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Ngahihi O Te Ra Bidois

Ngahihi - The Face of New Zealand

Creator: Professional Speaker Ngahihi O Te Ra Bidois, wearing his manifesto on his face – a Ta Moko or traditional facial decoration of the New Zealand Maori.

Purpose: A public declaration of his dedication to his identity as an indigenous Maori of New Zealand.

Manifesto

Ngahihi Facial Manifesto

Source

Website: http://ngahibidois.com/

Ta Moko: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/T%C4%81_moko

Kim Mok: The Manifesto Manifesto

Kim Mok The Manifesto Manifesto

Creator: Kim Mok, Copywriter

Purpose: To poke some fun at Manifestos.

Manifesto

How to Write a Manifesto

Today, we write a manifesto.

Today, our second sentence starts with the first word of the first sentence.

We write a short sentence.

Then a shorter one.

Then a really, really long one that maybe doesn’t make any sense but is immediately followed by

One.

Word.

Sentences.

Then we make our point even clearer

By using fragmented prepositional phrases.

By repeating that first preposition.

By doing it a total of three times.

And then we have another really long sentence that builds up excitement for our overarching concept that is summed up in a word that makes absolutely no sense.

Kumquat.

Source

Website: http://www.kimmok.com/514799/The-Manifesto-Manifesto

Thanks to Gihan Perera for sharing this with us.

Sally Mabelle: From Separation to Connection

Sally Mabelle : Voice of Leadership

Creator: Sally Mabelle, ‘the voice of leadership specialist’

Purpose: To empower you to find and express your own ‘voice of leadership’ – particularly in business.

Manifesto (selected highlights)

It’s the same problem in your family, your community, your organisation, and the world…your biggest problem is a sense of SEPARATION. This sense of separation or ‘disconnection from the whole’ is an illusion. Science has proven that all energy in the universe is interconnected. The essence of every atom is the same – pure energy. We are all at the core that same energy in different forms.

Five Levels of Separation

1. Individual
2. Relationships
3. Community
4. Organisations
5. World

The future we must create together instead is a world of ONENESS.

7 keys to experience the power of ‘connection’

1. Be here now
2. Assume responsibility for yourself at all times
3. Seek to empathise and understand
4. Build trust
5. Speak the truth with compassion
6. Collaborate
7. Appreciate,celebrate, and honour the cycles and the seasons

Source

The complete Manifesto: http://www.sallymabelle.com/speaker/

Allison Nazarian, Love Your Mess

Creator: Allison Nazarian, writer, ghostwriter, copywriter and mum.

Purpose: Because life is messy! And there’s power in honesty, in being real, in being open and in having some fun in the process.

Love Your Mess Manifesto

Love Your Mess Manifesto

Source

Website: http://allisonnazarian.com/love-your-mess-the-book/

Interview with Allison about creating her manifesto: http://geoffmcdonald.com/allison-nazarian-love-your-mess/

Ian Berry: Changing What’s Normal Manifesto

Changing Whats Normal Manifesto

Creator: Ian Berry (2011), change master and founder of Difference Makers.

Purpose: “I wrote this manifesto because I am tired of the status quo and want to co-create a new world.”

Changing What’s Normal Manifesto

  1. The narrower the gap between what we know and what we do, the more fulfilled life we live, and the greater influence we exert
  2. I’m not normal and neither are you! Instead we are all one-of-kind human beings
  3. Change is normal yet it changes what’s normal
  4. The greatest change I have witnessed in my life is society becoming part of the economy.  Social entrepreneurs are leading the way to reversing this.  Success  will mean we have stepped back from the brink of destroying ourselves and our planet
  5. Trying to change other people is futile and is a slippery slope to self-destruction.  The good news is we can inspire others to change themselves by being change masters ourselves
  6. Change is personal first, local second, national third, and international fourth.  Ignoring this order means the great challenges we must overcome to survive and thrive remain challenges
  7. Change begins with what our philosophies about change are and then with intention or purpose which is followed by feelings, thoughts, and behaviour. To focus on behaviour change without aligned philosophies, intention, feeling, and thinking means no long-term behaviour change
  8. Change is social, environmental, economic, technological, spiritual, scientific, and universal, all at the same time
  9. Change is a process and a never-ending journey
  10. Change is pull more than push
  11. Change is both/and, never either/or
  12. Change is simple, which usually doesn’t mean easy
  13. Change is easier when it is driven by enlightened self-interest
  14. Change means why comes before how and how before who, what, and when
  15. Change that inspires and really matters has much to do with appreciating people when they excel and helping them to be accountable when performance is less than agreed it should be.

