- Producer18/12/2016Static Concepts in a Dynamic WorldOur thoughts should help us surpass the static into dynamic action. We can discuss concepts until we fully understand, but if it doesn't lead to change in action then it is static. This wisdom from a comment by @Harvey Lloyd that he wrote on m...
Comments19/12/2016 #80 Mohammed Sultan#78 For developed imitation to succeed you should keep in tune with the times.It's not enough to be better as speed is also required.You must introduce your product before any of your competitors establish a real leadership. Thank you dear @Ali Anani for your thoughtful market insight.19/12/2016 #78 Ali Anani#77 The future isn't extension of the past. Many companies fall in the trap of staying in the comfort zone of their successful past. Yes, as individuals and businesses alike we are mostly captives of the past as you mentioned dear @Mohammed Sultan View more#77 The future isn't extension of the past. Many companies fall in the trap of staying in the comfort zone of their successful past. Yes, as individuals and businesses alike we are mostly captives of the past as you mentioned dear @Mohammed Sultan.
Imagination is seeing the unknown. It is future looking.
I find that spending lots of energies on combating or imitating competitors is a declaration that we are inferior to the competitor. Yes, we need creative imagination and innovation for us to succeed and move out of the limitation of copying others. A copy shall never be the original or equal to it. Close19/12/2016 #77 Mohammed SultanDear,Ali Anani,PhD.When,all the time,we think of the past we will not be able to create any thing new.Most of us are usually captives of the past,but when we practice we can change this pattern.Our imagination depends to large extent on our ability to stretch our time horizon to practice,develop and evaluate.With limited time horizons we normally become static and governed by rigid rules, but when we expand them,we become able to stretch our thinking out side of the rigidity of rules and the time.I can also define imagination as a developed imitation ,when we give ourselves enough time to practice,develop and evaluate what we see we often open new windows of opportunities.Our fear of the market reality sometimes forces us to imitate our competitors, but with developed practice we can gain power over them;we often conduct simulation testing for our prototype products and pre-testing of advertising, in house,before we go further to a launching or a dynamic stage. This pattern of developed imitation is a formalization of the belief ;by good practice the battle is half won.No doubt the mimic hunt with good practice is also a battle half won too;in the same way ,a kitten plays with a ball of string to train itself for hunting a mouse is a birth of its imagination.19/12/2016 #76 Harvey Lloyd#75 In the training/learning of discernment, many stupid moments occurred. When venturing into new spaces of understanding you walk differently than in your youth. Having experienced the static mindsets of those in past adventures, you know they exist going forward. The wiser you become in discernment, the faster you can walk.
Discernment is a challenging sword. To wield the sword you now must see the target. Even when you put the sword down and need a break the targeting systems stays. The combination of the 5 senses build a 6th sense called the life narrative from this discernment can emerge or not. But once it does, you cant put it back in the box.
With discernment we can move forward with arrogance, vengeful or benevolence. I encounter folks who have turned their gift into many things. Within the challenges of sight we must choose our path. Often in my youth i would use the gift for personal gain. Practicing a win-lose concept. I realized over time that this concept came with future wars built in. When i learned the win-win concept i found that each win produced the next.19/12/2016 #75 Max🐝 J. Carter#74 It's not easy. It's work every waking moment of the day.
Nothing worthwhile is ever easy.
I look back and see even as far back as 2003 I was coaching my reps at United healthcare to build their thought process this way.
I always set the goal and then figured out what was the best behavior traits to develop so that I could become faster having to think less.
I have always just sort of thought this way and it hasn't been until recently that I have really thought that much about how I got to here and what it takes to maintain it. I often forget how different I am at times in where I am in the way i think and how I do it in always remembering any has this capability I just happened to do it without thinking about what the result would be,
I took the fools road of the shortest of short cuts my mind could conceive and they just happen to work.
Along the journey of realization if you don't feel stupid most the time, you haven't realized much. I still have these moments daily as I am always leaning and looking for new experiences for new growth.
