Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive






Institutional Thinking (IT) which is Closed Selective Controlling (CSC) is bumping into Network Thinking (NT) which is Open Random Supportive (ORS). This presents a real challenge for executives in both large organizations and small. No approach is right and both styles are required depending on the situation and scenario, generally speaking Red and Green IMA profiles are Closed Selective Controlling, Yellow and Blue IMA profiles are Open Random Supportive. I have been struggling to be both for the last 11 years inside and outside Ecademy. Ecademy of course has an inside and an outside. From which side do you see it and operate it from the inside or the outside?

Ecademy has shareholders who financed it to this point. Ecademy has subscribers (customers) who financed it to this point. Shareholders expect strict accounting, governance and an Annual General Meeting (AGM) to measure performance, determine valuation and assess futures. Subscribers expect quality of service (always online) freedom of speech, openness, transparency and a supportive, safe, non-controlling environment. Shareholders seek a Closed Selective Controlling approach to managing their capital because Ecademy is a private company not a publicly listed company. Subscribers seek an Open Random Supportive approach to managing Ecademy because they see Ecademy as a public network not a private network. Both parties are right. Both parties with separate thinking have to be managed and overseen.

How do you satisfy both in the 21st century?

What happens when shareholders choose to be subscribers also?

What happens when subscribers make a decision to become shareholders?

What happens when suppliers change their status from supplier to shareholder?

What would happen if Ecademy made a decision to invite subscribers to invest in what some see as their network and become owning shareholders?

What happens when subscribers are converted into shareholders and a public offering takes place? One share one vote or control passing to the largest shareholders.

How would Ecademy operate with thousands of shareholders?

It's clearly complicated. There are no right or wrong answers and judgement is required after lengthy debate with all parties.

These are just some of the questions facing your shareholders, clients and suppliers worldwide as they bump into Network Thinking and try to combine it with Institutional Thinking. I see our role at Ecademy to Institutionalize Network Thinking and give Ecademy the rigour and corporate governance of a publicly listed company while maintaining its values of being Open Random Supportive, a family. It is a tightrope and we all appreciate your moral as well as your emotional and financial support.

With all this in mind and with the aid of business TV producer Mark Sinclair Co-Founder of Your Business Channel http://www.yourbusinesschannel.com/ I have put together 15 brief shows to illustrate what is going through my mind right now. These 15 shows will be released over the next 15 weeks through these video blogs on Ecademy. I do hope you enjoy them and share comments so others can learn how you are integrating your Institutional Thinking with your Network Thinking both for yourselves and your clients.

You'll also see these appear on Youtube, the yBC site and via over 400 syndicators including the Telegraph Business Club.

Welcome to the new world of ORS - Open Random Supportive and remember to keep a foot (and a half) in the old world of CSC - Closed Selective Controlling.

Thomas Power
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Thomas Power

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

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Leesa Daymond

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

This is a very interesting blog/model Thomas and it doesn't stop with organisations, institutions, business or corporates either - families need to be in the mix too. With the shift in norms, societal behaviour et al - all people are impacted. Personally, I think that we are moving away from the masculine (CSC) ways of being and operating, and stepping more into the feminine (ORS) at some point ( quite possibly some way off) balance may be reached - I do hope so. As you quite rightly say, it isn't going to happen overnight - nothing ever does or can, good job really - otherwise there would be nothing to learn, debate or discuss. Kindest,

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Thomas Power

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

The ORS Profile was finished today by Darren Shirlaw. It will be launched in 2012.

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Glorian Delorian

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

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Fry Leela

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

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Milton Rodrigues

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

I like this from Thomas Power :- " I see our role at Ecademy to Institutionalize Network Thinking and give Ecademy the rigour and corporate governance of a publicly listed company while maintaining its values of being Open Random Supportive, a family. It is a tightrope and we all appreciate your moral as well as your emotional and financial support ". ( T.P. )

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Christopher Bird

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

Given yet another economic disaster will society ever be able to evolve to an open random supportive society? Given the world's economy is global we all have to question whether a closed selective controlling institution is the way forward. In view this model fails to many to sustain itself, what do you think? Christopher Bird

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Thomas Power

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

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Thomas Power

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

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Tom Evans

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A cautionary thought

There's nothing intrinsically wrong about CSC or ORS organizations - both have there place - my preference is for the latter The danger is when an organisation purports to be ORS when it really operates as CSC ... anywhere you see worthy dogma or closed operating systems in operation beware.

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Simon Hamer

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Inflexible Thinking

Thomas As a career morph, i love this sort of thing. I am a rare individual, but I'm not trying to say I'm special .....just rare. Former Occupations Bank Manager National Trainer in Debt Counselling Sales Director - Telecoms & web sites Plastics Injection moulding Shop Floor Supervisor Network Marketing Professional (with full time income) Steel industry The one thing it taught me, is adaptability. The problem you get with corporates is fixed thinking. They believe if something has worked it will ALWAYS work..... ;-) News flash for them - life changes ! I've always ploughed my own path, if I can see sense in it, I follow it. If others do not see it .... ;-) I just smile. My friend Mike Prada listened, guess what his site name is ..... At the same time as he bought his site, we were running FREE well attended seminars in Nottingham but the Corporates could not see it ..... nothing new. Great video. as ever, grinning, Simon Simon Hamer ~~ Visibility Extremist ~~

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Harold Forbes

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CSC meets ORS : its all about ownership

Thomas, I think a lot of the dilemmas you outline are actually the type of tensions that arise when management and ownership diverge. Institutionalised thinking is the product of managers becoming "superior" to owners. In theory, the owners should set the direction and decide how what to do with the profit of the enterprise: in reality shareholders of large companies are generally left as paper holders and happy (or not) with what the managers return to them. This has allowed selfish individuals within plc's to engage in overly risky and destructive behaviour because by enriching themselves (witness the enormous salary growth of CEO's) without putting their own capital at risk they may produce a return acceptable to the other "managers" that are running the investment institutions. Adam Smith is oft quoted as the father of capitalism and the "invisible hand" of the market is often deemed to be all powerful but the reality is that Smith knew human psyche all too well. He wrote at a time when partnerships were the most common form of business ownership and he asserted several times that "self interest" had to be pursued by "people of conscience", informed by their capacity for moral awareness. Opening up the share ownership of ecademy to the users who generate the value of the site would seem to me to be a wholly positive step both for the operation and for leading the world at large towards a major correction in how we operate our economic activity. 'How to be a Humankind Superhero; a manifesto for individuals to reclaim a safe climate' Read chapter summaries and order direct from the website or buy via Amazon.co.uk or Tesco.com Try before you buy. Download the first chapter free of charge.

