This is part of the Quought for the Day – 2008 Series.
Quought = Question that provokes thought!
The question I asked thought leaders and my very smart friends is:
What is ONE question that you wish someone had asked you when you were young? And, Why?
I will be posting answers (which will be Quoughts) one by one.This one is from AnnaMaria Turano
AnnaMaria Turano is co-author of the book STOPWATCH MARKETING: Take Charge of the Time When Your Customer Decides to Buy (forthcoming from Portfolio in January 2008) and an Executive Director at Marketing Consulting Associates (www.mcaworks.com), a strategic marketing consulting firm based in Westport, Connecticut. Their clients have included MasterCard, Verizon, Gillette, PepsiCo, Pfizer, Goodyear, Payless ShoeSource, and many other major companies.
“Who (not just what) do you want to be when you grow up?”
AnnaMaria’s reason for her choice of that Quought
This question addresses what a child wants to be thought of as an adult – including the unique personality traits and types of relationships/friendships. This question asks a child to describe their desired emotional success which should build on the typical “what do you want to be when you grow up” question which parents/teachers/friends ask a child to help them define their desired career/financial success.
More about AnnaMaria
1. Blog: http://www.stopwatchmarketing.com/blog/
2. Book: http://stopwatchmarketing.com/
3. Consultancy: http://mcaworks.com/