Someone had to be me, so I figured I would take the job.haha19/12/2016 #74 Harvey Lloyd#64 "It's conquering the fight or flight response and creating a new neutral investigate first response as the natural instinct. " This is a compelling statement. We refer to this as our Auto Response. A response that contains our narrative and emotional ball that flows based on limited understanding or projected intentions.
Your statement is a challenge to most. To be investigative within ones own head in real time requires discipline and a core value set that allows for filtering out the auto response. Most of my experience within management and leadership is from construction and small business. When i encounter this auto response i would usually either hand someone a piece of paper with NO written or ask that they work from yes until they couldn't. The piece of paper was in their pocket and gave them courage to continue with yes.
In negotiations i could always tell when someone was working through their auto response and seeking understanding or when they new nothing but auto response. A few questions up front let me know which person i was dealing. The dynamic responses were full engagement the static auto responses were merely a challenge in manipulation.
Your statement is a transcendent statement. By transcend i mean you have to flow over your narrative to emerge into a investigative state. No easy task and is a journey of years. The gift of discernment is a gift, but is unwieldy in its birth and adolescence.19/12/2016 #70 Max🐝 J. Carter#67 You are too kind @Ali Anani. I don't see it as brave saying it, I say it as needed for our species to truly evolve and if I am going to say it, I am going to live it or I am the worst Shaman in history.
It's everything I have been teaching my students for the last few years.
What kind of example am I to them if I back down just because it's not the popular idea.
I appreciate the compliment in the sprint is was intended.19/12/2016 #69 Ali Anani#66 Your examples are fresh and rich in meaning @David B. Grinberg. I agree and I enjoyed reading your assessment hat some people and leaders have an "hey usually have an over abundance it"- in your reference to imagination.
I don't believe this point has been discussed in any detail. We need imagination, but would an oversupply of it be hurting? In general, an over-supply can be harmful. I plan to write a buzz soon on this issue. I love comments such as yours that get me thinking.19/12/2016 #67 Ali Anani#64 You are a brave person @Max🐝 J. Carter to write "It's conquering the fight or flight response and creating a new neutral investigate first response as the natural instinct}. You don't accept concepts of general acceptance by being yourself. Your authenticity is admirable.19/12/2016 #66 David B. GrinbergI concur, Aly, that great leaders, innovators and entrepreneurs most certainly don't lack imagination or vision. To the contrary, they usually have an over abundance it. Take Elon Musk or Richard Branson, for example.
I'm also reminded of some historic figures who fell into the category of your astute assessment regarding, "...examples in which new theories were shot down simply because they differed from the prevailing ones."
In particular, the world of science has some good examples: Stephen Hawking was initially laughed off when he proposed his radical new theory about Black Holes. Now science tells us that every galaxy in the universe, including our own, contains a Super Massive Black Hole at its center.
On the other hand, Copernicus, the leading astronomer of his day, insisted that Earth was the center of the Universe and everything revolved around it. This passed as conventional wisdom for many years until proven blatantly false.
This all reminded of that old adage, "Every dog has his day." Thanks for sharing more thought-provoking and quality buzz, Aly, which is appreciated!18/12/2016 #65 Harvey Lloyd#55 We work with non-verbal students @Ali Anani. I am more the business aspect of the school but do set in on enough of our operational meetings to understand.
These students are very difficult to help understand the vary basics of human existence. Just to say i am hungry, the concept of understanding they are hungry and then being able to know that you can ask for the problem to be solved. Seems foreign to someone who takes it for granted.
This is why i state "Only". These three dimensions are where we interface with each other and begin to form our knowledge into wisdom.18/12/2016 #64 Max🐝 J. Carter#63 I agree @Ali Anani and in my mind this where we take comfort in time spent if self reflection to evaluate why we were effected to better understand ourselves and if a refinement in expressionless of self or to say is it time to let the old die so the new can be born within and through us.
We kill and resurrect the idea of who we are our ego in the choices we make in the now of ow we express ourselves in the things we allow ourselves to invest ourselves into and why. It's why I say that understanding yourself in the now allows to understand the rest as well.
