I had an outstanding time at the recent Second Life Community Convention here in Boston. It was great to meet new folks, reconnect with old friends, and I had a blast giving my keynote presentation. And a big thank you to everyone who showed up bright and early at 8am on Sunday to listen to me.
I spoke for about 40 minutes. I discussed what I’ve been doing since leaving Linden Lab as well as what I feel are two very important pioneer strategies. These strategies apply not only to people exploring virtual worlds, but to anyone wanting to be successful at life in general. I’ll describe them in detail in a future post, but for now you’ll have to watch the video to learn more.
This will be the underlying theme of my blog posts from now on. How to find clarity in the right goals, how to find the right balance between strategy and tactics, how to deal with unexpected challenges, and how to succeed at doing things. In Online Communities. In Virtual Worlds. In Life.
I chose the title of my blog from a quote by Richard Adams in his book “Watership Down.”
“All the world will be your enemy, Prince of a Thousand enemies. And when they catch you, they will kill you. But first they must catch you; digger, listener, runner, Prince with the swift warning. Be cunning, and full of tricks, and your people will never be destroyed.”
A person’s unique skills and wisdom are precious things. If you understand how they fit in with the challenging world around you, and apply them with the right mix of strategies and tactics, you’ll do much more than avoid being destroyed. Your dreams will take wing and fly.
Please comment on this post and let me know what you thought of my keynote presentation. I will do my best to clarify. And I hope you find my future blog posts entertaining and helpful.
-John “Pathfinder” Lester