TRIPLE III TIME: Who Would You Interview?

One of the “ice-breaker” training session start-up activities I utilize is to ask everyone to first introduce themselves with a little personal background, current day job information and then one extra special question! The question: If you had the chance to interview someone living or has passed on… a President, inventor, musician, family member… you get it, who would that be and why?  The responses I received at a recent session were insightful, thought generating and just plain great.  However, by accident… I did not discuss MY PERSON.  But let me say this “mistake” was not overlooked. Several from the session have contacted me and asked me to send them my answer to the WHO & WHY question!

Well… just to keep my promise… here are my thoughts about the person I would like to interview.

Marv and Walt interview pictureI would like to have a long creativity/innovation/dreamer conversation with Walt Disney. I believe it would be difficult to finish any conversation on one (1) topic with Mr. Disney because they would all lead to more questions. Think about it! Was he always a “cartoon person” …? and did he dream about building a Disney World / Disneyland right from the start? And why Mickey Mouse?  Couldn’t he have focused on a dog, cat, horse or even a pig as the starter character?

However, you can bet we would have to spend extra time discussing the “What Else?” topic. I would assume he would be proud of how developed the Disney franchise has become and that his name exemplifies quality customer service.  But wouldn’t it be cool to hear his version about what other options and opportunities he planned to pursue?

I believe asking yourself “Who Would You Interview?” is an excellent personal reflection tool.  So… Who Would YOU Interview?

About Inspiring Innovations, Inc.

Marv Pichla is currently the owner and Creative Advisor for his own small business, Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Sharing his unique experience with entrepreneurship and innovation in public service, Marv consults with public and private business, education, and community organizations to develop new and different problem solving methods through real-life example-based learning. Prior to starting-up Inspiring Innovations, Inc. Marv served as Executive Director for Thumb Area Michigan Works! As Executive Director, Marv used public sector innovation as his guide for the organizations regional career development, employment service, education and strategic planning initiatives. Finally, Marv was raised on a farm in the Thumb Area of Michigan where he claims he received the education principles he values most. However, he obtained his Bachelors and Masters Degrees from Center Michigan University in Public Administration and eventually his Ph.D. from Capella University in Minnesota. Marv can be reached at:

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