I get up everyday and I get to make art. And I don’t take that for granted.
Mutual respect. No secrets. Don’t steal other people’s shit.
What would you learn from each other if you had a chance to work together? What would you share with everyone in this room if you knew you could trust them? What if you did it anyway?
In a Shinto framework, the idea that objects have a spirit, have a soul, have a character is not that unusual. So therefore there is nothing strange about the robot you create having a degree of personality.
The things that made you weird as a kid make you great today. But only if you put it in your work.
What I believe is a revolution that you guys already have inside of you. The revolution is you. The revolution isn't something you're going to join. It isn't something you're waiting for an invitation for. The revolution is you.
You have to trust that what you have inside you – what you have to say – is of value and people want it. And we can't let our circumstances or other people take it away from us.
The revolution is me. Cause I understand the things that drive me as a human being drive other people as a human being. So, I have freed myself from making shit up.
The more authentic, the more human, the more vulnerable and truthful and honest I can be here, the greater impact it's going to have on you guys.
To be a creative individual takes work. It takes an effort to maintain it.
I wanted to tell the truth, which is the scariest thing that I've ever done in my life.
I was obsessed with materialism. Obsessed with the 'American Dream' - it turned me into a robot.
Don't believe ever that you're safe. There is no such thing as 'no competition'. And if you're in investor, watch out for startups that tell you they have no competition.
As humans, with our general intelligence and our creativity, that's how we'll remain relevant.
Avoid becoming an expert. I know that might be a bold statement, but computers will be the experts and machines will be the experts.
The reason why I'm involved in so many random startups is because I'm learning lessons faster than I would in a university who has to wait on accreditation, and by the time they get accredited, the skill they were teaching is irrelevant.
In the next fifteen to twenty years, if you want to be irrelevant, go be an expert in one thing.
As long as you see failure as an opportunity, great things come of it.
To me, success is really about progression. It's about relentlessly pursuing what it is that makes you 'you'.
Success is such an interesting topic because it means so many different things to so many different people.
Be bold, be respectful, be kind and be happy.
Janina Braun & Daniela Kempkes
Without self-awareness, you can't experience pleasure. Without candor, you can't express and obtain your needs. Without trust, you can't connect. Without failure, you can't learn. And without fun, the qualities of life are diminished.
Courage is not an absence of fear.
A white-paper isn't going to end poverty.
Give a damn. Listen more than you speak. Act more than you plan.
Creatives, at your best, you wake us up. You lift our eyes and our collective consciousness to a horizon of hope.