Monday, May 18, 2015

Assessing the Situation: Avoiding a Negative Situation ( The Waco Shooting )

When walking into a restaurant, you mindfully noticed that members of two rival gangs are sitting in one room, talking to each other in an argumentative mode.  You consciously recalled that there has been previous confrontations between these two gangs and realized that another confrontation is possible.

After a moment of deep contemplation, you mindfully noticed that there are more than three rival gangs residing in the same setting.  So, what is the probability of a confrontation now?

For self preservation reasons, do you think that it is a good idea for you to quickly leave that restaurant at that moment?

Click this link,  this link and this link on the news media's view on the recent Waco's Bike Gang's Shooting incident.

The Lesson of the Day
When entering into a seemingly "predictable" situation, assess this situation with an assortment of positional factors (i.e., the safe factor; the contradiction factor; the complexity factor; the range factor of a situation,etc.) before concluding one's strategic position.

The Question of the Day 
So do you mindfully utilize a similar "factors-based analysis" practice to assess any strategic situation?

Humorous Side Note Self-comfort (success) breeds complacency. Complacency breeds failure. Only the paranoid survive.  
- Paraphrased from Andrew Grove, former founder of Intel

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