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The One Percent Better Podcast

Feb 10, 2019

Gadfly (noun): 

  1. a fly that bites livestock, especially a horsefly.
  2. an annoying person, especially one who provokes others into action by criticism.
  3. a person who interferes with the status quo of a society or community by posing novel, potently upsetting questions, usually directed at authorities. The term is originally associated with the ancient Greek philosopher Socrates, in his defense when on trial for his life.

One way to make the world 1% better is by becoming number 3.

Visit -Gadlfies wanted. 

Here’s a gadfly starter kit of questions worth asking:

  1. How will we know it’s working?
  2. What is the opposing side’s most compelling argument?
  3. What is the risk of doing nothing on this?
  4. How many stakeholders have identified this as a problem worth solving?
  5. Have any similar organizations tried to tackle this problem?
  6. Why this, why now?
  7. If we could wave a magic wand and solve this problem, what would the return on our time and energy investment be for our students/employees/or stockholders?
  8. How can I help?

As always, thanks for listening.