Conscious Capitalism Los Angeles’ Second Annual PXP Conference Will Focus On Taking Action
Conscious Capitalism Los Angeles is hosting their second annual Purpose X Profit conference next week and the main focus will be TAKING ACTION. The PXP conference will explore the power of co-creation, building networks of like-minded companies and building tribes of change makers. It’s an event where people can learn practical tools and techniques for … Continue reading Conscious Capitalism Los Angeles’ Second Annual PXP Conference Will Focus On Taking Action
Seth Klugherz Helps Goodyear Change The Way We Buy Tires Forever With New “Roll” Initiative
Shopping for tires has always been the car ownership equivalent of going to the dentist. We typically only go when it’s absolutely necessary, it’s rarely a pleasurable experience, and it’s really expensive. Fortunately, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company is looking to change the way we buy tires forever with their exciting new pilot retail concept … Continue reading Seth Klugherz Helps Goodyear Change The Way We Buy Tires Forever With New “Roll” Initiative
Highlights From WORLDZ 2018: Day Two
Day one of WORLDZ 2018 definitely exceeded our wildest expectations. Then day two came along and it honestly left us speechless as WORLDZ GoodFronts raised $10 million dollars in support to the United Nations World Food Programme, the Gun Safety Alliance & Brady Center “End Family Fire” initiative, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital, and the Ad … Continue reading Highlights From WORLDZ 2018: Day Two
WORLDZ Community Pledges $10MM to WORLDZ GoodFronts!
This year at WORLDZ, we wanted to try something new – something truly profound that could provoke a major shift – the first ever WORLDZ GoodFronts, a competitive marketplace for social impact and global change. Inspired by the Upfronts and Newfronts, annual media traditions in which billions of dollars in advertising commitments are made for … Continue reading WORLDZ Community Pledges $10MM to WORLDZ GoodFronts!
Highlights From WORLDZ 2018: Day One
We came, we saw, we learned, we conquered. Thank you to all of the 2018 WORLDZ Travelers who came from every corner of the globe to celebrate two and a half days of passion and learnings around everything from Building a Better Brand to helping solve Climate Change. We’re so grateful for everyone’s positive energy … Continue reading Highlights From WORLDZ 2018: Day One
NASA’S Supersonic Technology Could Cut Transcontinental Flight Times In Half
Transcontinental flights from East to West coasts account more than 100 United States flights per day, and their flight time could get cut in half thanks to the $247.5 million contract NASA signed with Lockheed Martin back in April. NASA’s goal is to create a quiet supersonic plane, the X-59 QueSST, a “low-boom flight demonstrator” … Continue reading NASA’S Supersonic Technology Could Cut Transcontinental Flight Times In Half
Q&A With Chris Pan From MyIntent Project
Chris Pan is the CEO & Founder of MyIntent Project, a catalyst for meaningful conversations and positive action. MyIntent believes there is purpose inside each of us and they want their efforts to encourage people to share more truth and inspiration. MyIntent is not a jewelry company – it’s a service project focused on meaningful conversations and … Continue reading Q&A With Chris Pan From MyIntent Project
Breathing Through Your Nose Boosts Memory and Cognition, Study Reveals
Attention mouthbreathers. A new study by the Karolinska Institutet in Sweden has discovered that breathing through your nose can boost your memory. Scientists involved in the study asked 24 participants aged 19 to 25 to recall both recognizable and unrecognizable smells by breathing only through their noses and then solely through their mouths. The study … Continue reading Breathing Through Your Nose Boosts Memory and Cognition, Study Reveals
WORLDZ Masters TechStyle, Away, Zenni Optical Highlight The Lead’s ‘Foremost 50’ At The Lead Summit
The Lead Summit is a truly amazing event where visionaries, rule-breakers & leaders unite the fashion & retail industry with the Global Silicon Valley. This year’s event is being held in Brooklyn, New York on October 24th, and it promises to be their best event yet. The Lead focuses on allowing attendees and partners to activate … Continue reading WORLDZ Masters TechStyle, Away, Zenni Optical Highlight The Lead’s ‘Foremost 50’ At The Lead Summit
Q&A With Kathyrn Minshew, CEO & Founder of The Muse
