How to capture the past without cancelling the future
'Past performance doesn’t guarantee future performance.'
Can't you hear it? You could be sitting in a weekly staff meeting or listening to the latest management guru's podcast. Statements like, 'You are only as good as your last success,' are mainstays in business and point towards learning from our personal work history.
Beyond our work life, the past does hold power over us. Our birthplace, our family heritage, and our shared history all have made us who we are today. We carry all of these experiences with us each day.
Yet, as we look at our history, some of these memories make us cheer, some are forgettable, while others cause us to shake our heads in shame. How do we respond to life's mixed bag of contradictions? We all can respond differently, there are some who prefer to cancel and curate. It is difficult to get the images out of your mind of people tearing down and vandalising statues around the world. While others choose to ignore it all and merely 'live in the now' or just turn up the volume on their Spotify playlist to drown it all out.
Is there a better way to peer into the past? Why are we so fearful of our past mistakes? How can we make the most of history and capture the future?
Join us at The Edge where we stop at one of the cultural crossroads of our time.
Moderator: Jeri Jones Sparks