Keep the game, change the rules

This post is inspired by an article I read in the Belgian magazine Knack called “The hour of the amateur” and an article on moreintelligentlife.com which can be found here.

A young nurse, interviewed by John Humphrys recently on BBC Radio 4’s “Today” programme, was asked what she considered the two most important qualities in her job. “Being caring and being compassionate,” she replied.

“Not being professional?” Humphrys countered, emphasising that her answer was very unusual.

“No, not being professional,” she confirmed.

Subject of both articles is the former professional cricket-player Edward (Ed) Smith. Smith broke his ankle at the age of 31, thus ending his professional sport career. He became a writer/journalist and in the weekends occasionally played cricket as a hobby. Amazingly enough, he became better than he ever was. Without the professional training, the big salary and some extra pounds.

Smith explains that by becoming what he calls ultra-professional, he forgot…

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About leyssensjan

Jan Leyssens is a designer and entrepreneur who strongly believes you can’t turn sustainability into a positive story if your main focus is on negative impact. When designing, he is always looking for the overlap between activism and entrepreneurship, technology and community. His main expertise lies in strategic business model development, Circular Economy, the makermovement, and social innovation. With a background in Industrial Design, Jan quickly shifted his focus towards business design and using the design process in strategic management. Jan is the father of two kids and founder & CEO of Regenerative Design, co-founder of Full Circle, ImpactBoost, and the Circular Design map, podcaster, storyteller, and changemaker.
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