「人間は一人々々がみんな天才」と説くGina Rudanにインタビュー

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あなたは、自分が天才だと知ってた? そう、われわれは全員天才なのだ、ひとりひとりみんなが。と、少なくともPractical Genius: The Real Smarts You Need to Get Your Talents and Passions Working for YOU(こうすればあなたも天才になれる:自分の才能と情熱を自分のために賢く使うこと)の著者Gina Rudanは、そう信じている。本誌のテレビスタジオで彼女は、天才を民主化して、みんなが自分の’心の知能指数(EQ)’を有効利用し、自分の才能を自覚しなければならない、と語った。各人の本当の天才、Rudanの言う“G-Spot”(Gスポット)は、心情と知性とのあいだにあり、それを活性化するためには、意識的な戦略と、各人が自然に持っている創造的能力や情熱や価値観の両方を、働かせなければならない。

自己の天才を探している人へのRudanからのメッセージは、”控えめ(謙虚)であるなかれ”、だ。このメッセージはとくに、ヒスパニックの女性に向けられている。Rudanによると、彼女らは日常、あまりにも謙虚なので、シリコンバレーのような競争の激しい環境では成功できない。”世界各地の文化の中には、ていねいさや礼儀正しさをあまりにも重んじすぎるものがある”、と彼女は言い、とくにこれからの女性は、自分が”目立つこと”のために、勇猛果敢、徹底的に頑張れ、とアドバイスした。

Rudanの言う、天才の民主化を好まない人もいるだろう。それは、天才は選ばれた少数であるという説を否定し、誰もが、自己の天賦の内面資産を有効に活かせればSteve JobsやSheryl Sandbergになれる、と説く。Rudan はただ、おいしい言葉を羅列しているにすぎないのか? それとも、Rudanが確言するように、われわれは誰もが、自分の中に眠っている天才を実践的な活動に導くことができるのか。

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There’s been a lot of talk recently as there always is about genius and talent and how to get on in life, and how to succeed in an increasingly competitive Economy, very difficult economy. Gina Rudan has written a book called ‘Practical Genius’, which is a guide to succeeding. Gina welcome to Tech Crunch TV.

Thank you for having me.

So Gina, interesting book but I’m troubled by the title, ‘Practical because of course we always think that geniuses are impractical. What’s the connection between practicality and genius? so i’ve set out to redefine genius as a choice versus a gift. So i’ve added the word practical to inspire people realize that it’s attainable, that we all possess the ingredients that contribute to [xx], and i believe the secret is really to realize that everything that’s practical can be applied in life.

So that’s the play on words. And i’ve basically redefined genius as a place within ourselves that’s located between hard And between what we love and what we’re good at and I consider it to be what some will call zone and I refer to it as your other g-spot.

So Gina, and this is a family show so we have to be a little careful here, but let’s, let’s get to that G-spot. Tell our audience how to get to it, particularly, obviously, for themselves, how you find your own G-spot when it comes to Gina.

So, the easiest way As I brake down the ingredients, I have conducted interviews with executives, and leaders, and scientists, and thought leaders, and professors, and realized we all possess six ingredients that contribute to our genius. And to simplify it I break it up into two buckets. The first set of ingredients are your soft assets, this is who you are on the weekends and this is made up of your creative abilities, your passions, and your values.

And we’ve been conditioned to kind of marginalize the soft side of who we are and I’m trying to get people to realize that the first set of ingredients, the soft, the heart, really matters most. The second set of ingredients are your hard, professional asset. This is who you are at work. This is the strategic you.

And that consists of your strengths, your skills, and your expertise. Where the soft side of who you are and the hard assets intersect that’s where the other G spot is.

What happens though if you don’t have those what does everybody have?

Everyone innately has them, it’s just taking the time to focus on EQ, emotional intelligence, and not just obsess over your IQ and really have that self conversation with yourself.

What is EQ?

EQ so it’s refered to as emotional intelligence. How will do you really know yourself, have you down to really, I call it a genius autopsy, to really sit down and look at all the assets that contribute to your competitive advantage, that contribute to your system that contribute to your identity and how you go about producing results at work, at home.

So I’m encouraging people to stop for a moment and really do a little bit of a diagnostic to see where these genius ingredients, these 6 ingredients show up well with in someone’s life.

Are you democratizing genius? Are you saying that everyone is a genius?

Absolutely. I And I think the traditional definition. Sir Francis Golton was the one who really coined the phrase nurture.

When was he around, Sir Francis Golton? Eighteen hundred and he was actually Darwin’s second cousin, and I believe he had a lot of issues and he was trying to.

He was a white male, right? Well that wasn’t his issues. His issue was he really believed that genius was genetic and his mission was to improve the breed of mankind. And he also was the founder of the fingerprint. So he was fixated with categorizing people genetically. And he really is the one that coined phrase nurture verses nature and believed it really was nature.

