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The Not-So-Secret Ingredient to Delightful Communities and Powerful Collaboration

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My TEDx SoMa talk on communities, collaboration, tools, and the tie that binds them all: practice.

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The Not-So-Secret Ingredient to Delightful Communities and Powerful Collaboration

  1. 1. The Not-So-Secret Ingredient to Delightful Communities and Powerful Collaboration Eugene Eric Kim <eekim@blueoxen.com> June 18, 2011 TEDx SoMa
  2. 2. What’s the best experience you've ever had collaborating with others?
  3. 4. Imagine a world where everybody’s experiences collaborating were that good.
  4. 6. How do we get there?!
  5. 7. Practice
  6. 8. “ Practice means to perform, over and over again in the face of all obstacles, some act of vision, of faith, of desire. Practice is a means of inviting the perfection desired.” — Martha Graham
  7. 9. Refuting the Magic Tool Approach
  8. 10. How long did it take you to learn how to use this?
  9. 11. How about this?
  10. 12. Or this?
  11. 15. Models of Practice
  12. 16. What do music and sports have in common?
  13. 17. Practice What do music and sports have in common?
  14. 18. John Wooden’s Practice Wisdom
  15. 19. Practicing Knowledge Work
  16. 20. Good Information Hygiene
  17. 21. Listening
  18. 22. “ If you want to be good, you have to practice, practice, practice. If you don’t love something, then don't do it.” — Ray Bradbury
  19. 23. Acknowledgements <ul><li>Many thanks to my friend, Amy Wu Wong <http://wordsdesign.com/>, for the delightful sketches! </li></ul><ul><li>Bicycle and tricycle photos by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Toronto Criterium . By Andrew Louis. CC-BY-NC </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Big Wheel Race . By Andrew St. Clair. CC-BY-NC-SA </li></ul></ul>

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