Paul Arden, the author of “Whatever You Think, Think The Opposite”, and “It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be” was a former creative director for Saatchi and Saatchi.
Whatever You Think, Think The Opposite is one of those books, that’s a good toilet read. That’s where we get the most ingenious ideas anyway. The book features short bursts of ideas and is witty from cover to cover, and for people who don’t particularly like words, it’s filled with thought provoking photographs and illustrations to boot.
The advice in the book goes against almost everything we’re taught. Don’t go to university. It’s not always good to have ideas. Steal.
My opinion, excellent advice for the creative mind. Arden goes has a twist to everything in this book, he is basically trying to say, think creatively. The book’s a good read when you’re in dire need of inspiration and a random smirk to perk you up on the way to work.
Oh the horrors! It's Halloween and you have no idea what to wear tonight at your friend's party. Or perhaps you do, but you are unwilling to spend nearly a quarter of your salary on that elaborate costume. Besides, you hardly have any time left after those long hours of work to create that complicated piece.
Here are four lazy ideas for a quick but interesting costume.
The news of Michael Jackson's death shocked the world, just days before his 50-concert run which was to last from 8th July 2009 to March 2010. His come back tour was also the fastest selling in history, having all 50 concert sold out in a matter of hours. This Is It opens tomorrow in cinemas as a reminder to all how talented the King of Pop really was, and the icon he became. Tragic as it may be that his later years were tainted with scandal, Michael Jackson reinvented showmanship with his dance moves and music that every person born in the 1980s, 1970s and possibly 1960s had at least one song of his edged into their minds. This Is It isn't just a concert movie, it is probably the only glimpse we will have of the 50-concert run he had in stored for us. Whether or not he would have survived all the shows at 50 years of age if he had lived on beyond June 25th, we can only speculate.
The Hurt Locker is an action movie directed by veteran director Kathryn Bigelow (Strange Days) that reflects the reality of present day military conflict as in the 2004 Iraq war. It is written by Mark Boal who, as a Rolling Stone journalist, followed an US bomb disposal squad in Baghdad, and focuses on elite bomb disposal team Delta and the dangers of their jobs.
"Paris 36", directed by Christophe Barratier (Les Choristes), is set in the chaotic year of 1936 when the left-wing Popular Front government of Léon Blum came to power. The story revolves around three Parisians desperately; trying to keep their beloved Chansonia theatre alive, each for their own reasons.