“Less planning and more living”Posted: July 9, 2014
Last month, author Daniel Pink delivered the commencement address at the Weinberg College of Arts & Sciences at Northwestern University (my alma mater). It is well worth the brief 15 minutes, but here are a few highlights:
- “Live to figure it out”
- “Less planning and more living”
- “Carefully crafted plans, like meticulously outlined essays, don’t hold up”
And my favorite quote:
“The greater risk is to choose false certainly over genuine ambiguity. The greater risk is to fear failure more than mediocrity. The greater risk is to pursue a path only because it is the first path you decided to pursue.”
What a great message to graduates. What a great message to all us given the realities of the world today, where adapting to the current environment is necessary and practical.