Kathryn Minshew is the CEO & Founder of TheMuse.com, a career platform used by over 50 million millennials to navigate their careers, and by hundreds of companies looking to attract, hire and retain great talent. She’s also the author of “The New Rules of Work,” a Wall Street Journal national bestseller, and an Operating Partner … Continue reading Q&A With Kathyrn Minshew, CEO & Founder of The Muse
Limiting Children’s Recreational Screen Time Leads to Better Cognition, New Study Shows
A new study published in The Lancet Child & Adolescent Health found that limiting the recreational screen time of your children to less than two hours a day, in conjunction with adequate sleep and physical activity, is associated with improved cognition. The study conducted by LCAH included around 4,500 US children ages 8 to 11 … Continue reading Limiting Children’s Recreational Screen Time Leads to Better Cognition, New Study Shows
Get The Most From WORLDZ, With Sketchnotes
The speaker has you on the edge of your seat. Every word a revelation, every insight an imminent prediction. These are ideas that will change the way you work and live, and you can’t wait to share them. Welcome to WORLDZ, a summit jam-packed with thought leaders who connect, educate, and inspire you. There’s only … Continue reading Get The Most From WORLDZ, With Sketchnotes
Quartz Shines A Light On Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
WORLDZ is all about shaping the world of tomorrow, and we understand the importance of showcasing both organizations and causes focused on changing our world for the better. Quartz is no stranger to spotlighting social impact programs like the Chan Zuckerberg Initiative, which is which is why journalist Robert Safian sat down with Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla … Continue reading Quartz Shines A Light On Chan Zuckerberg Initiative
Jam City President Believes Every Developer Should Think About Branded Content
Branded content is quickly becoming the king of the digital media space, while continuing to revolutionize how brands interact with consumers. In the last week alone, Refinery29 unveiled a creative consultancy division to develop branded content for young women, while Roku launched its first branded content hub. Tubular Labs’ DealMaker service currently tracks more than … Continue reading Jam City President Believes Every Developer Should Think About Branded Content
Fabfitfun Launching One of the First Digital Lifestyle Channels
One of the most innovative women’s lifestyle brands, FabFitFun took another step in revolutionizing the digital landscape by announcing the launch of FFF Live, one of the first digital lifestyle channels. FFF Live’s new slate of programming will air every day between 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. PT in conjunction with seasonal sales. FFF … Continue reading Fabfitfun Launching One of the First Digital Lifestyle Channels
Zenni Approaches 25 Million Pairs of Glasses Sold Online After 15 Years of Democratizing Eyewear
When Zenni Optical launched in 2003, few believed it was even possible to sell prescription glasses online, especially during a highly-volatile eCommerce landscape. Zenni pioneered the way we buy eyewear online and is now estimated to command roughly 50 percent of total market sales volume. In 2017, Zenni sold more than four million pairs of … Continue reading Zenni Approaches 25 Million Pairs of Glasses Sold Online After 15 Years of Democratizing Eyewear
Durham University’s BUFFALO Survey Discovers Thousands Of Galaxies
While undertaking a new astrological survey named Beyond Ultra-deep Frontier Fields and Legacy Observations (mercifully abbreviated BUFFALO), scientists at Durham University in Denmark have discovered thousands of previously unseen galaxies far beyond our solar system. The program has already produced a startling image: a cluster of several hundred galaxies called Abell 370, located about 4 … Continue reading Durham University’s BUFFALO Survey Discovers Thousands Of Galaxies
New Research On Genetic Processes Could Reverse Signs Of Aging In Human Cells
A study led by the University of Exeter Medical School has found that certain genes and pathways that regulate splicing factors – a group of proteins in our body that tell our genes how to behave – play a key role in the aging process. Most importantly, the UEMS team discovered that disrupting these genetic … Continue reading New Research On Genetic Processes Could Reverse Signs Of Aging In Human Cells
Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings’s p1440 Festival Combines Mindfulness And Beach Volleyball
