Some of the most creative times for me are on planes - time and time again. On a return plane flight this week, I filled up page after page with notes and diagrams of ideas to help shape current projects... plus this blog post:
- Diversity is great for better thinking, but simply adding a "newer" version of the same person everyone in your group represents isn't all the diversity you could use.
- If in an initial conversation someone introduces a topic you'd never want to be a part of, it tells you everything you need to know.
- I had a 90-minute business conversation on this trip that didn't touch on social media. I'm not sure the last time that happened.
- When looking at a new situation you don't see any growth potential or development upside, it tells you everything you need to know.
- This crowdsourcing thing may really take hold. I saw a passenger correctly tell the Delta gate agent what our reassigned gate was going to be while Delta was still announcing it was waiting for information.
- Guys that sound like Foghorn Leghorn are, by definition, funny!
- If you give people enough time and space to talk, honesty will eventually show up. Be watching for it.
- Planes aren't creative happy places for everybody. That's fine, but be sure to know where your creative happy places are and visit them often. - Mike Brown
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