Conversation Agent - Valeria Maltoni - The New Gymnastics of Business: Part 3, the Rings

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@Gianandrea - the vision should be anchored on values, which are less likely to change. The tactics will change depending on context. That's why it's so important to be there and see the change through.

@Michael - thinking too much is the enemy of doing enough and learning from it. I;m very much in favor of a culture of rapid prototying for that reason.

@Peter - I'm glad you bring this into the conversation, as I was planning a post for next week about that. Thank you for the tip on the book. I could use more meditation and less doing sometimes.

But life is more like synchronized rings - two gymnasts.

The first represents the mind - It's light, can swing without restraint and quickly.

The second represents behaviour - It's really heavy has plenty of restraint and tends to move and react slower than the mind.

In my experience, the two pendulums are seldom swing together. Generally, no sooner has my behavior started to swing in line with where my mind than the mind (impatient with the lack of outcome ( a result of my slow behavior)starts swinging the other way.


My preference is for the spiritual notion of vision - William James' the Varieties of Religious Experience (written in the 19th Century)is a wonderful book that helps ground vision in presence rather than any sense of where you'll end up.

Nice article Valeria. Right on when it comes to finding the vision and then pushing hard to make it happen - and not swinging from one branch to the next like a monkey.

Garry Vaynerchuk in a recent Virgin Pitch TV episode talked about how setting the vision and working towards that is key, not worrying about every little thing on the way.

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