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Impressive Aquascript ambient advertising wows Parisian pedestrians

NGO Solidarités International and creative agency BDDP Unlimited marked the occasion of World Water Day with this innovative ambient display in the heart of Paris. These Aquascript water messages, designed to build awareness of the dangers of unclean drinking water globally, turned heads for a full week in the City of Light.

Hotel, prison encourage guests to generate own energy via pedal power

You’ve heard of singing for your supper, but in this environmentally conscious age, institutions are now inviting patrons to pedal for privileges.

Video snippets of startup pollenization at work

Our friends at Pollenizer, which has emerged as the fertile hub of Sydney's happening web startup scene, have launched a great new initiative to showcase the hive of activity that is Pollenizer HQ in Surrey Hills. On Fridays (starting two weeks ago), Mick Liubinskas thrusts his Flip camera in the face of colleagues and connected entrepreneurs, inviting them to share a little about the projects they're working on.

The iPad? Meh. The future of tech is touching yourself.

What comes after the iPad touch screen interface? Will we all soon be starring in our own private Minority Report? Enter "skinput": -- bio-acoustic sensing technology that allows the human body itself to be used as an input device. According to Carnegie Mellon University researcher Chris Harrison, different body locations give off "acoustically distinct" sound waves when touched, opening up a world of possibility for touching feely techies.

This should hang on every entrepreneur’s wall

From the wonderfully verdant mind of entrepreneurial illustrator Hugh MacLeod, author of Ignore Everybody (listed among Amazon's Top 10 Editor's Picks for Best Business Books 2009), comes this print worthy of hanging on any entrepreneur's wall.

This should hang on every entrepreneur's wall

From the wonderfully verdant mind of entrepreneurial illustrator Hugh MacLeod, author of Ignore Everybody (listed among Amazon's Top 10 Editor's Picks for Best Business Books 2009), comes this print worthy of hanging on any entrepreneur's wall.

Rock meets engineering to create a bodaciously viral clip (and inspire the mad inventor...

Sure, it's a film-clip for a rock band (hardly business related). But it, nonetheless, showcases a feat of extreme commercial creativity likely to inspire the mad inventor in all of us.

Seth Godin asks us to lead a tribe and make a difference [TED talk]

Over 18-minutes, Godin outlines his theory that the internet has banished the era of mass marketing, and that the ancient social unit of the tribe has returned, empowering ordinary people to lead extraordinary movements. It's both educational and inspirational, with Godin conveying his message with purpose and humour (helped along by some witty photo slides).

Another one of those cool graphical stat videos about the internet

This is the latest notable instalment in a growing line of slickly-produced animated videos that reveal facts and figures that should amaze and inspire you.

The best three-minute video about leadership you will ever see

You might think you have a pretty good grasp on what makes an effective leader. You might even think you're pretty good at explaining it to others. But it's unlikely you can do a better job explaining it than this roughly shot three-minute video of a lone, shirtless guy dancing at a concert.

Nike’s ‘No excuses’ ad will get you moving

This compelling 'No Excuses' Nike promo -- featuring Wheelchair Basketball Player Matt Scott -- is about dodging exercise workouts, but the spirit is just as relevant for business. As Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin's recent series Build a startup in seven days and under $500 reveals, the best way to overcome uncertainty and doubt is to get stuck in. Or, as Nike would say, Just Do It.

Nike's 'No excuses' ad will get you moving

This compelling 'No Excuses' Nike promo -- featuring Wheelchair Basketball Player Matt Scott -- is about dodging exercise workouts, but the spirit is just as relevant for business. As Sebastien Eckersley-Maslin's recent series Build a startup in seven days and under $500 reveals, the best way to overcome uncertainty and doubt is to get stuck in. Or, as Nike would say, Just Do It.

Website of the Week: The Loop helps creative people sell themselves

Creative industries have changed dramatically over the past decade, but unfortunately the options for creative professionals to showcase their talent to peers and prospective employers hasn’t. Until now.

Are you an Anthillian?

It's always been part of our mission to support and promote Australian entrepreneurs and innovators. We call these people 'Anthillians'. As a new addition to our recently relaunched website, we thought it might be fun to create a place dedicated to showcasing the achievements of such people. But what makes a person worthy of such recognition?

Bionic Eye within sight for Monash following Federal grant

Just prior to Christmas, Senator Kim Carr, Minister for Innovation, Industry, Science and Research, announced that Monash V1sion had been awarded grant assistance from the Australian Research Council to develop the Bionic Eye.

Tequila Shots

Quotes, factoids and other curious teasers to get your creative juices flowing.

Here’s a retail website that actually gets it right

From time to time a slick retail business's website grabs our attention. Take www.redshedcafe.com.au, the digital window to the real Red Shed Cafe located at Medhurst Wines in Victoria's Yarra Valley.

Here's a retail website that actually gets it right

From time to time a slick retail business's website grabs our attention. Take www.redshedcafe.com.au, the digital window to the real Red Shed Cafe located at Medhurst Wines in Victoria's Yarra Valley.

Sammartino's Creative Espresso – Ways to change your life

We've held on to this latest manic instalment of Steve Sammartino's Creative Espresso series since he submitted it for inclusion in the July print edition, which didn't eventuate. Here it is, in all its super-charged, creative glory.

Sammartino’s Creative Espresso – Ways to change your life

We've held on to this latest manic instalment of Steve Sammartino's Creative Espresso series since he submitted it for inclusion in the July print edition, which didn't eventuate. Here it is, in all its super-charged, creative glory.
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