Archive for September, 2010
I found this a fascinating collision of fiction and reality. A character, well-developed and well-played gets to speak to Congress about a very hot topic. Our culture needs more such thorough-going and quality creative endeavors.
I just finished Chief Culture Officer by Grant McCracken. He points out how our technology enables social networks to be permanent–we are in touch with more people than ever before and we can stay connected. Little pings of updates, links, photos, and video remind us of people from long ago and far away. This is to say in the new way of doing things, if you come in contact with people today, you will likely remain connected in some way (however tenuous) for life. How do you feel about this?
In moving into work with a big, high quality organization, I have to face some of my insufficiencies and idiosyncrasies. But I also have to face those of a big, high quality organization. One colleague recently commented about a project, “We’re not working with concrete here.”
So true! A lot of what we do could be more efficient and fun if we just remembered this. Do it, don’t overthink it, review it later, and fix in then if need be.