You need to dream the way performance is built into a BMW, or the way simplicity is built into an iPhone: always. Because a single moment of inspiration can keep both you and thousands of people busy for decades.
Play is the #1 thing I fail to embed more of into deliverables for my clients.
The reason why I fail to embed more play into my deliverables is simple: Because I don’t do a good job of reminding my clients of how important crucial the link between play and success is, both in life and in business.
“If we don’t upgrade our DNA, we’ll be done. We’ll be the next Blackberry or Nortel: a has been.”
That’s basically what Tobi Lutke, aka the CEO of Shopify, aka the keeper of the flame at one of Canada’s best startups, said to his team not that long ago, according to the report in today’s Globe and Mail.
Your parents, folks like them, and older generations, they love living in the so-called real world.
Here’s what I mean by that: Chances are that your parents and folks like them feel most alive when they’re driving their fave car, preparing their fave dish, or really doing their fave you-name-it in the real world.
That’s the first of the two unexpected conclusions in the movie every entrepreneur and artist should see.
The movie? Whiplash.
On the surface, the movie is about an ambitious young jazz drummer, Andrew Neiman (played by Miles Teller), who seems to be willing and ready to do whatever it takes to rise to the top of conservatory jazz.
If you’re anything like most people who love The Matrix, you’ll likely never forget those names.
What else do you remember about the Matrix trilogy?
Sorry if that sounds crude.
To illustrate what I mean by the above headline, let me ask you: Do you remember what happened to Toyota and Volkswagen when they tried to become the biggest automakers?
For most people, it’s impossible to appreciate the world of today until today has become tomorrow.
Do you want to be like most people, or do you want to lead?
One of the main reasons why BlackBerry completely lost its way and its 40% share of the smartphone market in the world (yes, da world) is this: it never became the interface to something important.