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Kathryn Roberts

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

Great concept to open up debate Thomas and you explain it very well. Ultimately I worked in the constraining corporate governance world of the PLC and I didn't like it . Not surprisingly I am a yellow open networker/sharer and believe in free thinking and transparency of ideas.It is perfectly possible to be open and transparent and make a sensible profit.Times are changing and the old institutional dinosaurs need to get with the programme or become extinct. Kath Roberts http://www.alchemy4thesoul.com/blog Don't survive...thrive and be unstoppable!

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Jacqui Taylor

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

Hi Thomas Great to see this again. As you know it has messed with my brain since Penny first played it for me in July at KLF training. I have used it as part of a training program for our team, and our JV partners. It never fails to get people thinking, brilliant. Specifically it has led me to being invited to speak about Cloud Computing and ORS to 7,000 banks in Amsterdam at the end of the month. I'm looking forward to meeting up again at the Birthday bash at Warren House. I will have the news from Amsterdam and a pressie. This video has changed the way I do business. I recommend it to everyone..... and there are 14 more I can hardly wait! I'll be cheering you on for your TED talk tomorrow, how exciting they won't know what has hit them.

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Alan Bowman

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

Good morning Thomas et al Liked this the first time around and always believe that CSC is all about using knowldege inside an organisation to be the top and to keep people in loops or out of loops depending on who may or may not support ideas. That is why open, random and supportive will have to fight to break that institutional thinking. Knowledge is the one thing you can give away but does not diminish but grows others and that is the real Power of Knowledge not Knowledge is Power which is about self rather than selfish. There are so many things that go on in institutions and in groups of people that are all about control. I have seen it from the inside and outside and it saddens me when it is used to do someone down or to leg someone up for no other reason than personal whims. How did 3 guys appear if front of a commons committee on Banking after their Banks had totally screwed up yet not one of them had any Banking qualifications or computer nouse to know what was going on and thus the whole system screwed us all. Wonder who they knew, certainly not what they knew.

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Stan Broadhurst

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

Hi Thomas..Great post.. love it here ...thanks for the invite..most people got this... it was a question...from a leader...who probably could journey twice as fast if ( CSC ) institutions actually "got it" A Chairman...( leader ) a philosophy mmm "give to get" mmm "be open" mmm "it is the way forward" A visionary with lots of followers... what could this person do with the answer to this question ??? Lots of great open thought has happened here because of a man with a great vision.. Thank you Stanb

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eleven duan

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RFID

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Dan Atkins

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

I think Thomas hit the nail on the head here. In the Digital age you have to be more open and willing to bash down the barriers that "Conventional Thinking" had put up. Hey I'm a teacher and all wisdom and probably protocol suggests points to CSC, however.... Having listened to Thomas and Penny speak at their "Digital Mindset" seminar I really took on board the principles of O.R.S. Since then I've engaged with 7 young people that I was teaching in the past who now want to become advocates of and take the http://www.SuperheroMindset.com to their home countries. Better still, we've got a pretty simple solution for them to do so! It's amazing one slight shift in mindset, yet a revolution in possibilities. Cheers guys and I do suggest if you haven't already been http://www.ecademy.com/module.php?mod=meeting&mid=34548 Regards Dan Atkins (MD) Intensify Youth Ltd Help us engage, inspire and transform young people's lives www.intensifyyouth.com Through changing their mindsets - www.superheromindset.com & Through a National Talent Competition www.highschoolsuperstar.co.uk

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Michelle O'Brien

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

Thank You for sharing this very interesting video. I will bookmark it for later references when needed. Michelle O'Brien

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Ivor Kellock

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

Congrats Thomas and well done - good luck....... Knock 'em dead! TED IS my fave website (Ecademy coming a close second of course......) Kind regards Ivor Kellock Reaching out around our world through social networks developing connections, forging relationships & making friends we inadvertently stumble across a democratic consensual method of stewardship for our planet - empowerment whilst spreading joy. Mail: ivor@trainleaders.co.uk Cell: +44 77 82 193 093 Skype: ivorkellock Google Wave: ivor.kellock@googlewave.com Website: www.trainleaders.co.uk Ivor Kellock | Create your badge Ecademy User Group - full of useful tips and information

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Thomas Power

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

Tomorrow is TED practice and Friday is the live. ORS goes global. Are you ready?

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Melinda M. Sörensson

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

Great idea. Thank you for sharing with us. I am sure it will be very helpful. Oh.. and I love the title, Thomas. Melinda M. Sorensson, Ph.D. Author, My Journey to An Integrated Life Co Administrator, Manifesting Magical Moments Self Growth Expert Ezine Articles Expert Author

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Ivor Kellock

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

Brilliant! Succinct and to the point - thanks for sharing Thomas and Thanks Leon Kind regards Ivor Kellock Reaching out around our world through social networks developing connections, forging relationships & making friends we inadvertently stumble across a democratic consensual method of stewardship for our planet. Bypassing centralised large institutional thinking that allows discussion of solutions through to agreement on local to global issues - whilst sharing empowerment & spreading joy. Mail: ivor@trainleaders.co.uk Cell: +44 77 82 193 093 Twitter: trainleaders Skype: ivorkellock Google Wave: ivor.kellock@googlewave.com Website: www.trainleaders.co.uk Ecademy User Group - full of useful tips and information

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Thomas Power

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

Received from Leon Benjamin. Posted with permission. ---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: Leon Benjamin Date: 17 September 2010 01:56 Subject: CSC vs ORS To: thomaspower43@gmail.com Thomas, CSC=closed and ORS=open The effects of closed are: Orders Order Stability Continuity Rules Fear Withholding Information Measurement Incentives Competition Which leads to corruption, and other corrosive effects; climate change, environmental damage, poverty, inequality, and ultimately self-destruction. The effects of open are; Everyone is a leader Everyone sensing, responding, Transparency Trust Peers Adaptable Self-organising Which leads to balance, equality, self-realisation. This is the battle being played out over the next 100 years. The stakes are high; Human existence itself is on the line. Leon.

