Seth Godin reminds us that we need to remember the long game, that proper preparation today means a better tomorrow, tomorrow.
Of course, the organizations that get around the universal and insurmountable problems of not enough time and not enough money are able to create innovations, find resources to be generous and prepare for a tomorrow that’s better than today. It’s not easy, not at all, but probably (okay, certainly) worth it.
Incredible interview with Brene Brown with Jonathan Fields from The Good Life Project. Jonathan is doing amazing work by diving into the “crossroads of work, play, entrepreneurship and life”. Brene Brown became unexpectedly (semi) famous with her Tedx Talk in Houston about the social science behind shame, vulnerability and how those experiences can lead to “whole hearted” living. Her contention is that our most vulnerable experiences make us who we are and that making ourselves vulnerable allows us to “show up” in our lives. Vulnerability could include parenthood, asking for a promotion, making a big presentation, or just trying something you’ve never done. It’s in these experiences that we find out who we are and what we’re made of. This interview digs deep and is worth the time to watch.
Dan Pink interviews Bruce Nassbaum about the 3 Ms of Creative Intelligence or CQ. Be Mindful, Meaningful and Masterly.
But you need to prepare yourself to be mindful. The key to creativity is knowing what is meaningful in the context and that is true in science and engineering as it is in art and music. We spend most of our time focusing on technology and associating new technology with innovation. But understanding what beckons us, what is meaningful, is critical to learning how to connect the dots of knowledge.