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Buena Vida Presenta: First Crush

[:en]Buena Vida Presenta First CrushAbout five years ago, I wrote a short story in Spanish and turned it into a zine. It was the first in a series called Buena Vida Presenta, in which I was meant to live my fantasy and write as a career and as the only thing to do in life. A good life indeed. The story was called Santa Belleza, and it was about the way a struggling family of Mexicans in Los Angeles prayed to their favourite film star to cure their child from a terminal disease. Spoiler alert: it sort of worked. [Click on title to read more…]

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Creative Coffee: World Domination Summit

[caption id="attachment_2647" align="aligncenter" width="610"]Chris Guillebeau: Young, Cute, Non-Conforming. Photo: Entrepreneur.com Chris Guillebeau: Young, Cute, Non-Conforming. Photo: Entrepreneur.com[/caption]To be honest, I have a complicated relationship with Chris Guillebeau and his work. Just like with Seth Godin, Mark Boyle and other “disruptive” intellectuals, Guillebeau’s ideas sound too good to be true and too simple to be universal. His concept behind The Art of Non-Conformity is exhilarating. Not only did I download his Brief Guide to World Domination, but I printed it and included it in a very special folder I read for inspiration and empowerment, among The ‘Undeclared for Life’ Manifesto by Puttylike’s Emilie Wapnick and The (nearly) Ultimate Guide to Better Writing edited by Mary Jaksch from Write to Done. I wanted to believe that, like him, one could travel around the world on a budget using nothing but intelligence and thriftiness. That one could publish several books independently and attract the power of thousands under the wings of tenacity, integrity and tenacity again. [Click on title to read more…]

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Freelance Leicester Office

Incubate Leicester

Incubate LeicesterOne of the perils of being a freelancer is finding the perfect workplace. Your home is nice and cosy, but it can get pretty lonely. The café or pub is friendly and crowded, but you can’t always afford eating out or having a cuppa. Plus, things may get hella distracting if you end up developing a crush on the barista – as you do. [Click on title to read more…]

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Events Food Freelance Leicester

Geeks vs Hipsters – Creative Coffee and Open Coffee Christmas Party

Traducción próximamente.Before it gets too late, a quick chronicle of yet another networking party. I mean, freelancing is lonely, isn’t it? So it’s always wonderful to hang out with fellow sole traders (soul traders?) and Small and Medium Enterprises. We don’t want our Christmas Parties to be in the style of Simon Armitage all the time.logo [Click on title to read more…]

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Events Freelance Leicester

Seed Creativity Mingle with the Media

Traducción próximamente.Friday was a busy day in terms of networking and seeing familiar faces in Leicester. While the morning and afternoon belonged to Friendly Friday, the early evening was all about Seed Creativity‘s Mingle with the Media.Dan Lamoon and Jon Prest have worked together as founders of Seed Creativity since 2008. As well as being a creative design agency, Seed offers training for younger people who are eager to enter the industry. They work closely with De Montfort University, and they facilitate a module for third-year students. As part of this module, Creative Media Entrepreneurship, Dan and Jon arranged an event at the mezzanine of the Curve theatre where undergraduates and graduates could meet influential groups and potential leads. [Click on title to read more…]