Understanding some striking similarities between founders of SouthWest , Apple , Microsoft

Apple , SouthWest , Microsoft are all examples of infinite minded iconic organizations which find a mention in all business books for standing the test of time yet advancing their JUST CAUSE over the course of time. If we look at the founders of all these iconic organizations we see a common pattern in theContinue reading “Understanding some striking similarities between founders of SouthWest , Apple , Microsoft”

How organizations communicate their messages indicates their mindset

An organization’s mindset whether finite or infinite is clearly reflected in all the organizational announcements and communications. The responsibility of any business is 1) to advance a purpose justifying the JUST CAUSE or vision 2) Protecting the supplier , employees and all in the ecosystem and 3) Generate profit if the communication starts with 3Continue reading “How organizations communicate their messages indicates their mindset”

Why is it difficult to put people over resources?

By Resources we mean the financial metrics associated with any organization.This would mean EBITDA , EPS , Cash flow , resources from customers and investors etc. Hence though these are external to an organization these have a huge bearing on the quarterly targets of an organization. Whereas “Will” is related to inspiration , motivation andContinue reading “Why is it difficult to put people over resources?”

How to interpret “Performance vs Trust curve” in the infinite game?

When we plot Performance on the Y axis and Trust on the X axis , the point of focus should be the following quadrants: Top right – High Performance , High Trust Bottom Right – Low performance , high trust Top left – High performance and low trust #3 is associated with people who areContinue reading “How to interpret “Performance vs Trust curve” in the infinite game?”

This quote brings out the subtle differences between IQ and EQ

Whereas IQ is based on Intelligence or Performance , EQ or emotional quotient is based on trust or character of a person that helps the person to collaborate with like minded people. The following quote from Simon Sinek very aptly highlights the subtle difference between intelligence part of IQ and creativity part of EQ: “IntelligenceContinue reading “This quote brings out the subtle differences between IQ and EQ”

Whereas Motivation 2.0 created Workers , Motivation 3.0 creates Leaders

Motivation 2.0 is a term coined by Daniel Pink in his book Drive to explain the Carrot and Stick motivational methods prevalent in the Industrial Age.This method works best for routine , dreary , boring work that seeks compliance. Whereas Motivation 3.0 is the new age motivational technique that focuses on intrinsic motivation to providedContinue reading “Whereas Motivation 2.0 created Workers , Motivation 3.0 creates Leaders”

In the Infinite Game of Life we humans are Players and not Pawns

Simon Sinek in his book The Infinite Game mentions the fact that like business , life as well is an Infinite Game where there is nothing like WINNING or LOSING. When we are born by default we are PLAYERS. In an Infinite Game , we CANNOT CHOOSE the RULES. We CANNOT choose the GAME. TheContinue reading “In the Infinite Game of Life we humans are Players and not Pawns”