I think that how we choose to experience our daily life, and what content we systematically expose ourselves to, deeply influences how we think, act and ultimately live our lives.
This is what this section is about. Here, little by little, I’ll be collecting all those books, videos, talks, movies (and much more) that either have profoundly shaped my life, what I do and how I see things or that are a constant source of inspiration and inner re-alignment.
If you have any content that you think I should check and/or should end up listed in this section, please send it over! I’m looking forward to that already.
“You don’t decide your future. You decide your habits and your habits decide your future.”
[List: work in progress!]
The Philosopher and the Wolf (M. Rowlands)
A book about Life, Ethics, Love, Friendship, Politics and much more… about how we see it, how a wolf sees it and what can we learn from it.
Operating Manual for Spaceship Earth (R. Buckminster Fuller)
A book on Design Thinking and Behavioural Design (when they were not a thing yet) and the importance to apply them to make the world work for 100% for humanity.
Randy Pausch’s last lecture
On life, dreams, achievements, struggle, hope, fun… one of the most inspiring talks I’ve ever watched.
The Big Kahuna final monologue
The speech you need to listen to every time you end up worrying too much.
Don Tapscott: How to Solve the World’s Problems
SXSW talk on how we’re moving from Capitalism to the Era of Networks. I can say this speech inspired most of what I’m doing today with digital technology for social change.
Emma Watson: He for She campaign
UN Women Global Goodwill Ambassador, Emma Watson, delivers moving remarks during the HeForShe Special Event at United Nations Headquarters in New York on September 20, 2014.
- Movies and Documentaries
Main source: 300+ Mind Expanding Documentaries
The Internet’s Own Boy
The story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz, who has fought for the freedom of the Internet and, especially, for making us all remember that we are powerful.
Girlfriend in a coma
The #1 documentary on Italy ever, by Bill Emmott (former The Economist’s Director) and Annalisa Piras. The structure follows Dante’s Divine Comedy and it aims to wake Italy up to the true nature and severity of its political, economic and moral sickness over the past 20 years, warning other countries that a similar destiny could await them if they don’t act at all levels of society.
Press Pause Play
The digital revolution of the last decade has unleashed creativity and talent of people in an unprecedented way, unleashing unlimited creative opportunities. But does democratized culture mean better art, film, music and literature or is true talent instead flooded and drowned in the vast digital ocean of mass culture? Is it cultural democracy or mediocrity?