Simon Sinek talks for 15 minutes in this video. If you are looking for new goals and resolutions for 2017, look no further, the ideas in this talk can get you going for a mindful new year.
2017 is ripe for disruption in massive proportions. One is definitely drones. People who whine about loss of jobs for technology will be in for more bad news. Yes, drones will take away traditional jobs, but if you carefully watch below video, you will understand there is emerging demand for people who can handle drones, make drones and deliver drones. Technology takes away jobs, and they create brand new jobs. Youth will gladly take these jobs, provided they get relevant tech education fast. But, if GenX or senior citizens can embrace change, educate themselves, the possibilities are endless.
Politicians know this well. Higher echelons of structured religions know this absolutely well. If you instil fear in the minds of a group ( religion, caste, race, nation etc) that others are not good, you gain control over the group.
Carefully analyse all wars, riots, spread of wealth, or inequality in this world, you’d find this equation visible in plain sight. But emotions of fear is more real than analysis of facts. That’s why fake news thrive.
It is a weapon used by a lazy lethargic influencing few to take control of the hard working majority. Why most of the politicians, if not all, in this country are heavily un educated and non-sensical, but come next election, they win ? It’s through careful pollination of fear of other groups.
A Uber driver recently told me he’s Tamil and happily married to a Sinhala lady.
‘How hard is it?’ I asked.
‘No problem sir, We don’t think of it as hard, We don’t think of what others think, but we don’t do any harm either’
Wow. I was stumped.
We want teams to explore opportunities, yet we celebrate speedy delivery.
We advise people to think as a ‘group’ but treat ‘group think’ as a cancer in the organisation culture.
We want self motivated, initiative taking teams, but at the same time fear uncontrolled outcomes they bring in.
We want people to meet, discuss and make collaborative decisions, when in fact that decision could have been made by just one person, saving hours of meeting time.
Are we walking the talk ?
I scanned few newspapers and watched news on TV to realise ordinary people ( You and Me) have no place in media. Headlines are screaming rubbish statements from politicians. There are videos of gruesome murders and road crashes. Death counts from bomb blasts. Cricket scores. Beauty tips. Weather.
Where are news about the ordinaries? The ordinary champions who made it.
One rare news of an ordinary I want to share is this jaw dropping story of a Sri Lankan lady. Her name is Nilushika Jayaweera. Please read.