Things kids need but don’t get enough: boredom, building, unsupervised human interaction….

Boredom, daydreaming, a good book, building in three dimensions, interactivity with other humans–these are precious skills, skills that are being denied kids that are simply given a plate of chicken fingers and a tablet instead.

—Seth Godin, in ‘The digital divide is being flipped

I’ve long been a great believer in the value of boredom. My most creative, even productive years were when I was bored. Even today, more often than not, solutions and creativity come to me when I let myself be bored.

TV, social media, games and news are the enemy of boredom. I’ve removed 3 of them from my life in last few years, and my productivity has rocketed. When I leave this house, the fourth will go as well.

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Seth’s Blog: First, de-escalate

Don’t deny that the customer/patient/student has a problem. If they think they have a problem, they have a problem.

It might be that your job is to help them see (over time) that the thing that’s bothering them isn’t actually a problem, but denying the problem doesn’t de-escalate it.

Seth’s Blog: First, de-escalate

An enterprise’s core focus…

It’s tricky to define better. But without a doubt, the heart and soul of a thriving enterprise is the irrational pursuit of becoming irresistible.

Seth’s Blog: Irresistible is rarely easy or rational


I just absolute love this phrase:

the irrational pursuit of becoming irresistible

I also love the word ‘enterprise‘ – it fits equally to a business objectives, as to a personal project, or a community action.