This is my TED2009 story [TED = technology, entertainment and design]. It aims to give you a sense of what it feels like to be there. Some of this may seem like an insider’s story and I apologise for that.
For 3.5 days we watched, heard, tasted [those who got the bread […]
CONSULT UNUSUAL SOURCES, PEOPLE, AND PLACES–INCLUDING OUTLIERS, COMPLAINERS, AND TROUBLEMAKERS
One important function of strategic foresight is the opening of the future. The inclusion of different perspectives is one way to assure this opening. Analysts should look for competent people inside and outside who bring a different way of thinking to the table.
What is it when your mind is whirling with ideas from many gorgeous passionate performances on stage, you meet wonderful people at every turn, you are in a beautiful location, the sun is shining and your heart says thank you – It’s TED in Aspen Colorado, end of February early March 2008.
As you see […]
The joy of being able to point to, easily, one’s life work
There was no hesitation at the Sydney Concert Hall to give Burt Bacharach a standing ovation at the end of the concert on Friday. Thank you Burt for letting us sing along too. That was the hardest thing, staying mum when one knew […]
Fascinated by paradoxes
Of late I have read a few books touching on creativity and on spirituality. The latest two are by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi, “Creativity” and Eckhart Tolle, “A New Earth, Awakening to Your Life’s Purpose”.
The former talks about creativity as something that emerges when critical conditions have been met. The three key ones […]