It was his third year at MIT and Andrew Houston was excited. He had eaten enough Hot Pockets and Ramen noodles to save up enough money for a trip to New York City. This was it. He had the whole weekend planned.
As I was driving home from work last night, I was stuck behind a slow driver.
I’ll be the first to confess that I am not the most patient driver. Especially if the person in front of me goes 10 miles below the posted speed limit, or doesn’t use a turn signal, or refuses to turn right on red (when it’s legal and safe!)
Well this guy in front of me last night hit the trifecta.
My good friend and fellow speaker, Peter Margaritis has an incredible podcast – Improv Is No Joke, based off his book and his keynote speaking engagements.
I’m intrigued by the idea of creativity. Creative and innovation are the best and most widely available resources we have at our disposal. It’s free. It’s not limited in accessibility. It’s open 24 hours a day. I am constantly challenging myself and my students to look for creative solutions to problems.
And yet, one of the paradoxes of creativity and innovation is – it’s often best found in a setting of constraints.
I don’t know where to begin with this guy. From the dusty old CRT TV, the vintage dial radio, the nipple ring, and living in a half finished basement – this guy has officially given up. He may as well drape himself in velvet for his next job interview.
Hopefully you’ve made some better choices than my friend above.