Resources

Humans

Connect with some of our favourite & inspiring humans or at least visit/read/listen to their websites, blogs, podcasts or books. I’ll be adding to this list as we go, feel free to send me any suggestions:

Seth Godin is a best-selling Author, Entrepreneur, Speaker and most of All, A teacher. He has one of the most popular blogs in the world, an awesome podcast, and has written 19 best-selling books. Massive change-maker.
https://www.sethgodin.com/

a research professor, has blown minds in talks (one of the top five most-viewed TED talks in the world), Netflix series, podcast and her writing around the academic study of courage, vulnerability, shame and empathy.
https://brenebrown.com/
an unshakable optimist who believes in a bright future and our ability to build it together. He discovered remarkable patterns about how the greatest leaders and organisations think, act and communicate. Author of a number of influential and brilliant books as well as a wonderful podcast called: A Little Bit of Optimism.
https://simonsinek.com/
Storyteller. You can’t change a mind without winning a heart. Humans have known this instinctively for millennia, which is why we’ve leaned on stories and storytelling to help us.
https://thestoryoftelling.com/

A musician, producer, circus performer, entrepreneur, TED speaker, and book publisher. Monomaniac, introvert, slow thinker, who loves finding a different point of view and constantly blows minds with his brilliant insights.
https://sive.rs/

A generous & extraordinary writer who wants you to learn from his mistakes. Helping people to avoid the dead ends he drove himself into before he found himself as a writer.
https://stevenpressfield.com/
a pioneer in the field of leadership and relationship. She has created a leadership model that coaches individuals to create a life of vision, passion and contribution.
http://rosamundzander.com/
a master teacher, deeply insightful and probing interpreter, and a profound source of inspiration for audiences, students, professional musicians, corporate leaders, politicians and more.
https://www.benjaminzander.org/

Author, organizational psychologist, New York Times writer at University of Pennsylvania. Adam studies how we can find motivation and meaning, and lead more generous and creative lives. Has a super podcast called Work Life.
https://www.adamgrant.net/

is creating a compassion revolution. Her focus is on building Compassionate Leadership that will nurture a more mindful, resilient and kind workforce. She is a coach, a leader and a change maker.
https://freerthinking.com.au/

is a human periscope: helping others see things they can’t so that they can change their corner of the world. He has a brilliant blog and podcast called the Long and the Short of It, which you should definitely check out.
https://humanperiscope.com/

Tim Ferriss has one of the best podcasts around for his guests and questions. He’s given TED talks, written best selling books, and regularly talks about his admiration for the stoic philosophy which he brings into his every day practice.
https://tim.blog/

Podcasts

I’m a huge fan of podcasts, if only there were more hours in the day to listen. Here are a few of my favourites, in addition to those of some of those from the awesome humans above☝🏼. Feel free to suggest some of yours (we may all need to forego some sleep to listen to them all.)

It covers all the thought that goes into the things we don’t think about — the unnoticed architecture & design that shape our world.
https://99percentinvisible.org/
One of the best produced podcasts around, exploring science and philosophy in a humorous and insightful way.
https://www.wnycstudios.org/podcasts/radiolab
Malcolm Gladwell goes back and reinterpret something from the past: an event, a person, an idea. Something overlooked. Something misunderstood. You should check out his writing too and his latest book – Talking to Strangers is a must listen audio book.
http://revisionisthistory.com/
They undersell it thusly“…a weekly public radio podcast… we choose a theme and put together different kinds of stories on that theme.” It’s about humans, connection & the world around us.
https://www.thisamericanlife.org/
Unseeable forces control human behaviour and shape our ideas, beliefs, and assumptions. Invisibilia fuses narrative storytelling with science that will make you see your own life differently.
https://www.npr.org/programs/invisibilia/

Consultants

I cover a lot of ground here at unmeasured, and there are many areas of expertise I recommend you seek out to engage. From Marketing to the nuances of the business of practice, I recommend chatting to these consultants.
(NB: Whilst I am familiar with these Consultants, you should do your own research to confirm their suitability for your needs.)

Dave Sharp is a marketing coach with a background in architecture. Dave is an expert in all things online architecture marketing, he offers coaching, marketing services, website audits, as well as running regular workshops. He also has an excellent Blog that I recommend subscribing to.
https://vanityprojects.com/

Rachael Bernstone is a journalist, comms advisor to Architects, and an advocate for good design. She work with practice directors and Principal Architects to help them develop a comms strategy that’s focussed on winning new projects and communicating the value of architecture. She also has an excellent Blog and a weekly newsletter (The Drill) summarising the week’s architecture media.

https://www.soundslikedesign.com.au/

Jennekin Dicks, a past architect who then specialised in management systems and processes for mainly design practices, then beyond. She is a detailed thinker who uses simplicity to build the bigger picture, aiming to help create more capacity for people to do the things they love and value in their work. – “My aim is to help people increase the meaningful productivity in their organisations. This is where our best future lies.”
https://www.miaction.com.au/

Marketing plans & archibabble-free copywriting for open-minded architects tired of boring words on their website, who are ready for more meaningful work. She helps architects create the right architecture copy and marketing plan to win their ideal jobs.
https://nikitamorell.com

A consulting firm focused on helping architects win better projects through effective marketing. They run a series of excellent free seminars that are worth checking out as an introduction to the work they do.
https://archmarketing.org

Organisations

These are a few of the extraordinary organisations doing brilliant work across a number of areas, from online learning, to meditation and all manner of support.

The Akimbo Workshops are proven, powerful and efficient online communities that help people learn to see. They run seminars for freelancers and bootstrappers. They teach people how to run a food business, tell a story and find their voice. They help Creatives become more creative, managers learn to lead and anyone and everyone create a podcast. Including the flagship altMBA, which I can highly recommend (& coach in).
https://akimbo.com/

There are a lot of meditation apps out there. I haven’t tried a huge number but this is my favourite. We all should meditate as part of our daily rituals or routines. So important for mental health and highly beneficial for mental acuity (scientifically proven).
https://www.headspace.com/

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