“Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. That’s because they were able to connect experiences they’ve had and synthesize new things.”
— Steve Jobs
I am known as an idea person. My blessing (or curse) is that I am unable to take anything at face value. I invariably ask, “Why?” and there is no answer that I hate more than “because we’ve always done it that way.” I want to find the best way to do things. Or the most efficient way. Or the way that makes things easiest for the most people. I love the challenge of an unsolved problem and the process of finding solutions.
If I seem more creative than other people, it’s because I like knowing about a lot of different things and applying what I know.
By profession, I’ve been a librarian, elearning developer, instructional designer, writer, salesperson, web designer, social media consultant, and business owner. As a volunteer in the public schools, I’ve served on school improvement teams and district committees, run campaigns for school board candidates, and served as president of the local PTA Council.
I think that saving time is even more important than saving money, so I’ve spent a lot of my time finding information and sharing it so that others can save time. In the past decade I’ve created listserves, wikis, websites, newsletters, blogs, Twitter feeds and Facebook groups.
I am not a professional business consultant or life coach. I am just someone who takes pleasure in solving problems, helping other people, and eating in restaurants.
If you want to know more about my background, check out my LinkedIn profile.
A few of my favorite things: Classic Hollywood movies, the BBC, The New Yorker, history, theater, books, visual literacy, England, popcorn, road trips, trains, technology.