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How do we stay curious?

September 24, 2019

I love the feeling of starting something new. Even though it takes a while to get your footing, everything in front of you feels like pure possibility. You take nothing for granted.

I’ve been taking John Maeda’s creative leadership class this week and realizing how valuable “newness” is. When we start something new, it almost feels as if WE are new. That we are capable of potentials we haven’t tapped into yet. We become curious about what those potentials might be.

from a letter to our email list I wrote today :)


I’m a student and teacher of people-first growth. Having spent the major part of the last two decades building weird businesses that tried to be good for humans, I'm now working privately on a few experimental projects and cultivating this little digital space of mine.

If you're new here, I'm working on my second book, People-First Growth (slowly, slowly said the sloth), and I’m sharing what I learn in my newsletter. If you geek out on digital gardening, I share mine publicly on Roam. You can say hi on Twitter or by email.

You can also read my first book, Gather the People, originally released in 2015 and updated in 2020 (what a year for a book release). It's a human approach to marketing for people who would rather make what they love than persuade people to buy it. If that's you, I hope it helps.