Sunday, January 15, 2017
Click here for the latest trend. Bus and taxi drivers are about to lose their jobs in Las Vegas.
We projected that this movement will take a minimum of two to three years before it has a national impact.
On the long run, the past and current drivers for Uber and Lyft have been pawned and gamed. Some of them do not realized it yet.
Saturday, January 7, 2017
Has your job been automated yet? ... Is your company strategically more efficient than the competition?
Fast Company believed that automation has not reached that stage of pure automation while in Japan, the trend of white collar worker being replaced by artificial intelligence, has begun,
The strategic position that one stands in the global food chain is inversely proportionally to the odds that the AI and robots will take their job.
One could focus on a higher position in the food chain by building good strategic skills (thinking, planning, networking, etc.)
Learning how to anticipate opportunities while connecting the dots is the holy grail of the strategy game.
More to come. ...
Monday, January 2, 2017
(updated at 11:18 hrs)
Click here and here for a few unique perspectives.
Click here on our perspective on Robert James Fischer, the former world chess champion.
Saturday, December 31, 2016
Friday, December 30, 2016
updated at 10:28 hrs
Some people preferred to ask the question of whether he/she is one move ahead of the opponent or one move behind the opponent.
One could use the factors of time, space, force, and topographical position to assess that specific strategic outlook..
Being Two Moves Ahead
How does one determines if he/she is one move ahead? When he knows his next move and that he has the strategic foundation to make that move. It does not matter if the opponent
If that move forces the opponent to meet that threat, the offensive player becomes two moves ahead.
q: How does one knows when one is three moves ahead.
More to come.
Wednesday, December 28, 2016
(An Oldie but Goodie)
In a previous post, we discussed the topic of taking one quiet weekend to re-read the classics (The Seven Military Classics of Ancient China, Dao De Jing, Zhuang Zi, etc.) during the winter season while standing.
One of the following weekends, some members of the group will be re-reading some of the following books:
- Against the Gods (The Remarkable Story of Risk);
- Sherlock Holmes Detective Stories;
- The Protracted Game;
- The Thirty-six Stratagems Applied to Go;
- The Tao of Physics;
- Strategies for the Human Realm;
- The Tao of Deception;
- 100 Unorthodox Strategies;
- Dao De Jing;
- Zhuang Zi;
- The Romance of the Three Kingdoms; and
- other unique strategic classics.
Here is an abridged list of the past "hot" books that we have read:
- Made to Stick;
- The Physics of Wall Street;
- The Signal and The Noise: Why So Many Predictions Fail- but Some Don't
- Turing's Cathedral: The Origins of the Digital Universe
- Sawyer's translation of The Seven Military Classics of Ancient China
- Sawyer's translation of Sunzi's The Art of War
Other Notes One true reading tradition that we always forget to mention is the reading of interesting physics books and quasi-strategic innovation books.
The rest of us will also be working on our Tangible Vision and our Compass Script while drinking hot tea.
This specific tradition and the use of the standing table have also enabled us to hone our strategic and tactical skills.
Other Traditions and Suggestions
Following are other interesting yearly traditions that some of our strategic associates have always abided by:
- Renewing one's yearly subscription of Business Week, Psychology Today, The Wall Street Journal and The Economist;
- Reviewing and updating one's tactical playbook;
- Reviewing and updating one's contacts notebook;
- Backing up the data bank.
- Upgrading one's own technological infrastructure; and
- Updating one's own security practices.
Our friends at Cook Ding Kitchen and other strategic groups have always reminded us to abide the subsequent list of suggestions that would help the underdogs:
- Donating some cash or books to your local libraries;
- Donating some cash and/or food to your local charities; and
- Offering strategic advice to your local non-profit charities.
Practicing the process of reading the configuration of a situation, reflecting on the pluses and the minuses and adjusting to the situation, is the daily proclivity of a good strategic implementer.
In our case, we preferred the practice of assessing, positioning and influencing. We will discuss about that specific practice in a future post.
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Sunday, December 25, 2016
Comments From The Compass Desk
On this holy day, many people will pursue the historical (but pragmatic) strategic approach of eating Chinese food .
Click here on some insight on the Jewish tradition of eating Chinese food on Christmas Day.
A few of our associates favorite Americanized Chinese food is the General Tso Chicken.
While it is an slightly over-rated dish, some people consider it as comfort food. Click here for a quick history lesson on this "fun" dish.
The late and great Red Auerbach the former coach of the Boston Celtics (a professional basketball team) , have always preferred to have Chinese food for dinner before the game or after the game (regardless whether his Boston Celtics team won or lost a game). ...
The presumption was that good Chinese food should never create the feeling of "heavy" with the eater. Whether Coach Auerbach and his team have ever completed a Chinese "nine course" banquet, is a different story.
"Being light is right" is the basic principle of consumption. ... The state of lightness enables one to be agile and mobile. Conclusively, this state causes one to feel balanced.
In our case, some of us have always followed the Compass Principle of being balanced.
Chinese Food + Netflix = A Good Day