Being human is never easy. But that’s the point. Perhaps as an unintended consequence of our relentless quest for more, bigger, faster, cheaper, now, we’ve comfortably acceded to something akin to a minor-league contempt for the richness and grandeur of life unquenchably meaningfully well lived. Hence, call this post my tiny statement of rebellion. Hex me with all the bland management jargon in the world, zap me with all the perfect theories and models you like, but I’ll never, ever accept the idea that triviality, mediocrity, and futility are appropriate goals for any human being, much less our grand, splintering systems of human organization.
I’m developing a serious man-crush on Umair Haque, author of the above book and internationally renowned thinker on management and economics. This quote is from a recent article he wrote for Harvard Business Review, called “Create a Meaningful Life Through Meaningful Work.”
Oh, and then he tweets stuff like this:
I’m at the mall. Tebowing.
— umair haque (@umairh) February 4, 2012