Kauffman managed to provide more value and meaningful discussion on this topic in 2 and 1/2 days than every other economic development / entrepreneurship conference I have attended in the last 7 years… COMBINED.
Uninterrupted time has become more valuable, and distractions have become ubiquitous. This has increased the value of “Deep Work” — a term described by Deep Work author, Cal Newport, as “professional activities performed in a state of distraction-free concentration that push your cognitive capabilities to their limit.”
If you want people to become passionate, engaged in a field, transformed by an experience — you don’t test them, you don’t lecture them and you don’t force them. Instead, you create an environment where willing, caring individuals can find an experience that changes them.