Source

Personal Website: http://www.ianberry.au.com

Community Website: http://www.differencemakers.com.au

Chris Curnow: The Excellence Manifesto

Chris Curnow: The Excellence Manifesto

Creator: Chris Curnow, The Excellence Project

Purpose: A manifesto to capture our infinite capacity both individually and collectively. And, as the source of the Excellence Project to promote excellence.

The Excellence Manifesto

Excellence creates the future

Excellence is infinitely better than good

Excellence sees with fresh eyes

Excellence is courageous

Excellence is a worthy pursuit

Excellence is accountable

Excellence is self organising

Excellence is immeasurable

Excellence goes fast slowly

Source

Website: http://www.theexcellenceproject.com.au/manifesto/manifesto.html

Michael Margolis: Believe Me Story Manifesto

Michael Margolis: Believe Me Story Manifesto

Creator: Michael Margolis, Believe Me: Why your vision, brand and leadership need a bigger story.

Purpose: To introduce a series of concepts for how to get others to believe in your story. In other words to create innovations and make change happen.

Believe Me Story Manifesto

1 Meaning

People don’t really buy a product, a solution, or idea, they buy the story that’s attached to it.

2 Perception

A brand is far more than just a name, a logo, or a tagline; it’s the stories that people tell about you.

3 Relationship

Every story exists in relationship to everything else around it.

4 Memory

We all want to look back at the story of our lives, and know that it made sense.

5 Choices

The stories we tell literally make our world.

6 Disbelief

The power of your story grows exponentially as more and more people accept your story as their truth.

7 Culture

If you want to learn about a culture, listen to the stories. If you want to change a culture, change the stories.

8 Leadership

Leaders lead by telling stories that give others permission to lead, not follow.

9 Convergence

Storytelling is our most basic technology, evolved through twenty-first-century innovation.

10 Epic

We all seek to experience our life in the most heroic of terms.

11 Change

Nobody likes a change story, especially a change story we have no control over. What people really need is a continuity story.

12 Identity

Our fate as a species is contained in the story. Both tyranny and freedom are constructed through well-supported narratives.

13 Freedom

Storytelling empowers, because it escapes the need to claim absolute truth.

14 Evolution

Reinvention is the new storyline.

15 Prophesy

Storytelling is like fortune-telling. The act of choosing a certain story determines the probability of future outcomes.

Source

Download the book: www.BelieveMeTheBook.com

Author’s Blog and more: www.GetStoried.com

Thanks to Mark Jones for pointing out this manifesto!

 

A Design Education Manifesto

A Design Education Manifesto

Creator: Mitch Goldstein, graduate student pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree in Visual Communication at Virginia Commonwealth University.

Purpose: “…how to go through a design program and get the most out of the experience, and beyond as a creative professional.”

Manifesto

A Design Education Manifesto (selected highlights)

Always take risks.

You should be pushing yourself and you should be taking risks, especially in school. Big risks. Trying what may not work. Asking questions that may not have answers. Seeing if what you throw against the wall sticks.

Be aggressive.

Some professors will push their knowledge on you. Others will make you pull what you need from them. Ask questions of both. Challenge their statements. Ask for precedents.

Break the rules.

Defying the rules forces you to stray from the path of least resistance and ultimately make work that is more interesting, more meaningful and more fun to create.

Look at everything. Dismiss nothing.

Everything has potential to be interesting and influential. Not everything will be, but the more you see the better your chances are at seeing something that will be useful to you.

Be obsessive.

Obsession is what drives you to explore and find out as much as possible about something that interests you.

Be uncomfortable.

It is easy to get into the habit of making the kind of work you are comfortable making. Truly great, interesting, inspiring design comes not from comfort but from discomfort.

Be opinionated.

You should have opinions about design and the world around you. Preferably, you should have strong opinions. Ideally, you should have strong and informed opinions.

Be a cop.

A designer needs to act like a cop. When you are a designer, you are a designer 24/7/365. Always noticing, always observing, always designing, even if only in your head.

Source

Complete Manifesto: http://www.aiga.org/content.cfm/a-design-education-manifesto