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Pixar’s 22 Rules of Good! Storytelling

Posted in Business with tags , , , , on September 4, 2013 by HaZiQ aLi


Stories equal connection. They produce experiences, reveal what makes your message unique,they motivate the audience toward your goal- & in a way that makes it easy to share! That’s why we’re so adamant about you learning this skillset. Whether you’re talking about a job interview or a marriage proposal- your success rate can only be helped by framing all the best things about yourself with a good story.

Stories are possibly the worlds oldest artform (I said artform, not profession) and its probably because- like any good media- they are information and entertainment all combined into one.

These rules were originally tweeted by Emma Coats, Pixar’s Story Artist. Number 9 on the list – When you’re stuck, make a list of what wouldn’t happen next – is a great one and can apply to writers in all genres.

1.You admire a character for trying more than for their successes.
2.You gotta keep in mind what’s interesting to you as an audience, not what’s fun to do as a writer. They can be very different.
3.Trying for theme is important, but you won’t see what the story is actually about til you’re at the end of it. Now rewrite.
4.Once upon a time there was ___. Every day, ___. One day ___. Because of that, ___. Because of that, ___. Until finally ___.
5.Simplify. Focus. Combine characters. Hop over detours. You’ll feel like you’re losing valuable stuff but it sets you free.
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The Awe-Inspiring Sidewalk Art of Julian Beever

Posted in How-to-be-Fly, Motivational, Pop Culture with tags , , , on May 19, 2009 by HaZiQ aLi

He’s based over in Londontown but Im anxious to see which American companies will take full advantage of what he offers first. Dope.

again- keep in mind this is all on solid ground...

again- keep in mind this is all on solid ground...

Now THAT's product placement.

Now THAT's product placement.

really none of these compare to some of this stuff (click here- theres no way i can post it all)

Luxury vs Premium (and which do you represent?)

Posted in Business, For Entreprenuers Only with tags , , , on May 19, 2009 by HaZiQ aLi
Linear fireplace by after6 design studio. luxury.. not premium.

Linear fireplace by after6 design studio. luxury.. not premium.

This is from a cat named Seth Godin whom i suggest u google when u can… I agree with every word this mktg guru types below… Here we go..

Luxury goods are needlessly expensive. By needlessly, I mean that the price is not related to performance. The price is related to scarcity, brand and storytelling. Luxury goods are organized waste. They say, “I can afford to spend money without regard for intrinsic value.”

That doesn’t mean they are senseless expenditures. Sending a signal is valuable if that signal is important to you.

Premium goods, on the other hand, are expensive variants of commodity goods. Pay more, get more. Figure skates made from kangaroo hide, for example, are premium. The spectators don’t know what they’re made out of, but the some skaters get better performance. They’re happy to pay more because they believe they get more.
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Suicide Bridge (or why I say HOKY is the anthem)

Posted in Business, Pop Culture with tags , , on May 7, 2009 by HaZiQ aLi
Its in Ohio, google it.

Its in Ohio, google it.

Yet another problem the resevoir of ‘hope’ entreprenuership draws on could fix… More folk should start businesses! I mean, so many people have jumped that the neighbors say the bodies damage the roofs…(google All-America bridge Akron) and another thing- who charges $100 million to put up a fence? &Who pays for that? Oh… uuuuuss LOL! 😦
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Why 2009 can still be your year. (How-to-go-from-good-to-great)

Posted in Book Club, Business with tags , , on May 7, 2009 by HaZiQ aLi
isnt that what its all about? seriously.

isnt that what its all about? seriously.

The two illest things i got out out of this was:
(A) his contention that there are two ways you break people down in life : 1)Those who paint-by-numbers and 2)those who paint with a blank canvas. His main argument is that using the numbers is safe but you’ll never get a masterpiece unless you use a blank canvas. <—-Chuuch.

&(B) his premise that the game has moved since the very beginning in eras; with the world of entreprenuership 1st being about ideas, to 2nd, the era of businesses, to 3rd, the era of companies (which of course have many businesses), to 4th the new overpowering idea of the brand-as-movement. As in, the mega-companies you see now all dominate with an ethos, an ideal, that plays a role in all their moves. He gives some great examples.
This can be the year that you pick an ideal to act on. Something YOU hold dear that you KNOW is in other people’s best interest! It will change your life & it’s not too late to decide- and the beauty is we all have a few of them! Things we know should be a certain way…if only they could just see… Mine of course, is to get you to start your own business. Not everybody either.. just you. HahaaaaHAAhaa…

This is a pretty good interview with the cat Jim Collins who wrote a book i thought was pretty good “built-to-last” about companies whove prospered more than 30 years. He also wrote a book i thought was incredible called “Good to Great”, here’s his take on how to win in 2009 …(click here or just subscribe already)

Michael Jordan: More than just a horrible restaurant tipper

Posted in For Entreprenuers Only, How-to-be-Fly, Motivational with tags , , , on May 4, 2009 by HaZiQ aLi

You’ve heard the story a million times about how he got cut from his junior varsity basketball team in high school (&if you were from DC, youd also hear a million stories of how he gets all his meals free but tips NO ONE lol). I was recently thinking how funny it is that no one knows that coach’s name… That’s something worth remembering the next time you get criticized, or the next time you feel like criticizing someone else…

Here are some of his most famous career highlights and inspirational commercials…

Chamillionaire: “As a man, i just wanted to swing on this dude!”

10 tips from Donald Trump on Entreprenuership

Posted in Business, For Entreprenuers Only with tags , , , , on April 30, 2009 by HaZiQ aLi

Smug look that only the rich can REally pull off...

Smug look that only the rich can REally pull off...

sO. We all know Donald Trump has built some of the world’s best hotels, condominiums, spas and golf courses. Add to that he’s a best-selling author, the highest paid speaker, and a man with his own award winning vodka. Plus, he just got a star on the “Walk Of Fame” in Hollywood for his reality-show with “Survivor” creator Mark Burnett, the Apprentice (The new season is cool but this new style doesnt compare to that first method of really giving little morals-to-the-story etc- jus FYI lol). Maybe the show is so popular because we all wish we could be a fly-on-the-wall able to learn from a branding and marketing master like ‘The Trump’.

With the economic crisis constantly in the news, one wonders what Donald Trump would say to budding entrepreneurs If we were to have a conversation with him. What tips would he give to them? By reading his books, listening to him speak, and watching him, his tips would be:

1. Find your passion: Do what you love and love what you do. What would you do even if you weren’t paid to do it? Or, as Suzanne Evans of Help More People asks, what could you do all day long that you forgot to eat?

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