Archive for January, 2010

sunday morning humor

Sunday, January 31st, 2010

This is not by any means meant to be offensive…it’s just waaayy too funny not to share with my fellow thinkers…enjoy!!!

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the future of advertising

Saturday, January 30th, 2010

The creative minds of 60 Layers of  Cake (www.60layersofcake.com) came up with a creative solution that I feel will be the new style of advertising.  It’s simple, dynamic, highly creative with out being too abstract, stayed focused on message and was extremely cost effect to produce.

To launch Puma’s new lightweight Travel Golf Collection, they suspended Puma clothing, shoes and accessories from thousands of golf ball shaped balloons in Antwerp city centre and let gravity demonstrate a unique ‘Travel Light’ concept.  Passers-by were encouraged to reach up and grab the featherweight products…GENIUS!!!

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note to self

Friday, January 29th, 2010

TheThinkMovement.com by j. sakiya sandifer

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one of the great thinkers of our time!

Thursday, January 28th, 2010


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putting your dreams into action is second to none…big shout out to patrick chang from canada who pre-ordered 2 copies!!!

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

A Book of Questions With One Answer by J. Sakiya Sandifer

“The questions challenge the beliefs, morals and foundation of “your world”…Sakiya proves his innovative talent as a wordsmith and utilizes each word to its creative capacity.” Melody Hoffman, JET Magazine

“The contents of this book possess a concept which is as vital to the human mind as water and oxygen are to the human body.” Harry O’Brien, Collingwood Football Club

All pre-orders will be shipped prior to release date of March 22,2010, PLUS the first 250 fellow thinkers to order will receive a signed and numbered metallic ink cover edition.

To pre-order your copy today, click –> (more…)

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east vs. west — the myths that mystify

Wednesday, January 27th, 2010

This was the TED Talk video that was shown right before I went on at TEDx Istanbul and the only thing I was thinking was how am I going to follow this guy…LOL!!!

It’s definitely worth the watch…enjoy!!!

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open letter to peta vp dan mathews

Tuesday, January 26th, 2010

TheThinkMovement.com by j. sakiya sandifer

Dear Mr. Mathews,

First I would like to commend you for the passion you express in your beliefs, but unfortunately that’s where the compliments must end.  It seems that you have become so engulfed in “your world” that you have greatly compromised your perspective of “the world”.

You see sir, in “your world” it would make perfect sense that everyone would bow to your demands and have no freedom of self-expression.  Everyone would fear the consequences of going against the dress standards that you and your court have deemed inappropriate.  The flaw in your perspective is that it doesn’t seem to be strong enough to accept when someone else happens to be strong enough to consciously decides NOT to partake in “your world”.

Perhaps you didn’t get the e-mail, text message or even the tweet that there are a lot of rational independent thinkers that just happen to reside outside of your world… (more…)

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what an experience!!!

Monday, January 25th, 2010

TheThinkMovement.com by j. sakiya sandifer

I can remember first coming across TED last summer and immediately saying to myself that I wanted, no, I must present my ideas on that stage. TED’s mission of “ideas worth spreading” embodies everything that I stand for.

Of course no one can ever plan out every step of their journey, so it never dawned on me that what hopefully is the first of my many TED experiences would be in Istanbul, Turkey.

I can still remember vividly standing in the lobby of Armand’s building when he told me the news.   It was kind of surreal because I never told him how much I really wanted to do a TED event.  The only indication of interest was me posting a couple of TED Talks videos last year.

The overall experience was truly a “Thank You And You’re Welcome” moment for me.  From me learning (more…)

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the first rule of focus is ”wherever you are be there.”

Thursday, January 21st, 2010


Attitude is the way you mentally look at the world around you. It is how you view your environment and your future. It is the focus you develop toward life itself.

