One of the keys to Innovation & Creating the Future. You have to be willing to…And a Call to Arms for all Leaders in 2020.

One of the keys to Innovation — You have to be willing to destroy.

Tech is not our problem. The SR-71 is 1960’s technology.

We have laptops. We have iPads. We have tech. Tech is not the problem. Our methods and behaviors are the problem. We’ve forgotten what the point of it all is. What are we here for? Why are we even doing this at all? To get the kids out of our hair? To ship them off to the top-down, Soviet-style, Harvard Business School so that they can go to work for the investment bank doing work they hate for people they don’t like and get handcuffed with great pay and benefits!? So that we get bragging rights back home about our kid who works at Goldman? What!? Why? What is it all for!?

What if he wanted to be an electrician?

What if he wanted be an electrician? I say, Go be an electrician! We need you and your mastery of electricity! We do not need more top-down, Soviet-style investment bankers and their PPT pitch decks. (Wait a minute: that top-down, Soviet-style, thou-shalt-conform-to-this-thing sounds an awful lot like our Great Nations’s Education System! Gasp!)

# Calling All Leaders and pseudo-authority figures: It’s OK to admit you don’t know!

If you don’t know what the COVID is or its implications for the future, simply state that you don’t know. Yes, even if you went to Harvard. (Especially if you went to Harvard!) If you don’t know why people riot, simply state you don’t know why people riot. If you don’t know how best to achieve / earn 6-pack abs, simply state you don’t know how best to achieve 6-pack abs. If you don’t know what the stock market is going to do tomorrow, simply state you don’t know what the stock market is going to do tomorrow. (Warren Buffett plainly states he has no idea what the stock market is going to do tomorrow. And, coolly, he does not care. That’s like, high school cool. Who knew that Warren Buffett, a 90 year old man, is too cool for school!?)

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Jeffrey Bonkiewicz

Jeffrey Bonkiewicz

I’m a sales, marketing and tech Pro who creates content designed to help people solve problems and shift perspectives.