Sunday, 11 March 2012


-First I decided to get an idea of what a manifesto actually is, and look at some examples so that I could take influence when making my own personal one.

manifesto is a public declaration of principles and intentions, often political in nature. Manifestos relating to religious belief are generally referred to as creeds. Manifestos may also be life stance-related. -


  • We are essential to success in this increasingly complex, technology-fueled age.
  • We are evangelists for the combined power of technology, creativity and communication.
  • We know that good design is not a luxury. It is a necessity.
  • We are the stewards of a new economy driven by the consumer, hungry for ideas.
  • We create simplicity out of complexity. We use our talent to serve, define, inspire, plan and create.
  • We are driven to see the entire landscape, identify patterns and create sustainable solutions.
  • We believe in the nobility of creating solutions that are elegant, effective, measurable and beautiful.
  • We are the conduit for the information people need, the things they seek and the human connections they crave.
  • Manifesto of “The New Designer”
    – by Ken Hanson
    FAVOURITES: -Friends are more important than money
    -Drink fresh water and as much water as you can.  Water flushes unwanted toxins from your body and keeps your brain sharp.
    I like these two points on the second manifesto, the first one because I think its important to not lose site of what matters, to be financially stable/successful is important but people you care about (friends/family) are the most important thing.  The second point because I think its something i should consider a lot more, I always forget to drink and end up dehydrated and with a headache.

    I really like the whole message of this manifesto, a positive outlook on life, points I like in particular are:
    -This is your life, do what you want and do it often
    I think thats a good attitude, lives short, you should spend your time doing things you love/enjoy.
    -If you don't like something, change it
    -If you don't have enough time stop watching t.v
    I think this applies to me, I don't watch that much t.v but I feel like I never have enough time and when I stop and think about what I'm actually doing, its not as much as I should be, I just feel like I'm wasting time achieving nothing.
    -Open your mind, arms and heart to new things and people, we are united in our differences 
    I like this because I think life is about trying and experiencing new things
    This is one of the things I want to do most in life, I think its important to travel the world, experience new cultures and see different things.
    -Life is about the people you meet, and the things you create with them so go out and start creating.
    I think life is about creating memories with people and doing what you enjoy, its important to be happy.
    FAVOURITES: -Put down the remote get off the couch and do something
    -Create to learn a bit more about yourself

    The Writer: Leo Tolstoy
    While they betray a bit of the self-hating introvert, Tolstoy’s “rules for life,” originally written when he was 18 years old, do contain some useful gems. In particular, the notion of managing your energy and prioritizing based on goals (no. 5), and of managing your finances wisely by always keeping a low overhead (no. 9 & 10)
    1. Get up early (five o'clock).
    2. Go to bed early (nine to ten o'clock).
    3. Eat little and avoid sweets.
    4. Try to do everything by yourself.
    5. Have a goal for your whole life, a goal for one section of your life, a goal for a shorter period and a goal for the year; a goal for every month, a goal for every week, a goal for every day, a goal for every hour and for every minute, and sacrifice the lesser goal to the greater.
    6. Keep away from women.
    7. Kill desire by work.
    8. Be good, but try to let no one know it.
    9. Always live less expensively than you might.
    10. Change nothing in your style of living even if you become ten times richer.
    -Have a goal for your whole life, a goal for one section of your life, a goal for a shorter period and a goal for the year; a goal for every month, a goal for every week, a goal for every day, a goal for every hour and for every minute, and sacrifice the lesser goal to the greater.

    The Marketer: Seth Godin
    The always insightful Seth Godin shared his “Unforgivable Manifesto” with artistHugh MacLeod a few years ago. His observation about the short-run vs the long-run in point 5 is particularly incisive, as is the notion that we’re all marketers in point 7 – it's just that some of us don’t own it.

    1. The greatest innovations appear to come from those that are self-reliant. Individuals who go right to the edge and do something worth talking about. Not solo, of course, but as instigators of a team. In two words: don’t settle.
    2. The greatest marketers do two things: they treat customers with respect and they measure.
    3. The greatest salespeople understand that people resist change and that ‘no’ is the single easiest way to do that.
    4. The greatest bloggers blog for their readers, not for themselves.
    5. There really isn’t much a of ‘short run’. It quickly becomes yesterday. The long run, on the other hand, sticks around for quite a while.
    6. The internet doesn’t forget. And sooner or later, the internet finds out.
    7. Everyone is a marketer, even people and organizations that don’t market. They’re just marketers who are doing it poorly.
    8. Amazing organizations and people receive rewards that more than make up for the effort required to be that good.
    9. There is no number 9.
    10. Mass taste is rarely good taste.

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    -We want to inspire you to do more, to be more, to feel good lost and explore always.
    -In order to be, you must do.
    FAVOURITES: - Travel to explore the planet
    -Get off the hamster wheel occasionally
    -Do something fun everyday 

    After looking at various Manifestos, I've put together a personal manifesto:

    +PLANNING: Use time wisely, get things done, don't waste time doing pointless unproductive things..
    +TRAVEL: Try new things, go to different places, experience other cultures!
    +SMILE:Be positive, life is short.
    +Take photographs, make a visual diary, create memories, have something to look back at and remember!
    +ORGANISE: Don't leave things till the last minute, get them done without rushing, the outcome will be better.
    +Make lists and keep track of what needs doing
    +DON'T WORRY: No matter what it is, worrying only makes you feel should be stress free
    + A good deed goes a long way, help people out, be kind, be generous, be helpful, the favour will be returned

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