Our SXSW Talk Now Online


Our talk pitch: Zen masters taught it. Isaac Newton knew it. Scott Adams writes about it. Now you can know it, too. We're talking, of course, about the manifold benefits of being a n00b (at something). And, of course, about all the good stuff that happens post-n00bishness: the excellent side effects of being good at multiple things, even if they're not related - heck, *especially* if they're not related. So many of humanity's important discoveries, innovations and beautiful leaps of logic have been made by people whose brains were leveled up by the cross-fertilization of multiple interests and disciplines. Nano-thin specialization is out, a broad understanding of life, the universe, and everything is in. It's time to synergize, baby. So, reach outside your comfort zone, be a beginner again, and you'll be smarter, sexier, better at your job... even more valuable. With the wisdom of the ages (and a little bit from modern pundits), we'll talk about how, why, when, and where you can go about it. You won't regret it.

About Hyphenated People

Hyphenated People is Amy Hoy and John Athayde, purveyors, as it were, of high-quality consulting services. We are early stage product strategists, user interaction specialists, and damn good graphic designers to boot. And programmers. And snappy dressers. That's why we're hyphenated, you see. How 'bout that. You can email us if you're in need of user interaction specialists and/or snappy dressers for your project.