Kare Anderson: Be an opportunity maker
I grew up diagnosed as phobically shy,
and like at least 20 other people in a room of this size,
I was a stutterer.
Do you dare raise your hand?
And it sticks with us.
It really does stick with us,
because when we are treated that way,
we feel invisible sometimes,
or talked around and at.
And as I started to look at people,
which is mostly all I did,
I noticed that some people really wanted attention
Remember, I was young then.
So what did they do? What we still do perhaps too often?
We talk about ourselves.
And yet there are other people I observed who had what I called a mutuality mindset.
但另一批人就不同了 我说他们的人际关系 往往有一种 互相 的心态
In each situation, they found a way to talk about us and create that us idea.
无论什么场合 他们的谈话里都会出现 我们 这个概念
So my idea to reimagine the world is to see it one where we all become greater opportunity-makers with and for others.
There s no greater opportunity or call for action for us now
than to become opportunity-makers who use best talents together more often for the greater good
and accomplish things we couldn t have done on our own.
And I want to talk to you about that,
cause even more than giving,
even more than giving,
is the capacity for us to do something smarter together
for the greater good that lifts us both up
and that can scale.
That s why I m sitting here.
But I also want to point something else out.
Each one of you is better than anybody else at something.
That disproves that popular notion that if you re the smartest person in the room,
you re in the wrong room.
So let me tell you about a Hollywood party I went to a couple years back,
and I met this up-and-coming actress,
and we were soon talking about something that we both felt passionately about,
And she had the fervent belief that every new building in Los Angeles
should have public art in it. She wanted a regulation for it,
and she fervently started,
What is here from Chicago?
She fervently started talking about these bean-shaped reflective sculptures in Millennium Park,
and people would walk up to it
and they d smile in the reflection of it,
and they d pose and they d vamp and they d take selfies together
and they d laugh.
And as she was talking, a thought came to my mind.
I said, I know someone you ought to meet.