Jumping the Bear

and Find the Sputnik!

Posted by Mattias Axell on September 18, 2015

What have I Done Today?

  • Participated in a lecture with the consultant Robert Fortunato.
  • Searched for the “bear to jump” and “the Sputnik” of my project.
  • Listened to the radio talk by the music artist Seinabo Sey.
"You can't help it. An artist's duty, as far as I'm concerned, is to reflect the times." - Nina Simone

What Tools have I Used?

  • Listening
  • Strategic Planning tool by Robert Fortunato
  • Sparring and Feedback
"What kept me sane was knowing that things would change, and it was a question of keeping myself together until they did." - Nina Simone

What Surprised Me?

  • How many radically profitable companies work with such usually not-creative things as providing healthcare! Fascinating!
  • Realizing how many “bears” there are to “jump”!
"I'll tell you what freedom is to me — No Fear!" - Nina Simone

What has Changed?

  • The realization that I can find a bear, a bigger organization, looking to implement what I am coming up with.
  • Understanding that I need to listen more to Nina Simone! Fanastically inspiring person!

What are the Next Action Steps?

  • Looking for companies interesting in joining the work that I am about to undertake!

Photographs by The Commons.