Yesterday I had an excellent conversation with a colleague. He asked me what would I really like to do in the future. My quick response was something like: “I want to build a library from the ground up…well, really from the top down. What I mean by this is not beginning our building with bricks and mortar but with philosophy and commitment so that we are always poised to experiment, ready to adapt and have more limitless thinking and action.” It’s ultimately the invisible that strengthens the visible.
Here are three more questions that can help stimulate “building from the top down” thinking:
1. What if we crafted an entirely user designed library, organization, event?
2. What if our main guide for implementation was “Quick and Effective?”
3. What if we weren’t so concerned with counting resources, people, objects?
What big questions help YOU think (and build) from the top down?