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For Inspiration: “Procure Saber” by Mombojó

“Procure Saber” by Mombojó

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For Inspiration: Barbatuques’ “Ayú!” featuring Naná Vasconcelos

The American jazz magazine DownBeat named Naná Vasconcelos percussionist of the year every year from 1983 to 1991 […]

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For Inspiration: “Tio Macaco” by Snarky Puppy

This is precious: Snarky Puppy playing Forró

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From Brazil: Forró and Northeastern Music

Besides the general forms of samba, baiao/forró is the most important pop music form of expression in Brazil […]

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Nancy Duarte on Failure, Bootstrapping, and the Power of Better Presentations

Most believe great presenters are born and not made. Nancy Duarte would argue against this. After all, she received a C- in Speech Communication class in college. Since then she’s gone on to become a world-renowned author and expert on the art and science of delivering compelling presentations […]

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For Inspiration: “Tropicalia” by Marcelo Machado

Tropicalia features rare footage of Brazilian music legends Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, Os Mutantes, Gal Costa and Tom Zé as it explores a revolution animated by music and art […]

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Paula Scher on Design

Paula Scher was the 2013 Cooper-Hewitt National Design Award winner for Communication Design. Hear her speak about her first encounter with graphic design, her inspirations, and the unexpected longevity of her images […]

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Watch Brené Brown’s “Why Your Critics Aren’t The Ones Who Count” talk

Author and vulnerability researcher Brené Brown shows us how to deal with the critics and our own self-doubt by refusing to “armor up” and shut ourselves off. “Not caring what people think,” she says, “is its own kind of hustle.” Instead we must “reserve a seat” for the critics and our own self-doubt. “Tell them, I see you, I hear you, but I’m going to do this anyway.” […]

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For Inspiration: “Kriola” by Trio Mocotó

Brazilian band Trio Mocotó are veterans of São Paulo’s swinging 1960s samba-rock scene. First formed in 1968, the group made a comeback in 2000 and has been going strong ever since […]

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For Inspiration: “Meu Maracatu Pesa Uma Tonelada” by Nação Zumbi

Nação Zumbi playing live at Concha Acústica in Salvador during Conexão Vivo in late 2010 […]