Imagine a world where the best ideas have the best chance to succeed. No more favoritism that places the wrong people on creative projects. Cut out the middlemen that arbitrarily recommend cost-efficient talent over the most deserving talent. Forget the corporate nepotism that appoints leaders based on relationships over merit. Every individual, team, and industry would benefit from a world where the most talented people got the most opportunity.
For the last year and a half I have been living in this era of creative meritocracy. After walking away from the often counter-meritocracy advertising agency world I could not be more thrilled with the opportunities that have opened up. If you’re not doing what you love today, then why don’t you start?