Wednesday, 17 February 2010

Is your Career on the Train Tracks?

Brand Killer Robots reveals:
I remember saying to someone that working for other people was a bit like being on a train track.

First you start off watching the train pull out of the station
Then you get on the train
Then after a while you know where you are heading and you are running ahead of the train
As your career progresses you get further and further ahead of the train
After a while you start tripping over things on the track and the train begins to catch up on you
So you run faster and faster to keep ahead of the train
But then you start tripping over more and more, but you still stay ahead

Then the worse thing happens to you
You see a train coming towards you in the distance
It is on the same track
It gets faster and faster
You suddenly realise that you have to get off this track
But realise you cannot get off, Something is holding you on
You trip over and trip over until the train behind starts to nudge you painfully
But then the train coming towards you just careers into you
Right at the same time the train from the back hits you

Its dark in here.

Later note:
the train coming from behind is the pain, discomfort and negative sensations of the body
the train coming toward is the fear of loss caused by loss of hope and expectation, disallusionment, disappointment, humiliation, shame, grief, guilt and identity.

mooji says of pain and suffering
it is as though conciousness creates a sense of struggle in order to experience transcending it

Tuesday, 16 February 2010

Love and Healing: The greatest achievement in the 3rd Millenium

Brand Killer Robots reveals:

What is the greater achievement in life
Starting something?
Finishing something?
Creating something?
Removing something?

For me the greatest achievement lies in
Healing something

But this world is fixated on starting, building, removing and finishing.
Is there a place for healing?
For taking the broken flower and giving it new life?

Friday, 5 February 2010

Selective Capitalist Bailouts and new challenges for Competitive Intelligence?

Brand Killer Robots Reveals:

The new capitalist paradigm introduces new challenges where some players are allowed to be bailed-out, where others have no choice but to sink or swim.

Not that this hasn't always been the case, only that those who are allowed to be bailed-out today are now much more visible about doing so. It seems to me that this in itself will call into question the motivation and ethicality of every business owner and employee on this planet.

Are we therefore entering a new paradigm?

A "Selective Bail-out form of capitalism and what new challenges does that bring to the Competitive Intelligence community?

Monday, 1 February 2010

Can you turn markets on their head? Do you believe in Competitive Intelligence genius?

Brand Killer Robots reveals:
So what would this CI genius look like?

Would they be man or woman?
Young or old?
Would they be an MBA or Non-MBA?
Academically minded or Hacker?

What ingredients would the CI genius have?
Would they be strategic marketers?
Business Intelligence specialists?
Covert operatives?
Or all Three?

What makes Competitive Intelligence?
Is it the choreography of Competitive Intelligence?
The geography of Competitive Intelligence?
Or is it simply one paragraph of information that can turn markets on their head?

Can you turn markets on their head?