Tell me who you love, and I’ll tell you who you are. – Creole proverb and many other variants
Role models are important to me. Job titles don’t tell me enough about
work, but people’s stories show me what I want for my own life. When I
read people’s stories, I find aspects that I’d like to include in my
life. I learn about skills I need to develop. I find names for the
things I want to do.
I’m going to share my role models with you as I discover them. You’ll
get a sense of what I want to do, and you might find some of these
role models also inspiring.
Today from tech.memeorandum: Marissa Mayer of Google.
What Mayer does is help figure out how to make sure good
ideas bubble to the surface and get the attention they need.
I want to do that. I want to be exposed to all sorts of ideas bubbling
around me. I want to listen and draw ideas out. I want to connect
people to other people and resources they need to make their ideas
reality. I want to know who’s doing what and make it easier for them
to do it.
I’ll need to work on:
- listening really well
- evaluating ideas quickly
- combining ideas in my head
- remembering people’s names, faces, and interests
- meeting more people