Kerri Walsh Jennings is one of the greatest beach volleyball players of all time. In her decades-long career, she’s secured three Olympic golds, one Olympic bronze, and currently holds the record for the most career tournament victories at one hundred and thirty three(yes, it needed to be spelled out). She’s earned too many additional accolades … Continue reading Olympian Kerri Walsh Jennings’s p1440 Festival Combines Mindfulness And Beach Volleyball
New Zealand Based Study Supports The 4-Day Work Week
At the Trade Union Congress’ annual gathering in Manchester last week, the organization’s General Secretary, Frances O’Grady, turned heads when she delivered a bold prediction during her keynote: “I believe that in this century, we can win a four-day working week, with decent pay for everyone.” Understandably, the statement was met with applause. She argued … Continue reading New Zealand Based Study Supports The 4-Day Work Week
Lifestyle & Travel
Taco Bell Voted ‘Best Mexican Restaurant In The Country’
A nationwide customer survey about favorite brands known as “The Harris Poll” has released their 2018 results. The HP poll surveyed over 77,000 U.S. customers about more than 3,000 brands to find which companies are America’s favorites. Consumers weighed in on a variety of topics from printers to pizza, and the results were a bit … Continue reading Taco Bell Voted ‘Best Mexican Restaurant In The Country’
Report: Nike Wants to Be A ‘Partner in Social Change’ with Colin Kaepernick Deal
When Nike decided to partner with former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick, it wasn’t a mere marketing gimmick. Kaepernick is reportedly part of Nike’s long-term strategy to showcase the company’s commitment to supporting social causes. According to TMZ Sports, Nike hopes to become a “partner in social change” not just with Kaepernick, but with … Continue reading Report: Nike Wants to Be A ‘Partner in Social Change’ with Colin Kaepernick Deal
Japan To Conduct The First Test of Elevator To Space
Space: The Final Elevator Frontier For over 100 years, scientists have been masterminding plans to build an elevator that would span from the Earth’s surface all the way up into space. While this may sound like a concept ripped directly from your favorite SYFY channel show, researchers from Japan’s Shizuoka University have actually developed a … Continue reading Japan To Conduct The First Test of Elevator To Space
The Big Business of Little Voices – ASMR Is The Internet’s Latest Psychological Fad
Have you ever stumbled across a seemingly strange video of someone whispering sweet nothings to their webcam, and wondered what you’ve unearthed? Welcome to the world of ASMR (Autonomous Sensory Meridian Response,) a niche genre of YouTube videos many people watch to help them relax, fall asleep and even use as therapy for depression. While … Continue reading The Big Business of Little Voices – ASMR Is The Internet’s Latest Psychological Fad
Remembering Claire Wineland, Thought Leader & Cystic Fibrosis Activist
In the days since her passing, much has been said, rightly, about the incomparable brightness of Claire Wineland’s character. Despite being diagnosed with cystic fibrosis, she carried herself with extraordinary grace and kindness. She rejected the idea that she – or any sick person – was defined by their illness, and was able to cultivate … Continue reading Remembering Claire Wineland, Thought Leader & Cystic Fibrosis Activist
Film & Culture
WORLDZ Master Christie Marchese Helps Filmmakers Drive Social Change
Christie Marchese, CEO of Picture Motion and 2018 WORLDZ Master, has a passion for storytelling, and she’s using that fervor to shine a light on filmmakers driving social change. Marchese launched Picture Motion (and was later joined by Wendy Cohen, formerly of Participant Media) in 2012 with a desire to help documentary and feature filmmakers … Continue reading WORLDZ Master Christie Marchese Helps Filmmakers Drive Social Change
Lifestyle & Travel
Outside Lands 2018: Not Your Father’s Music Festival
In August of 1969, the organizers of the Woodstock Music & Art festival faced a serious problem. Their primary food vendor, a popular Coney Island hot dog business, withdrew in the eleventh hour over disagreements regarding wages and pricing. They had two weeks to figure out how to feed 200,000 hungry hippies. In desperation, they … Continue reading Outside Lands 2018: Not Your Father’s Music Festival
World Humanitarian Day with Dr. Alaa Murabit
Renowned doctor, warrior for women’s rights, and international broker of peace, Dr. Alaa Murabit has always strived to break the mold. Born the sixth of 11 children to immigrant parents in Saskatoon, Canada, Alaa finished high school and enrolled in medical school in Zawiya, Libya, at just 15.
