Usable Insight – The World is NOT Flat
A wired world does not a flat world make
The world is becoming increasingly wired. More and more remote regions of the world are getting online or at least gaining access to a town, local village, van or someone on a Blackberry who is. To add to that younger generations are connecting in a truer way than their parents and grandparents ever did and have the potential to do so with those connections not being mired by outdated prejudices, policies, politics and wars that have are fought fueled by egos rather than what makes sense eco.
What still prevents the world from being flat – with equality of opportunity and the possibility of fair and honest competition– is that the powerful, greedy, entitled, special interested find ways to not compete fairly. Instead they hedge their bets, gain a competitive edge and create barriers to entry through lies, linguistic gymnastics, innuendo, manipulation and even more unseemly practices.
Chief Justice Louis Brandeis said that “sunlight is the greatest disinfectant.” Until utter transparency becomes not just the law of all lands, but the values that all peoples practice in their daily behavior, the world will continue to be under the sway of the entitled, the unworthy and the nefarious.
I hope for all our sake the disinfection happens sooner than later, because if you haven’t noticed Mother Nature has been firing warning salvos to mankind that she can’t hold on forever.
- The Great Manager’s Key: The Guide to Better Decisions February 24 webinar with Dan Ariely. Dan is on of the top thinkers and researchers in the area of behavioral economics and in his landmark book Predictably Irrational. In this webinar hosted by Dr. Mark Goulston, you’ll discover just how much your rational decisions are anything but that. When finally checking out use Coupon Code: goulston50 to receive $50 off the regular fee of $349.