From painters and poets, to pop musicians and filmmakers, Artists use a deep understanding of the human condition to both make meaningful statements about our world, but also to make art that connects with and communicates to their intended audience.
From the vice president of a Fortune 500 multinational to the owner of the local factory, executives have to be able to straddle many worlds, communicating with investors, connecting with their workforce, and knowing their customers through an finely honed understanding of people.
Whether you own a farm in the great plains or you tend someone else's fields in rural china, the ability to understand and work with people from many walks of life are critical to producing and selling a successful crop.
Accumulating their wealth through game changing innovation rooted in a deep understanding of human needs, Philanthropists are now ready to wield that capital for social change. They need to connect to people from the opposite side of the social spectrum, work with NGOs and governments, and hold expertise in social systems and know how to move them.
Whether they are conducting groundbreaking basic research, teaching the next generation, or communicating their work to the public, Academics need a finely tuned sense of the value and promise of their discoveries to society and how to talk to the general public.
With an abiding sense of responsibility and purpose, Public Servants, from Politicians to the Post Office need to know how to work with real people and what their role is in the larger societal system.
They may be creating a new app, opening a restaurant, or disrupting and entrenched industry, Entrepreneurs need to be experts in seeing unfulfilled human needs and finding a product or service to fill that need.
Whether a frontline worker for a local nonprofit or the next Nelson Mandela, Changemakers must have a deep connection to the people they serve and an prolific understanding of the social systems that effect them.
The heart of the next generation, the Young Seeker is trying to understand who they are, how the world works, and how they are going to find a place in it.
Whether they work in a factory in Dhaka or deliver packages in De Moines, the average citizen in this world wants to live a good and happy life, be a productive member of their community, and go home at the end of the day to a loving family. All of which rests on a basic level of understanding people.