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the thinker’s thoughts + tedx = ideas worth spreading

Monday, January 18th, 2010

TheThinkMovement.com by j. sakiya sandifer

Alametifarika is launching the world’s most important intellectual platform in Turkey and I’m a honored to annouce that I’ve been invited to present my thoughts at their first TEDxIstanbul Conference on January 23, 2010 at the Sabanc Museum in Istanbul, Turkey. The event’s theme is The Limits of Tolerance and can be watched live via www.TEDxIstanbul.com/webcast. I PRESENT AROUND 11AM (4AM EST)

Outstanding thinkers from around the world will address the presence, absence, possibility, impossibility, power, and weakness of tolerance in terms of science, art, politics, trade and technology.

Speaker’s List:
Ann Pellegrini  / Janet Jakobsen  / Lone FrankÂ
J. Sakiya Sandifer / Arun Kundnani  / Sharon Begley
Babar Luck  / Sevan NiŸanyan  /Michel Bourse
Nihal Bengisu Karaca  /
Sertab Erener & Demir Demirkan  / Painted on Water

As being one of the world’s most important intellectual platforms, TED, is offering the opportunity to realize a TED-like experience with its local and self-organized events.  TED Conferences invites expert academics, politicians and artists with the slogan “Ideas worth Spreading for 18 minute speeches.

For more about  the TEDxIstanbul Conference, visit www.TedxIstanbul.com

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what life will be

Friday, January 15th, 2010


The more and more that I discover about myself and others, the more and more I become convinced that one’s life just simply comes down to “will”. As Kid Cudi says,” it’s as simple as that for your simple ass”…and sidebar, I’m really digging the vibe of his album and I don’t even smoke…LOL!!!

Getting back to the point, one’s will is more powerful than most people think or even can imagine. There are countless examples of great accomplishments that were achieved by someone just making a total commitment to whatever their I will _____was.

My fellow thinkers, life is really just  that simple. I would even dare to say that everyone’s life after the age of about eleven or twelve is a clear reflection of their WILLs and WILL NOT THINK ABOUT IT!!!

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my apologies…some comments were mistakenly deleted

Thursday, January 14th, 2010

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let’s all do what we can in this time of need

Wednesday, January 13th, 2010

TheThinkMovement.com by j. sakiya sandifer

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thanks to all who continue to show their support!!!

Monday, January 11th, 2010

A Book Of Questions with One Answer by J. Sakiya Sandifer

First allow me to apologize for the lack of new posts lately.  My plan is to start writing more original content this year, but I’ve been too busy obsessing over my new book plus finishing up another book project that I co-authored/designed with Marc Cinque, CEO of Premio Foods and Matt Eventoff of Princeton Public Speaking. Click here to  check out the book cover.

So my fellow thinkers, finally a cover that I’m satisfied with…YIPEE!!!! After all the drafts created, I decided to go with simplicity.  I spent about six hours in book stores this past Saturday just looking at book covers and all the ones that stood out to me didn’t have anything on it that wasn’t necessary.

Although it’s simple, there’s multiple meanings in the cover.  One of the meanings for example is the gray color palette which represents how most questions and answers are subjective and shouldn’t be look at in black and white.

Stay tuned…available for pre-sale soon!!!

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welcome to 2010

Saturday, January 2nd, 2010

TheThinkMovement.com by j. sakiya sandifer

This is the time of year when many of us take time to reflect and relive the year’s ups and downs.  We miss our love ones who are no longer here, reminisce over our lovers from past and smile about our new ones.  Although there were some decisions that we surely regret, there were also some that made us feel as smart as Einstein.

We had moments of historic proportions as well as “more of the same”.  Unfortunately there were many people that  lost while a few gained when it comes to finances. I project 2010 will produce an unprecedented amount of entrepreneurs…not out of choice, but necessity.

It will pay to think outside the box when it comes to making money.

Especially when you find out there’s actually a niche for your crazy idea.  Here are a few of the craziest ways people are making money in this economy. (more…)

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