Wednesday, November 30, 2005

If we want to do better we need to come closer

Yet another peaceful early morning. It is really nice to start the day, when the tranquility of dreams is prevailing in the air and the thoughts still freely fly....
Roads in Ljubljana are still messy because of the snow and rain that we've got over the last few days... yet, it is not only the weather that is causing the mess ... it is the overall picture you get on the street ... via media ... there are hardly any friendly faces, the looks are serious, eyes do not seek contacts...
Sometimes I get a feeling that such an atmosphere has been systematically encourage to allow the leadership of fear ... instead of the leadership of hope ... it seems to be a global disease ... we need to bring smile back to our daily lives ... and no matter how philosophical we get, at the end we need to get back to us, individuals, where it all really begins ... we need to find the beauty within ourselves, develop respect and self confidence in our thoughts and steer them into positive actions that can feed more joy, creative thinking and productive processes ... Why media is not writing more about happy, self forefeeling moments? About systematic, innovative, difficult, frustrating but confident moves that lead to successful, positive feelings ... We got two gold medals on the World championship in gymnastics ... two from a nation of 2 million ... speaking of positive impulses from the local community that could also help build up individual confidence ... yet, for media is just a news that comes and goes, mostly a sport news ...
At 4:35am I wanted to start writing strategic recommendations for my client but I noticed that David (Innovation Journalism) was online so, I skyped him. We talked about innovation ... how to develop it from a buzz word into a movement ... innovation is really a process, a thinking process that needs to be managed, needs ambassadors who understand cross-functional effects that the innovation is or might be causing ... therefore, I think David and the institute he is leading are doing a great job … They are building up an international network of countries and journalists that share common visions and values on innovation …via joint training programs and active network collaboration journalists could see the broader picture, could correlate cause and effects of innovations, see beyond just technical implications, could see the business and social innovation evolving ... Media is really a powerful tool to change a perception on any subject in society ... and innovation concept certainly deserves to be covered not only from a perspective of a product or service (which is just one of the final results of the process itself), but also as a platform that helps to elevate our society towards a higher self awareness and recognition of individual contribution to global self ...