Sunday, July 26, 2009

#92 Great Moments, part 2

Wouldn’t it be great to turn your failures not just into success, but into great moments? This is our second part of the conversation, where we share our personal stories of our own great moments:

  • Applying principles of great moments
    • Sergey: making a movie
    • Mahipal: adapting to the job conditions
    • Arman: relationship with parents
  • Closing thoughts

Sunday, July 19, 2009

#91 Great Moments, part 1

Wouldn’t it be great to turn your failures not just into success, but into great moments? Here’s our first part of the conversation on the subject:

  • What is Failure
    • Something to avoid
    • True failure – try it, fail, and never try again
    • Finding excuses to justify never trying again
  • Why do people fail?
    • Do the same mistake over and over again
    • Lack of sensory acuity
    • Lack of skills
    • Perspective on failure (falling down or failure to get up)
    • Losing hope or not acting
    • Forgetting to learn, giving it time (“expert desease”)
    • Fear of failure, protecting the ego
  • Great Moments
    • Realization of having fallen down and process of getting up
    • Not letting the results define me
    • An “Aha!” moment
    • I’ve just learned something more about the reality!
  • Examples of great moments
    • Thomas Edison
    • Buckminster Fuller – lake Michigan story
  • Structure of great moments
    • Selebrating your mistakes as new learnings
    • Willingness to try new approaches
    • Willingness to test your assumptions
    • Knowing the directon
    • Willingness to go into unknown territory
    • Comfort vs. Being Alive
    • Making new mistakes

Sunday, July 12, 2009

#90 Swimming with Dolphins - Meet the Dolphin- conversations with PaulKordis, part 7

We are continuing our Swimming with Dolphins series of conversations with Dr. Paul Kordis. Check back to the previous episode (#89) of the series, or start with the first episode (#52) , if you haven’t heard it yet.

Paul has been researching writing, and speaking to groups for over 20 years about the processes of profound change. He is a globally traveled speaker and seminar leader on futuristic, human development, change and other topics. He received his Ph.D. degree (with honors) in human capital and economic development from Colorado State University in May, 2008.

His 1,500-page dissertation is entitled “The Superhighway to Serfdom: How False-Social-Norms Marketing is Hijacking the American Dream.” He is a co-author (with Dudley Lynch) of the books The Strategy of the Dolphin: Scoring a Win in a Chaotic World, which has become a best seller, and Code of the Monarch: A Guide to the Real Global Business Revolution. He is also the author (with his wife, Susan) of the book Name Your Passion: A User’s Guide to Finding Your Personal Purpose.

Today’s conversation touches upon the following topics:

  • Team dynamics model
  • Ideas for the sequel to the Dolphins book
  • Dolphin behavious & attributes
    • Levels 6 through 8

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Holiday Announcement

This is a holiday announcement – it is the week of the 4th of July – the Independence Day in the United States, and we are skipping an episode this week. We will resume our weekly podcasts again next week.