I’m excited, through a bit nervous, to share that I am taking a big leap: co-founding BookClub, a platform to help us learn, grow, and experience our world through life changing conversations, centered around books and the authors themselves.
The value we ascribe to experiences has a fetish-like quality, ascribing far more value that the worth of the inputs it takes to create it. This has dangerous repercussions on how we live, consume, and interact with the world around us.
Motown may be known for its hits, but its success is largely owed to its creative, and highly collaborative culture. The principles that founder Berry Gordy designed his business around are relevant to any creative organization. They inspire me, and I hope they inspire you too.
Our differences are our superpowers: traits that allow us to experience the world in a manner that is special and unique. Through inclusive design, we have the privilege of empowering people to discover their own super powers, to live authentically, and to fully experience the world in radical ways.
I've seen others express concern that becoming a parent will negatively affect their career. Certainly, there are examples of toxic companies that only want to hire 20-somethings with no children or worldly commitments (though why anyone would fund leadership with such short-sighted expectations is beyond me). Parenthood teaches you ways of thinking about, reacting to, and experiencing life that you can never understand until you're in it.
Flexibility, combined with a strong foundation, makes us more resilient. The next time you're facing a tough situation, feeling threatened, or standing your ground, pause. Consider whether flexibility may help you around the conflict.