- Customer and shop assistant on a phone shop.
- C: What types of Blackberry do you have?
- A: Davis and Torch
- C: What does David look like?
- A: Ordinary
- C: Oh, that doesn't make me wanna buy?!
When there’s too many people in the room, nothing gets done. Everyone depends on the other to lead.
Action requires few people. Hence, why small meetings are more productive than bigger ones.
Everyone should be held accountable to start. Everyone should be able to pick themselves and contribute to the conversation. Everyone should be able to take responsibility and lead.
The mass is inherently non-collaborative. Anyone that steps up immediately stands out. Audacity is scarce.
People always ask me…‘Can I be a model when I grow up?’ And the first answer is, ‘I don’t know, they don’t put me in charge of that.’ But the second answer, and what I really want to say to these little girls is, ‘Why? You know you can be anything — you could be the president of the United States, or the inventor of the next Internet, or a ninja cardio-thoracic surgeon poet, which would be awesome, because you’d be the first one.’
If after this amazing list they are still like, ‘No, No, Cameron, I want to be a model,’ well, then I say, ‘Be my boss,’ because I’m not in charge of anything, and you could be the editor-in-chief of American Vogue, or the CEO of H&M, or the next Steven Meisel.
Saying that you want to be a model when you grow up is akin to saying you want to win the Powerball when you grow up: it’s out of your control, and it’s awesome, and it’s not a career path.
Unfortunately after you’ve gone to school and you have a résumé and you’ve done a few jobs, you can’t say anything anymore. So if you say you want to be the president of the United States and your résumé says, “Underwear model: 10 years,’ people give you a funny look.”” —Victoria’s Secret model Cameron Russell, in her talk at TEDxMidAtlantic (via tedx)
Comfortable silences are good. It’s very nice to be able to just be.