There’s a story of a train passenger recognising he’s travelling with Pablo Picasso. Leaning over, he asks why Picasso doesn’t paint people “the way they really are.” When Picasso asks what he means, the man takes out his wallet and shows a photograph of this wife to the artist.
And Picasso says,
Isn’t she rather small and flat?
We are fellow travellers. The same evidence and artefacts, different interpretation and stories. A bicycle is a toy, transport, income, art.
It’s not what you see, it’s what you think.
Skippy Strategy: What things do you see “the way they really are?” Look again as a child, customer, supplier, investor, colleague, sister. Obstacle or opportunity?
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