I wrote a version of this post in 2014 after reading The Medici Effect a book that explores the idea that in the intersection of different fields, disciplines and cultures, there’s an abundance of extraordinary new ideas to be found. Drift that back a few centuries to the Italian Renaissance with the Medici of Florence, a dynasty that encouraged artisans and scientists to cross disciplines and exchange ideas and because of this the world experienced a cultural rebirth that changed the course of history.
I often find inspiration and creative change in diversity and the least expected places. Learn broadly, learn often and keep a curious attitude are my resolutions for every New Year. So as before my New Year’s resolution is to follow Medici thinking and the James T. Kirk Starship Enterprise style of discovery and boldly go cross-currenting into the New Year.