In business and marketing we talk about velocity, meaning the speed in which something moves, the pace of say software adoption or on the consumer side from placement to purchase.
“to free an entire half of humanity from an artificial position; to release vast natural forces from a strained and clumsy combination, and set them free to work smoothly and easily as they were intended to work; to introduce conditions that will change humanity from within, making for better motherhood and fatherhood, better babyhood and childhood, better food, better homes, better society, this is to work for human improvement along natural lines.”
— Charlotte Perkins Gilman, Women and Economics — A Study of the Economic Relations Between Men and Women as a Factor in Social Evolution
Alive, kicking, awake, fired up, embarrassed and angry.
A few weeks out from the Santa Rosa California wildfires (where I own a home) and obsessively watched the news, social media and couldn’t help myself from posting and re-posting updates as I worried from afar in Los Angeles where I now live. I realized that have busied myself with other things: travel, trips, speaking engagements, work, good food, and enjoyment of the company of friends and have moved on. Scanning Facebook while I fly to Seattle from 30,000 feet I see this:
I wish sometimes you could capture the smell of a place.
History/Herstory lives in a scent.
The long room here in the old library at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland takes me back to being 24 and being on the precipice of a big new beautiful chapter of my life.
That first trip outside the US filled my head and heart with wonder.
Sitting here this morning, I’m filled with gratitude that I’m back here today. Completing some sort of circle.
In the midst of the happenings of Las Vegas, sending big love and shout outs to you all who live and work in a city we all come to for celebrations and conferences. Stay strong. Love you. Thank you for making many moments in our lives so wonderful. So I’m sharing some goodness about you all in the service industry and a great city that I have loved since turning 21 there.
I’m a marketer, social media is part of my job, part of what I strategize. As a social experiment, I wonder what this does, this day Friday, Oct 13th of #WomenBoycottTwitter, this protest, this by being silent protesting being silenced. How does this affect change?