The difference between urgent and important

Below you’ll read my take on the difference between urgent versus important, and my practical tips on how to tackle this issue. But first, meet the wonderful Simone Blakers (left); Managing Director, RAPP DDB and Yasmin Quemard (right); CD at UM, Australia and leader at SheSays, Australia on our long awaited lunchtime catchup. These are two inspiring women who are using their unique gifts to cultivate empowerment in others in a very humble and genuine way. Truly blessed to know them and our conversation created the spark for me to write this.

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She found me

I’d always dreamt of visiting one particular city. When I was a kid, I loved playing that game where you stared at each other and if you blinked, you lost. This was like me and this city. Neither of us blinked. Neither of us turned away. We always looked at each other, from a distance. And in 2013, I went to this city for the first time. A city, called New York.CONTINUE READING


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Watch ‘The Birth Of A Designer’ talk for free: FULL VIDEO HERE

On the 27th of August, 2015 I delivered a talk titled ‘The Birth Of A Designer’ at deFrost* in the studio of Frost* Collective, Surry Hills – NSW, Australia. This is the same talk I delivered during my USA speaking tour over November, December and January 2014/15 where I visited 22 cities during those 3 months.

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What I think about toxic people

I believe that a huge part of being successful in any field is detaching yourself from toxic people. I define toxic people as those who are not supportive, not optimistic, not encouraging, judgmental, disrespectful, not open-minded, not dedicated for the long term climb, talkers not doers, haters and those that aren’t willing to work their asses off in all aspects of their lives.CONTINUE READING


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The Graduation Speech by Ram Castillo for Think Education

In an attempt to inspire, celebrate and send off the 2014 graduating classes of Think Education which encompasses Australia’s leading design schools; Billy Blue and CATC, Ram Castillo attempts to take graduates on an emotional and memorable 15-minute roller coaster.CONTINUE READING


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About Ram Castillo

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Ram is an award winning Design Director, Blogger, top ranking Podcaster, Speaker, CreativeLive.com Instructor and Author of the internationally acclaimed book 'How to get a job as a designer, guaranteed'. He's based in Sydney, Australia and in 2012, started the blog GiantThinkers.com which helps thousands of design students and graduates be employed. Ram has since been featured in Communication Arts, HOW magazine, Herman Miller, deFrost*, AIGA.org and Apple.

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