The words weren’t unfamiliar, they were just uncommon to use. Yet, here we ALL are facing systemic breakdown in our own countries and around the globe. I personally feel the plight of the world more than ever, and...

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“Howlin’ With Integrity” | OTW Global Communications Tools Series

“Words as weapons” “Raise your words, not your voice. It is rain that grows flowers, not thunder.” – Rumi “Kind words can be short and easy to speak, but their echoes are truly endless.” – Mother Teresa “Words are like eggs dropped from great heights; you can no more call them back than ignore the mess they leave when they fall.” – Jodi Picoult Communication is the backbone of everything – of the way we connect with others, maintain careers, how we engage on social media, how we convey our thoughts and feelings, and the list goes on. It’s written,...

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