Yesterday i wrote about sculpture: but what happens when it’s finished and left outside? First it gleams, standing out from it’s environment, then it develops a patina, it starts to fit in. Finally it degrades, slowly becoming part of the landscape itself until all we have left is memories.
Whatever we create, be it knowledge or a business, only has a set shelf life. Developing a patina is ok, but too much weathering and you start to degrade. To be agile, we have to renew, to create new expressions, new art, inspired by the past, but relevant to the present. We have to be of our time.
The blog is in New York this week on a combination of workshops and holiday, so we’re defaulting to our holiday game of sharing short and reflective ‘words about learning’.