A simple guide to choosing friends and alienating normal people.
What’s the most despicable thing you’ve ever done?
Take a moment to think about it; I’ve got time.
If you’ve ever been with me in a social situation, it’s likely you’ve been asked this before. This question is typical of the conversation starters I throw into the mix when with a group of people. The less close we are, the better. The less socially appropriate the question — or more specifically the answers — the better. I find questions such as this to be the perfect litmus test when deciding…
Exploring the potential for prescription sleep for athletes and the extensive, proven benefits for performance.
Elite level basketball players have every area of their lives meticulously scheduled by a team of coaches, dieticians and physiological experts. Their training regimes focus on enhancing the muscles that give them explosive power and cardiovascular systems that can allow two hours of gruelling play to feel like fifteen minutes. Their diets are designed to keep their bodies functioning at the most efficient level with calories that all have a specific purpose.
The difference between a trophy and disappointment can be mere milliseconds. Coaches should…
How ONE Championship is proving a remedy for the damaging promotional activities of the UFC…and a little bit about the toxicity levels of a certain Mr White.
On March 28th, founder and CEO of ONE Championship, Chatri Sidyodtong, told MMA Fighting that martial arts had been tainted by the west. He spoke of the decline in popularity of the sport in Japan, home of martial arts for thousands of years, and how he plans to rectify the damage.
Money and fame seem to not only corrupt those that get their grubby mitts on them, but the way society responds to them — no matter what they do.
Yesterday I put two of my work colleagues in the hospital. Having pushed my way past security at a company event, I proceeded to pick up a metal barricade and throw it at the bus that they were trying to escape on. The window smashed, leaving my co-workers injured and unable to pay their bills.
Today I received a promotion.
I’m predicted to make over $25 million for just one night…
Am I losing my mind, or simply my youth? Discuss.
In less than three months, I’m going to be thirty. And I am FINE with that.
As I crept further and further from my twenty-ninth birthday, I did keep a close watch on my brain waves. Thirty does things to people. Thirty can make you consider your first smidge of botox, or bypassing finding ‘the one’ for finding the right sperm and getting a head start on that family you’ve always dreamed of.
I presumed I’d be fine. I was never the little girl who dreamed of husbands and little…
Two people getting into a cage and trying to knock each other out might not obviously translate into a studio setting, but the fifteen minutes in the Octagon is just the final presentation. The real work happens in the run up.
Presentation design, just like MMA, is a team sport
Mixed Martial Arts is just that — it’s mixed. The athletes who compete in the UFC need to be at the top of not just one game, but all of them. In order to contend, they need to work on their knock-out power, their ground game, their submission techniques, speed…
Get the handcuffs on and let the creativity out.
Since I started storytelling, my principal focus has been creative variety and how not to get stuck in a rut. We have a brilliant formula for presentations at my design studio, Buffalo 7. If you’ve been to any of our “Improve your skills…” events, you’ll know that our presentations are like movies. They have a clear beginning, middle, and end, and are interspersed with villains (challenges) and heroes (solutions).
But what does creativity have to do with mathematics? Having a formula for creativity seems counterintuitive. Surely creativity is born of freedom…
It’s stories that bring me here. Stories behind images. Stories behind stories. Stories behind an abstract extract of conversation you once heard on a bus.