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Andre Besselaar

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

Blog Statistics * Posted: 30-Jun-09 * Last action: 5:33pm (on 7 December 2009) * Views: 3764 out of [1.5 million members?] = 2.5% * Comments: 103 = 2.73% * Likes: 124 = 3.29% Rather a waste of time and resources for stats like these but thoroughly entertaining and stimulating non the less. Its interesting that most posts here makes a definite choice, ORS and "rejects" CSC. De Bono stated that as soon as we choose a direction, we automatically shut out all other options and might even throw out the ideal solution. The "Yes" and "No" system we use is judgemental and not at all suitable for all the complexities one faces at the coal face. De Bono invented the "Po" situation where you accept all answers, suspend them within your vision and choose the most probable one that will work best in a given situation, thus not judging but being flexible. ALL other ideas are still valid and never forgotten as they may hold the key to future problems in an unique situation. This is the bread and butter of consulting as consultants capitalize on their insight into combining solutions and creating unique solutions or choosing the appropriate solution for the situation required for resolving a customer problem. ORS po CSC. The gift of living with a dichotomous situation is an uniquely human skill and we are capable of coming up with solutions that will be neither ORS or CSC but something that will fit the situation, ORS po CSC being the initiating/stimulating concepts amongst others. Be practical, live in the moment, use suspended judgement and apply as the situation demands and above all make sure that you understand the concepts of ORS, CSC +...? that is relevant to the situation, hold them in your mind, resolve issues and move on. I think its time to close this blog and move on? Have a blessed Christmas all and may the new year give you what you need.

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Robert Oosthout

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

Thomas, Very good video blog and a bit short for me. I immediately felt I want to learn more. And I know it will come whente time is right. Robert Oosthout Solicitor & Mediator Call me on +31 626 902 545

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Sadie Murray

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

Thanks Thomas, those who see it will have a 5-10 year head-start on maximizing this shift! Those who don't ....well, enough said! Sadie Murray 847-302-1379 Freelife - Healthy Solutions Lose Weight - Feel Great Freelife - Live it! IMAGINE....Earning What You're Worth!

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Thomas Power

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

Money is Closed Selective Controlling (CSC). Attention is Open Random Supportive (ORS). People have lost faith in Money because the banks failed and the financial system collapsed. That faith (attention) has transferred to Network thus now people spend hours on Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin and of course Ecademy. Money is Closed. Attention is Open. Money is Selective. Attention is Random. Money is Controlling. Attention is Supportive. The Network Shift is underway but because of the 10,000 hour rule it will take most people 10 years to make the shift to Network from Money. That's how long it took me and I'm pretty fast. If you have Network you have access to Money. If you have Money you may or may not have access to Network. Network has more value than Money. Access is what people seek they just don't know it (yet). Come 2020 ORS thinking will be predominant as the 10,000 hour rule will have occurred for most.

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Alan Bowman

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

Hi Thomas Am profiled as an IMA RED and glad to say that I am NOT CSC and wonder if this is the one that disproves the rule. Do please see You Tube search PAWRS 2009 and watch TEAM and the others of course and see what you think, none of it was scripted in anyway, all could say what they wished and thought,may that also be a first!! Kindest regards Alan

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Sam Borrett

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

Modern research has come to a very significant fact, one of the most significant achieved in this century, and that is that you don't have one mind, you have two minds. You can call them Closed, Selective, Controlling and Open, Random, Supportive or you can define the different qualities of these approaches as intuitive, imaginative, mythical, poetic and religious or as logical, rational, mathematical, Aristotelian, scientific, calculative. The left hand is concerned with the right hemisphere and vice versa. Generally speaking, the poor people are more intuitive. Now there are ALWAYS exceptions and this MUST be remembered. Go to the primitive people, you can see it. They are more intuitive. The poorer the person, the less intellectual -- and that may be the cause of his being poor. Because he is less intellectual he cannot compete in the world of reason. Remember we as humans contain both the right hemisphere and the left hemisphere and it is the journey of the meditator, mystic and alchemist to integrate both. This is the only thing with which the modern day alchemist, whether he be a business person, networker, an entrepreneur, a plumber or an IT expert is concerned. And that is to build a bridge between the two hemispheres. Some of us may or may not be aware of this however the battle of the different approaches will be resolved only by each of us in our own personal endeavour to bridge the dichotomy in our own minds. There is never mass evolution of consciousness, it is always only ever individual evolution although there can be increased awareness of external issues and an awareness we all need to do something about our internal state. Now this left hemisphere approach and right hemisphere approach also applies to men and women. Women are right-hemisphere people, men are left-hemisphere. Men have ruled women for centuries. Again this is a generalization and there are also exceptions. These people who are the exceptions understand why they too can be other than the norm, why they too can have those qualities sometimes reserved for the opposite sex. The basic premise to understand deeply is that the conflict is in man. Unless it is resolved there, it cannot be resolved anywhere else. The politics is within us, within our minds. It is between the two parts of the mind. Sometimes you see the different worlds within yourself. In the morning you may be loving, kind and compassionate and in the afternoon you are angry, impatient, intolerant and a pain to be around. If we don't believe this ask our family and loved ones. And we wonder why. Well the truth is another mind was functioning. Many readers will know what I'm talking about and others will find the concept challenging. But the concept is challenging and that is why Thomas Power has been struggling with it for perhaps 10-15 years or so. A small bridge does exist between Closed, Selective, Controlling and Open, Random, Supportive networking or right hemisphere and left hemisphere. If the bridge is broken a person becomes split and there develops what is called a split personality. If the bridge is strengthened so much that the two minds disappear as two and become one, then integration or crystallization arises. This is what Gurdgieff called crystallization of being which is nothing other than these two minds becoming one and what Jung called Individuation. The meeting of both is the meeting of the male and the female within., the meeting of the left and right, the meeting of logicality and illogic the meeting of the Closed, Selective, Controlling and Open, Random, Supportive forms of networking. So the fight is not outside the fight is inside. Because of this fight there is the constant conflict between Man and Woman and why it continues. They cannot be together harmoniously all the time and they cannot be apart. They need each other because of the tension and attraction of the opposites. To understand this is to understand that unless we have resolved our inner fight between the right and the left hemispheres, we will never be able to be peacefully in love because the inner fight will be reflected outside. This is irrespective of whether it is the fight between the two minds or the fight between Closed, Selective, Controlling and Open, Random, Supportive Networking. As we all see and are continuing to see even within Ecademy and other networks, the open, random and supportive approach of networking can only be learned as we go along and cannot be taught as a science. This is for many reasons not only because the Internet is evolving so fast but because it has taken on a different form from how it began. This way of learning as we go along and as we get thrown into different situations is the only way to teach something of the unknown; that is the only way to teach something of the right-hemisphere brain. The left hemisphere can be taught in schools: learning is possible, discipline is possible but there cannot be any schools for the right hemisphere as it is intuitive, gradual and suddenly we see we have learned something. Then again it changes. The story of Closed, Selective, Controlling and Open, Random, Supportive networking is a Hero or Heroine's story, the fight of either slaying the dragon in Western Culture or of absorbing the wisdom or swallowing the tail of the snake in the Eastern tradition. Both are valid in their own context but they can only be bridged, no synthesis is possible. Sincerely SAM Sam Borrett Master Mentor Mentoring4Change.com Jupiter Properties EastWest Property Investments EastWestEdge www.eastwestedge.com EastWest Properties ClubFreedom http://www.mytravelclub.asia/osho430 PO Box 241 Brunswick Heads, NSW, 2483 Australia

