by Jody Turner, Culture of Future
“Curating and Framing Information”
Curating and framing information is a powerful way of sense-mapping for your family, community, company, and country. This is a mass communication, co-creation era in which authentic clarity begets authentic clarity. Self-indulgence as we have seen can be the worst of the worst. Steering clear of what fell before us helps us step over and begin anew.
Being future ready is about doing things differently for a different outcome.
Working With What Is
My job is to frame things for companies and communities so we can look at them anew, and innovate in better and healthier directions, with human empathy engaged.
My Two Favorite Invitations
Being pragmatic, I have two simple convictions that serve well in my work with companies today. First, in the face of what we have to contend with today, everyone needs to show up to the table. How can we create socially innovative structures that allow for contribution and buy-in from those that engage in company and community? With this you in particular have permission to join in, the time is nigh.
Second, something a friend once quoted to me; “If my town does well, I do well.” By town, we mean our community, our business culture, our state, our country, and our beautiful planet. Culture is the future, a culture that supports ways and means of living in balance and fulfillment. We are seeing great gains in figuring out how we can work together to ignite what needs igniting, and save what needs saving.
Other Thoughts That Still Ring True
My own modest upbringing taught me a few other important lessons that I believe still ring true today.
- It is important to make the best with what you have.
- ‘Waste not want not’ was true for my grandparents’ generation and is still true for us today.
- It is important to break through social barriers – particularly your own – for growth and innovation.
- Looking to others for inspiration will serve you well.
- Being an inspiration in turn for others is the best motivation one can find.
Jody Turner is a Future Trends Innovation Strategist with international acclaim. For more information visit www.cultureoffuture.com or place the phrases ‘Jody Turner’ and ‘Generation G’ in the search engine of your choice.