Your Monthly Delivery of Brain Food | December 2018 TARRA2019: How to Get an Idea
Welcome to your monthly dose of brain food—a selection of articles, books, artists, TV shows, songs and podcasts that we can’t stop thinking about.
This month our lineup includes a new marketing bible, a powerful poem about transitioning, a pump-up jam called “Voodoo Pussy” and more.
A Powerful Poem About What it Feels Like to be Transgender
“My mother told me of the miracle I was, said I could grow up to be anything I want. I decided to be a boy,” says slam poet Lee Mokobe, a transgender male from South Africa. In this gripping performance on the TED stage, he uses commanding prose to explore identity, transition and the meanings poured into our bodies.
“This is Marketing” by Seth Godin
Whether you’re a tech startup founder, a small business owner or part of a large corporation, make this book your marketing bible. Author Seth Godin has coached millions of entrepreneurs via his blog, online courses, lectures and bestselling books. In his latest hardback, Godin distills years of wisdom into a compact, accessible read that teaches readers “how to do work that matters for people who care.”
“Voodoo Pussy” by Azizaa
Ghanian artist Azizaa is an activist, singer and “Black Magic Woman” who is taking the music scene by storm. She vehemently denounces Western religion and embraces the voodoo religion of West Africa, using her music as a way to bring awareness to the ancestral traditions of her culture. Sexy, sultry, and powerful, her electric single “Voodoo Pussy” is on repeat.
“What I most like about photography is the moment that you can’t anticipate: you have to be constantly watching for it, ready to welcome the unexpected.” We’re enthralled by the late Martine Franck, who communicated empathy, joy, wonder and curiosity through her documentary photographs and portraits. For all of our Parisian friends, don’t miss the final days of a retrospective exhibition dedicated to the brilliant photographer at the Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson’s new Marais gallery.
Another Side of #MeToo: Male Managers Fearful of Mentoring Women
At last month’s annual World Economic Forum meeting in Davos, Switzerland, it was the men who were saying “me too.” Many men in attendance agreed that the #MeToo movement has caused them to think twice about having one-on-one meetings with female colleagues, or avoid it altogether in fear of their actions being misconstrued. The New York Times discusses this unintended consequence and how to navigate the confusing workplace climate it’s created.
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