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Gordon Wheaton

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

Thomas this is one of the most interesting interviews and blogs I have seen and read for a long time. I have often wondered what Sir Allen Sugar, shortly, he hopes to become Lord Allen Sugar is like. He has always come across, to me, on TV as a bit abrupt and sometimes rude. But the way you run Ecademy, I think deserves applause. You are good at it and run it very differently. This is where the difference, as you talk about, comes in. It is extremely interesting. I have spoken to Duncan Bannatyne before and though indirectly, Richard Farlieigh. i wonder if they conduct themselves in the same way as Alan Sugar? Regards Gordon

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Simon Lawrence

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

Hum, interesting, Dave, Perhaps your analogy could have been: "If the spider and many other spiders evolved their solitary, closed and self supporting behaviour and they all built small webs that were interconnected, there would be plenty of tea for everyone". Just a thought. Simon

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Dave Walker

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

My daughter Amy has just given me a metaphor. I have to be honest and tell you I haven't follwed every comment here. Hope this adds to the discussion. There is a spider in our kitchen building a web. I would suggest this is Closed Selective and Controlling ( on the part of the spider at least!). Whether anything flies into the web is pretty Open and Random (although not necessarily Supportive - unless you are spider offspring?). So there is a huge investment in terms of input with an expectation of an output from this system. What would a system look like if the purpose of the output was to look elegant; if the spider had another source of food and concentrated on the beauty of it's web? If the spider adopted this approach would other creature's say "Wow what that spider does is truly remarkable - I hope she has enough to eat - let's invite her to tea"

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Ruth Edwards

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

I believe the convergence will become narrower and probably faster than we anticipate. It will be driven by the ORS perspective because ultimately business is down to the people involved and if more and more individuals take the 'personal' branding stance on these network platforms then people will be buying in to them. Many of these individuals will be a younger generation of ambitious fast trackers to the corporate echelons - they have a fresher younger outlook on these things compared to many of us of a 'certain age' who have had to embrace all these new social media channels with a little bit of reticence. (Exceptions of course!) But they will have been brought up on this stuff in their formative years and it will be a natural phenomenon to them to communicate in the ORS way. It will be integral to their thought processes and mind set in the corporate field and the shackles and stiffness of corporate CRS methods will be very steadily eroded. Just like the suit and tie has given way in part to the 'smart casual' - laissez faire approach to business dressing - the office and the desk have moved on to hot desking, virtual offices and flexible working hours from home to suit the employees needs, and all now acceptable and achievable because of the introduction of new, faster, better, more unique technology and communication channels - it will go on and corporate rules and legislation will have to make adaptations eventually. However, I suspect there will be many complications on that side of things. The bottom line is what 'measurable' effects will it have on business profits...how will we communicate in black and white, understandable terms to the satisfaction of institutions and shareholders how the ORS approach will impact on the business and their interests? How will it impact on global confidence, future investments? Because from whichever angle you look at it, it all costs. Time and hours add up to business costs and how will that be accounted for. The advertising spend is no longer on the full page glossy ad - the tangible stuff - but now on the time you spend nurturing the networks. Or maybe on the salary for the recruit who is doing it on your behalf and under your instruction. Because let's face it, who has enough time to be keeping track of all the different networking channels and doing your job all to the best effect? That is the result you get from ''random'... open and supportive do not offer the potentila problems that 'random' does - because 'random' does not fit with your bank, your accountant, your shareholder, etc. How will it appear on your 5 year business plan as a persuasive tangible element on which your investors, bank or otherwise can with confidence sign up their trust? And so do I find myself back at your original questions Thomas?! Ruth N Edwards LLB, eMA Smartstart Media Ltd smarter communication means smarter business

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Alan Bowman

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

Hi Thomas and everyone Heard a great conversation the other day in which two guys who worked for a large corporation were saying about staff. The problem is "personalities get involved rather than abilities" and in a CSC operation that is bad news as it is difficult to control whereas in an ORS situation that is what you want, both involved without controlling. Anyway some grist for the mill as they say. Kind regards Alan

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Muchina Thuo

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

The long journey continues...Thanx Thomas for update. Warm regards Entrepreneur, Symon M. Thuo Ecademy . Animals are very beautiful people !. www.streamtech.co.ke : End of the iceberg

