joel-mark-witt-headshotMaster storyteller Joel Mark Witt takes us into the halls of his son's school to ask what we're not teaching our kids: "Where's the creativity? Where's the imagination? Where are the mistakes?"

According to Witt, since we don't account for missed opportunities, we drastically underestimate the cost of avoiding risk.

Foolishness is an Art ...

The world doesn't need more people to learn how not to take big, bold action, so why are we educating our children avoid making small mistakes and taking risks? Call it foolishness, but the simple willingness to take creative risks can lead to new insights, personal growth, and experiences that profoundly change your life for the better.

If you had 10 minutes and the attention of the entire world, what would you say?

Joel Mark Witt is a storyteller, speaker, and internet entrepreneur. He is the Director of Creativity & Business Development at Personality Hacker, an organization designed to help people leverage their own mental processes to optimize productivity, communication, job satisfaction, and -- most importantly -- happiness.

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Joel Mark Witt Bold Talk Graphic Recording

Graphic recording by Kingman Ink.

Joel Mark Witt is a Storyteller. You can follow him on Twitter at @JoelMarkWitt

INBOUND 2013, attended by over 5,500 inbound marketers, entrepreneurs, and executives, included an INBOUND: Bold Talks experimental storytelling stage. We will publish each talk righthere in the Opinion section until all 36 are online.

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Originally published Nov 15, 2013 8:00:00 AM, updated January 18 2023