Advice to graduates

In his post today, Seth Godin makes us see that there are different kinds of imaginations.

People dream of sinking a hole-in-one (sport imagination) or becoming a millionaire (wealth imagination) or becoming lean and strong (health imagination). These imaginations are fueled by our current culture and stoked by the media.

How many people instead have moral imagination, fueled by a desire to make things better? Plenty of people, it turns out. But most work for organizations that are driven by the profit imagination, and the organization’s dreams usually win.

For those about to graduate and enter this turbulent workplace, I offer this advice: join an organization whose imagination aligns with yours.

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