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Lucas Wyrsch

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Closed Selective Controlling is a Major Reputation Risk

Reputation Risk - Only One-Quarter of Americans Say Banks are Honest and TrustworthyIt's difficult, if not almost impossible to measure the long term impact of the reputation risk. William Edwards Deming, an American statistician, professor, author, lecturer, and consultant who was widely credited with improving production in the United States during World War II, is perhaps best known for his work in Japan, where he strongly contributed to the post war economic miracle through the introduction of KAIZEN, PDCA, TQM, TWI, once said that only three percent of the problems have figures.What's the financial cost of the Closed Selective Controlling Institutional Thinking?As mentioned before, we almost cannot measure the impact of the reputation risk, we almost cannot measure the impact of the Closed Selective Controlling Institutional Thinking but we can estimate that it is one of the main factors to the tens of trillions of dollars that taxpayers that had to pay to save the global financial industry from bankruptcy and major failures! Personally I think that the Closed Selective Controlling Institutional Thinking constitutes a major Reputation Risk, as it contributes to inefficient, ineffective, intransparent and risky administration of our financial system. One of the main factors consists in what Charles Handy calls the mercenary policies of institutions. Instead of being organized democratically, Charles Handy writes about citizen employees who should be employed during a life time, and continuously trained within the companies, most firms hire and fire and in doing so, they destroy the experience and network of the fired employees and change them from friends to enemies, thanks to their Closed Selective and Controlling Institutional Thinking. Best - Lucas Join The Swiss Business Club - Join the GuanXi Game Club - Join the Risk Consulting Club - And Join Doing Business Virtually!

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Simon Lawrence

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

Thomas, Speaking as someone who has struggled to understand or participate in social networking, but who has a strong sense about the organic power of it, reading your article and watching your video today just slotted so much into place that I want to thank you. Surely, the most exciting thing about this is the potential for some sort of collective conscience to develop? Events such as those in Iran appear to be examples. Closed governments and institutions had better "get with the programme" or get washed away. Simon

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Chaw Lay

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

Dear Thomas, I am simly a private turor using online searches a lot to support my teaching techniques. What you have shown to us is very amazing and useful.

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Claire Gaudry

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

This video is so clear and to the point of something so important. Thank you so much for this blog Thomas. I am exactly facing this issue of harmonizing CSC and ORS questioning myself all the time how to be able to integrate the power of networking which I have recently discovered through Ecademy (ORS) and the stiffness presented by the working culture of the multinational institution I work for (CSC) to make both sides benefit from each other more. I agree completely with a previous comment that is has to do with how well we use our brain. These behaviours are indeed directed by the controlling left hemisphere and the right hemisphere wanting togetherness. (see this video by Jill Bolte Taylor on the topic) I really am interested in the question raised on the level of the acceleration of the shifting process, as it surely has its place in the future of sucessful business but also individual satisfaction. Shifting from one to the other at will on a individual level could be actively supported. If this is managed well enough by willing individuals, a whole institution's attitude may move forward in a faster time.

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vikas singh

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

vikassingh(sd) Interesting Hop useful , too

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Carolyn Williams

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

If the Chairman has a clear vision of the future of ecademy and it's wellbeing, backed up by a 'second to none' strategic plan, then the rest will follow. Well Done on the 'Future Big Picture Thinking' and series of videos. All you need now is a cracking team to implement the systems. The families wellbeing being a priority of course! No IMA speak for me, as there are so many facets and shades ( I am Artist ) and we could talk Primary and secondary shades but certainly agree with Sadie on Diversity working Carolyn adding that missing #tSparkle ! with LifestyleOnline Coaching Keeping you fighting fit for your business By TwitterButtons.com www.lifestyle-online.co.uk www.facebook.com/LifestyleOnline

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Bouchra Elidrissi

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

I do agree with you!

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Aron Stevenson

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

Thank you Thomas for sharing this brilliant article & podcast. I think a good example of open random supportive working is Wikipedia. It's hard to imagine that Wikipedia operates with only four paid employees and three volunteers. In a way it's very similar to the way ecademy operates. What say you? Open Source Software Wikipedia 2008View more presentations from ThomasGHenry. Best wishes, Aron Stevenson www.leasingoptions.co.uk Do You Follow?

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Petronella du Toit

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

Hallo Thomas, I must say you managed the multi IMA profiles brilliantly. In my opinion and if I understand the terms correct, ecademy has a CSC component which already allow quality ORS integration. Need more information to know the Legalities involved in the other questions. (Could only view your written post for now). Why don't anyone here answer your key questions? I must have miss something? Vladimer's post on the "Investomer" - sound to be similar to a co-operative operation which socialists seems to favor. If so, I am not sure if I like the Investomer direction. Petronella

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RealSteveHolmes Fading away soon

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

Unfinished Rothko No 1 (Tintagel Sunset) Nothing that is not simple can ever be true. Try this for something completely different. The internet has destroyed my career as a sage. Everyone's a guru today. I wrote this website by the way. Does yours read anywhere near so well? WHAT I DO IS HERE ······· MY INTERESTING IDEAS ARE HERE

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Naseem Ahmed

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

Dear Sir Thomas, I 100% agree to your thought, Its just like for a while, exclude the "COLORS" from a web, or an eye vision, Nothing except black in the white crystal. Colors attract us in the life and effect in the soul, some are crazy, some are friendly, some wants to play you and some you wants to play. Now comes to your main point ! Lets think or discuss the meaning of "Social(B)" and "Business(A)", The media or Network which is called private company stakeholder is right on their thoughts, facts and figures and whatever they possess., but the more and most important factor is the way on which they are on this stage now. if the ecademy, its stakeholders and etc. are "A" than their root and power is "B", so the essential balance is necessary on all factors as you covered in your above funda-mental. May be my thought is going on incorrect way, so I almost supportive with already proved peoples. Regards Naseem P.s. I hate some of my own created rules that not to allow me to discuss.

