First I want to tell you that I’m encouraged. You’ll understand why after you see these videos.
1) Let’s start with TED. I have tweeted in the past why you should start your day with a TED video, and here is testament to that reasoning.
2) Prepare to be awed and amazed at the fearlessness in this next video.
3) and this one..humans creating and playing.
You see, as we head into 2010, the human spirit for creating and sharing and expressing and pushing the envelope of what is possible in this world will always trump the bad in those that are hell bent on destroying that spirit.
I have to give props to Peter Shankman on this one. As soon as I saw this video, it made me smile and then think that maybe the world we live isn’t so messed up as we think it is. All anyone wants is a warm meal, a roof over their head and something to smile about every day. Suffice it to say, the below video accomplishes 1 of 3.
I write as much about marketing and social media as the next person, but every once in awhile you have to lay down the pen, the judgement, the criticism and just realize, at the end of the day, it’s important to smile. Thanks Matt for being extraordinarily ordinary.
Common Craft is a two person, husband and wife company that makes videos that are short, simple and focused on making complex ideas easy to understand. One of those ideas/videos that I absolutely love is about social media. It’s “dumbed down” to levels that even the most stubborn, stodgy, old school, CEO can understand. They use a whiteboard-and-paper format that is designed to cut out the noise and stick to what matters. See what you think and share with others!