Sunday, October 12, 2008

#55 Positive Deviance with Marshall Thurber, part 2

“Marshall Thurber is an evolutionary event in our time”
Dr. R. Buckminster Fuller,
World-renowned scholar and futurist

Marshall Thurber is a successful attorney, real estate developer, editor, businessman, educator, scholar, inventor, negotiator, author, visionary and public speaker.

A list of his students includes such success stories as Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen of Chicken Soup for the Soul fame, the founder and creator of Paul Mitchell hair products, Ben Cohen, co-founder of Ben & Jerry’s ice cream, Spencer Johnson, author of Who Moved My Cheese, Tony Robbins, Harv Eker, and Robert Kiyosaki (author of Rich Dad Poor Dad).

In today’s episode, we touch upon the following topics:

  • Pattern recognition
    • Structural vs. cyclical change
    • No high-tech without high touch
    • “Twoness”
  • Openness to novelty
    • How to be open?
    • Story about Bucky Fuller – God makes no mistakes
    • The broken game (archistruction)
  • Games – bringing the experience and fun into the training
    • Risk vs. Risky – the Land of Abundance game, making the point. The first 15%
    • Amount of waste – 40% of waste in US business

[techtags: Marshall Thurber, Buckminster Fuller, Convergence, Abundance, Novelty, Risk, Sharing, Business, Dynamic Value, DyVal]

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Positive Deviant Theory - Bell Curve

Deviance is the distance someone or something is from the center of the bell curve. Almost all wealth and positive change comes from .1% of all human beings. It always has and always will be that way.

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Throughout the world, there are a few “positive deviant” individuals whose uncommon behaviors or practices enable them to outperform or find better solutions to pervasive problems, even though they share the same resource base as their associates. They consistently identify and exploit existing resources to provide unique solutions (Dynamic Value or DyVal)

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