The irony of imperfection by Moe Abdou


One of the most important pillars in my life is to live with a Beginner's Mind.  I approach each day with a fascination of what's in store; and although difficult at times, only when I let go of knowing, do I receive my greatest wisdom.  In Zen Buddhism, the beginner is open, eager and ready to learn, while the expert has no room for growth.  I realize that we live in a world that rewards expertise, but isn't the expert someone who's always learning?  In her moving TEDx talk, Cheryl Hunter introduces us to the Japanese concept of Wabi-Sabi - to further reinforce that life is a constant work in progress.  Listen and you might be surprised to discover the hidden value of imperfection -----



Further Reading
  • How MeUndies Made Merchandising Their Competitive Advantage — When MeUndies thinks about their underwear subscription service they compare themselves to Netflix. What the streaming pioneer did for TV, the Los Angeles startup wants to do to your underwear drawer. The goal is to provide monthly subscribers with the staples they love while delivering elements of surprise - Think briefs with donuts and dinosaurs - right to your doorstep.
  • Michael Serbinis: What I've Learned — Visionary Entrepreneur, investor and CEO and Founder of the new healthcare startup, LEAGUE, Michael Serbinis shares what he learned building three disruptive startups, selling two of them and working with Kimbal and Elon Musk.
  • Seedling Relies on Childhood Curiosity to Inspire a Creative Team — On a recent flight home, I spent over an hour browsing a children’s play website, completely enamored by sets like Design Your Own Superhero Cape and Invent Your Own Insects. After sharing Seedling with everyone I know, despite few of my friends having children, I wondered why the brand struck a such a meaningful chord with me.


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