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  1. Fostering creativity

      I think creativity is one of those things that we often don’t consider as being a skill. When we talk about artists, musicians and designers, we often talk about their talent, their abilities seem innate rather than something that has been learned, worked on and polished. I’ve certainly thought about it this way for a long time. I remember […]

  2. Overcoming burnout as an entrepreneur

    Burnout or job-related stress is something that many people come across in their working lives. We spend so many hours in a work-related headspace that this isn’t really a surprising fact. For many people, the symptoms can creep up on them with limited ability to stop it before it comes to a head. As an entrepreneur or new business owner, […]

  3. International Friendship Day 2018

    Part of my job as social media manager at Avidmode is keeping an eye on the trending hashtags that pop up daily. In the last few weeks most of these hashtags (in the UK) have been based around a reality TV series called Love Island and of course the looming Brexit. Neither of these topics are particularly intriguing or thought […]

  4. The mysterious case of the magic business cards

    All companies have business cards. Well, most of them do, anyway. Avidmode does. But we recently ran out. So, what could we do but order some new ones? That’s where it all began…

  5. The 2016 rebranding of Avidmode

    It is a grand mystery of our time to question, “do people change?”, and despite the very real and honest discrepancies from one day to the next, it’s easy to think that what we see is just the same core manifesting itself in different ways. In other words, am I different or am I just behaving in different ways? (I […]

  6. Is Twitter actually broken?

    Although we may not think about it all that much, posting written messages on the internet is very different from the kind of communication we’ve engaged in throughout almost the entirety of our evolution as a species. Never before have we had practically infinite permanence available for even the most banal thoughts we can muster. I think the greatest irony […]

  7. Open source and the going rate of igloos

    Let’s say there’s a village. An eskimo village. Because of its size, it has two aspiring igloo construction companies, both run by blokes in their late twenties. Let’s call them West Igloos and East Igloos, respectively. Now, for the longest time, the going rate of an igloo has remained the same and both companies have charged equal prices. There’s no […]