The power of bridging

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No matter what you do or where you are, you are going to be in a space and place that is bounded.

There are special people that connect and bridge. They are not accorded status at the moment. They don’t exist as ‘thing’.  There is no degree in bridging (yet). They don’t have a profession – like an engineer or a doctor. They can be invisible even to those they help connect.

But connecting will become a profession. It will have status.


Because it is one of the most important talents for our era.

A chef that bridges cuisines, connects cultures.

An architect that bridges disciplines, connects communities.

A civil servant that bridges agencies, connects systems.

A person that connects across disciplines, changes everything and creates the environment for innovation.

In the most part no-one is calling for it. It takes initiative, seeing the bigger picture, seeing the opportunity.

That’s why it matters. No-one is demanding it. But like an artist can’t help creating art, a bridging person can’t help but connect.

Without these people we’re in trouble.



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