Brain pickings is in general a very worthy and quite brilliant place to learn, discover and broaden your mind – and this article on Nikola Tesla and his views on women as leaders and beyond is testament to not only this but to the foresight and brilliance of Tesla.
I’m fortunate to have grown up in a country where women as leaders became normal and respected before I was even born (and I’m not that young)… and I have had great experience with female leaders; reporting to, reporting to me and working with as clients and business partners… and the truly sad thing is that I’m even mentioning it – because it should just be normal, everywhere!
Like so many other things in life – gender, whether you are born with that gender or discovered later in life you were born with the wrong gender or a mix for that matter… or colour or braces or a limp… or whatever – it doesn’t determine what we can do, mostly it’s other people standing in our way because they secretly know they can’t … so nobody else should…
Was he right about gender equality? I believe equality is paramount – it should be ground rule One… I think that maybe possibly it went a bit wrong along the way – and sadly didn’t yet happen at all in too many places. I wish there was true equality – True Equality, but I’m not actually sure anybody really wants it… maybe I’m a dinosaur?
In any case – Rock on girls !
David Carr has left us, he passed away in the very newsroom at NY Times where he wrote some of the best, most thoughtful, provocative, inspiring and insightful journalism I read… he is in fact the very reason I subscribe to NY Times.
A man who has truly lived with all the challenges you could possibly throw at a single human being, he came out strong and gave so much of himself to the world.
I never had the chance to meet him – but I will remember him, I’m thankful for all the inspiration and reason he has passed to me – Thank You Mr. Carr, Thank You for everything!!
You can find his work here at NY Times, check documentaries with him and just be inspired.
Not the FB guy … Andrew Zuckerman – the film maker and photographer.
His eye for capturing animals and people is really something – but his books Wisdom and Music stays with me. Interestingly – reading the books, and then watching the movies… surprising how ones perception of a person changes when hearing them speak – the tone of voice, seeing their eyes and facial expressions… changes a person profoundly.
Reminds me why I prefer calling people and meeting in person, rather than relying on messenger apps and social media – which all have their very good uses… but you should try it ya all… call a friend, meet them for a cuppa – and see how they’re really doing 😉
Catching up on Monocle magazine, a constant source of insight, inspiration, editorials. High on real content – and not least pleasantly low on ads.
Their podcasts are definitely worth following too!
I take most my reading in bits and bytes – books, news, magazines, research, learning, etc. – thank you very much… But this one deserves paper.