I know, know, it was a crazy week. So that's why we want to catch you up with a FIVE GEST of what you shouldn't-have, might-have missed this week on THE FIVE-STIR.
We all use them—those words and phrases that litter our vocabulary in meetings, business lunches and in emails. We’d never use them in “real life,” and we didn’t learn them in school. They are the colloquialisms that are both ubiquitous and have become vacuous, and throw-away phrases. It’s time to stop the buzz word madness. Check out how, here.
Ryan Mennealy creates one of a kind, hand made ceramics. He throws, casts, perforates, and glazes each piece by hand, making every piece unique. It is both a visual and tactical experience for both the artist, and those who interact with his work. Learn all about how he lives an unstructured creative life, here.
Lots of sports stars support causes they believe in—from cancer research to health and fitness initiatives. But few give up their careers for the sole purpose of getting behind an issue. Check out how World Cup winning British rugby star Ben Cohen decided to forgo renewing a 3-year contract to start a foundation and combat LGBT bullying. More here.
The social business model for ETHNOTEK stemmed from a trip the founders took in 2007 through the highlands of northern Vietnam, a region that is home to over 54 ethnic minority groups and nomadic tribes. Inspired by the local textiles, the company Jake Orak and Josh Linde created combines culture and consumerism; offering a unique piece of hand-made global culture in the form of something practical and useful like backpacks and messenger/laptop bags. Learn more.
The Shard in London is currently the “Tallest Building in Europe” when it was christened in a ceremony presided over by Prince Andrew the Duke of York. It climbs 95-stories and stands at 310 meters (1,016 feet). But is height all it is stacked up to be? Learn what I mean, here.