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Alan Bowman

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

Hi Thomas Many thanks for the video and having gone from a CSC environment in Banking and prior to that Customs and Excise to ORS over the last 18 years I can fully appreciate what you had to say and the other comments above by many people showing that you have, once again, raised an amazingly interesting concept for us all to consider. I look forward to the next 14 editions and all being well with plans currently afoot I hope that I can make your 2 day August Social Media Retreat. The biggest worry and problem I have seen with the advent of modern technologies is that systems now control people, so often you hear "the computer won't let me do that", yet what is being requested is often a common sense application to a problem, instead of people running systems and being able to change fields or the system to the circumstance, and I am sure countless thousands know what I am saying is true. That change has to come about to truly allow CSC and ORS to integrate successfully and that is a paradigm shift. Kindest regards Alan

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David Shirley

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

Thomas, A concise and precise explanation. I had 27 years corporate with the last ten years at what was termed senior executive level (not board) - in this role I was very much CSC - running a salesforce of just over 400 via a line management structure, so I needed to be controlling - others in similar roles would quite often comment on not knowing how I was thinking so I guess I really was closed as well - only recently exposed to your thinking and Ecademy, but do feel as though I am making progress - although my wife might say the controlling part is still there if I put on what she calls my "management head". Thanks for sharing. Dave David Shirley +44 7770 627230 davidshirleyassocs@lineone.net

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Sadie Murray

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

Powerful thoughts Thomas and effectively delivered utilizing visual, audio, and written! I "Like" it! As a Human Resource professional who spent many years in a corporate environment. I had an "ah ha" moment that led me to the conclusion that everything operating as a unit; family, corporations (public or private) social networks need to function and be run much like a project to be effective. Typically Yellow/Blue "Open, Random and Supportive" provide vision and strategy; Red/Green "Closed Selective Controlling" put action to the vision and strategy and evaluate solutions. Corporations (publicly traded CSC) typically segment these and force them to operate as stand-alone units. This becomes a problem. Why? There is no diversity. The ORS/Blue &Yellow see things others often never dream off. They have conviction and see clearly what can be accomplished and are anxious to go directly to implementation. CSC/Red&Green more often will not implement until they can measure and quantify. Either of these operating without the other creates a plethora of issues; late to market, inability to adapt, lack of flawless execution = stagnate, failed projects. To operate effectively we need both groups to implement and improve (rather than delay and perfect) effectively = Progress and evolution. Diversity of thought, and the environment for each to contribute effectively, gives the best opportunity for break-out opportunities and flawless implementation. It sponsors an environment for ingenious and calculated to create synergistic results that fosters not just progress but the opportunity to thrive! I believe this is the Ecademy advantage. Sadie Murray 847-302-1379

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Nick Braak

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

Video is great, really nicely produced, pretty tight, brief and well matched to the attention span of the wider business audience that you should reach. Thomas has made many points and posed multiple questions, as he likes to do. I don't have the time to answer them all now, but they have made me think. What happens when shareholders choose to be subscribers also? What happens when subscribers make a decision to become shareholders? What happens when suppliers change their status from supplier to shareholder? What would happen if Ecademy made a decision to invite subscribers to invest in what some see as their network and become owning shareholders? What happens when subscribers are converted into shareholders and a public offering takes place? One share one vote or control passing to the largest shareholders. How would Ecademy operate with thousands of shareholders? My off-the-cuff response to all of the above: Ecademy as a member-owned collective is admirable in theory and lousy to disastrous in reality. The "lengthy debate" that goes on now about the minutia of site changes is only a taste of the grinding pedantic quagmire that we would have to look forward to. Aye to strong leadership, proportional representation and an opportunity for members to invest and build equity. Otherwise nay. Nicholas (Nick) Braak Founder and Chief Investigator Highwick Associates New York City, NY +1 212 810-2131 www.highwick.com www.linkedin.com/in/nicholasbraak www.twitter.com/highwick

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Amanda Hamilton

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

I really like this - it also matches and explains the Ecosystem that is Ecademy ..... The people who say what they think and feel, the uproars that happen from time to time, those that purely use it for Google rankings or sales, in essence the wide diversity of the membership and the collective effect of that. Throughout my entire corporate life, I was the intuitive in the boardroom - the "rat sniffer" my ex boss used to call me - as I had an unholy knack for spotting the liars, cheats and low down slimey worms .... and listening to your video brought a realisation of how it is possible, and in fact was my job, to bring ORS thinking into CRS environments. I feel quite retrospectively proud of myself now!! Looking forward to the series :)

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Lucas Wyrsch

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

Dear Thomas, Thank you for your brilliant article that is an abstract of your recent webinar and contains elements of Penny's blog "Open, Random and Supportive - are you the right type of networker for 21st century business". I think that the closed selective controlling world of institutions can be compared to an intransparent, risky, hierarchical top-down approach, while the open, random and supportive philosophy represents the Linux model of mass collaboration, that stands for a transparent, risk mitigated, democratic, bottom-up, sharing and caring world. The economics of production have changed significantly as we have moved from an industrial to an information-based economy where the Wealth of Networks have changed Coase's law. Yochai Benkler has written, besides the Wealth of Networks a very important publication in the Yale Law Journal in 2002 "Coase's Penguin, or Linux and the Nature of the Firm". In the industrial economy, most opportunities to make things that were valuable and important to people were constraint by the high costs of making them. If you wanted to publish a mass-circulation newspaper you needed a printing press and a physical distribution infrastructure for delivering your papers door-to-door. Simply wanting to do this was not a sufficient condition to make it happen. You needed financing to obtain the physical capital. In order to get an acceptable ROI, you needed to orient production toward the market, i.e. you needed to sell subscriptions. Today, billions of connected people around the world can cooperate to make just about anything that requires human creativity, a computer, and an Internet connection. Unlike before, where the costs of production were high, people can collaborate and share their creations at very little cost. This means that individuals needn't rely on markets or capital-intensive firms to make or trade all of the goods and services they desire. A growing proportion of the things we value, newspapers included, can now be produced by us or in cooperation with the people we interact with socially, simply because we want to. As a conclusions, I like to mention Penny suggestion from her blog: "So go out and build your content, and create your Social Footprint, don't forget to be open, random and supportive in your networking because if you have a small network, you will have a small voice. And finally what ever you do online 'self publish' don't 'self promote' and as you go forward remember, it is about the other person and what they need, it is not about you at all." We don't have to broadcast in only one direction but to communicate, to share, to give in order to find the opportunities and serendipities that will change our fate, It think. Best - Lucas Join The Swiss Business Club - Join the GuanXi Game Club - Join the Risk Consulting Club - And Join Doing Business Virtually!

