I had this boyfriend for a while; he was a perpetual man-child.
That sounds bad, but I found it one of his best qualities. He was in tune with his playful side. He was a *blast* to be around.
Once he was a camp counselor for middle school-aged campers. As a counselor, he had to come up with an activity to engage all the campers. He wasn't the best at planning so he threw together an idea at the last minute. He called it "Break things and put it back together" (or something similar). Later he recalled something interesting that happened in his activity. All the boys wanted to break things. All the girls wanted to put the things the boys broke back together. Interesting, right?
I thought about that when we were looking at the Tech Shop's Maker Movement Manifesto which emphasizes play. Play is something we often forget to include in our overscheduled, overcommitted daily lives.
I think people with an entrepreneurial mindset, no matter their gender, are interested in the idea of breaking + making. So Karen Ingram and I wrote about making, breaking, entrepreneurship and innovation for SXSW V2V.