Sometimes I think there are too many TED talks out there nowadays - it becomes so hard to sort the wheat from the chaff. But I love this one. Of course, as a polymath myself I am biased, but I think Ella (who I know from the Do Lectures) makes a great case for why generalists are sorely needed (in a nutshell - cross fertilisation and holistic thinking). I hope you enjoy it as much as I did.
My new book 'Do Improvise' is out.
I am very honoured to have been asked to be one of the first 'Do' authors and Miranda, who runs Do Books, seduced me into it with the beguiling brief 'it will be rather like a Ladybird book' (for those of you old enough to remember such things).
I just finished a draft of a chapter of the Do book and it is so funny to watch myself, working against myself. First there is the terror of the blank page, the fear that I can't find anything worth saying so I struggle hard to get going, to get something (anything!) down. My fears prove misguided and I quickly generate tons of stuff, most of which is crap. But not all of it. So then I have to struggle again to find and dig out the bits that aren't crap.