Sunday, June 12, 2005

Focus is our most precious resource

I was reminded yesterday of how precious our collective focus is and why it must not be squandered. I attended Parade on the Circle with friends. The event is always refreshing, as it’s a great reminder of the creativity that abounds in our region. A friend and I were saying as much as we returned home. Our discussion quickly turned to Cleveland’s need for reinvention. My friend’s recommendation struck me as poignant. He suggests that rather than Cleveland trying to be all things to all people, he asks that it be a specialist so that it's meaningful to somebody. This would allow the region to focus resources in much the same way, rather than doing a little of everything and achieving nothing.

2 Comments:

Blogger George Nemeth said...

I've raised some questions here.

Keep up the great blogging!

5:08 PM  
Blogger Daniella said...

First time I come to your blog and I am delighted. I moved here 22 months ago and at first I felt disoriented by all the different identities that Cleveland assumes.

The first thing that Cleveland owns is a fantastic location on the shores of Lake Erie, its closeness to major US and Canadian cities and a past full of rich history. That needs to be explored and capitalize on to bring people here, in my opinion. If people agreed to go to Minnesota and make the Twin Cities a great place to live in spite of the weather we should be able to do it as well.

Cities that are in decline need a great Mayor. I think that is where it needs to begin to be effective. I also think that it would be great to have the first city in the US to elect a blogger.

6:36 PM  

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