My favourite thing about getting to work with social media as much as I do is connecting with and getting to know people with whom I wouldn't otherwise have crossed paths. Towards the top of that list of people is Dave Olson.
Dave is VP Community at Vancouver-based social media dashboard giant HootSuite, but perhaps more importantly a story-teller extraordinaire and wise, humourous, and humble human being. Dave's capacity to be hyper-engaging is good enough reason to pay attention, but what struck me watching the video is how much of what he says in this TEDxCapU talk about being, "On the Road to Creativity," speaks to what I take to be the underlying mantra of Beams and Struts.
The possible quotes in this sucker are rife enough to swim in and you can look at a post at East Side Media for some of my faves. But, really, you should just watch the whole thing for yourself:
* photo from kk+'s Flickr stream