As a practitioner and an academic, on a daily basis I live many of the issues that the AEF is working hard to address. Some of these issues are particularly stubborn, inert and complex, and we’re unlikely to see any meaningful change without efforts like those from the AEF. Helping the AEF on these issues is a passion for me!
“People get paid in two currencies: money and experience. Always go for the experience.”
Dr. Leon Pearl, Hofstra University, Professor of Philosophy. While he never called it this, he showed me how to use both convergent and divergent thinking to solve problems, which is a big reason why I ended up a data guy at an ad agency.
Hang around with truly creative people long enough and some of that creativity starts to rub off on you a bit. So I get to use creativity every day to solve problems that have nothing to do with creativity.