Recently I was selected as part of the amazing group of people who make up the GOOD 100.
The fellow 99 are truly amazing people. I am pretty humbled by their accomplishments.
I do love the title the folks at GOOD bestowed upon me – a “Connective Thinker.” I must admit I am a sucker for puns, my wife calls them my “bad Dad jokes.” What can I say, I guess I am practising. This epithet fits well, playing on the work we are doing at BRCK to connect the unconnected, and at the same time what I feel like is my role of connecting disparate parts. I am not a killer developer, nor steeped in a deep knowledge of a specific industry. My background covers energy to software, modems to robotics, but it’s been the breadth that has allowed me to best contribute to my teams. I remember Astro Teller, of Google X, giving a talk once about innovation, and one of the key points he made was to have people on your team who are from a totally different industry. It’s the fact that they are not a PHD in the industry that allows them to experiment and ask the crazy question that might just make you different. So i recommend folks to play outside of their comfort zone, learn something new, learn about everything.
Thank you GOOD.
PS: Here is the writeup from the GOOD100