Curious about me?

Hello ! This is Michael  Paredrakos 

A Strategic Planner from Greece ( ex Ogilvy & Mather, ex Lowe And Partners) now freelance, who is curious about many things…and this is my blog piled with everything that draws my attention!

Curiosity is an emotion that causes natural inquisitive behavior such as exploration, investigation, and  learning, evident by observation in  human and many  animal species. The term can also be used to denote the behavior itself being caused by the emotion of curiosity. As this emotion represents a drive to know new things, curiosity is the fuel of science and all other disciplines of human study.


More about me from  around the web

Very honored The planning Salon  includes me in their list of  50 strategy planners to watch in 2014

Plannersphere names the curious brain the no 1 blog of  the top 20 planning/strategy blogs in the world !

Sam from vimeo recommends The Curious Brain as a great site that aggregates great content across different video sharing platforms in his interview over at mashable Thank you Sam 

If you live in France you might have met me already on L’Oeil de Links of canalplus!

Inspiration explosion includes the curious brain in its categories fine arts/ advertising!

Blog Rank includes The Curious Brain in their list of  Top 25 blogs in Anime,  Trends, Music  and Advertising categories

The DSM Group includes the curious brain in their list of the top 25 advertising blogs! Thank you guys

The Brand Republic includes back in 2011 The Curious Brain to The BR 200 : The web’s most influential bloggers . Thanks Guys
Alltop, confirmation that I kick ass




Pls don’t forget to like my page in facebook and if you want you can also follow my vimeo channel here 



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  1. June 4, 2011

    Hey! I’m Cj Vinson (co-founder of The Sessions). I wanted to thank you so much for sharing some of our videos on our site. As you may know by now we have a bunch of videos online and we have a lot more that we’re going to be releasing over the next few months. Use as many as you want, we love your blog!!

    I really like the video of San Fran from the 1950s. I’m a sucker for old footage.


    • thebrainbehind #
      June 5, 2011

      my pleasure ..will do you have awesome stuff :-)

  2. Mary #
    July 25, 2011

    hey Michael!

    wow. I found your awesome blog a few months ago by fluke and I just have to say: I really fucking love it !!!
    you made my days a several million times and I’m so glad of such huge inspiration 😀

    thank you so much for sharing!

    best wishes from Germany,


    • thebrainbehind #
      July 25, 2011

      Thank you for ur nice words :-)

  3. Robin #
    July 26, 2011

    Hi Michael !

    As i was diggin myself through the worldwideweb, i stumbled upon your blog via vimeo! u do have really, really interessting and awsome stuff in your Blog! 😀

    So i thougt this man needs some credit – so i just wrote u this comment so u got another more! – i was acctually suprised that there were only a few 😉

    I’ll be keep on checking out youre great Blog!

    all the best from switzerland!


  4. thebrainbehind #
    July 26, 2011

    thank you Robin :-)

  5. August 5, 2011

    Hi, Michael
    Today I got to know your blog, during the morning, man I love it! it lifted my spirit and I spent one hour watching videos and drawings with my 4 year old daughter, we even printed some from that Polish illustrator that are on our fridge now!
    It’s wonderful there is people like yourself, compiling these beautiful things for others to see.
    The rest of the day seems much nicer now, thanks,man!
    I am recommending my friends to take a look!
    Greetings from Argentina


    • thebrainbehind #
      August 5, 2011

      thank you for ur nice words Gustavo Im glad that you like it :-)

  6. August 7, 2011

    Hello there, Michael! A man with curious brain.. (little girly punch on your shoulder) :) couldn’t find your email anywhere.. maybe because I wasn’t supposed to.. or maybe I should start listening to my oculist. either way, I wanted to show you this: (p.s. their video is great too). Now that’s what I call positive :)
    Take care,

  7. August 19, 2011

    Hello Michael! How dare you be on holiday??? I’m desperately waiting for your last discovery… 😉
    Your blog is very, very, very smart, nice etc… Just keep on your way! You made me curious about things I never only suspected in arts – any sort. Thank you so much for that! I keep talking of your blog around me eversince I discovered the Curious Brain.
    I’m very sensible about the variety and the internationality of your selection. A hymn to human kind in its best aspect.
    (Very)good job!
    Greetings from France!

    • thebrainbehind #
      August 22, 2011

      thank you jeremie :-)

  8. Lester Su #
    August 23, 2011

    Hi Michael,

    I’m another fan of your website, just wondering why there is no any update these days and found that you’re on holidays~
    Enjoy your free time but kindly not keep us waiting too long, look forward to your every inspiring post~

    Lester from Taiwan

  9. thebrainbehind #
    August 23, 2011

    @ Lester Im back I was in vacation:-) Thank you for your nice words

  10. Francisco #
    September 9, 2011

    Hi mick, i’m Francisco from Argentina, i work as redactor in Young&Rubicam Buenos Aires. just want you to know that i really love your site, you’re a excellent internet curator.
    Keep it that way. Thanks a lot.

