Archive for April, 2011

8 year old twin Nigerian math geniuses..

Posted in How-to-be-Fly, Pop Culture with tags , , , , on April 27, 2011 by HaZiQ aLi

Anyone who knows me knows Im always championing the causes of thse who push the limits of human capability. Here’s one more example..

Meet twins Paula and Peter Imafidon – they’ve just passed the University of Cambridge Advanced Maths A level and they are just 8 years old! They chat to GMTV’s John Stapleton

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Kanye West @ Coachella

Posted in Pop Culture with tags , , on April 26, 2011 by HaZiQ aLi

i hope these dont seem like lazy posts cuz ive been going vid heavy lately- quite the contrary… this dude is one of the greatest artists of our time. Behold..lol

@HaZiQ

http://www.hiphopblog.com/VideoPlayListing/StreamingVideoPlayerEB.swf

Steve Stoute: BrandMaster

Posted in Business, MusicBusinessJewels with tags , , , on April 21, 2011 by HaZiQ aLi

The idea of product placement in movies has been going on since Edward Bernays (see the article about him in an earlier post) this dude is the first to really use that same corporate model within urban music though. His companies’ Blue Flame Mktg- and now Translation- are both vanguards of this burgeoning industry.. this 5minutes is worth your time.

@HaZiQ

INFLUENCERS in-depth Series / STEVE STOUTE from R+I creative on Vimeo.

Elizabeth Gilbert on Creativity

Posted in MusicBusinessJewels, Pop Culture with tags , , , on April 7, 2011 by HaZiQ aLi

This is an amazing, amazing video. I highly reccomend it if you’re an artist or businessperson esp. Elizabeth Gilbert wrote Eat, Pray, Love (ask your girlfriend) and was faced with the same puzzle all first-time successes face: the pressure of topping it. Her response is simple and inspiring.

She also puts forth a theory of hers that, if embraced, can help end this culture of early deaths for our worlds most talented. Why do we feel like our most talented souls also must be the most tortured in this society? Her answer is mind-blowing.

My New Fave Shoes

Posted in How-to-be-Fly with tags , on April 6, 2011 by HaZiQ aLi

...wit the air bubble...so u dont feel it when u step on a hater's feelings.

The Gourmet Quadici … coming Spring 2011
(in peacoat navy with the rawhide leather laces)

7 tips on improving your conversation skills

Posted in How-to-be-Fly with tags , , on April 6, 2011 by HaZiQ aLi

I believe that one of the best ways to connect with people and build quality relationships is through making conversation. Although most people can hold a conversation, your goal (we all need one lol) should be to come off as smooth and charismatic when you talk. “Obama-esque” if you will…

Like anything- you’re going to need practice if you ever wanna be great but the good news is that- from sales to interaction with the opposite sex- there’s no area these tips cant help you out..

1. Talk slowly

Typically, good talkers don’t rush into a conversation. They take their time when they reflect on something and when they say it out loud. They act as if they have all the time in the world. This makes them come off as centered and collected. Model this way of talking and you will create the same effect.

2. Hold more eye contact

Most people keep eye contact about 2/3 of the time or less when they talk. In my experience, it’s a very good idea to hold eye contact just a bit more than that. This will convey confidence and interest in interacting with them.

3. Notice the details

People with good conversation skills tend to notice the kind of things that the average person doesn’t notice, and to bring such details into the conversation. They may notice and point out an interesting ring on the other person’s hand, a certain foreign accent, or a certain voice tone they use when saying a name. Thus, such individuals impress people in a very elegant manner.
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I Have a Dream: 10 Martin Luther King speech facts

Posted in Black Culture, Pop Culture with tags , , , on April 5, 2011 by HaZiQ aLi

RIP to the big homie… Jan15, 1929 – April4th, 1968…
Here are 10 facts you might not know about Martin Luther King’s “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963.

1) The speech is known as “I Have a Dream” but those words were never in the original draft, they were ad libbed on the day.

2) It lasts 17 minutes and is widely considered to have been drafted in New York and then in Washington in the hours before the rally.

3) As a result of the speech, Dr King was named Man of the Year by Time Magazine in 1963, and won the Nobel Peace Prize the following year.

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