Ready or not, the world is getting more transparent.
For people with wrong motives, high prices, or a bad attitude, this could be a very bad thing. The rest of us should embrace it, even those who love their privacy.
Hear me out.
There was a time when great artists, thinkers, and leaders were stuck in fields of war or the family farm. How many Leonardo da Vincis have been wasted on the plow or army?
For most of history, talented people had no blog, twitter account, or global community to advance their ideas. There was no internet, media, or bloggers to highlight their brilliance.
Where would the world be if there had been a way to see, share, and embrace the best?
A transparent world gives wings to the brilliant ones and helps them find the pieces needed to create the world’s next great masterpiece. The rest of us now have a chance to discover and enjoy the best, not just the best connected.
We all benefit in some way.
This is why we need to embrace transparency, not run from it.
Right about now, I can hear the privacy advocates screaming. I hear their concerns. Yes, we are all human and we make mistakes. Who wants their dirty laundry out in public?
However, people are becoming more and more comfortable with humanity and all of it’s flaws. Being “human” is now the hip way to be. We like transparency when searching for our next great leader, inventor, company, or artist. It’s the dawn of a new era and we need to embrace it for ourselves.
- Effective leaders should discuss their reasoning.
- Amazing artists should share their process.
- Innovative companies should provide easy access to their prices, people, and profit motives.
The truly remarkable people out there have nothing to hide, and everything to gain. The better you are, the more transparent you should be.
Have a transparent night,
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