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Imagine That

The importance of innovation, vision, organization, and risk in your business

By Andrea Hill

When my children were very young, I encouraged them to have fantasies about themselves. They could tell me they were anything—astronaut, police officer, king, or a rutabaga—and I just went with it. By the time they became teenagers, though, I found myself tempering some of their wilder flights of identity imagination. For the not-wanting-to-practice clarinet player who claimed she was “already good enough,” I would play a little Richard Stoltzman. For the wanting-to-skip track practice child who claimed he was already as fast as he needed to be, we looked up the winning times of prior state meet winners.