There is an infinite number of messages surrounding us. If we are willing to tune in and listen, we can learn a lot about our values, what companies are forcing us to accept, and where we’ve lost our way. Recently, through a combination of blog posts, books, and interviews on this podcast, I’ve been challenged to think about how the evolution of digital tools can impact our work and the mindset we bring to life. For over 20 years, I’ve seen tremendous growth in the affordability and power of technology. Still, I’ve also made concessions about what I’m willing to pay for versus building myself; for that, there is a price. When we forget the journey of where we’ve been and what we can do and choose to accept the status quo—”this is how things have always been done”—we move away from growth and cozy up to mediocrity.
- On Coerced Mediocrity (Or: Why All Your Tech is Annoying You) by Bolt from the Blue Copywriting
- Tiktok’s enshittification by Cory Doctorow
- You Can Be The Best
- Midjourney prompt for episode art: on the journey from mediocrity to greatness –ar 16:9