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In honor of the new year, we've asked several FearLess contributors to share their thoughts on resolutions, New Year's or otherwise, and especially as they relate to helping others, living fearlessly and being your authentic self. They responded with wisdom, tenderness and compassion. Enjoy!
"Love Without Props"
I'd torn my rotator cuff and had the surgery to repair it and done the rehab. Compared to the knee surgeries I'd had, the rehab for my shoulder seemed, well, too easy. Small movements with what are basically big rubber bands. Some pain and no sweating involved. As a former college athlete, this just felt wrong.
Can mint-green baseball caps, dodgeballs stenciled with the number "1200," and a whist tournament dissuade kids from smoking? According to a renegade team of designers and community leaders, the answer is yes.
Check out the full Fast Company article on MenthLab, a recent design workshop to combat teen smoking with the organization behind the "Truth" campaign and FearLess collaborators The Butler Bros, COMMON and Common Lab.
It's exciting to have COMMON invited to such high-profile events and our thanks go out to the event coordinators and the audience. The best thing about speaking is the feedback we get on COMMON and the connection to new groups of potential collaborators. Stay tuned for other events where Rob and John will be talking about the evolving thinking behind COMMON. And better yet, join the COMMON community and start collaborating!?
TEDxMileHigh photo credit: Chris Anthony
This is such a cool illustration by Kate Worum. But of course the subject matter is pretty cool too. Our COMMON co-founder John Bielenberg knows a thing or two about bamboo bikes, "thinking wrong" and what makes things legendary.
John recently presented COMMON at the PSFK Conference in New York. Check out his interview with PSFK before the talk.