I recently had the opportunity for a generous exchange with Ron Worman of The Great Conversation. He asked me about time travel and off we went. We stopped recording but actually kept chatting for another hour. It was a delightful exchange.
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I am excited about the field of Coolabilities. When I first learned about the field from Vint Cert and Guido van Nispen in 2019, everything in my world changed. As a young adult, I was diagnosed with Hyperlexia, among other things and could mostly only see the disadvantages in the way I had to adapt to the world around me. I have now come to understand the gifts my diagnosis brings. After researching inside this space for the last five years, I am on fire for the exciting future possibilities.
I co-wrote this piece with the beautiful human Shannon Mullen O’Keefe of the Museum of Ideas. Together we spent months exploring what we wanted to share about this emerging field, and what seemed most important was to tell the human story. A human with a neurodivergent diagnosis can possess superpowers; not everyone but many do, and we should be paying attention to what this can mean for all. It was magical to explore an idea through thought and research and conversation. Thank you Shannon!
Also, please know The People-Centered Internet (PCI) Coolabilities website will go live in Spring 2023. Additionally, I will co-produce with Guido van Nispen a book on Coolabilities in early 2024 with the Innovation for Jobs (i4j) / PCI Community.
I am thrilled to play in this Coolabilities space with so many incredible thinkers.
#Coolabilities and #Neurodivergent #superpowers are the #future #workforce
Take More Naps – Increase Productivity
This is just a partial list of famous nappers. Catching Zs where ever I can grab them has always been my motto. It’s one of the reasons I own my company and haven’t’ worked as an employee in 17 years. Take naps!
- Leonardo da Vinci took multiple naps a day and slept less at night.
- The French emperor Napoleon was not shy about taking naps. He indulged daily.
- Though Thomas Edison was embarrassed about his napping habit, he also practiced this ritual on a daily basis.
- Eleanor Roosevelt, the wife of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, used to boost her energy before speaking engagements by napping.
- Gene Autry, “the Singing Cowboy,” routinely took naps in his dressing room between performances.
- President John F. Kennedy ate his lunch in bed and then settled in for a nap—every day!
- Oil industrialist and philanthropist John D. Rockefeller napped every afternoon in his office.
- Winston Churchill’s afternoon nap was a non-negotiable. He believed it helped him get twice as much done each day.