    Have a nice life.


  11. September 16, 2011

    Nice!! Congrats!

    • thebrainbehind #
      September 16, 2011

      thanks lauren :-)

  12. Simon #
    September 18, 2011

    Hey Michael,
    I really enjoy your blog! I love how you gather so many different types of beautiful or creative or funny work pieces. Thank you very much!

    • thebrainbehind #
      September 18, 2011

      thanks Simon :-)

  13. October 5, 2011

    Fantastic website, a daily visit. Just featured the ‘Everything is a remix’ stuff you posted on my blog :
    Keep the quality high. Best regards from Belgium.


    • thebrainbehind #
      October 5, 2011


  14. October 14, 2011

    Hi! Thank you for posting our “Made You Cringe” Videos! we have a bunch more coming out in a couple of weeks. Nice to get a shout out. best, Simone and Danny. Brooklyn, NY

    • thebrainbehind #
      October 14, 2011

      I love them fantastic work guys!! I hope you work gets noticed

  15. Thanasis Kougias #
    December 2, 2011

    You’re… you’re Greek?!

    First of all, shame on me for not checking your bio earlier. Put that aside you made me a lot more proud about being greek and i sure as hell need it right now. You are, no exaggeration here, my favourite inspiration blog out there. A trillion thanks for just existing. A zillion thanks for inspiring me.

    • thebrainbehind #
      December 2, 2011

      yep Im greek :-) and thank you for ur nice words

  16. January 9, 2012

    I’ve been a fan of your blog for a while and I’m excited to see you liked my work enough to put it on your blog!
    I’m so flattered.
    Thank you so much!

    • January 9, 2012

      My pleasure your work is glorious! I hope that it gets more attention now

  17. Rushil #
    January 24, 2012

    I stumbled across your blog and have enjoyed it for the past five months. This is what I skim through when I should be in the lab 😉

    Thanks, and keep it going!

    • thebrainbehind #
      January 24, 2012

      :-) thanks

  18. Heike #
    March 13, 2012

    Simple common sense – thank you sooooo much, your perception makes my day so nice every so often 😉

  19. VMiron #
    March 23, 2012

    Michael!!! I’ve discovered your blog today and i super love it!!! =)))

  20. Ryan #
    April 12, 2012

    just stumbled upon your blog. i like your focus on (and selection of) music and art. i’ll be checking back regularly.

  21. May 9, 2012

    Hoi hoi Michael! Ever since I discover your blog, I check it out regularly. The collection of package design is very inspiring. Its very nice blogs like yours exist.
    Thumbs up from Amsterdam.

  22. May 10, 2012

    Michael….i love this thing. LOVE Love LOVE <3
    I have only seen the quotes section uptill now and its nothing like i have ever seen before. I am gonna steal a lot from here (not for commercial use though) so please forgive me.

    • thebrainbehind #
      May 10, 2012

      feel free to share anything :-)

  23. Christos #
    June 3, 2012

    Great work!!!I’ve been visiting this blogs for months now and I never noticed the curious section. Και πάλι πολύ καλή δουλειά!!!Keep it up!

  24. Danae #
    August 19, 2012

    Hi, I hope your having a great summer. Miss your picks!!! Thanks for just being.

  25. September 4, 2012

    I totally fall in love with your blog. This is SOOOO Amzing! Love it! <3

  26. thebrainbehind #
    January 16, 2013

    thank you :-)

  27. Carla #
    January 21, 2013

    This is the best blog on the internet. Thanks for all the cool feeds and please keep them coming :)

    • thebrainbehind #
      January 22, 2013

      thanks carla :-)

  28. Sofi #
    February 28, 2013

    Hi! I just wanted to thank you for sharing a little bit of yourself through all the things you put on your blog.. I really love your page, I always find something to hold on to!!

  29. Heidi #
    March 10, 2013

    I stumbled on this website while I was watching short films on vimeo. I’ve spent a considerable amount of time on this website and this is the first time I’ve ever wanted to say something to someone I’d only seen of online. This is amazing and I absolutely adore your taste.

    Love love love from a girl in San Francisco.

    • thebrainbehind #
      March 10, 2013

      thank you heidi :-)

  30. Marija #
    March 15, 2013

    I discovered your amazing blog three weeks ago and it has become my standard routine every night to check it out. I absolutely love it because i have discovered so many great artists, comics, wonderful music, videos and many many talented people. And it’s been only three weeks!
    So keep up the great job and i’m looking forward to more new stuff :)

    Love from Croatia!

