Month: March, 2012

The clues to a great story

“Filmmaker Andrew Stanton (“Toy Story,” “WALL-E”) shares what he knows about storytelling — starting at the end and working back to the beginning.”


Aware: Apolis Film: A Day in the Life of a Modern Activist, Michael Daube


Active: The Society Presents: Fencing Lessons

“The Society challenged Culturites to a duel of historically epic proportions! On February 15, members of The Society gathered for an evening of swordplay as we were instructed in the elegant sport of fencing by World Champion and Olympic Medalist, Igor Tikhomirov.

The Society was granted exclusive access to host this event in the Crystal Ballroom of The King Edward Hotel (otherwise known in Culturites circle as the Forgotten Ballroom), which hasn’t been open to the public in over 35 years. Complete with spectacular unobstructed views of downtown Toronto and an air of old-world majesty and charm, this was definitely an unforgettable night reminiscent of the grandiose era of the Russian Tsars!”

Active: The Rules of Croquet

“Two gentlemen teach the rules of the game croquet. There may be some inaccuracy in the rules displayed here. Please check the rules with the professional croquet association before attempting to play croquet.”

Aware: Blake Introducing Start Something That Matters

Get hes new book here.

Aware: Why follow your dreams and passions?

“Throughout his three-decade career here at the University of Waterloo, Larry Smith has inspired legions of students to take up the mantle of economics with his passionate and homespun tales of economic wizardry. A renowned story-teller, teacher and youth leadership champion, Larry has also coached and mentored countless numbers of students on start-up business management and career development strategies.

Having taught introductory microeconomics, macroeconomics and entrepreneurship classes, he recently celebrated assigning his 29,000th grade earlier this year.

Recipient of the Distinguished Teacher Award, Larry has also coached several of his former students to help them position and develop their businesses, the most famous of which is Research in Motion (RIM), maker of the revolutionary BlackBerry wireless mobile smartphone. Larry also sits on the advisory panels of start-ups to provide his guidance on financing and negotiation with investors and venture capitalists.”

Style: A Trip to Bentley

“During a recent trip to England we were invited to tour Bentley’s factory in Crewe and had the chance to get a behind-the-scenes look at how these luxury powerhouses are put together from start to finish. The hands-on plant offered a wildly different experience than other car manufacturing processes we have seen and, by relying on a level of manual precision machines can’t always replicate, provided a fascinating example of the merge of technology and craftsmanship in creating truly luxurious custom automobiles.” – Cool Hunting