I’m not sure how we got on this topic. I think he was comparing the California work ethic to a 9-5 clock-watching work ethic.
Andrew spent some time at Stanford University (Palo Alto, California).
In his experience, people at Stanford have a very laid-back approach to work.. they walk around in relaxed student clothes and always have time for an interesting chat.
Most of them seem to have a pet project. I big idea. Something they are continually researching, shaping and nurturing. An brilliant new idea that will allow them to make a lateral leap and put them far ahead of their competition. They define a new categories, new killer apps and new fields.
I like this idea.
You can get away with murder if you can produce magic.. but that’s probably how people produce magic. (-:
“Speak softly and carry a Big Idea”.