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London, UK


Worldwide Partners Summit


Oct 13-27: London, UK
Oct 27-29: Atlanta, GA
Oct 29-Nov 11: Isla Mujeres, MX
Nov 11-15: Nashville, TN
Nov 15-18: New York, NY
Nov 18-26: Amsterdam, Netherlands
Nov 26-Dec 1: New York, NY



Strands is brought to you by Matt & Alex & Preeti & Oskar & Frances & Dave & Lizzie & Sam & Polly, Smoking Goat, East London hangs, picklebacks, Shoryu ramen, a wonderful dinner party with far too much wine (isn't that the way it always goes?!), lunch with Warc, coffee with LearnFest, family dinner, Kinder eggs, and one more gig before we head off to Mexico for some warmth and R&R.

We've been thinking a lot about binaries recently, and how they apply to the world of advertising/media/marketing. Evangelists vs Contrarians. Young vs. Old. Male vs Female. Conservatism vs. Progressivism. The thing is, it's like Nature v. Nurture. It's not either, but it's more than both that is interesting: It's the interaction between the two together. So tell us, any binaries you've been thinking about lately? 
Quote of the Week 
"Love is minimalism. Desire, possession, and control are not minimalism. Minimalism of things? No. Minimalism of fear, anxiety, stress, mourning. If anything, the more you accomplish, the more you can afford to get rid of the things society uses to hold you down.
— James Altucher, on minimalism

How Minimalism Brought Me Freedom And Joy

#Minimalism #SeekHappiness #LessStuff
Previously we shared a perspective from Drew Austin on how Amazon is trying to turn you into a constant customer. Now an alternate perspective from James Altucher. He wrote this piece several years ago about living a life of minimalism -- and there are some great learnings in there, whether or not you want to get rid of all your stuff and hit the road :) Like him, we choose experiences over goods and information.  ::MEDIUM:: 

Why Education Should Be More Like Bike Riding

#ForeverLearning #PonderingThis #ChangeIsAGoodThing
Love this thought experiment of how we might teach kids to ride bikes if we were using a traditional education system. Let's change the norms. ::ISAAC MOREHOUSE::

The Future Has Looked The Same for 40 Years

#Future #Vision #CorporateDystopia
The originally rebellious counter culture vision of cyberpunk solidified into orthodoxy even it has seemingly come true. If we are going to move forward, we need new ideas about the future.  ::THE GUARDIAN::
We met with the lovely Dr. Paul Caplan who leads the
Advertising MA program at the London College of Communication [which sounds pretty awesome]
to discuss some collaboration opportunities.
He also wrote us a poem on Instagram!
Thanks Dr Paul! 
If we can ever be of help to you, even outside of a formal engagement, please don’t hesitate to let us know. We always love getting to meet like-minded folks, so please let us know if you see we’ll be in a city near you :)

rosie & faris,
@rosieyakob / @faris
In March of 2013, Rosie & Faris left NYC. They've been #OutOfOffice for 5 years &  counting. Want more on the nomad lifestyle? Check out
Want to collaborate with Rosie and Faris? They are a husband and wife team that consult, speak, write, teach, strategize, facilitate & generally play well with others. You should definitely get in touch.
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