Smart is great
I think we can all agree that smart thinking is needed to solve our world’s problems. In a world of crisis, however, it is sometimes difficult to believe that smart thinking gets the upper hand. It’s sometimes easier to believe that great ideas get buried under the weight of administrative bottlenecks, political priorities or funding shortfalls. And yet, I just saw this. I don’t know where it is. I don’t know who’s responsible. I will try to find out both. But in the meantime, I was anxious to share the shot with others.
All those who make use of a wheelchair, and all those who have pushed one, know the challenges of getting around the urban maze. Nowhere is this more true than on flights of stairs, especially medium to large flights. Well, here’s a simple solution that obviously makes sense. I don’t see a wheelchair in the picture, but I can sure imagine one.
Is it perfect? Probably not, someone could likely fly past the edge. But it’s sure better than having to take some obscene detour or being frustrated by an out-of-service elevator. Now we need this kind of thinking in government, we need this kind of thinking in communications and we need this kind of thinking in finance. Did I mention corporate management, urban affairs and all other systems in society? We need clever thinking people! And we need to empower it.