How We See Things

illusion-and-truthSeth Godin’s post provides an important insight (pun intended) to understand why and how we see things. It is important because it influences our mindful and autoplay responses to life circumstances.

If you google autoplay you will see that I am using the word in a new context. Here is the Godin post in its entirety. See if you think it is as important as I do.

What do you see?
A better question might be, “what do you choose to see?”
If I take four professionals to the Whitney:
The architect sees the building, the sight lines, the way the people and the light flow.
The framer notices the craftsmanship and taste in the way the paintings are framed and hung.
The lighting designer can’t help but comment on the new LEDs.
And the art dealer sees the names of each artist and marvels over career arcs.
When you read a blog post, or see a successful project or read about an innovation, what do you see?
Do you see the emotions and the fear and the grit of the people behind it?
Do you see the strategy and high-level analysis that went into it?
Or do you see the execution and technique?
Some people are willingly blind to metaphor, viewing each example as a special case. Others manage to connect the dots and find what they need just about anywhere.
You might not need more exposure to the new. Instead, it might pay to re-see what’s already around you.

Segments and CategoriesWorkplace Hidden Opportunities is about bringing these divergent views of the workplace and corporate real estate into a platform where both their commonality and differences can be appreciated and celebrated. If you look at the categories of Ecosystem Participants in the right-hand navigation, you will get a glimpse at the variation of views.

Inherently, this makes your view not only important but vital to the whole.

Winter OlympicsThis infographic about the current Winter Olympics illustrates my filter and interest in information management. It would be fun and insightful (there is that word again) to us all if you would post you’re a comment with a link to an image you would like to share from the South Korea Olympics.

About David Mills

David is the Founder, Catalyst, and Co-creator of Workplace Hidden Opportunities. Workplace Hidden Opportunities is an information management Specialized Knowledge Platform™ (SKP™) focused exclusively on the workplace and corporate real estate. Together with the W100 a book by the same title is in progress.
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