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But perhaps Mikail unwittingly provides by his words and actions a little more of that what is missing:

"But unthinking repetition is, of course, incompatible with success"

So untrue - We are but character, habit, behaviour, virtue and vice punctuated by the occasional thought. The "right" unthinking repetition - generosity, mindfulness, connectedness may well compliment all those P's. - in my experience too much thinking undoes all my unthinking good work.

I suspect we either imagine that our habits are thoughtful. More likely our minds are to pre-occupied to notice our habitual behaviour - to criticise or be
compassionate. But how to notice?

((apologies for the philosophy but it may be useful) - Postman argued that technology becomes mythic - the mind to is a technology that has become mythic. But the mind is also a false absolute and as much a modern construction as the internet - to quote Postman "technology becomes mythic, that is perceived as part of the natural order of things, and therefore tends to control more of our lives than is good for us".)

Thanks Mikhail I couldn't have done it with out you.

Dear Mikhail,

I like to welcome new readers to the site, but somehow your email is not a valid one. Interesting, since you also seem to tell me off. Your comment is quite reductive.

If you'd like to discuss philosophy I suggest that there are more appropriate places to do that. You do not seem to be familiar with the four P's of marketing - at least not with the concept of them.

Criticism does not a conversation make. May I suggest a more connective approach on your side?

Your argument appears to be that success is a process, repeatable by anyone, if they just distill out the key elements and implement them.

But unthinking repetition is, of course, incompatible with success. Nor is clever alliteration around the letter 'p' a substitute for clear, insightful writing. May I suggest a different approach? Starting with reading Neil Postman?

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