Transcending Our Tribe

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My closing plenary at IA Summit 2010 in Phoenix, AZ. Sunday, April 11, 2010.

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  • Transcending Our Tribe Whitney Hess whitney@whitneyhess.com http://whitneyhess.com @whitneyhess
  • e Truth About Me Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • Im amazed at the position I nd myself in today Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • IA Summit 09: My rst public solo presentation IA Summit 08: My rst IA Summit Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • IA Summit Closing Plenaries: 2005 - Andrew Dillon 2006 - Peter Merholz 2007 - Rashmi Sinha 2008 - Andrew Hinton 2009 - Jesse James Garrett 2010 - Whitney Hess Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • IA Summit Closing Plenaries: 2005 - Andrew Dillon 2006 - Peter Merholz 2007 - Rashmi Sinha 2008 - Andrew Hinton 2009 - Jesse James Garrett 2010 - Whitney Hess WTF! Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • I dont need you to tell me how green I am Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • Synchronicity brought me here Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • Who I Am Who I Want to Be { My pursuit of happiness Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
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  • e Tribe Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • You are not alone Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • Egos: few Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • If I have seen further it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants. Isaac Newton Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • Who is your mentor? Who calls you their mentor? Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • Knowing where one belongs can transform an ordinary person hardworking and competent but otherwise mediocre into an outstanding performer. Peter F. Drucker Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • Love Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • Do what you love in the service of people who love what you do Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • Is this your job or your passion? Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • Why do you care? Why are you here? Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • Work vs. Lifes work Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • is isnt a job, its a calling Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
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  • Our Common Mission Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • We help people enhance their own lives Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • e Buttery Eect Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • We want to change the world Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • If you wanna be somebody, if you wanna go somewhere, you better wake up and pay attention Sister Act 2 Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
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  • Wake-Up Call Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • Its not about you (or us) Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • We design systems that enable more successful behaviors, but we dont make them. Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • Like so many brilliant people, [we] believe that ideas move mountains. But bulldozers move mountains ideas show where the bulldozers should go. Hugh MacLeod Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • Its time to focus our energy outside of the UX tribe, to become recognized leaders to makers & management Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • How do we gain inuence? Over our companies, colleagues and clients Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • e price of greatness is responsibility. Winston Churchill Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
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  • Whats Holding Us Back? Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • We heroize the tools Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • A fancy tool is just a pillar to hide behind Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • We limit ourselves Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • We accommodate out of guilt. We attack out of anger. We avoid out of fear. William Ury Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • Were afraid to be wrong Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • You screw up every day and everyone already knows it. But do you admit it? Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • Celebrate Fear Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • Fear is growth Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • Love hurts Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • Live in pursuit of the OSM (Oh Shit Moment) Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • Fail magnicently (Love demands that you do) Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • Not doing it when you know full well you had the opportunity that hurts far more than any failure. Hugh MacLeod Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
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  • Perfection Credibility Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • is is my biggest OSM Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • Promote Inclusion Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • Recognize the destructive impact of your words Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • If you try to dominate people, you are already defeated. Terry Dobson, master of Aikido Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • Be assertive without being aggressive Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • Your intellectual arrogance is causing disabling ignorance. Peter F. Drucker Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • All human beings have a basic need to be recognized Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • We Need To Lead Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • Chutzpah (a.k.a. audacity) Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • Conviction Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • Adaptability Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • Act As If Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • True leaders inspire others to lead Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • Our Legacy Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • Some say they have 20 years experience, when all they really have is one years experience, repeated 20 times. Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • Can your company succeed without you? Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • Can your company succeed without you? (No? Are you proud of that?) Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • What is our legacy? (Is it outside this room?) Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • Lets not be a footnote in a technology textbook Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • Our legacy rests on all of our shoulders Whitney Hess @whitneyhess
  • ank you. Whitney Hess whitney@whitneyhess.com http://whitneyhess.com @whitneyhess e Radical Leap by Steve Farber e Radical Edge by Steve Farber e Power of a Positive No by William Ury Ignore Everybody by Hugh MacLeod Managing Oneself by Peter F. Drucker