After Thoughts: Jonny White & Oliver Brown

On January 11, 2013 by Scott K. Johnson

I absolutely love these guys, and had such a fun time chatting with them on the show. I didn’t tease them aboot their Canadian accent even once. It was hard to resist. For the record, I hail from Minnesota, so my accent can’t be much better.

I met these guys through one of their projects, Welcome to Type 1. It’s amazing, and before we continue with this post, I’d like to share their introduction video with you.

I just love everything about that. The idea, the execution, and the direction they’re going. Everything.

We talked a lot about Welcome to Type 1 and how it came to be, covering Jonny’s background in studying psychology, and specifically media psychology and how those things (videos, stories, etc) affect how people think. We also talked about Oliver and his gift with visual thinking and story telling.

But Welcome to Type 1 is not the only cool thing we covered. Turns out that Jonny is quite the adventurer. In 2006 he rode a bike from the top of Africa to the bottom (Tour d’ Afrique), through 10 countries, taking 120 days, and covering 12,000 kilometers (7,456+ miles). They created an award winning documentary (The Long Road Movie) that has been on TV many times and is available to watch online.

And just to show that these guys like to keep things fun, they threw in a conversation topic just for kicks. I never knew octopi were often smarter than dogs…

In closing, I’d like to share another whiteboard video from W2T1. I hope you’ll take some time to listen to the show and get to know Jonny and Oliver.

Oliver Brown (a.k.a. "The Hand")

Oliver Brown (a.k.a. “The Hand”)

Jonny in the Sahara Desert

Jonny in the Sahara Desert

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