18 Feb 2020

The Art Of Asking Why

If you approach an entrepreneur with big dreams for their new business venture and ask them “Why are you doing this?”, their answers will most likely be a variation of the following: “I’ve noticed that there is a gap in the market for the service I will provide”, “I have a very innovative product that […]

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18 Feb 2020

Asking Better Questions

Albert Einstein once said, “If I had an hour to solve a problem I’d spend 55 minutes thinking about the problem and five minutes thinking about the solution”. Asking questions is a survival tool that allows humans to tap into their creativity and innovate in order to survive. The three books below will help you work […]

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11 Feb 2020

Where Does Creativity Hide?

(Suggested album to listen to while or after reading this article: When we all fall asleep, where do we go?, by prodigy creative soul, Billie Eilish.) As a writer, creative block is not a new concept to me. When having ideas is part of your job description, the common misconception that “creativity is a God-given […]

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11 Feb 2020

Ideas, Where Do They Come From?

The three TED Talks below will give you an insight into where ideas come from and how to find your best ones. 1- Steven Johnson: Where good ideas come from   People often credit their ideas to individual “Eureka!” moments. But Steven Johnson shows how history tells a different story. His fascinating tour takes us […]

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04 Feb 2020

Can Design Thinking Help With Family Conflict?

I have been studying Design Thinking for many years. What intrigued me at first was the different definitions given to this approach. What is Design Thinking? Some specialists call it is ‘a process’, others “an innovation tool”. Some experts say that Design Thinking cannot be considered a methodology because it was not something to be […]

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04 Feb 2020

How To Make People Listen: We Need To Talk About Nonviolent Communication

If you were faced with the question “Do you wish to be right or to be happy?”, what would you choose? Most of us, in spite of our best interests, continue to self-sabotage our happiness as long as we can puff up our chests at the end of a conversation and end it with the […]

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28 Jan 2020

Echos Headlines Rock in Rio Innovation Week Warmup in Lisbon

Mario Rosa, Echos’ Partner & Head of Business Development, has recently relocated to Lisbon to expand Echos’ operations to European soil officially. Rosa’s first order of business was an appearance at the warmup event for the third edition of Rock in Rio Innovation Week, hosted by Galp. During his Jazz & Leadership talk, he spoke […]

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28 Jan 2020

Juliana Proserpio To Speak At Beta 2020

Splice Media is a self-funded startup based in Singapore. Their mission is to drive radical change by supporting bold, forward-looking media startups in Asia. To do that, as they put it themselves, Splice “reports on, teaches, transforms and funds newsrooms in Asia”. Last year, Echos & Splice partnered with the Google News Initiative to launch […]

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21 Jan 2020

Alumni Profile – Gabriela Gallo

For this week’s Alumni profile, I had the pleasure of interviewing Gabriela Gallo whose current job title is Learning & Development Adviser at Herbert Smith Freehills – a job that entails not only advising but also knowledge, learning and research. Aside from the prolific career that took her across the globe multiple times, Gallo is […]

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21 Jan 2020

Designing The Future: Who Should Be In The Design Room?

Every code is a block inside the digital world; every single line of an algorithm is a part of this world in which we all spend time whether working, shopping, chilling, playing or even dating. Unlike assembly lines, pasta recipes or setting up a small tent, code is hard to understand, especially because most of […]

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