Jul 2, 2020 9:46:00 AM
Author: The Future Laboratory
Australia-born Nim has spent her life travelling, having lived across four continents and now finding herself ensconced on the coast of Bermuda in her role as Bacardi’s global Millennials manager. Travel has always been central to Nim’s learning journey. ‘I think of life-long learning as the constant curious quest that is the essence of my life, being so hyperactively curious.’
For Nim, self-education is a 24/7 commitment that starts as soon as she wakes up, when she does a short period of meditation and uses the Calm app to reflect on the day ahead and what she hopes to achieve. After that, while getting ready for work, Nim listens to one of her collection of podcasts, 50 at the last count, on subjects ranging from personal growth and productivity to entrepreneurship, innovation and more work-specific subjects such as the hospitality industry.
Saulo grew up in Brazil, where, from a very early age, he pursued an unconventional learning path. Saulo left school at the age of 14 to take up an apprenticeship at a television channel, starting as a camera operator before rising through the ranks as he learned more about the process of being an editor. By the age of 18 he was working for MTV and several other production companies in São Paulo, the money from which he invested in travelling rather than attending university, eventually ending up London.
The success of Saulo’s career is wholly due to his relentless autodidacticism and thirst for acquiring new skills. The first thing he does every morning is to watch a tutorial relating to whatever subject he is trying to master at the moment.
Originally from Sweden, Martina has spent the past two decades living in London and Paris, before moving back to her homeland this summer to settle in Stockholm with her partner and three children. She has spent her life immersed in the art world, first as an enthusiast and patron, and then as a consultant and mentor. ‘I love working with art, it’s a domain where you constantly discover new practices and artists. It is a world where there is no end to learning.’
Martina feels she is now at a stage in her life when she has returned to active learning. ‘As you get older you feel your brain stagnating and that urge that time is running out. Then you start purposely searching for education again.’ Her learning schedule gravitates towards a relentless schedule of lectures and seminars, sometimes one every day, although more commonly four a week.