We All Get to Choose: Do We Encourage Originality or Conformity?
“The most exciting phrase to hear in science, the one that heralds new discoveries, is not ‘Eureka!’ but ‘That’s funny…’” said Isaac Asimov, capturing the importance of maintaining an open mind and following our curiosity. Indeed, many of our most critical developments have come not through incremental steps along a planned development but by questioning our basic assumptions and seeing what lessons come out of it. As Carl Sagan put it, Read more
When We Can Adapt to Change, We Can Succeed Through Change.
“It is not the strongest or most intelligent who will survive but those who can best manage change,” said Charles Darwin, defining not only the key to evolution, but also the key to relevancy in today’s world. Read more
“If you’re drowning, you make a lousy lifeguard,”Seth Godin recently told Tim Ferriss. And while we’re quick to recognize this fact as it relates to beach safety, we’re less adept at recognizing the risk in our own companies. Too often we fail to see that as we push a a productivity-obsessed culture, it leaves a leadership vacuum in its wake. Read more
“When we try to pick out anything by itself, we find it hitched to everything else in the universe,” said Sierra Club co-founder John Muir, describing the difficulty in changing one aspect of a system without it also creating a cascade of unintended consequences in places we didn’t anticipate. Read more