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be. bold.

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.

I’m hoping this boldness will allow people to just be. I’m hoping this boldness will allow public ed to give brilliant people like Kate Fridkis an open ear, rather than a heavily guarded ear.

Have a refreshingly bold week. Enjoy/notice people and what matters most.

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5 thoughts on “be. bold.

  1. I’m attempting this in a week-long series of faculty meetings. I’ll let you know how it goes 😉


    Posted by Chad Sansing | January 15, 2011, 8:35 pm
  2. week-long. whoa.

    for me.. it turned drama into info. doubt into – ok maybe it’s not so ridiculous. my shipped list grew by bounds. found energy i had no idea i had.

    but wait. you’re already bold Chad.

    Posted by monika hardy | January 15, 2011, 10:04 pm
  3. Hello Monika, I have had Roger downloaded to my desktop all day. Now going to your snip snip. Even the slides are great.



    Posted by Kirsten | January 17, 2011, 5:43 pm
  4. Just listened to a snippet that said, “Everything we now know started as a mystery.” Imagine if we never wondered or tried to solve these mysteries? It’s so important to teach our students to look for these answers if we are, as Martin says, to move knowledge forward.

    Thanks for the snippets!

    Posted by marybethhertz | January 17, 2011, 6:00 pm

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