Welcome to Quixoting™ and thanks for the visit! Quixoting (pronounced key-ho-ting) is based on the story of Don Quixote. A character best known for being delusional. But here we admire his daring to take action. Because ideas or creative work left in a bottom drawer will never be seen by the eyes of the world. And that is a shame.
So this site has two objectives. First to share our new ideas with the world. Second, to inspire you to take action on them. Along the way, we'll ponder the meaning of life, explore creativity, discuss being an entrepreneur and, yes, have a little bit of fun.
Look down the right sidebar for a list of your favorite posts so far and for posts from my idea book - ideas that you can launch right now!
I heard a fun little story on NPR this past week. It was about a guy with an idea. No, not me.
Dan Florio started a new website called runpee.com and it hits on a nerve (or a bladder) with me. I ALWAYS think about this when I go to the movies. And he beat me to it.
Of course I never had the idea - I just had the problem. The one he has now solved.
So, what is it, you ask?
Dan created a website that tells you when you can get up, go to the bathroom and not miss important scenes in the movie. Will you miss part of the movie? Yes. But only those scenes that are not integral to the plot.
So, now you have an answer to the age old question when returning from the bathroom . . .
What did I miss?
No more racing down the dark stairs and crashing into the flashlight-toting usher. No more painful moments.
I love ideas like these - and there are, I'm sure many other problems out there waiting to be solved.
If you'd like to listen to his NPR interview, click here.
For the last 10 weeks I have been selfish. Downright prideful. All this time, I have used 100% of this blog's space for my own personal use. Shameful, I know.
Well, let me tell you that I have seen the light. While I have been blissfully emptying my bottom drawer of ideas and placing them at your feet, you have been quietly (and patiently) waiting for your turn.
So here's your chance to be impulsive. To let Don Quixote's daring nature rise up in you.
But before you do that, here's a little visual motivation. A favorite movie of mine includes a scene called "Sieze the Day". Robin Williams plays the teacher who encourages his students - click to see the scene on You Tube. My favorite line:
"We are food for worms, lads. Because believe it or not, each and every one of us in this room is one day going to stop breathing and die."
Today I'd like to invite you to jump into the discussion either through a comment (very simple to do if you've never done it before) or by sending me an e-mail (see link in sidebar). Write about an idea that has always been gnawing at you. One that, untested or not shared with the world, will fall atop your list of death bed regrets (OK, maybe that's a bit strong). Regardless, it is time to take a risk.
Hey, I may even (with your permission) feature one of your ideas and write a review. Imagine, your idea - up in lights!
If not, I have plenty more to share. If you are willing to listen . . .
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