Working on a problem that is meaningful

My favorite moment today was watching AC4D alum Adam Chasen try to find the words to describe why—upon graduating from AC4D a few months ago—he had opted for his current path as a social entrepreneur bringing KeyUp to life, instead of a more cushy role with a corporation. Adam chose these words: “This is a real privilege to work on a problem that is meaningful. I’d never heard these terms combined, yet they make all the sense in the world together.

My most important takeaway was to never get too attached to a design idea until the concept has been fully validated and to prescribe equal weight to that idea’s validation or the lack thereof. I also learned that this process can be a lot more fun with really wonderful teammates, and so I’m offering our Tuesday morning team selfie up to the interwebs. Happy weekend and congrats on completing orientation, y’all!