I read Roger Martin‘s Design of Business about 2 years ago. What his words spoke to me then, in large part, has been the backbone of the boldness that has gotten us to where we are today in the Lab.
On taking note of what plenty of my conversations are about these days, I feel a revisit is in order. I want to share Roger’s thinking with you here. I believe if we understand what typically discourages us from the very things we seek, we have a better chance of moving forward with boldness. Today.
The video below is from Roger’s talk/interview with Bruce Nussbaum, (who is amazing as well), November 2009 at Parsons, New School. I used SnipSnip.It to break the 1:18:08 min video down here, so parents/others could listen per their choice/time. Perhaps go there to take it in smaller doses if you like.
Roger is brilliant. His message is huge. It will change you if you let it sink in.
What if we start playing offense? What if we take this knowledge and (pretend even at first) we’re bold? I’m guessing that gives you at least 70% of your time/energy back.
Have a refreshingly bold week. Enjoy/notice people and what matters most.