What I'm Thinking About, 1

"The most dangerous issue to navigate is not army checkpoints, the ravages of nature, or corporate ex-communication, but success. Media exposure and professional recognition anchor a person to a topic and a moment in time. It is a gilded cage of speaking appearances, easy-to-come-by commissions, and even easier deliverables. The risk of public success is fourfold: success blunts curiosity; the spotlight narrows from the team to the individual; it distorts relationships; and it raises their profile to the point where being a celebrity, in the loosest sense of the word, gets in the way of running successful projects. In an interconnected world, anonymity affords the absolute freedom to explore the future without judgment."

Jan Chipchase, 2017