Perhaps disorientation is the first step towards Innovation. But what could the second hurdle be? I think that, in general, we are too impatient, too focused on getting to what we think is the goal. This approach often gets in the way of the creative process and it also often leads us towards missing the mark when exploring the potential of an idea or product.
For years, I’ve loved photography, but I never really knew why. I’d go to great lengths and expense to research and purchase equipment. I’d drive or travel hundreds of miles to photograph a scene I could view from a book....
Today I woke up to another slew of blogs in my Medium queue about: Product Management UX design, Lean ways of building products etc. The blogs were not bad but they were all centered around hard skills and very few (if any) were about soft skills. Yet the most successful products became successful because leaders on those teams were masters of communication and leadership (at least that is the word on the street).
By Stephen Sloan, Pathwise Member and Content Contributor I was not in a flow state, I was eating lunch; chewing and staring at a few words about flow I’d jotted on paper. Chewing, chewing, waiting for inspiration. Which would be more engaging; an article on the concept of flow or one on a method to attain … Continue reading Flow: A Curious Method and An Explanation
by Ali Valdez, Pathwise Member and Contributor After a decade as a successful sales leader in high tech, I shocked everyone by announcing that I was going to do the unthinkable: I was quitting high tech for six months to write a book. “You’re crazy!” “What about all the money?” “Why? You’re at the top … Continue reading The Whispering Daemon
By Endre Voros, Pathwise Instructor Words interest me, and I’ve been thinking about the word disorientation; the state of having lost direction. One definition of the Latin root word dis is “apart”. Dis, the Roman God, (also called Dis Pater) was a God of the underworld, a God of riches, fertility and wealth. Dis is the … Continue reading Disorientation, Innovation, and Stillness
A Pathwise Dialog How much and how little we know The wishes beneath the need to know As people, unlike other animals as far as we know, we have an innate wish to know ourselves and the people in our lives. Yet, it could be that our innate need to know and understand gets … Continue reading Pathways to Knowledge