An irregular blog of stuff....Design, Music, Film and Media...things that can interrupt your day (in a good way). By Steven Thomas: Husband, Father, life long indie kid .. I run a digital start up called WOW247.com based in Edinburgh, Scotland.

 

guardian:

Deaf 40-year-old woman hears sound for first time - video
Amateur footage shows the moment Joanne Milne, who has been deaf since birth and is now 40 years old, hears for the first time.
Joanne has a rare medical condition called Usher syndrome, and as a result also began to lose her vision in her 20s. She was fitted with cochlear implants at a hospital in Birmingham in February, and is visibly overcome with emotion when hearing a nurse read the days of the week. Watch

Truly amazing.

guardian:

Deaf 40-year-old woman hears sound for first time - video

Amateur footage shows the moment Joanne Milne, who has been deaf since birth and is now 40 years old, hears for the first time.

Joanne has a rare medical condition called Usher syndrome, and as a result also began to lose her vision in her 20s. She was fitted with cochlear implants at a hospital in Birmingham in February, and is visibly overcome with emotion when hearing a nurse read the days of the week. Watch

Truly amazing.

Inspiration From the business plan of Hiut Denim;

Judge the business over the long-term. The early years are never easy.

It takes time to build a business. The first couple of years are inevitably tricky. The basic systems and the infrastructure all have to be built up from scratch, the customer will have to be found, and the product refined. It is a time when the business is both time and cash hungry.
But we should not be quick to judge the business. It should be given time to grow slowly. Patience is what will be needed. Hard work takes time to show the fruits of all that labour.
We should view a young business as we would a young child. It needs love, time and a set of rules to adhere to. It will make mistakes, it will fall and it will need the parents to be there for it as it grows and becomes its own person. We should not make too many demands on it when it is young, let the child play for a while.
It will grow up before we know it.”

Betterness | The Alpine Review

"THE CONCEPT OF MASTERY IS A POWERFUL ONE, TOO OFTEN LOST IN TODAY’S MULTITASKED, CROSS-FUNCTIONAL TIMES. WE PRIDE OURSELVES IN BEING JACKS-OF-ALL-TRADES, MILDLY GOOD AT MANY THINGS AS WE CLIMB THE LADDER, BUT OFTEN REMAINING MASTER OF NONE."

A really inspiring ethos for self improvement, business values and working with others… Ignore the part about the coffee shop

A favourite print of mines by Anthony Burrell… happy to also find it in a meeting room at Wash Design in Preston, England.

A favourite print of mines by Anthony Burrell… happy to also find it in a meeting room at Wash Design in Preston, England.

Launching a digital start-up for a large corporation…

…is approximately:

10% getting creative,

10% being collaborative,

10% inspiring others,

10% planning,

3% reminding yourself why you’re doing it,

2% repeating yourself,

2% coffee,

1% panicking that the product isn’t right,

1% allowing yourself to enjoy good feedback,

1% turning negatives to positives,

3% lateral thinking,

5% reminding yourself that it’ll never mean as much to anybody else as it does you,

2% making it better every day,

3% lifting your head and dreaming of how good it could actually be,

2% repeating yourself,

8% finding the right people,

5% trusting them,

2% celebrating success,

5% thinking small steps,

5% reminding yourself that it’s still for The Man,

5% questioning fucking everything,

1% getting your percentages right,

4% believing in the vision…

Then you do it again and again and again…