Thursday, April 16, 2015

Some thoughts on doors.

Doors are pretty ordinary things.

I imagine they've existed in some form for as long as humankind has lived "in-doors."

Maybe they began with a large rock rolled in front of the egress to a cave. Put there to keep animals or the wind out.

I know people's homes had doors in ancient Sumer.

Certainly Mongolian nomads had doors on their yurts. As the Bedouin had flaps on their tents.

Comanche tipis. Iroquois long-houses. Algonquin hogans. They all had some sort of barrier.

As did the Napatean cliff-dwellers in Petra. And the Hopi in New Mexican limestone.

Frost wrote about Walls. But they're different, I suppose.

In advertising, however, doors are almost non-existent.

You can win gold after gold after gold. Or have sensitive high-level client communication. Or simply need a modicum of quiet. You do it out in the open.

There are a few people here and there in the business who have achieved door-dom.

I, for one, would love to attend a TED talk on how they did it.

How they've contrived to add so much value to the organization that they've earned one of the seven or dozen barriers.

There's a lot about the new world order that I will never understand.

Add doors to the list.

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