Innovator Spotlight

This week we’re getting to know a leader in our community who is helping individuals, organizations, and government agencies navigate the disruptive change known as the great shift to a digital work economy. As we build our platform that helps organizations, from F500 to sole proprietorships, leverage the tools they need to advance, we look to Gary for his thoughtful insight.

Gary Bolles (Chair for the Future of Work, Singularity University)

What was the item or activity you couldn’t live without growing up?

A science fiction novel

What is your favorite word or quote?

“I always have a quotation for everything – it saves original thinking.” – Dorothy Sayers

If you could have one talent you don’t already possess what would it be?

An ability for music that extends beyond the walls of my shower.

What inspires your innovative side and motivates you to pursue the path you chose?

The learnings from my own failures, and the inspirational successes of others.

What was one of the first lessons you learned in business?

Avoid business. Build relationships.

Knowing what you know now, what would you tell your 19-year-old self?

We have asked this exact question of leading thinkers around the world, and I can do no better than their two common answers: Do what you love. It all works out.