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Maria del Pilar Diez Calderon

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

The creation of cash with CSC has been proved. The creation of cash with ORS is an insecure field. Both have their positive ways and both have their negative ways. As you said "keep your feet safe". Sunlit, mdp Tel. 01483 202581 View my page on Carrot

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Mike Starling

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

Thomas, your comment on Mehmet reminded me of IBM's CSC approach, and their nickname. It's interesting that they are still known as Big Blue, even though the blue suits have long gone by the wayside.

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Steve Austin

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

A very interesting piece of thinking, Thomas. As somebody whose professional life is largely of a CSC nature, managing and controlling data centre operations, it's interesting to see networking introduce wider possibilities and randomness into formerly rigid and controlled environments, in an analogue of the processes by which failure, change and unexpected consequential events intrude into the ordered life of the data centre. Managing these events has always required a jump from controlled thinking to something more open, to determine the nature of the event, and deal with it. Some events cause permanent change, some do not. I don't know how those people who are wedded to CSC thinking and maintenance of rigid structures will cope; New models are needed to accept openness and randomness.

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John Griffith

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

Good effort Mr P to resolve an almost unresolvable issue. Shareholders and clients will always have different agendas. For info, recent research we have conducted reveals echoes of this ORS/CSC dichotomy; respondents found non-human (controling) company values "Poor and unsuitable" whereas more human company values (networking) were seen by most to be "Relevant and useful"... One can hypothesise that human/"networked" values are increasingly popular esp among middle management and lower tier employees if they are to remain engaged with those employer brands. For more on this topic feel free to contact me - the research is not yet published but will be soon J John Griffith mob: 07958 609915 run: www.therunningbug.co.uk

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Andre Besselaar

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

CSC vs ORS Brilliant conceptual definitions and the timing for highlighting this: excellent. I base my views regarding CSC vs ORS on living, researching, tracking etc. the current H1N1 Pandemic very closely since May. I tracked this event from the scientific, political, social and economical points of view. The implications of this historic event has a lot more future implications on the world as we know it now that will only be fully understood in the next 2 years or so. 1. Those that are entrenched in CSC and cannot make the transition to ORS, must become more CSC focused. 2. Those that are entrenched in ORS and cannot embrace CSC functionally, must become more ORS focused 3. Those that can/have been integrating both CSC and ORS functionally, must focus on the integration of CSC + ORS and build bridging technology. 4. All must apply their focused skills situationally, that is, when needed as a situation demands. This seems to be a critical factor. It would seem that now is not the time for focused experienced people to change their focus, but to rather become more focused, that is in all areas 1 to 3. I.e. become "expert, experts" and add the situational skills. We should consider ourselves lucky to live in these interesting times. Thanks Thomas for the insight.

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Richard Derwent Cooke

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Ces Creatively

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

Great thinking Thomas. Looking forward to capturing the essence and value of your Social Media thinking for your TwitterMakeover and Ecademy Profile Makeover! Ces x

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Mariéme Jamme

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

Excellent Thomas! :-) You are ahead of your time my friend..!Thanks for putting value in our thoughts. Best Wishes Marieme Mariéme Jamme Follow me on twitter Have you joined Africa 2020? We are on Twitter @africa_2020 !

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Thorsten Mueller

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

Dear Thomas! A well done presentation - easy and short to understand! What i do miss in the presentation is of why we are moving into an ORS - while our current system, as we all know, has failed and people are tired of close business transactions, behind the scenes - while mostly corrupt - and why do you need to hide from shareholders - so the public? People forget - that the people have lost confidence in companies while being screwed over and over again - To gain back what we have lost - is something you only can achieve with total transparency = trust = support. You need to educate of what you do - and why you do it - so the people who are with you - can understand - where you coming from - and once understood ( so educated) you will be able to grow while you build a family business (UNITY) as i like to call it, which is build on honesty = transparency. Overall my respect to you and the one comment made on here - well it appears he doesn't understand it. Thank you! Kind regards, Thorsten Mueller CEO & Founder help Our world (hOw) Brasil www.hOwGlobal.wordpress.com

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Vladimir Dimitroff

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

Hats off, Thomas - this is a landmark initiative. You've taken the niche and local internal challenge of 'Ecademy the community' vs 'Ecademy the business' to a global scale, and are highlighting a fundamental and game-changing trend for the economy and society. Few people realise this, even some supportive comments above don't seem to get a grasp of what is happening. You are drawing the world's attention (I hope they pay attention) to what I've called in some of my writings 'stakeholder convergence', a radical change in how the world works. While gurus and trend-spotters are still debating the convergences of IT with Telecoms and Telecoms with Media, few people seem to notice the (already happening) convergences between employees and customers, suppliers and employees, employees and shareholders. The convergence of customers and shareholders (I call it 'investomer') is something I have been pushing since the late 90-s and even dared to propose for Ecademy (a furtile potential 'case study' for the rest of the world) as early as 3-4 years ago. The current crisis has led many to try and revise Capitalism as we know it. There is a possibility that events of the last (and next) 2 years accellerate the trends we are talking about, especially in the 'investomer' direction. However, to the 'neo-communist' solution of bailing out banks and car-makers with taxpayers money (indirect ivestomer), I would rather prefer your ORS approach and integrating customers with the business through direct ownership. Only then will interests and goals be truly harmonised and benefits follow. I'll be watching your series with great interest, needless to say - 'retweeting' it in my conference speeches and articles. Keep up the clarity of thought and boldness of messages! V. Knowledge: the only product which, once delivered, remains with the provider. Give it away!