I think that those limiting definitions of genius only applies under 1 percent of the global population. And practical genius is a more inclusive approach to inspire all of us to realize it’s a choice. You don’t have to be the gods when an extraordinary ability or a fabulous genetic makeup, it really is a choice and leveraging and figuring out where your hard assets and soft assets intersect and again to stay within that space and how you live and go about work.

But, are you saying that you don’t need the hard assets of education and job achievement?

So, Fast Company had this great article where they listed 12 people that dropped out of college or high school, including of course is the amazing Steve Jobs.

Yeah, but Steve Jobs and Bill Gates was at Harvard and Jobs was at Reed. I mean these were people who could have got college degrees if they had bothered, if they had wanted to.

But what the article continued to share was they focused on their IQ and they spent the time they needed to cultivate that logic side, that very linear side of their brain. But they also focused on their heart, their passions, and being driven by, again, the heart. So I’m saying that the mind definitely matters and we have to fuel this beautiful gift that we have.

But we also should no longer about compromising, what we love, what we care about, and what we believe in.

Gina, we’re in the San Francisco offices of Tech Crunch in the middle of silicon There’s a great debate, ongoing debate, in Silicon Valley about the role of women in technology companies. A number of people have observed there aren’t many, very few women CEO’s in technology company. What’s your opinion of why women not succeeding perhaps as they should in the start up world.

So, success factors. It’s interesting, yesterday I spoke to a group of women at Brocade. And they put together a women network within the organization. And there seems to be a blossoming of other networks within the valley, because folks from eBay came and a couple of folks from two other organizations learning about how they are going about to put together these women organizations.

So I think there is a blossoming. So in my former life I spent time doing research on women corporate advancement issues at a research organization called Catalyst, that studies women two reporting levels from a CEO, predominately Fortune 500’s. And something I learned while working for that research organization.

There’s three factors for success for every woman, whether it’s Silicon Valley, Wall Street, Chicago with the Fortune 500’s predominantly being headquartered. And the number one factor for success is sponsorship/mentorship. So, women watching, and we talked about this yesterday, how are you surrounding yourself with genius within that organization?

Are you proactively cultivating relationships with power, with the decision makers, with the trail blazers, with the innovators, and are you doing it deliberately and going after a sponsor? For years research that Catalyst has put out on the top earners and the top female board members, and also in analyzing the top earners, having a mentor and having a sponsor within an organization has been the number one success factor.

The second success factor, is again really looking at and prioritizing the visibility. So again a lot of women, especially Latina women, we tend to walk through life with a strong sense of humility, and head down and just do a good job and it’s gonna speak for itself, and that’s really not the best way to go about leveraging your career.

So I think my second recommendation will be go after that visibility, go for the high visibility assignments, if you can have the opportunity to have a stretch assignment overseas, do that. I think the second recommendation I would have for all the women and the leaders that are managing the women, give them the stretch assignments.

Put them in the visibility spot and watch what happens. And my third recommendation is really to diversify, experience an environment. So when working on Practical Genius, I interviewed neuro scientists and I learned about this wonderful thing called neuro Which is basically the brains ability to cultivate pathways.

And it’s how children learn and it’s how adults relearn or learn something new. And the 2 factors that foster neural plasticity are environment and experience. So again, ladies, environment put yourself within the right organization, on the right teams, in the right departments and really look for diversified experience.

So those would be my three recommendations As far as women trying to get to that. Be relentless, find a sponsor, that’s someone that has your back and is really going to support your career trajectory. And be sure to surround yourself with them. Go for the stretch assignments. Prioritize your visibility, don’t wait for your boss to invite you in to present the latest project.

Take ownership and ask Ask for the visibility. Own it. And if they say no, or maybe next time, keep asking.

You mentioned that you were from Puerto Rico [xx] women tend to be polite and uncomfortable being pushy. Are you suggesting that one of the reasons why it seems to be white men who are dumb enough silicon valley is because other cultures are more polite?

I think that cultural landscape is really important and i think th
at every one has to
carry their cultural identity and use it as an advantage instead of a, a barrier for success or a barrier entry. But i do think that some cultural habits that we have, we have to push them a side. Some of them do hold us back.

Like, again in the Latino culture across the [xx] humility is a big, big thing. So especially young people that are looking to advance with in an organization [xx] tend to wait to be asked. They tend to take a passive approach. They really just, strong work ethics so they’ll deliver results but wait to be acknowledged, that wait to be again, asked for a promotion instead of proactively going for it.

So I think culture is important. You know I say I wasn’t born in Puerto Rico, but Puerto Rico was born in me. And I carry my cultural identity proudly. But sometimes we do as modern have to shed some of the cultural baggage that definitely will hold us back. So humility is a bad thing? Humility and modernness humility and moderation.

I’m not encouraging narcissism, but I am saying you have to know when to stand up for yourself and to ask for what you’re looking for and to be assertive and not be embarrassed or think it’s inappropriate for me to be assertive as a Latin woman.

Well, Gina Ruden, on that note about how to realize your genius, culturally. Thank you so much for appearing on Tech Crunch TV.

Thank you for having me. It’s been a Wonderful pleasure and an honor.

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