Lifestyle & Travel
WORLDZ Helps Curate Hennessy VSOP’s 200th Anniversary Event
It’s doesn’t happen often, but through a mysterious process of ordainment involving cultural clout, impeccable marketing, and laudable quality, brands sometimes transcend their respective markets and become a massive cultural force. When considering liquors, it’s possible that only Hennessy has made that iconic leap. Last month, Roman Tsunder, WORLDZ co-founder, was invited to curate a special … Continue reading WORLDZ Helps Curate Hennessy VSOP’s 200th Anniversary Event
The Unofficial WORLDZ Master Reading List
Happy International Book Lover's Day! In honor of the holiday, we've crafted a specialized WORLDZ reading list consisting exclusively of written works by our WORLDZ Masters. Looking to fuel up on creative inspiration? Push past your boundaries? Scale your business or launch your start up? Dive in!
Join #EndFamilyFire, A Campaign To Stop Avoidable Childhood Death
This 8.8.18, we stand for the 8 kids unintentionally injured or killed by a loaded, unlocked gun each day. Learn how to make your home safer at EndFamilyFire.org. Together, we can #EndFamilyFire.
BeautyCon Los Angeles: The World’s Premier Cosmetic Event
Don’t you dare call BeautyCon a trade show. The global phenomenon and premier event in the cosmetics industry prefers the label “festival,” and if you take one look at the roster of celeb guests, DJs, and keynotes it becomes a hard point to argue.
Peter Pham’s Can’t-Miss Startup Advice
During this In-Conversation with WORLDZ co-founder Jim Sullos, startup guru Peter Pham discusses how to find ideal partners and investors, reviews some common pitching errors, and offers advice to companies that are trying to push a completed product.
WORLDZ Chapter Three: Chasing True North Is Only Three Weeks Away
Meet and learn from our world shaping Masters who will be joining us on our quest to create the world of tomorrow at the next chapter of our annual summit: WORLDZ Chapter Three: Chasing True North. Come join the community that FastCompany has referred to as “the most influential minds and brands in the world”. … Continue reading WORLDZ Chapter Three: Chasing True North Is Only Three Weeks Away
100 years of Nelson Mandela
From Actress to Activist: Connie Nielsen Brings “Justice” to the Real World
While working on a film in Africa in the 90's, Justice League star Connie Nielsen lived in a community of people with no access to infrastructure, opportunity or education. Little did she know that this life-changing experience would lead her to co-found The Human Needs Project.
100 years of Nelson Mandela
Hugh Evans Announces Global Citizen’s Most Ambitious Campaign Yet
“We don’t have to accept global inequality, inadequate health care or education for millions of children, or the unequal, unjust treatment of women and girls as simply facts of life.”
100 years of Nelson Mandela
100 Years of Nelson Mandela
Before Nelson Mandela became the first democratically elected president of South Africa, before he won the Nobel Peace Prize, before he helped bring apartheid to an end in 1994, he was a revolutionary, a man charged with treason and sedition, for which he served 27 grueling years in various prisons across his homeland. I have … Continue reading 100 Years of Nelson Mandela
100 years of Nelson Mandela
Sal Masekela Reflects on His Father’s Relationship with Nelson Mandela
For a long time, Sal had been mystified by his father’s obsession with South Africa. In the United States where Sal had lived his entire life, their family was comfortable, happy, and devoid of persecution. Why was his father so concerned with a country he had been banned from? It took a very special letter, delivered to their New York apartment, to illuminate his father’s unwavering commitment to his homeland.
George Whitesides Takes Us to Space
When George was growing up in Boston, he remembers looking up at the stars on a cold night and thinking, “One day I’m going to go up there, up to space.” He’s finally closing in on his dream, and the world is primed to benefit.
Deborah Dugan on Leading a Life of Value
In the past 25 years, global poverty has been cut in half, literacy rates have soared to include 85% of the world’s population, and child mortality has been cut in half. AIDS, the world’s #1 health problem, has been brought to its knees. The engine driving these remarkable milestones? Brands that care. “Put your core values at the center of the relationship between your brand and your customers”, Dugan suggests, and the whole world benefits.
