Nearly everything we touch or use is, to some extent, designed. From software to appliances to books to calculators, designers decide how the stuff of life not only looks, but functions.

Seth Godin suggested, ‘It’s hard to imagine life without the World Wide Web and all the conveniences, information, and connections it’s brought along with it. Like it or not, it has changed our world. Today there are more than 4 billion internet users and about 1.9 billion websites.’

These two phenomena fuel the progression of Workplace Hidden Opportunities (WHO).

ThinkTank is a compilation of individuals whose words and actions inspire and inform me. I like this illustration (artist unknown). A caption might read, ‘Plugged into what?’

For five decades of concentration in banking finance construction residential real estate multi-family development commercial real estate mixed use developments securities information management and software development, access to the right people and the right information at the right time was the difference between levels of success.

The world today is blessed with brilliant individuals and the technology and platforms to connect with them. All the members of the ThinkTank and I are connected on one or more of the social media platforms and have been for some time.

Creativity is just connecting things. When you ask creative people how they did something, they feel a little guilty because they didn’t really do it, they just saw something. It seemed obvious to them after a while. Steve Jobs

Together our ability to access and connect is unprecedented in time and place. The ThinkTank will be announced in batches of ten using the next generation Profile template we are creating as a benefit to WHO members.

David Mills