“We love talking to you,” my anchor client told me yesterday. “Because you don’t think like us and you don’t talk like us.”
There’s nothing wrong with them; it’s not like their company’s culture turns them into robots. But they find it refreshing to have access to an outsider’s perspective.
That’s what I pride myself on delivering. It’s the promise implicit in the original name of this blog, which I took from a New York Times headline: “For the clearest view, use someone else’s eye.”
As for me, I’m always on the lookout for people who see things differently. Like the person behind this photo I found on Facebook, a British comedian named Phil Lucas. Does the artwork exist? It hardly matters; the sign alone is brilliant.
It’s easy to find people who think the way you do. Seek out the ones who think differently; your life and work will be richer for it.