I'm now at the end of my second week as a d.school fellow and here are some raw insights.
1. You know how Stanford is often thought of as this incredibly elite and rarefied place? Well, maybe it is – but the people here at the d.school are incredibly warm, down-to-earth and generous. (I know, it kinda' hurts even more.)
2. It's hard to get a horse to follow you. We spent an afternoon at the Stanford Red Barn and experienced their equine leadership program. As a Midwesterner, the smell of tack, hay and manure immediately made me happy. But interacting with the horses to explore our leadership skills was not so easy. Takeaway: Don't over-think strategy when trying to relate with something that lives and breathes – equine or human. Connect authentically and go from there.Read More