Genius is in the details

Genius is in the insignificant details that no one else understands.

No one quite understands, and the details look stupid, and insignificant.

Genius is ofter seeing things no one else can see, or wrap their head around, but There’s something to it.

Genius is spotting patterns no one else can see.

The hard part is explaining details where everyone else can see them, but once we figure out how to articulate them in a way that others understand them; gunuis was a Diamond in the ruff all along.

Social standing and management structures 

There’s a spectrum of social standings. People rang from really dominant too in the middle by being a follower. Then the other end is people who are socially off. 

Each Industry and management structure has different requirements about where they want their leadership to stand on the social spectrum.

There’s the social powerhouse. This person holds the most propelling point of view almost all the time. The power house does well in a centralized management structure like finance. This person usually holds all the money.

I’m in between the middle, and the powerhouse. Which I take great pride in being there on the spectrum. I can hold the powerful point view, but I will give it up too; when a better idea is held by another person. I’m not afraid to confront bad ideas. This is what tech leadership looks for in their people. Tech’s complex, and highly pivotal. Things can go in any directions. So they want more people’s smart minds intervening it the idea process.

The middle person is a follower. They have good social standing because they go along with leadership. They do the right thing, and are rarely confrontational. This person fits good in Hierarchy, and is subordinate to the powerhouse.

The fare end of the social spectrum is socially off. This person holds ideas, but no one follows them, and they don’t follow any one else. They are kind of socially isolated.

Where do you stand on the spectrum? 

Go build something 

In the future our jobs will change. Robots, and technical computer assistance will take a lot of our jobs.

But it doesn’t have to end there for use because it’s never been easier, or cheeper to build art.

We can market our products, or art to large markets cheaper then ever.

It’s easier, and cheaper to make things like books, blogs, podcast, music, movies and passionate things for people to buy, and consume.

We can build novelty art out of wood, and leather to sell to large markets on the internet.

We can now build a factory (website) for $3,000 or $4,000. Not hundreds of thousands of dollars. The price gets cheaper every day.

We can create experiences that robots can’t do. We have to think in terms of people’s comparative advantage, and we are emotional people; who consume emotional products.

Entrepreneurship has never been so important for society. It’s never been easier.

So go build something. 

In Retro Spect

It’s hard to start a successful businesses, but it can be worthwhile.

In retro spect it’s had to do the things you really want to do while working for someone else.

It’s hard to save enough money to invest in stocks, but longterm you will be wealthy. 

In retro spect it’s hard to retire, and live freely on a pension and Social Security for twenty years after you stop working.

It’s hard work to go from working fast food to a place like Toyota where fast food workers can get a job, but your paycheck will increase more the 100% a week.

In retro spect it’s hard to live on a fast food paycheck.

It’s very hard to be discipline, and responsible, but in In retro spect it’s worth it.

Raising kids in a non-traditional way

In the future robots will be able to do most anything they teach in schools, and colleges. 

Higher paying jobs will go to lower skills for lower pay because with technical computer assistance anyone can do the job.

The most promising careers will be people who innovate, or people who see things differently. They don’t need a technical skill set. Just a creative mind.

When it comes to raising my children I want to raise them in a non-traditional way. In a way they see things different then all the other kids who where taught to be like minded in the same school programs.

The way school started a long time ago was to teach kids obedience for employers, and all the same skills for them too; so workers could easily be replaced.

All the look alike people drive cars that look alike. They live in all the same neighborhoods with similar houses. They dress the same. They all go to the same stores. 

For innovation to happen we need a fresh look at things. Someone who has no idea what their doing, but see’s opportunities that others don’t. They need to be raised in a non-traditional creative way.

That’s my goal! A large creative family that builds things.

Three ways to form an opinion

There’s three ways to form an opinion. One of them is wrong.

First: I’m not interested. I heard things, and I don’t care enough to know. I’ll stick with the opinion that it’s not in my realm of knowledge. 

Second: That sounds interesting. I want to know more, and dig deeper into it; so I can form an INTELLIGENT opinion. 

Third: This is the wrong way. It initially appears this way. It’s a great idea, or it’s an awful idea. I know enough. I think I’ll tell the world, and show everyone how foolish I am.

Be careful how you form your opinions because most of them stink. We all have stinky ones every now and then.

The fundamentals

The rich is the poor, and the poor is the rich.

People move back, and forth. They loose good jobs. Small businesses fail. People have health issues. They make bad decisions that cost them everything. Economies tank.

When I was 19 I had a corporate job. I was talking to an owner of a neighboring business. He told me I had a very bright future. 6 months later I became sick, and was very poor for 10 years. 

Guess what? I’m back, and better then ever.

I know a wealthy family where the large income provider died, and they became poor.

What gives people the ability to move back and forth is the fundamentals of hard work, and the disciplines.

The poor can move out of poverty if they learn the fundamentals.

The rich can fall out of wealth, and get it back if they don’t lose the fundamentals.

The foundation of the fundamentals must be built on stone.

The generational skip

The self made person’s children get skipped when it comes to them achieving high success.

It’s always been that way throughout history. 

Historically innovation skips geographical areas. One culture does well, then goes stagnant, and innovation pops up somewhere else.

The kids grow up with all the things they need, but they don’t have the hunger, drive, and tuffness that it takes for higher success.

Yes, there’s a few cases of children who do well, but most don’t do as well as their parents.

It’s the child who’s tempered by not having things growing up that does well.

It’s the child who had it tuff that can withstand the pressures, and difficulties of success.

It’s the child who knows how to work hard that does best.

Fanning the flames of momentum and fun at work

When managing momentum we can’t stand on our heals for to long. We have to actively Fan the flames of momentum.

We must take advantage of tailwinds, and headwinds.

We have to stay ahead of the momentum so we can pull out the stops.

We must notice when momentum is slowing so we can break, and raise morale at the plateaus.

It’s fine tuned servant leadership. We have to be standing on our toes, ready to pounce on momentous opportunities.

I learned this from years having a large list of things that was hard labor, that need to be done. 

The bosses didn’t telling me how to work the work load. I worked it in a way that was very easy for me. I like to enjoy myself, and play at work too. 

I was put in them positions because of how much work I get done.

It’s easygoing and fun, and the people I worked with enjoy it.

Rule breakers 

Big time entrepreneurs are rule breakers when they build the things that we can’t live without, and make our life easier.

They break social, cultural, economical, and regulatory rules when building these things that make life better for all of use.

They don’t except things for what they are because they see why things could be much better.

They change things by making a difference.

It’s genius….

The Crazy Ones – by Steve jobs