I won’t lie. The journey through the grotesque mockery of bureaucracy is uncomfortable at first – bordering to physically painful. Broken English and fumbling attempts to establish foothold in the fictionary realm, all the while trying to come up with less than inane answers to the questions you are peppered with.
As I progress further into this field I started to wonder about its nature – what business am I in? A broader look, including trendspotters and coolhunters over tech writers to policy developers, makes me realize I’m in the business of novelty. Whether it’s a new gadget or business model, changing consumption patterns or the latest development in foreign relations, it’s all driven by a relentless search for the next
I just read a book from a author who parallels a lot of my ideas. This made me wonder whether it meant the inner workings of our minds were similar, or that we simply drew our insights and ideas from the same sources? Gladwell has a brilliant piece objecting the notion that ideas and innovations are products of the genius of isolated minds, instead claiming them to be nascent potentials at
“If your mind is empty, it is always ready for anything; it is open to everything. In the beginner’s mind there are many possibilities, in the expert’s mind there are few.” -Suzuki We think that the experts have all the answers, but tend to forget that the novice holds all the good questions. Maybe being an expert doesn’t mean having many answers; maybe being an expert is about having fewer: The