What Worked and What Worked Better: Clusterfest 2018
The first weekend of June, the WORLDZ Report team ventured north from LA to experience Comedy Central's Second Annual Clusterfest from San Francisco's Civic Center. If you're in the events business, you know the importance of onsite activities and activations—they can make all the difference between success and failure. In an attempt to continue bringing you a superior experience with each year’s WORLDZ, we analyzed each activity and activation to determine what worked and what worked better. Keep reading for our informal (but informative!) report.
Namaste on Yoga Day
Even if you are not an avid practitioner of the art of yoga, we can all relate to the necessity to stay mindful. In her WORLDZ 2017 keynote address, Billie Whitehouse, CEO and founder of Wearable X, describes what it means to truly connect.
WORLDZ Best Dads
WORLDZ knows you gotta have heart to have hustle. In honor of the holiday, we're celebrating some of the Dads of WORLDZ by compiling the best quotes, memories and wisdom on fathers and fatherhood direct from our WORLDZ Masters. Check out soundbites from industry leaders like Gary Vaynerchuk, Alexis Ohanian, Coltrane Curtis and more.
Film & Culture
Superfly’s Clusterfest Hits San Francisco
The world's comedy elite descended upon San Francisco's Civic Center this past weekend for the second annual Clusterfest - a weekend of jokes and debauchery featuring Amy Schumer, John Mulaney, and the stand-up return of Jon Stewart. WORLDZ Report was on the scene, and we're bringing you the best highlights from the weekend.
Lifestyle & Travel
The Secret to Success Is in Your Snooze
When you neglect your sleep, your productivity suffers, but is "conventional sleep" for everyone? Here, Dr. Michael Brues - a.k.a, "The Sleep Doctor" - shares the top 5 Dos and Don'ts for more productive sleep.
Michael Crossland on Surviving an Incurable Cancer
Told he’d be nothing short of a miracle if he lived past 15, Michael Crossland has conquered his share of adversity. Michael has traveled across the globe telling his story, proving that the word "impossible" is merely another obstacle. Here, Michael reminds us that in this world, there are victims and there are navigators - and you are whichever you choose.
Member Spotlight| Music
The Musical Biography of Atlantic Records EVP Camille Hackney
As the EVP of Brand Partnerships & Commercial Licensing for Atlantic Records, Camille Hackney has an unparalleled understanding of what it takes to create an effective and unforgettable ad campaign.
Film & Culture
The Revolution Will Be Televised
When Saudi Arabia re-opened its public cinemas last week for the first time in over 35 years, their debut film was Marvel's Black Panther, a rather fitting choice to usher in a new era of Saudi reform. We caught up with WORLDZ Master Mindy Hamilton to discuss how her role as Marvel's SVP of Global Partnerships helped Black Panther dominate the crowded marketplace and break new ground around the world.
WORLDZ Keynote Series
Gary Vaynerchuk is Rebranding Entrepreneurship
Business is not for the faint of heart. Gary Vaynechuk dives into the “hows” of succeeding in the entrepreneurial world; from auditing your inner circle and betting on your strengths, to learning how to fail and adapt alongside the constantly shifting universe of technology. Entrepreneurship needs rebranding, and it’s not going to happen by ignoring the value of raw, undeterred work ethic.
The Mis-Education of Aaron Levant:
Aaron Levant is one of the most well-known names in streetwear. His latest accomplishment, the much-heralded ComplexCon 2017 hosted more than 50,000 urban culture enthusiasts and a seemingly endless array of A-list artists and designers in only its second year. So why - after 15+ years in the game - is he now leaving it all behind?
Lifestyle & Travel
Wanna Get AWAY?
Jen Rubio turned her nightmare shopping experience in a Zurich airport into a direct-to-consumer luggage brand with superstar investors. We caught up with the AWAY co-founder for a crash-course on how to reach your customers and build a brand.
Kandee’s Sweet Taste of Victory
Ten years ago Kandee Johnson found herself divorced and alone, struggling to get work as a makeup artist with three young children in tow. She found solace in posting makeup tutorials on a new website known mostly for funny cat videos. Four million subscribers later, the YouTube superstar is now launching her own line of beauty products and celebrating the debut of her new Lifetime show.
