Thursday, February 18, 2010

The next 2010 days

What will the next 2010 days bring? We at are very busy. Not a surprise considering the number of small and micro business that are really trying to integrate technology into their strategy and marketing plans. Pink (A Whole New Mind) has it right. I know I say it over and over again, but he is really onto something. After sitting with a group of lawyers yesterday and having a discussion about the value of "creating relationships" and how information is such a commodity business now, I'm again reminded that at the core of all things going on are human transactions...whether they are transactions with another human or not somewhere in the big picture, at the edge of the today's totally technical world is the human being.

More importantly is the "collection and very fluid like interactions of people". Certainly, this is one reason for the struggle in countries like ours......finding the "one" common thread for all is no longer possible. America made it's debut because there was common core areas that our forefathers negotiated. Today we must negotiate around common fabric not threads like language or currency or even religion. Even freedom has a very different look and feel. It's time to rethink the center of gravity for the country and the world. This time let's take a look at the overall system and negotiate a much more systemic process and approach. As my friend Ionel says, "It's time for a major transformation".

At we are in our own small way setting the stage for this transformation. In creating a "NON PROFIT" organization that helps businesses and individuals and other organizations, taking Wall Street out of the picture we are changing the game. We are not creating an organization "just to get the tax break" but really serving a high value purpose and doing it all at cost. No more corporate pyramids where everyone at the bottom works beyond the reasonable so that "partners and CEO's" can collect huge bonuses and paychecks. One really must question the value of this approach. However, if these businesses were working hard and fairly to provide an outstanding service and make money for that service that is one thing, but to "jack up stock prices" anyway possible, that is another. Leaving a market alone is leaving it alone, not tinkering with it via every possible avenue to create a phantom look and feel that influences the stock price for the day or month or year. I believe modern day capitalism via "slot stock machines" is not at all what Ayn Rand had in mind when creating objectivism "....that the proper moral purpose of one's life is the pursuit of one's own happiness or rational self-interest; that the only social system consistent with this morality is full respect for individual rights, embodied in pure laissez faire capitalism; and that the role of art in human life is to transform man's widest metaphysical ideas, by selective reproduction of reality, into a physical form—a work of art—that he can comprehend and to which he can respond emotionally."

Using innovation is making business, education a research a work of art. There will be more on the specific activities of as the next 2010 days unfold.