Ignite Your Thinking


NewCo Shift Forum

At the Shift Forum earlier this year, five short, superb talks challenged the audience’s thinking. Here they are, all in one place.

One of my favorite parts of this year’s Shift Forum as “Ignite at Shift,” a series of five-minute talks give in rapid succession. If you’ve never heard of Ignite, you’re in for a treat, they’ve spread to hundreds of cities around the world and range across a heady set of topics. They’ve been called “TED Talks on speed,” and feature a unique creative box: each presenter gets 20 slides, which automatically advance every 15 seconds. The result is a fast and impactful experience. We’ve now published each one of them, and curated them here for your viewing pleasure. Special thanks to Ignite founder Brady Forrest for curating these extraordinary talks.

We Don’t Need to Wait For Driverless Cars

Rose Broome makes the case for a universal basic income.

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How Can We Keep Artists In Our Cities?

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This Tool Makes Designing in Google Slides a No-Brainer


Get Shift Done: Tips and Tricks

Creating interesting slides can be an art form, but many of us don’t have the time to finesse each slide. Lucky, Google Slides has a feature that can make things pretty with just a few clicks.

In Google Slides, Go to Slide > New Slide and input your text and photo. Then, take a look at the bottom right side of the screen. There’s a little star icon that will say Explore when you hover over it with your mouse.

The star icon is small, but powerful.
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