High Times with MedMen
The mad men of MedMen celebrated the sacred stoner holiday of 4/20 last month with their grand opening of their first NYC dispensary. We sat down with the soon-to-be-public company to find out how they transformed one lone Los Angeles dispensary into a billion-dollar business, while shattering the stereotype of the "stoner" stigma in the process.
The Path Not Taken
Unable to shake the nagging feeling that his life lacked purpose, a twenty-something Dave Green quit his high-flying tech job, gave away everything he owned, and set out on a six month hike through the wilderness. Fast forward ten years, the man recently honored as Central Floridian of the Year for his hurricane relief efforts is on a mission to use new technology to innovate an age-old problem: global hunger.
100 years of Nelson Mandela
Adam Foss on the Mass Incarceration Epidemic in America
It’s no secret that the United States prison system is in desperate need of reform. The U.S. accounts for 4% of the world population but houses 25% of all the incarcerated people on the planet, for which the U.S. taxpayer pays $100,000 per prisoner, per year. To quote 2017 Nelson Mandela Changemaker Adam Foss, “It’s criminal … Continue reading Adam Foss on the Mass Incarceration Epidemic in America
100 years of Nelson Mandela
Katie Meyler on the Front Lines of Ebola
In this harrowing but inspiring keynote speech by Katie Meyler—a 2014 Time Magazine Person of the Year and a Nelson Mandela Changemaker Award winner—she explains the origin story of More Than Me, unpacks formative memories from her childhood, and shares anecdotes from her time on the front line of the Ebola crisis.
Marlies Dekkers Wants Women Everywhere to Dare to Dream
While sketching a live female nude in class, an ambitious young art student had an epiphany - what if she were to create art using the female body as the canvas? Over time Marlies Dekkers would turn that one simple question into an empire.
Tiffany Zhong is Summoning an ‘Army of Teens’
At 16, she became an investor. By 18, she was an analyst at Binary Capital. Now, at the wise old age of 21, she has built her own platform connecting brands with teens. Find out how WORLDZ Member and self-proclaimed "teen whisperer" Tiffany Zhong became Silicon Valley's go-to expert on Gen Z - and what we can expect from the generation poised to take over the world...
Women in Business
Living La Vida Loca
How do you cope with two small children and one high-profile career? For Marisa Thalberg, Chief Marketing Officer at Taco Bell and 2018 WORLDZ Master, the answer was to start a blog and grow it into a support group for Executive Moms everywhere. “[We need to] give up this idea that we’re all supposed to be living in this state of balance or equilibrium. No one I know, including stay-at-home parents, thinks that their life is in perfect harmony. There IS no perfection to this.”
An Emoji Is Worth A Thousand Words
Reddit Co-founder Alexis Ohanian shares the story of how a 14-year old Austrian girl leveraged the power of Reddit to mobilize an entire online community around one common goal - to create an emoji for women who wear a headscarf.
The Eye of the Tiger
As the Head of Music and Entertainment for PepsiCo, Emma Quigley’s responsibilities include everything from finding emerging talent to launching new brands – and oh yeah – also helping put on a little thing called the Super Bowl Halftime Show.
Georgina Pazcoguin: The Rogue Ballerina
Georgina Pazcoguin's journey into the world of ballet has been as much about discovering herself as mastering an art. Perhaps that’s why she calls herself the “Rogue Ballerina.” Now on the comeback trail from a torn ACL, New York City Ballet’s first Asian American soloist is going to have to prove herself all over again.
Daniel Flynn’s Mission Impossible
It's been quite a year for thankyou. co-founder Daniel Flynn. After delivering a remarkable keynote at WORLDZ 2017, he launched his scrappy non-profit into an entirely new country, made some difficult decisions about the future of his brand, and inexplicably found himself sitting down face to face with President Obama with little more than 24 hours notice. We have the full story here.
will.i.am Explains his Vision for a Personalized AI Assistant that Puts your Data to Work for You
will.i.am’s start-up, i.am+, is making big moves in the tech industry. After raising over $117 million in venture funding late last year, the multi-hyphenate is poised to become a player in the corporate computing market with a voice assistant for customer service - and that’s just the beginning. We sat down with him to get his views on the future of A.I. and personal data.