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Innovative Ideas for Creatives: The Futur's Finds

Forging the future together.

This week's list is all about innovation; finding new ways to get creative, think outside the box, and foster new ideas to move forward.

Last week, we sent out a list of tips and resources for personal growth and development. If you missed out on that, click here to catch up on last week's finds.

Let's focus on innovating, iterating, and improving, however that may look:

Check out Behance's weekly creative challenge.

This week’s assignment

Jump into Behance's Photoshop challenge this week! Sign up to unlock today's prompt, and keep up with it until the challenge ends on June 5th. Flex your Photoshop skills, and don't forget to show off your work!

Book of the week

  • Good to Great by Jim Collins - Some companies have greatness engineered into their DNA. But what about the ones that aren't so lucky? Good to Great explores how companies can go from good—mediocre even—to achieving enduring greatness.

Superpowers app by SYPartners will help you find your unique talent.

Apps to download

  • What's your superpower? Discover your hidden talent and what unique capability you bring to teams with the Superpowers app from SYPartners.
  • If you've got a stationary bike or treadmill at home, check out Zwift. Zwift lets you compete with friends on a virtual tracks from home.

Spruce up your workspace

Want to clean and declutter your space like a designer? Watch Matthew Encina's latest video with tips and tricks to organize your office space, then get to work.

Listen while you work


Podcasts

  • Kevin Hart sits down with Tim Ferriss for a deep, raw and honest conversation on the Tim Ferriss Show. Kevin shares it all: from his upbringing, mistakes made, and lessons learned as he made his way into the spotlight.
  • While virtual reality still feels a bit out of reach, HP's Joanna Popper tells us that it's here to stay. Listen to the most recent episode of The Futur podcast and find out how VR will shape our future.
  • Author of Start With Why, Simon Sinek, shares how he built resilience and offers guidance to business owners during this time. Listen to the episode on NPR here.

The future of the office will never be the same. Read the article on Vox.

Articles to check out

  • Remote work shows no signs of going anywhere any time soon. How will this change the future of the office? Read this article to find out what the workplace could look like.
  • The threat of single-use plastics on our environment is evident—so what can you do about it? If you're looking for ways to ditch plastic, reduce waste, and adopt more sustainable habits, check out this article for more.


What to watch

  • What do Studio Ghibli, The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air, and Rick and Morty all have in common? They're all available for streaming on HBO Max. And if you're a new subscriber, you can get your first week free.
  • Step inside the minds of the pioneers of Pixar Studios in The Pixar Story on Netflix. Discover how one small start-up turned filmmaking upside down, and paved the future of computer animated movies.


And finally, a quote to keep in mind throughout the week

"You can expect no influence if you are not susceptible to influence." — Carl Jung