Ch 14: A walk on the wild side ( ( (The unmapped regions of MT are th ones…
Ch 14: A walk on the wild side
The unmapped regions of MT are th ones that produce more fortunes
Seems vague and lack of seriousness
Chapter describe anoying and strange "creatures" in this terrain
Although sometimes theres value in what they say
A Very Effective Person
The seven habits of highly effective people (1989)
by Stephen Covey
Sold more than 5million copies
Forever referring to "emotional bank accounts" and "deposits of unconditional love"
In order to reach your full potential, you should develop "character"
Covetism starts with individuals and improve them
+Is TQM applied to character and reengineering for the soul (309)
Covey's can be taken serious bc he "identified the universal value system of all mankind"
He was credible bc he "means it"
He discovered that the first 150 yrs in literature of success, they concentrated on character
He runs an extremely efficient business
His ideas attracted many people who thinks a book and organizer can make them more productive and efficent
His ideas had some relevance to MT
Interesting to know how many managers actually applied what they learn in their conferences and campings
Awaking the giant within (1991)
Unlimited power (1987)
"Just think and it will be yours"
Robbins had no relevance to MT
He and Coveys are just one stop-shops for self-improvement
De Bono "lateral thinking" since 1967
Treated with disdain by academics
Made him wealth and influencer
New Age: Kind of system thinking, everything interconnected
All these gurus preach: we achieve far less than we are capable of.
Forever drawing up lists: 7-habit for...
Surfing the wave
Most prized ability of gurus is see into the future
Toffler divides history in three ages:
Bill Gates book "The road ahead"
Talks about friction-free capitalism
Gizmos that were going to make our lives easier
Next networking phase should bring people together
Even if you know the future, that's half the way, you need an organization to take advantage of the future
Come on Down
Gates no a typical guru: he has no need for money and know how to run a company
Groups of gurus:
Intellectual traders (brings knowledge from other disciplines)
"Many of the gurus ideas in the 90's mat have come from Haight Ashbury: Shifting from command and control to flat org; handing power down workers; dreaming up visions instead of planning strategies; thinking globally rather than nationally"
Members of this generation are more open to wacky ideas
When MT wanders into this new structures, seems to lose whatever structure and coherence it had in first place
These new areas are just marketing than anything content