Whoa, thanks Andrew for commenting and making me realize that it has been four months since my last post. I’ve most definitely lost some momentum on this blog. But when all else fails, it’s always a good time to fall back to your fundamentals. So here, I am turning back to one of my favourite quotes by Yunus reminding me to start small.
I’m going to start with just a baby post to share a recent discovery.
A good friend told me yesterday that I was an anthropologist. According to the Ten Faces of Innovation,
The Anthropologist is rarely stationary. Rather, this is the person who ventures into the field to observe how people interact with products, services, and experiences in order to come up with new innovations. The Anthropologist is extremely good at reframing a problem in a new way, humanizing the scientific method to apply it to daily life. Anthropologists share such distinguishing characteristics as the wisdom to observe with a truly open mind; empathy; intuition; the ability to “see” things that have gone unnoticed; a tendency to keep running lists of innovative concepts worth emulating and problems that need solving; and a way of seeking inspiration in unusual places.
Pretty accurate. I invite you to figure out your persona. It may just lead to a new level of self-understanding and appreciation for how those around you work.