Malkuth Damkar: ADD

the blesses & curses of attention deficit disorder

Creativity is born in so many ways.  And that’s the way I like to think of it: born.  Ideas have gestation periods – constantly varied gestation periods at that – some instinct thoughts, some long processes.

This is one of the most raw and inspiring presentations I’ve seen – and I have the privilege of knowing Mal personally. Intelligent and insightful – especially over a beer – Mal’s a man with exceptional experience in technology, digital and creativity & design (both virtual and real world).

Innovation, creativity – destruction & creation.

Jye Smith is currently Senior Vice President, Head of Strategy & Operations, Asia Pacific at Weber Shandwick. Ranked in B&Ts 30 Under 30, Jye a regular keynote speaker and workshop facilitator who specialises in digital and social media strategist.

There are 2 comments for this article
  1. Andrew Blanda at 2:29 pm

    A lot of what you mentioned there I think I have as well: many ideas/completion is difficult/procrastination. Does that make me a candidate for ADD? possibly.

    I wonder how many of these are being asked of us these days in the fast-paced world we live in? Many of the items you mentioned probably (generalising here) exist in all of us to some extent – ask your work colleague if they feel they achieved something by the end of a work day or work week? How many times have been asked to stop working on project X and start on Project Y (quite a few for me).

    Thanks for sharing, loved it! :-)

  2. Jye Author at 2:58 pm

    Hey Andrew,

    For adults I believe the best thing to do is to see a GP and you can actually have an MRI I think. And there’s deviations away from being diagnosed etc.

    Thanks for reading, and another thanks to Mal for sharing.