Lack of focus can be a core competency. Here are six principles to encourage innovative thinking, lots of experimentation, and an entrepreneurial spirit.Like many of you, we are trying to build a fast-growing company, which requires us to respond quickly to new market opportunities and changing customer demands. Conventional wisdom tells us that a focused organization is a nimble organization. As a team, however, we’re fairly unfocused–and yet we’ve built an Inc.
At the end of every summer, Burning Man brings 50,000 celebrants to the desert. It has become an institution and a valuable business.Founded in 1986, Burning Man is an annual weeklong event in Nevada’s Black Rock Desert at which some 50,000 people build a temporary city and celebrate with art, music, and a burning of a 40-foot effigy known as “the Man.” Created by Larry Harvey, it has become an institution and, as it happens, a valuable business. As told to Issie Lapowsky.I suffer from an excess of idealism.
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