I’m reading an article in Fast Company about Ryan Trecartin, the first art genius of the YouTube age.
Two of his comments are intriguing:
1. … And he prefers to hear about books rather than read them. “I’m more interested in the response than the source. I’m interested in the interaction.”
2. “We know all the technology will be outdated so quickly that it allows us just to focus on the ideas.”
I synthesize this to mean “there is nothing new under the sun.” A person’s success is born from how skillfully they interact with others and act on ideas that come from interactions.
New technology and new processes come and go. As long as we primarily focus on how we interact with others and act on ideas and secondarily, employ the latest technology and processes to help us with our primary focus, we should make good decisions most of the time.