On Novelty And Change

Innovation is measured in the positive impact it has on our lives, on the lives of those around us, and on the world at large. If it is to be of value, it needs to positively affect people’s lives in some way, shape, or form. Innovation purely for innovation’s sake is not really all that…

Results Precede Popularity

People may not take our ideas seriously until they see them materialize. If we have unpopular ideas, that is to say, if we have ideas that are not popular because they are too new, too different, or too disruptive to have caught on yet, we cannot expect people to believe that we are serious unless…

It Is Better To Be Better

If we want to be heard, we must first stop making noise. Distance and time are no longer barriers to communication. Distance has become irrelevant and the time between putting a message into the world and having that message received has condensed down to nearly an instant. The new barrier to communication is noise. Everyone…

The Path Not Yet Considered

Leadership, by definition, is an unpopular opinion. It is impossible to take the lead by conforming to public opinion, by acquiescing to a perceived consensus, or by trying to be popular instead of right. Leadership requires that we break away from what has already been done, what is being done, or what is obvious to…

Look For The Light (And Create It Where It Does Not Exist)

The artist sees the light where there may otherwise be none and, when there is no light to see, they create it. One of the reasons that the arts are so important for our children is because, in difficult times, the people we turn to and count on to lead us through are not those…