What does Random mean to you? #ORS

Last week we launched the ORS questionnaire developed with Darren Shirlaw. 15 people came along and took the questionnaire. We are testing a further 200 to validate the questionnaire further before launching online to everyone.

6 people came out as ORS - Open Random Supportive.

4 people came out as OSS - Open Selective Supportive.

2 people came out as ORC - Open Random Controlling.

1 person came out as OSC - Open Selective Controlling.

2 people came out as CSS - Closed Selective Supportive.

So my question to you all is what does Random mean to you?

Tracey Finlay

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What does Random mean to you? #ORS

Any links to the colours? T

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Thomas Power

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What does Random mean to you? #ORS

69 results in so far indicate: ORS 26% OSS 26% ORC 13% OSC 10% CSS 13% CSC 6% CRS 3% CRC 3% If you would like to complete the ORS questionnaire please email william.buist@ecademy.com

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Tom (THE HARRIER!) Brown

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What does Random mean to you? #ORS

without method or conscious choice

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Tracey Finlay

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What does Random mean to you? #ORS

Thomas, I love your Quantum-Physical view on life. You're well ahead of your time. I get you, totally, but it takes a while to catch up. T x

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David Holroyd-Doveton

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What does Random mean to you? #ORS

To me random means no order or structure. Just accepting what comes along. David

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Gordon Wheaton

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What does Random mean to you? #ORS

To me random is open. Accepting anything, something will come along Regards Gordon

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Will Hawkins

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What does Random mean to you? #ORS

Random means opportunity to me. You cannot plan for everything. Sometimes you just have to place yourself near the rough place you want to be and you might randomly come across a person, an event, or a product which can help you get you to where you are intending to go.

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Gyula Julius Reznicsek

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What does Random mean to you? #ORS

No matter by whom from whwre the matter came from...

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Thomas Power

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What does Random mean to you? #ORS

I believe all events are data even a punch in the face is data. I believe data comes at us all the time in a random flow. In other words everything in our lives is data. Just data. I don't believe the data that comes at us has any structure or any form other than the medium it travels through be it sound, words, pictures or physical movements. I believe it is our job to accept data, process data, flow with data and move on. When presented with data many of us make choices and selections based on experience and judgement. Based on our education, track record, knowledge or insights. In my experience most of those choices and selections we make are flawed because we are missing data inside the big picture. In my view it is better to accept data for what it is let it flow passed, perform its function and disappear. The handling of data by humans generally does not add value (sometimes it is does). Spin is spin. Data is data. Data is data. Data is random. Accept the random into your life without judgment, decision or control.

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Martin Dewhurst

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What does Random mean to you? #ORS

PS Random to me means Open.

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Martin Dewhurst

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What does Random mean to you? #ORS

What does Random mean to you? #ORS Random when applied in the context of on-line ego ... An opportunity to posture, to argue, to win over, to persuade, to influence, to project MY version of what random means to me and therefore its superiority over your version of what random means to you. Random when applied in the context of exploration ... An opportunity to appreciate the numerous facets of and possible meanings of randomness to any individual regardless of age, sex, name, rank and number.

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Lucas Wyrsch

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What does Random mean to you? #ORS

Dear Thomas, Random means huge, a bit like the billions of websites that nobody ever can visit all, the only option we have is to spider the web thanks to tools! Well, random is a bit like the success story of two guys who randomly met at Stanford University to start their BackRub! Created by Online PhD The rest is random history! Have fun and take care! Best Lucas

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Mick Say

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Hi Thomas In the context of ORS as a social idiom Random means to me: "Having no specific pattern, purpose, or objective" Meaning that I openly and randomly accept all comers in to my network, following a very brief check that they are not a bot or spammer... Mick

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Derek Sorensen

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What does Random mean to you? #ORS

In the days when Sussman was a novice, Minsky once came to him as he sat hacking at the PDP-6. "What are you doing?", asked Minsky. "I am training a randomly wired neural net to play Tic-Tac-Toe" Sussman replied. "Why is the net wired randomly?", asked Minsky. "I do not want it to have any preconceptions of how to play", Sussman said. Minsky then shut his eyes. "Why do you close your eyes?", Sussman asked his teacher. "So that the room will be empty." At that moment, Sussman was enlightened. Source: The Jargon File: Some AI Koans

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Demos Flouri

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What does Random mean to you? #ORS

All I know is that I came out with ORC, so do it my way! ;-)

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Susanne Palm

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What does Random mean to you? #ORS

Random to me means "open door." I grew up in the Swedish countryside and 90 percent don't lock the doors. This means that you never know who is sitting at your kitchen table when you get home, maybe they made coffee, maybe they are nice, maybe not, maybe they brought cinnamon rolls or, in worst case, some stranger stole your TV and camera. Selective to me means "closed door." Some lock the door, put the key behind a special flowerpot and only tell a few SELECTED friends who they know and trust. Due to time, work, business, safety etc we need to select. I realize that the world is not like my countryside home. Still, I feel, everytime a door is closed, in the long run it's a loss for everybody.

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William Buist

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What does Random mean to you? #ORS

To me Randomness doesn't mean no focus, in deed you can focus on accepting randomness. Randomness also doesn't mean the absence of a consciously- applied approach. Randomness, for me, means not prejudging data and information. Alan sees the need to decide whether to spend time with people and his judgement is based on his assessment of their ability to pay and who he sees have value. I used to do this. I was bad at it, appalling actually, but I thought I was good at it, exceptional even. Randomness means making clear who we are, what we do and why (that's the consciously applied approach) and then not prejudging who is attracted by what we have said. Some who come would be prejudged as 'not suitable' and dismissed. They shouldn't be. Steve Waters comment is accurate here. Random is about switching the filters from inbound flow and assuming that you have knowledge to interpret it to ensuring that the outbound flow is clear and unambiguous, then allowing the inbound flow to flow in its entirety. It's about focusing on different things, not losing focus. When you do this well the inbound flow shrinks to the valuable stuff, not the stuff you thought was valuable, but really valuable stuff. Just my interpretation.

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Alan Stevens

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What does Random mean to you? #ORS

Being random is fine if the outcome is not critical. Serendipity can be a boon. To my mind, complete randomness in business means a lack of focus. I don't offer my services to everyone. I concentrate on those who can afford them and see the value of them. It works very well for me. Best wishes Alan

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Andreas Wiedow

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What does Random mean to you? #ORS

Means I have to pay ransom to get rid of some percentage of random.

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Steve Waters

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What does Random mean to you? #ORS

Random means telling people who you are and what you believe in and inviting anyone to make a connection who likes what you stand for.

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Stuart Harris

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What does Random mean to you? #ORS

Random is impossible. There's is always a pattern.

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Thomas Power

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What does Random mean to you? #ORS

No perceivable pattern just in from Trudy on G+. That's good. https://plus.google.com/u/0/114149296801704936672/posts/XbMc5BpJ27v

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