PHD International’s media planner, Shona Read, provides this week’s mix of interesting people, amazing stories and inspiring thoughts;

“To a great mind, nothing is little” – Sherlock Holmes


  • TED talk of the week – The real Daredevil – Daniel Kish has learned to “see” using a form of echolocation
  • Best Man’s Speech – The best speech in the form of a six-minute medley
  • Tracy Emin’s Bed – Art isn’t for looking at, it’s to feel something. The powerful process behind the new installation at the TATE



  • TED podcast of the week – Why We Lie – We lie to each other and ourselves but is there a deeper reason to our dishonesty?
  • Freakonomics podcast of the Week – This Idea Must Die – Are there some ideas floating around that are more destructive than if they weren’t around at all?



  • Open Strategy – A crowd-sourced library of interesting strategy documents, with the best being voted to the top
  • Don’t overthink – What happens when you get locked in a car for thirteen hours? Wise words from Dave Trott
  • Your smartphone – The most intimate relationship in your life


Tiny Art – Miniature worlds by Lorraine Loots (main picture)