Intent is not about failing fast - it’s about learning.
Intent implies resolve, resilience, preparation, action, focus. Flow implies immersion, flexibility, joy, energized focus.
About the speaker
Frits Habermann is a Landscape Photographer and tech entrepreneur. His passion is combining technology with art and using fancy words like “leveraging synergy” to explain what he’s passionate about. Most at home with a camera in the outback running from grizzly bears or melting his shoes on lava fields, he’s more frequently seen in his hoodie at PicMonkey HQ where he serves as its CEO. He spent 20 years at Adobe, where he co-founded Adobe InDesign and later ran the Core Technologies group. More recently, Frits served as CTO for PopCap Games and CTO/Head of Product at Lynda.com. He holds degrees in both applied mathematics and computer science from Carnegie Mellon and University of Washington. Find Frits at fritshabermannphotography.com and on LinkedIn.
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Resolve and resilience are different. Resolve is being determined to do something. Resilience is, while I'm doing something, I might have hardships and I have to push through those. — Frits Habermann
CREATIVITY = INTENT + FLOW = (Resolve + Resilience + Action + Preparation + Focus) + (Flexibility + Joy + Immersion + Energized Focus) — Frits Habermann
Intent minus flow implies rigidity. — Frits Habermann
Intent plus flow equals creativity. — Frits Habermann
Intent is not a catch phrase. . . . If your intent is to 'fail fast' your intent is not to fail, your intent is to learn. — Frits Habermann