    • thebrainbehind #
      March 15, 2013

      thank you for you nice words Marija :-)

  31. roxana #
    April 5, 2013

    Hello, Michael !

    I’ve been following your blog for almost a year now. I’m a senior college student and my major is PR and Advertising. After the first year i realized that i like advertising way better than PR, so i really started looking into it. I can’t say how in handy your website came and how many times i looked for info here for my projects or simply for my own thirst for advertising knowledge. Thank you for this blog and for all the work you put into it and keep up being curious and making others curious as well.

    Best regards,
    Roxana from Romania

    • thebrainbehind #
      April 5, 2013


  32. April 19, 2013

    Hola Michael,
    Great blog, i am trully addicted to it. Since i discovered it a couple of weeks ago, i had to go through 130. Looking forward to catch up with the rest soon.
    Eddy from Spain

  33. revolucia #
    May 16, 2013

    i am just sayin hi! and also a compliment – this is a great blog, dont stop =) good luck

  34. Martin #
    May 31, 2013

    Hey Michael.
    Some days before you have cracked the 1.000 pages. Now (end of may) only 931? Can you tell me why? Have you deleted some entries?
    Sorry for my bad english and much thanks for your inspiring blog. Keep going!
    Martin from Germany

    • thebrainbehind #
      May 31, 2013

      no i just increased the posts you see in each day

  35. July 17, 2013

    Hey Michael, stumbled on your blog as one does and didn’t stumble back off it for an hour – now that’s engagement. Love it. May I borrow the image of the bicycle for our new site (with the usual acknowledgements of course)?

  36. thebrainbehind #
    August 3, 2013

    Tim feel free to borrow anything but pls ask the creator first.

  37. Chrysavgi #
    August 27, 2013

    Μιχάλη μου… (ελπίζω να μπορείς ακόμη να διαβάσεις ελληνικά!!!)είμαι η φωνή του παρελθόντος και των παιδικών σου χρόνων….η χρυσαυγούλα… ήθελα να σου καταθέσω ότι όντως κάνεις πολλή καλή δουλεια και είμαι υπερήφανη γαι τις παιδικές ώρες που χάσαμε μαζί!! Επίσης, έχω να δηλώσω ότι από παιδί ήσουν περίεργος και μας είχες ταράξει στις εξερευνήσεις… Φιλάκια πολλα!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • thebrainbehind #
      August 27, 2013

      xaxaxaxaxaxa nice to hear from you chrysavgi :-)

  38. Natalie #
    September 5, 2013

    in love with your blog. i go on EVERYDAY. just though i should let you know, michael. <3 (:

    • thebrainbehind #
      September 5, 2013


  39. February 9, 2014

    Hi Michael,

    I keep jumping in and out of your blog every once in a while.
    And its been over 2 years now.
    And its always got something fun and interesting.
    Takes my mind of some stupid stuff turns out to be an good distraction 😀
    Just wanted you to know :) good work buddy :)

  40. March 11, 2014

    hi michael
    thanks a million for sharing our video clip.
    it means a lot to us and would definitely mean a lot to oh yeah wow…

    cheers mate

  41. thebrainbehind #
    April 20, 2014

    my pleasure Steve :-)

  42. Megs #
    August 22, 2014

    I love your blog and all of the music & art. You find the things that I look for on the internet but don’t come across. It is lovely and makes my heart and brain happy. PS: thanks you Geekologie.

    • thebrainbehind #
      August 23, 2014

      thank you Megs :-)

  43. Ahmad #
    December 29, 2014

    Hello Michael,

    I’ve been a fan of your blog since day one! IT’S AMAZING! You inspire me everyday. I have an idea for something and I need to talk to you about. Is there a way to contact you?

    Thanks in advance,

    • thebrainbehind #
      December 29, 2014

      sent me an email at thecuriousbrain (at) :-)

  44. April 27, 2015

    I adore your blog chap. I find myself coming back most days. Keep up the good work!

  45. Jane Hyde #
    July 20, 2015

    I truly have no idea how I got here. But I’m sure glad I’m here now. Wonderful Blog, full of so much interesting, funny, and thought provoking things. I’m a fan already. Obviously, I too have a curious Brain. Thank you for sharing this 😀

  46. Tony Roberts #
    July 23, 2015


    I’d like to inquire if it’s possible to purchase advertising space on

    If there is any space available please let me know and we could discuss further details.

    Looking forward to your positive reply.


  47. September 9, 2015

    Hi Tony pls sent an email at thecuriousbrain ( at)

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