It's in understanding we fins the courage to say fuck it i am getting uncomfortable just to see what happens. It's in these moments we take our largest steps in personal growth. Only we can do it by choosing to allow it and then seeing where it takes us in the way of experience to validate our new line of thinking or find it to be false. Thought process creates instinct that allows for more efficient thinking and more response and less reaction and less thinking and more doing.
It's building the intuitive self. It's conquering the fight or flight response and creating a new neutral investigate first response as the natural instinct. .18/12/2016 #63 Ali Anani#62 @Max🐝 J. Carter- this is beautifully expressed and to which I agree "We solidify and stunt our growth to continue to refine who that is in order stay in our comfort zone. All growth takes place outside of our comfort zones".If we seek knowledge and growth we are bound to be in a state of instability and self-organizing. This is the way to go. Comfort zones should be for transient rest and breathing in preparation for more challenges.18/12/2016 #62 Max🐝 J. CarterI am asking if a main root cause of us to move and stick to current positions is due to the lack of imagination
The root cause is the identity we build through life where we allow our imagination to stop imagining other possibilities and become rooted in our ego expression of self and will often find anything that would take us out of that as a threat to who we are.
We solidify and stunt our growth to continue to refine who that is in order stay in our comfort zone. All growth takes place outside of our comfort zones.
This why I say what I think is always subject to change however how I think never will. It's allowing myself to constantly be open to evaluating new information and experience as it happens in the now and never limit myself to think their is nothing to be learned from every experience and this is where wisdom is lived.
Not theorized, not an idea, a living action of self through choice.
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- Producer09/12/2016Why 'most' startups are failing to create an impactAs a society, we are clearly great at developing new innovative technologies; but somehow, excluding a few big name 'success stories', most of our impressive innovation is failing to revive our countries and the broader world economy. For example,...
Comments09/12/2016 #2 Ernesto GutiérrezIt´s a very relevant question and I agree with Harvey Lloyd about the relative (and modest) impact that succesful start-ups still seem to have in generating new jobbs or having an impact at a macro-economic level. The paradox with "mindsets" is that start-ups also grow, and they become having the same problems that big-uncreative ones.09/12/2016 #1 Harvey LloydYour opening statement brings to light a huge issue of our society. Your follow on comments, concerning a Frontier Mindset, bring the solution down to the companies we work. I f i could i would like to speak to the first area, societies growing issues within GDP and innovation.
I strongly agree that our innovators and governments will have to start looking at the "people". This implies that they are looking at something. Money, power and wealth. Innovation that often invests in mankind is not necessarily profitable. Many ideas and governments take needs and turn them into profit centers first. Then they add mankind on the backend. Usually, there isn't much left.
AI is an innovation and offers mankind more free time as the internet of things grows. I also believe that Google, Amazon and others in this arena will make tons of money. What jobs are being replaced by this technology? Now innovation is firing the consumer's job. Who will be the consumer of the future?
If innovation is going to continue to replace jobs then we need a whole new idea of capitalism and how we provide for the consumer's health and welfare. If we don't then we will all need to acquire the Frontier Mindset of ancestors.
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Comments07/12/2016 #3 Lisa 🐝 GallagherHi @Nir Eyal, enjoyed this post and your raw honesty! I've had a few ideas that I've kept secret for fear of someone stealing them only to find out that what I thought was unique wasn't so! I loved reading that what Mele wrote to you, "@nireyal Very cool blog and post today. Sorry you got “scooped” but does not diminish the information you conveyed.” That had to make you not only feel good but more determined that your content can be unique. Inspiring post!05/12/2016 #1 Deb 🐝 HelfrichVery timely post, @Nir Eyal. I really enjoy the irony of this quote:
"I’ve lost count of the times I’ve heard someone disparage an academic or an industry colleague as a hack, a charlatan, or an idea thief. As the political scientist Wallace Sayre has been credited as saying, “In any dispute the intensity of feeling is inversely proportional to the value of the issues at stake.” Hence, we argue most about the things that matter least."
Those that spend a lot of time arguing are diminishing their own brand-spanking-new idea generation time. Often for very trivial points that represent a Pyrrhic victory.
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