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FLDWRK exists to provide resources and support for people and organizations as they pursue the world’s best future. We do this through celebrating what’s good in the world and working to do what we can restore the broken. As part of this restorative action, every month we have a focus with the intention of raising awareness and prompting action around a specific cause.
I was driving in my daily traffic jam hell listening to NPR and yelling at slow drivers (we live in SoCal, give me a break). Robert Segal was about to bring it home when my phone rang. Was it work, or work related, or work adjacent? I really don’t know but apparently it was extremely pressing and required all of my attention; I answered, hands free at this point. I ended the call and began thumbing through my phone while crawling on the 5. I had to check on something, and I needed to do it right then. I looked down, opened my mail app and glanced up to find the car in front of me had completely stopped. I just about shoved my foot through the floor of my weathered Ford Focus, sending the car to a screeching stop. I didn’t hit the guy, but almost. With my adrenaline through the roof and the guy in front of me flashing some very colorful sign language, I found myself considering, why?
I used to carry business cards—lots of them. I’d exchange them with people at conferences and during meeting introductions. Instead of actually communicating with each other again, though, I regret to say a lot of business card passing was just an outdated exercise in corporate traditionalism.
“I might as well have just handed you a quarter, but instead, here’s a reminder of my name and inflated title.” Anything important or actionable was directly entered into our phones.
In planning for Q Commons I get asked this question a lot. So, I figured I would write a blog post about Q, my experience, and Q Commons. Visit the Q Commons Costa Mesa site for information on the next Q Commons gathering at FLDWRK.