Made by Folk
Eike König - Work, Leadership & Good Karma
Inline with the way Likeminds was initially brought together, Eike talks about creating a studio that is also a family, and how important it is to work with people you care about. He emphasizes the importance of getting offline, which is exactly what Likeminds is all about. A weekend in the woods, with limited cell reception, and hopefully a chance to connect with yourself and others.
Vincent Woo - An Optimistic Nihilist's Take on Building a $2M Business
When I listened to this Indie Hackers episode with Vincent Woo, I knew I wanted him to speak at Likeminds. Vincent is unlike any self-made entrepreneur, in fact he’s kind of a renegade misfit so I asked him to speak about ‘time’ and how he chooses what to work on with the limited number of hours we have each day. I think both Likeminds speakers Vincent and Eike are examples of out of the box entrepreneurs that give no fucks.
The Food Seen
LinYee Yuan - MOLD Magazine & Designing the Future of Food
This year’s theme being ‘Exchanges’ LinYee founder of MOLD Magazine and her work around food sustainability and the future of food, was inspiring to us. In this episode LinYee talks about the intersectionality and thought exchanges between design, technology, humans and most importantly food.
Humor and the Abject
We like to mix up the format of talks at Likeminds and for “exchanges” we wanted an interviewer interviewing an interviewer. We paired together art and design director Harry Gassel with writer and artist Ross Simonini. Ross also unofficially hosts a residency for friends amongst the redwoods in Northern California so we’re definitely ‘Likeminded’. You’ll also want to look up the benefits of the Japanese practice ‘Forest Bathing’.
Circle of Health - Sera Bonds
Likeminds is evolving and changing every year, but the constant topics for us are about being making an impact with our community and also ensuring there’s diversity at Likeminds and in our speaker sessions. Sera Bonds helps moms and babies in “complex humanitarian emergencies” or the world’s hardest places. The world’s most displaced people are women and children. What is more impactful than international aid and development? We were interested in opening up the conversation around Sera’s work and feminism globally.