I was watching the Democratic debate the other night. Not for long, as it was pointless and boring. Know what I noticed, though? Barack Obama is a lefty! Do you know what that means? You should, because it means a lot!
It means he is right brained. It means he is creative, and at least a little strange. It means he doesn’t think like you do. Your mind thinks in algorithms (formulas), whereas our mind thinks in hueristics (ideas). See, I too am a lefty. It is my favorite thing about myself, seriously. I believe it is one of the single biggest determinants of my personality. If you know me, and had one word to describe… it would probably be ‘weird’. I am cool with that. It is because I am a lefty (and grew up under power lines eating paint).
In business you hear the cliche ‘thinking out of the box’ a lot. That is the best layman’s description of how we operate. This totally excites me, and it is a good thing. Lefty president’s aren’t that unusual, either. Clinton was a lefty. Hendrix was a lefty. Martin Luther King jr was a lefty. Of course, so was Hitler.