The notion of disruptive wonder is not new to me but the ability to practice it is rare, especially working at a magazine that has specific voice, template and look. I hope that it is like riding a bike, so even though you may not of have practice in years you never forget how to utilize it. As I try to incorporate disruptive wonder in to my Exploration B project I am finding harder to do then originally thought. Concept maps help and the last Exploration helped to teach me how to open my mind. I find that collaboration helps to push my ideas as well and found that to be extremely helpful in the last project.
Am I open to creating disruptive wonder. To be honest I think that’s why I wanted to go back to school. I wanted to challenge my brain in thinking ways that it hasn’t for many years. School projects force you to challenge your mind in ways that it may not be challenged in your everyday job. Learning how to relearn is a great way to expand your mind and open up to new ideas. Finding a way to be creative within limits sometimes can pose a challenge but it also can be helpful in creating disruptive wonder.
When Steve Jobs was inventing the first iPhone he decided he wanted Gorilla Glass to be the glass they used on the face plate. He went to Corning glass and requested as much glass they could make in 6-months. The Corning CEO replied, we can’t. We don’t have a plant that makes that glass anymore. Steve Job simply responded ‘Don’t be Afraid’. In the end the glass was made to the CEOs astonishment and iPhone had the product that Jobs wanted. http://www.boardwalkcm.com/blog-profile.php?ID=22
As I go forward with my Exploration B I am going to take that quote from the late Steve Jobs ‘Don’t be afraid’ and work hard to find disruptive wonder.