CoelhoOffice 10 – Around the fire

Videocast #10 – Part 2 – Paulo Coelho talking about one of his experiences in the desert.

Videocast #10 – Parte 2 – Paulo Coelho falando sobre uma de suas experiíªncias no deserto.

VideoCast #10 – Parte 2 – Paulo Coelho hablando acerca de uno de sus experimentos en el desierto.

L’Homme qui plantait des arbres

Video 30 min
OSCAR 1988 : Better animation film

CoelhoOffice 09 – Desert I

Videocast #9 – Paulo Coelho talking about one of his experiences in the desert.

Videocast #9 – Paulo Coelho falando sobre uma de suas experiíªncias no deserto.

Videocast #9 – Paulo Coelho hablando acerca de una de sus experiencias en el desierto.

CoelhoOffice 08 – Signs

Videocast #8 – Paulo Coelho talking about the language of signs.

Videocast #8 – Paulo Coelho falando sobre a linguagem dos sinais.

Videocast #8 – Paulo Coelho hablando acerca del lenguaje de los señales.

CoelhoOffice 07 – The Meaning of Life

Videocast #7 – Paulo Coelho talking about the meaning of life.

Videocast #7 – Paulo Coelho falando sobre o sentido da vida.

Videocast #7 – Paulo Coelho hablando acerca del sentido de la vida.

Auf dem Jakobsweg mit Paulo Coelho

TV program 42 min (already broadcasted in several countries )

CoelhoOffice 06 – Humans and energy

Videocast #6 – Paulo Coelho talking about exchanging energy.

Videocast #6 – Paulo Coelho falando sobre troca de energia.

Videocast #6 – Paulo Coelho hablando acerca de cambio de energia.

CoelhoOffice 05 – On immortality

Videocast #5 – Paulo Coelho talking about changes and vampires.

Videocast #5 – Paulo Coelho falando sobre mudaní§as e vampiros.

Videocast #5 – Paulo Coelho hablando acerca de cambios y vampiros.

CoelhoOffice 04 – On writing (IV) : The book leaves the author

Podcast #4 – In this videocast, Paulo Coelho talks about how important it is to have discipline when you are writing a book.

Podcast #4 – O nesse videocast, Paulo Coelho fala sobre como é importante ter discplina na hora de escrever um livro.

Podcast #4 – En ese videocast, Paulo Coelho habla sobre como es importante tener disciplina para escribir un libro.

Stop #SOPA

Yes, it is OUR problem. This law will affect everybody (not only American citizens)
Spread the word

(below, parts of a must read article by Jeff Jarvis)

We are the lobbyists now

The internet has helped untold publics to form. Yesterday, the internet became a public.

Or rather, millions of people who care about internet freedom used the net to organize and defend it against efforts to control and harm it.

The SOPA-PIPA blackout got attention in media that previously all but ignored the issue, whether out of conflict of interest or negligence.
In the discussion about the movement yesterday, I heard someone in Washington quoted, saying that these geeks should hire lobbyists like everyone else.
No, we’re all lobbyists now, and that’s just as it should be. This movement didn’t need influence peddlers. It didn’t need political commercials. It didn’t need media. It needed only citizens who give a shit. Democracy.

I’m delighted that the discussion rose to the level of principles, a discussion I’ve argued has to take place if we, the internet public, are to protect our tool of publicness.

There’s much more going on under this battle: the disruption of media business models, a fundamental change in our view of the value of content, the undercutting of institutions’ power, the lowering of national boundaries. But for now, never mind that and concentrate on what was born yesterday: a political movement, a movement whose cause is freedom.

What else can this movement do? Can it elect candidates? Should it? Or should it continue to hold politicians’ feet to the fire? I don’t think I want to see the formation of an internet party. I don’t want this movement to mimic the way power used to be traded. I don’t want it to become an institution. I also don’t think it’s possible. I prefer to see it continuing to mimic #OccupyWallStreet , organizing without organizations (pace Shirky), discerning through interaction its principles and goals.

After yesterday, the powerful are on warning that a public can rise up out of nowhere to protest and pressure, to fight and win.

CoelhoOffice 03 – On writing (III) : Inspiration

Videocast #3 – Paulo Coelho talking about inspiration to write a book.

Videocast #3 – Paulo Coelho falando sobre inspiraí§í£o para escrever um livro.

Videocast #3 – Paulo Coelho hablando acerca de inspiración para escribir un libro.

CoelhoOffice 02 – On writing (II) : The puzzle

Podcast #2 – Paulo Coelho talking about how much trouble he had to write his most recent book ‘Aleph’.

Podcast #2 – Paulo Coelho falando sobre como é difí­cil escrever um livro baseado nas experiíªncias da sua mais recente publicaí§í£o ‘O Aleph’.

Podcast #2 – Paulo Coelho hablando sobre la dificultad de escribir un libro tomando en cuenta sus experimentos de su más reciente publicación ‘Aleph’.

CoelhoOffice 01 – On writing (I)

The ballad of Bobby Fischer

He was a despicable human being as far as his political opinions were concerned (the same applies to Jorge Luis Borges)
Still, his genius in ONE thing can’t be forgotten; and may the Lord erase the rest from our collective memory

Twitcam Dec 07 2011


17 min Q & A

School creativity

by Sir Ken Robinson

Ithaca – Kavafis, Vangelis and Sean Connery

Disruption talk with Sean Parker

Surprise of the day (and I said: “Yes!”)

Friday evening


Qui dove il mare luccica e tira forte il vento
Su una vecchia terrazza davanti al golfo de surriento
Un uomo abbraccia una ragazza dopo che aveva pianto
Poi si schiarisce la voce e ricomincia il canto
Te voglio bene assaie

Ma tanto, tanto bene sai
E una catena ormai
Che scioglie il sangue dint’ e vene sai

Vide le luci in mezzo al mare pensí² alle notti lí  in america
Ma erano solo le lampare e la vianca scia di un elica
Senti il dolore nella musica e si alzí² dal pianforte
Ma quando vide uscire
La luna da una nuvola
Gli sembro pií¹ dolce anche la morte
Guardí² negli occhi la ragazza quegli occhi verdi come il mare
Poi all’improvviso uscí¬ una lacrima e lui credette di affogare

Te voglio bene assaie
Ma tanto, tanto bene assaie
E una catena ormai
Che scioglie il sandue dint’ e vene sai

Potenza della lirica dove ogni dramma é un falso
Che con un po’di trucco e con la mimica puoi diventare un altro
Ma due occhi che ti guardano cosi vicini e veri
Ti fan scordare le parole confondono i pensieri
Cosi diventa tutto piccolo anche le notti lí  in america
Ti volti e vedi la tua vita come la scia di un’elica
Ma si é la vita che finisce ma lui non ci pensí² poi tanto
Anzi si sentiva gia felice e ricomincií² suo canto

Te voglio bene assaie
Ma tanto, tanto bene assaie
E una catena ormai
Che scioglie il sangue dint’ e vene sai