BC2 (Budapest Creative Collective) was started by three expats living in budapest. We are humantarians, filmakers, artists, muscians, and web geeks. We meet once, weekly and our aim is to experience, recreate, share, inspire and take back the world that was once ours. Through dedication, passion, chaos, and a little luck..we just still might have a chance...we are starting a revolution. Come one, come all...Gonzo Lives!!!!


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Mar 29, 2009
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1. Understand that all problems are not the same. So why are your meetings? Does every issue deserve an hour? Why is there a default length?

2. Schedule meetings in increments of five minutes. Require that the meeting organizer have a truly great reason to need more than four increments of realtime face time.

3. Require preparation. Give people things to read or do before the meeting, and if they don’t, kick them out.

4. Remove all the chairs from the conference room. I’m serious.

5. If someone is more than two minutes later than the last person to the meeting, they have to pay a fine of $10 to the coffee fund.

6. Bring an egg timer to the meeting. When it goes off, you’re done. Not your fault, it’s the timer’s.

7. The organizer of the meeting is required to send a short email summary, with action items, to every attendee within ten minutes of the end of the meeting.

8. Create a public space (either a big piece of poster board or a simple online page) that allows attendees to rate meetings and their organizers on a scale of 1 to 5 in terms of usefulness. Just a simple box where everyone can write a number. Watch what happens.

9. If you’re not adding value to a meeting, leave. You can always read the summary later.

Seth Godin on meetings


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Mar 18, 2009
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Magyar Garda on March 15th in Budapest »

Article about the March 15th demo in Heroes Square


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Mar 18, 2009
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March 15th in Budapest »

Associated Press article on Revolution Day March 15th in Budapest


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Mar 16, 2009
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CouchSurfing Got Couch T-Shirt design

CouchSurfing Got Couch T-Shirt design


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Mar 13, 2009
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Many people mistakenly think that open source projects are emergent, self-organized and democratic. The truth is just the opposite: most are run by a benevolent dictator or two. What makes successful open source projects is leadership, plain and simple. One or two people articulate a vision, start building towards it and bring others on board with specific tasks and permissions. The best projects are the ones with the best leaders.

Chris Anderson in Wired


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Mar 13, 2009
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The closer you get to someone, something, some brand, some organization… the harder it is to demonize it, objectify it or hate it.

So, if you want to not be hated, open up. Let people in. Engage. Interact.

Seth Godin


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Mar 12, 2009
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A Very British Riot.... »


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Mar 11, 2009
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another play with the “words”

one: no offense to anyone, but I (V) have always kept a kind of distance from Shakespeare -although, I believe I live (and live in) the world he described as that of actors and actresses….

two: please, don’t think I’m too attached to the words (although, I find the lyrics amazingly beautiful), I am now playing with the idea and the words themselves as they meant something to somebody else before; hence the Chopin’s etude and now this poem…

Blow, Blow, Thou Winter Wind

Blow, blow, thou winter wind,
Thou art not so unkind
As man’s ingratitude;
Thy tooth is not so keen
Because thou art not seen,
Although thy breath be rude.
Heigh-ho! sing heigh-ho! unto the green holly:
Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly:
Then, heigh-ho! the holly!
This life is most jolly.

Freeze, freeze, thou bitter sky,
Thou dost not bite so nigh
As benefits forgot:
Though thou the waters warp,
Thy sting is not so sharp
As friend remember’d not.
Heigh-ho! sing heigh-ho! unto the green holly:
Most friendship is feigning, most loving mere folly:
Then, heigh-ho! the holly!
This life is most jolly.


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Mar 11, 2009
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a different kind of winter, a (possibly) similar kind of wind…


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Mar 10, 2009
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Crowd Bites Wolf - Take the politics however you want, but they made a good video. It’s certainly inflamatory!