Friday, December 18, 2009
2010: What Matters Now (4)
Seth Godin challenged 70 'big thinkers' to come up with big or small ideas that will matter in 2010. Each page of the delightful PDF file begins with one word and a concise essay.
I have gleaned a quote from each of the pages to encourage reflection. I have also provided links so that you may peruse their websites. These final quotes should tantalyze you to read more..
-Focus: In seeing the pixels that make the picture, focus can become a form of inquiry. We notice things we missed. New connections appear. The questions change. Meanings change. ~ Todd Sattersten
-Leap: Show don't tell. To write fiction and to have faith is to take an imaginative leap. ~C. H. Adichie
-Women: If you're a man running a business, and if the power and influence females wield hasn't completely registered on your radar, well, then, what we've got here is a failure to communicate. ~ Paco Underhill
-Timeless: Here are three timeless principles of good cause-related communication that will be as important in ten years as they are today: heart, simplicity, and story. ~ Mark Rovner
-.eDo: We are seeing a DIY approach to education that focuses not on where we learn but how we learn. ~Dale Doughberry
-Productivity: Don't worry too much about getting things done. Make things happen. ~Gina Trapani
-Iterative Capital is the best currency in the world for rapidly researching, developing, and evolving ideas into innovation. ~Michael Schrage
-Willpower: Can you help design the right defaults to help people in prosocial ways? ~ Ramit Sethi
- Mesh: People are realizing that some things are truly best shared. The Mesh is a movement that is taking place all around us and will grow, reform and spread to engage many more of us. ~Lisa Gansky
-Enough: How do you know when you've had enough? ~Merlin Mann
-(Dis)Trust: ...we must get a handle on how deep conflicts of interests run so that we can eliminate them. ~ Dan Ariely
- Social Skills: What's important is to be kind and gracious and do it in ways that make people want to do that for someone else. ~ Penelope Trunk
-I'm Sorry: Mistakes happen. How you apologize matters. Don't bullshit people - just say I'm sorry and mean it. ~ Jason Fried
-Sleep: America needs to get some sleep...I've learned to unplug and recharge. To trade mult-tasking for unitasking and occasionally no tasking. ~Arianna Huffington, Editor in chief Huffington Post
-Knowing: 'Who Cares' knowledge + great presentation=WOO HOO! ~Dan Roam, author The Back of the Napkin
-Government 2.0: How does government become an open platform that allows people inside and outside government to provide better services to each other? ~Tim O'Reilly
-CAN: More people will tell you can't than you can. Don't listen. Anything's Possible. ~ Aimee Johnson
-Gumption: Declare war on passivity. Hush the inner voice that insists you're over the hill, past your prime, unworthy of attaining those dreams. ~J. C. Hutchins
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