Digital Magpie 17 October

 Approaching National Library - TH

Approaching National Library - TH

Happy Friday! I had a great weekend in Canberra, followed by a week of (other people's) career inspired inspiration ...

A friend shared this on Facebook, don't be put off by the french headings, it's a visual - and quite beautiful.

I saw the Arthur Boyd Exhibition, 'Agony and Ecstasy', at the National Gallery in Canberra. I don't know what I was expecting, but this large collection was was beautiful, provocative and, at times, whimsical.

Did you know that laughter evolved to provide glue for friendship? Fact! I learned it on last week's Catalyst program called Falling in an Out of Friendship - a good program, but could have been a few hours longer.

A beautiful freebie from You by Katie

Most millionaires are self-employed. 'millionaires ... think it’s risky to work for someone else. You could get laid off. Your boss could make a bad decision' this and more insights in 4 Things Millionaires have in common.

This story about the impact of the reintroduction of wolves into Yellowstone may not be the whole story, but I so want it to be.

This is an article about the common trait of geniuses, but think it's the common trait shared by anyone who is successful. You know what it's going to be, right? Sigh!

Did you know that there are only 6 independent National Portrait Galleries in the world? I did a freebie guided tour at Canberra's National Portrait Gallery - it was a great introduction to the building and collection, but also what it takes to set up an artistic institution.

'You can be comfortable or courageous, but not both at once'. Ouchy! 22 harsh truths that will jolt you awake

The reason I was in Canberra was TEDx. The day had too much inspiration to summarise in a sentence, but to hear some great minds share difficult ideas clearly register for their mailing list so you can see the videos (and look out for the 2015 event).

Finally, just in case you missed it, I wrote a goodbye to an old faithful this week.