Something there is that makes us love a library 1, museum and other places of human knowledge collected in analog form. Around the world, these are places of awesome beauty for all the senses. See some examples in the tabs below. We’re not above using borrowed emotional interest to get you to read something that might be good for you.

Borrowed and bastardised from Robert Frost, Mending Wall, 1914.

Online Research Resources

Campaign – UK/Europe & international, though Marketing Week is coming along nicely
Advertising Age – US
Strategy – Canada

By email request and a bit of follow-up chat, Coyote will do simple searches for you.

Trinity College Library, Dublin, Ireland

Trinity College Library, Dublin, Ireland

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The Economist – the best international perspective (tell me again why the UK economy isn’t the strongest in the world?)
Wall Street Journal – the best American perspective
Globe & Mail– the best Canadian perspective

By email request, Coyote will do simple searches for you.

Real Gabinete Português de Leitura, Rio de Janeiro

Real Gabinete Português de Leitura, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil

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Points of Interest

For lovers of the power of words. Visit wordsmith.org, learn the word of the day, and work it in to a conversation some time in that same day. Watch the reaction.

George Peabody Library, Baltimore

George Peabody Library, Baltimore, MD, USA

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For lovers of graphic design, illustration, photography, ID, architecture and more, Inspiration Grid really is inspiring.

Library of the Admont Benedictine Abbey, Austria

Library of the Admont Benedictine Abbey, Austria

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This is wired.com for the social media era and great because it’s not totally focused on social media. And it is focused on business: mashable.com. With its success, however, comes much advertising.

Biblioteca Geral University of Coimbra, Portugal

Biblioteca Geral University of Coimbra, Coimbra, Portugal

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What a pleasure to see inspirational people talking to you live (sort of): TED Talks. There is so much here and we’ve only started to wade through it ourselves. If you aren’t TED-saavy yet, try starting with these three:

Sir Ken RobinsonHow schools kill creativity.. This one is on many best-of lists.

Mike Rowe – Learning from dirty jobs. This one is not on many best-of lists, but should be.

David ChristianThe history of our world in 18 minutes.

Biblioteca Geral University of Coimbra, Portugal

Palácio Nacional de Mafra, Mafra, Portugal

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Fun

Great American political & social satire. Visit theonion.com.

Library of Parliment, Otttawa

Library of Parliment, Ottawa, ON, Canada

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John Oliver is a British born and educated political satirist now living in New York City, after, among many other things, serving as a US Army medic in his adopted country’s Iraq War. Very multi-faceted in talent and ability, he is currently host of Last Week Tonight with John Oliver.

Most will recognise this work a s comedy, until you realise what he is saying is both true and serious in nature. This year he made Time Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People” list.

Oliver has done brilliant pieces over the last 8 months on Donald Trump. These may be your starting point, if you need one:

Feb 28, 2016 – the first address

Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris

Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, France

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Tom Fishburne is one of those people not ruined for marketing by a Harvard MBA. In fact, he started drawing cartoons on the back of business cases as a student at Harvard Business School. To cartoon well about an industry, you need experience. Tom has 20 years of it, client and agency side. Now his side hustle is his main hustle. Experience the power and joy of laughing at oneself here: marketoonist.com

Biblioteca Vallicelliana, Rome, Italy

Biblioteca Vallicelliana, Rome, Italy

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