Whenever anyone thinks I’m totally insane for trying a lot of different stuff simultaneously, I always think of Leonardo DaVinci. After watching Thomas Friedman on OpenCourse at MIT tonight, he said something that made me mashup and solidify in my mind a couple of thoughts – that DaVinci really was a walking Mashup himself back in the day. His creativity stemmed from the variety of stuff he did – inventions, art, engineering, writing, etc. He literally was one of the world’s most famous walking Mashups! Also, Friedman reminded me what Daniel Pink also reminded us all here live in Indianapolis this past week – that a good, solid liberal arts education is key to remaining competitive, creative, and a force in the global economy. Actually, sometimes what I miss most about high school was the variety of classes I had the chance to take – everything from choir, to band, to participating in debate, problem solving, quiz bowl, and drama, on top of all the various coursework. The variety alone rocked! So if you are already an adult, or on your way to becoming one…try not to lose this passion for variety…it can help you better mashup super cool, neato ideas of the future!