Yancey Strickler: A Framework for Your Ultimate Self

Loving this talk by former Kickstarter CEO Yancey Strickler. With a simple four-square grid Yancey shifted his entire perspective on decision-making, his sense of self, and his relationship to the world. His concept of “Bentoism”, inspired by the Japanese bento box, is a way of framing your choices with an eye to the future, beyond your own self-interest, and with consideration for your community and the next generation. I’ll definitely be applying this to my life. Grateful.

(One of many talks of 99u’s virtual 2020 conference)

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  1. his book “This Could Be Our Future” is awesome!

  2. It is an interesting perspective. I didn’t quite understand the rationale for one of the decisions he gives as an example of his bento box. Did he decide it was okay to “sell out” and give a talk to a company he didn’t like just because the other three boxes were green? I am not sure that the math is so clean and tidy.

  3. Facun beat me to it… I feel the need to repeat: the book is FANTASTIC

    “This Could Be Our Future: A Manifesto for a More Generous World”