The Digital Version is a GO!

So it’s all done, and here and ready! The digital version of Brand U: building a personal brand hits the web today!!! The print version will be available in the coming weeks, but for now the first digital publication from Grow the People Press is born! The book is all about building a personal brand. It’s interactive and it’s a …

Story Lessons from the Storyboard

Stories are our bread and butter at grow the people. We had a great time in 2013 supporting people develop their storytelling capability, so much so that it now forms the basis of all our workshops. So, we thought it was time we devoted some time and energy to sharing some of the lessons storytellers have given us over the …

Animated Joy!

Disney are still masters of a great story. This animated short has been in cinemas with their latest feature Wreck-it-Ralph (an AWESOME film by the way!) The short below is actually very significant in animation terms. It heralds a new technology that allows animators to draw on traditional hand drawn methods and 3D digital content. For us though, it’s just …

Brand New Year!

Happy New Year! So, new year – new you? Yeah, well maybe it shouldn’t be a new you as a better you. One of the things that can help you create a better version of yourself if by considering your approach to your personal brand. Have a look at this video, where Simon talks about personal brand ahead of the …

Yule is Cool!

Hope you’re getting into the yuletide spirit! Simon & the gang!

The Troubadour

Last night we had the privilege of sharing a small room above a pub with the talent that is Matt Alber. Matt is an American singer-songwriter now living in San Francisco.  He was performing his first UK gig to a group that, although we numbered no more than 90, must have felt like 9,000 for all the noise and joy we …

Auntie’s bloomers aired in public.

These are interesting times over at the BBC.  Top brass falling on their swords after only a few weeks in their role, departmental leaders ‘stepping aside” and a news team that seems to be spending a high proportion of its week in self-analysis.An ex Beeb’s journalist Jackie Ashley comments in her blog on the Guardian that poor management is nothing new …

Celebrating creativity, play and a great story!

On October 6th people from around the world are being invited to a day of play! It’s the brainchild of the Imagination Foundation, a charity designed to “find, foster, and fund creativity and entrepreneurship in kids.” Whilst visiting his local hardware store, filmaker Nirvan Mullick met 9 year old Caine, the owner’s son. Caine had created an entire working arcade from cardboard boxes! …