After dropping Ken at the airport. I had the chance to reflect upon those times, in all our lives, when we know without a doubt, that we are in the presence of someone truly on top of his or her game.
Ken's an Ad executive at Wieden + Kennedy here in Portland. He's only forty-two yet looked ten years younger than me, two years his junior. The father of two children, both ready to start their own adult lives, Ken reminded me about my theory concerning the human hierarchy of distinct qualities, that I've come to believe, define all people as either Drivers, Passengers, or Cargo. That's it and there's very little in the way of movement between the three. Does that sound harsh or uncompromising? Maybe it's both and maybe, in life's 'Grand Plan' for us all, that's why it works.
In subsequent podcasts, it might be time to start the discussion and the analysis of what I mean by these categorizations and how we all fit into one of the three. Stayed tuned.