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Disciplined dreaming



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  • 1. A few quotes/notes from...
  • 2. There is nothing more difficult to plan, more doubtful of success, more dangerous to manage than the creation of a new system. —Machiavelli
  • 3. Tolerating ambiguity Things don’t add up + Feel off track =Very close to a breakthrough Keep moving forward!
  • 4. Think about these as toppersonal & professional priorities… creativity original thought imagination
  • 5. 3 simple questions that can lead to more: Why? What if? Why not?
  • 6. Heads-Down Heads-Up Focused on delivery Focused on possibilities Tuning out distractions Embracing new things Avoiding influence from Welcoming outside influence surroundings Execution Curiosity and awareness Getting things done Questioning everything Focused on right now Focused on the future Asking “What is?” Asking “What could be?” Meeting deadlines Building imagination my take away…live somewhere in between
  • 7. Our core values are non-negotiable. “One mantra was “Who we are is more important than what we do.” What we do will continue to change as theindustry, technology, market conditions, and competitorsevolve. Who we are—our core values and the way we live our business lives —is our foundation, and doesn’t fluctuate with market trends. Our core values arenonnegotiable, and serve as an important benchmark for our behavior and decision making.”
  • 8. Small Company Big Company Embraces risk Is risk-averse Urgency Lethargy Fast moving Slow Creates new ideas Protects old ideas Idea-centric Rule-centric Bottom-up Top-down Nimble Bureaucratic Fire in the belly Complacent This chart got me to thinking…Aren’t we all like the character traits of a small company and large institutions and government like right side? Can social media be the medium for change?
  • 9. Often the first part of generating an idea isn’t formulating a completeand thorough concept, but rather to look for sparks.
  • 10. Hope you enjoyed a glimpse of Josh Linkner’s book Disciplined Dreaming.Grab a copy from your library or buy a copy for yourself.