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Ruth Edwards

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

Thanks Thomas for your insightful post which has opened up an important issue which I am currently writing about - called 'Mind the Gap!. It dwells specifically on what you address here and how that '10 year' acclimatisation to new age thinking can stir up the concept of corporate communications. It would be good to discuss this further perhaps - maybe at your Social Media 2 Day Retreat I am attending in August? I look forward to it. Ruth N Edwards LLB, eMA Smartstart Media Ltd smarter communication means smarter business

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Subra V S

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

In simple terms, I see what you term as CSC as akin to pedagogy or classroom instruction and ORS as interactive learning (the metaphor here is education). Yes both are necessary in the real world, based on circumstances - like the left and right hemispheres of the brain :)

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Graham Bunting

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

Great piece Thomas and a clear well delivered message. I think that the one area that probably creates the most uncertainty is the very poliarised nature of the journey and expectations that I have heard people discuss around how quickly the new world will deliver results. My feeling is that this is absolutely a long game, and it's about providing clarity and consistency of message and engaging - building your personal brand and reputation. My best experiences are with those people within my network who do "listen" and feedback and engage and communicate. Too often in the technology world there is a lot of transmission, and minimal listening and participation. Let's all engage and build a powerful supportive community graham@peraconsulting.co.uk 07836 389389 www.peraconsulting.co.uk

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Ronald Wopereis

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

Very nice first of 15 videos Thomas. Indeed well done Perhaps one can see analogies in what in the Netherlands is called "The Rose of Leary". The interpersonal circle or interpersonal circumplex is a model for conceptualizing, organizing, and assessing interpersonal behavior, traits, and motives (Wiggins, 2003). The interpersonal circumplex is defined by two orthogonal axes: a vertical axis (of status, dominance, power, or control) and a horizontal axis (of solidarity, friendliness, warmth, or love). In recent years, it has become conventional to identify the vertical and horizontal axes with the broad constructs of agency and communion (Horowitz, 2004). Thus, each point in the interpersonal circumplex space can be specified as a weighted combination of agency and communion. (source: Wikipedia - Interpersonal Circumplex) In the dutch version of this Wikipedia page you can find the diagram below Leary ontdekte dat 'samen', 'tegen', 'boven' en 'onder' in relatie stonden tot elkaar. En wel op de volgende manier: Samen-gedrag roept samen-gedrag op (symmetrische werking). Tegen-gedrag roept tegen-gedrag op (symmetrische werking). Boven-gedrag roept onder-gedrag op (complementaire werking). Onder-gedrag roept boven-gedrag op (complementaire werking). (Leary discovered that 'together', 'against', 'above' and 'below' were related. And indeed in the following way: Together-behaviour calls for together-behaviour (symmetrical process) Against-behaviour calls for against-behaviour (symmetrical process) Above-behaviour calls for below-behaviour (complementary process) Below-behaviour calls for above-behaviour (complementary process) Now let us examine this statement in your blog: Both parties are right. Both parties with separate thinking have to be managed and overseen. Let us say that CSC is "above-behaviour" (controlling) and let us say that ORS is "together-behaviour" (supportive) From Leary's findings one can see clearly that one can not meet CSC with ORS nor vice versa. The rules of the game are that much different. best regards, Ron --- Follow Me : http://www.ecademy.com/module.php?mod=club&c=5591&xref=69061

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CharlieTheCoach Robertson

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

Top class! Message put across professionally and succinctly. Whether ecademy stays under the control of its present owners or moves to a subscriber/shareholder system will become immaterial as the very philosophy of ORS is already in place and any changes will become an extension of that. Looking forward to the next fourteen shows. Charlie Robertson

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Alan Stevens

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CSC and ORS are not the only alternatives

Thomas, A very interesting video blog (and well-produced too, thanks to Mark Sinclair and the guys at YBC). As you know, I see things rather differently. I've talked to, and worked with, an number of companies who are embracing social networking and incorporating it into their culture, without having to change too drastically. General Motors have done it, Dell Outlet have done it, and most recently I've been chatting to a 100-year-old US-based business called Tillamook County Creamery Association. They have used Facebook, Blogger and Twitter to create a lively, engaged fan base for their cheeses, while keeping their traditional values and structure. Their CEO, Harold Strunk, told me "I have always been a strong supporter of communicating directly with our consumers. Social media tools are an important part of our communications strategy because they offer an effective way to engage with Tillamook loyalists as well as attract new consumers. Listening and being responsive to our consumer's needs has always been a core value for our company. Social media is a fantastic medium to gain a better understanding of what our consumers are thinking and saying about our brand. We believe interacting with people directly creates a much stronger emotional bond between the brand and consumers than any other form of communication. That emotion bond creates brand loyalty." The Ford Fiesta Movement in the US is another great example of how companies are taking social media into their marketing strategy. I don't believe we have to accept every connection, but of course, I agree that we always have to be open to new things. Keep doing what you do. Best wishes Alan Alan Stevens, Author of The Pocket Media Coach. Presenter of The Mediacoach Radio Show Director of MediaCoach Training and Coaching for Media Skills, Presentations and Public Speaking. Specialists in Crisis Management. Tel/Fax +44 (0) 20 8220 6919 Mobile : 07986 852621 Watch a video of me speaking to London Ecademy here. Follow me on Twitter

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Ivor Kellock

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

Inclusive not Exclusive for a fairer world Great one Thomas another useful tool to spread the word about how people will need to think in the future. Ivor

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Dr. Mehmet Yildiz

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Closed Selective Controlling meets Open Random Supportive

Thomas, This is a fantastic video which made the difference between Institutional Thinking and Network Thinking crystal clear. As a person working in both environment as bridge, I understand your points very well and congratulate you for explaining these critical perspectives to networkers. Ecademy has a well established ecosystem to support ORS which is an enabler of desired diversity for innovation as we also discussed here before. What will be more amazing for the future is the customised implementation of ORS philosophy with the rigorous processes of CSC which I have been researching as part of a number of empirical/ethnographic studies in my networks. I'd be glad to share my findings in my blogs when the final paper passes the referee assessments planned to be publish before the end of this year. Regards, Mehmet Dr. Mehmet YILDIZ || IBM || IT Philosophy || Future|| Leadership || My blog || Twitter || Linkedin || Yasni ||Google || Naymz

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