Monday, July 25, 2011

The Nametag Manifesto -- Chapter 16: The End of Entitlement

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"Everyone should wear nametags, all the time, everywhere, forever.”

That’s my thesis, philosophy, dangerous idea and theory of the universe.

My name is Scott, and I’ve been wearing a nametag for past four thousand days.

And after traveling to hundreds of cities, a dozen countries, four continents, meeting tens of thousands of people, constant experimentation and observation, building a enterprise and writing a dozen books in the process, I believe, with all my heart, that the societal implications of wearing nametags could change everything.

This is my manifesto: 

16. The End of Entitlement
If everybody wears nametags, deeper humility results.

Instead of arrogantly assuming everybody already knows us – or that we’re too important, too busy and too entitled to be approachable – nametags ground us.

Now, they level the playing field so nobody is too good to reveal themselves.

Nametags engender a greater sense of social warmth, as opposed to separating people by whether or not their job function or role requires them to publicly identify themselves.

If everybody wears nametags, no more us versus them, no more power struggles and no more unfairness.

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Scott Ginsberg
That Guy with the Nametag
Writing, Publishing, Performing, Consulting

My job is to help companies make their mission more than a statement, using limited edition social artifacts.

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