The joy of teaching

This video showed up unexpectedly in my email today, courtesy of the talented Nicholas Todd who produces content for Boulder Digital Works.

It was perfect timing. Right now I’m in the midst of planning BDW’s August sessions, and to be honest, having a bit of a hard time getting pumped up to do one of these in the middle of summer. But then I watched this and got excited all over again. Reminded me of why it’s both inspiring and rewarding to gather with people you admire and respect and do something of value.

Some of my favorite lines and sentiments shared by my cohorts.

Seek out the people you don’t agree with. Find the rich mix of people on the fringes. They’ll get you there faster.

Gareth Kay
Director of Brand Strategy
Goodby, Silverstein & Partners

This (digital) is new for all of us. There’s no textbook for it. As much as I enjoy teaching, I learn as much from the folks attending.

Scott Prindle
V.P./Executive Creative Technology Director
CP+B

It challenges what I assume is the truth and what I think I know.

Kim Laama
Creative Director, AKQA

Hang out with people in real life (not just on Twitter and each other’s blogs.)

Tim Malbon
Founder, Made by Many

We all know the line. Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach. And those who can’t teach, teach gym.

But here, we teach, we learn, we share, we connect, we even make stuff. A couple of us even get to do a little bouldering under the watchful eye of John Winsor. And at the end of the day, as you’d expect from modern Mad Men, we enjoy a quiet, civilized, alcohol-free evening. (I have to say that for legal purposes.)

Anyway, hope you’ll join us for our August sessions. You can register here.