"We live in the world of Perverse Cosmic Myopia,
an inability to focus attention on the
most perilous matter at hand." - David Brooks
"George W. Bush's myopic vision of how to defeat
the terrorists has led us down the solitary path to quagmire in Iraq." - Avalon
myopia is defined as:
eyesight abnormality resulting in faulty refractive
lack of discernment
or long range perspective in thinking
"We've seen highly ethical, altruistic executives
transformed into vicious louts who behave very badly. They
focus on the end to
the exclusion of the means and
become coercive and demanding,
destroying morale and motivation. The really hard cases cut corners,
lie, even cheat, all in the name of
outstanding results." - Scott Spreier
executive branch, which vacillates between being run primarily by executives
recruited from corporate America or academics recruited from corporate
acadamia, fails to perceive reality clearly.
This is mostly due to the partioning
function of the bicameral human mind.
Chief Executive Officers,
Chief Financial Officers, executives and
academics that have excelled in their field of expertise must have certain
personality traits to succeed. One of these traits is the ability to
focus on a problem in an attempt to solve
If 'the problem' has been carefully
analyzed, if all the variables are known and if there are
sufficient resources with which to address 'the problem' then it is highly likely that 'the
problem' can be solved with action.
On the other hand if 'the problem'
has not been carefully analyzed, if
all the variables are not known, if the
information is erroneous or if the resources are insufficient then it is likely that 'the problem'
cannot be solved within existing parameters and there is a very real
possibility that action taken to solve 'the problem' will only create
greater problems - especially if the "players" are dependent on "gaming the
The corporate failures of
Long-Term Capital Management,
Johnson & Johnson,
Citigroup, American International Group,
Fannie Mae either bears
witness to the truthfulness of the preceding
statement or suggests
a global Ponzi scheme
Corporate failures stem
from breakdowns in how executives
perceive reality, how the
individuals within an organization face up to reality and how information and
control systems in organizations are managed.
To perceive reality
correctly requires structured self-reflection.
perceive reality correctly
requires the ability to overcome egocentrism.
perceive reality correctly
requires one to feel empathetic
toward every individual that one's actions affect.
failure to perceive
reality clearly results in organizational leaders adopting
Every single organizational system is subject to break
down in the real conditions under which organization operates.
Corporate mistakes have at their
core a fundamental breakdown of managerial reasoning and
the achievement drive A new study by Hay Group, June 19, 2006, shows a dramatic rise in
the achievement drive of business executives.
The desire to achieve is a major
source of strength in business - the innate drive to continually improve
performance or meet or exceed a standard of excellence - has risen sharply
among executives over the past decade.
This period of innovation
and rapid business growth has coincided with a period also marked by scandal
and loss of confidence in
executive decision making, the dark
side of this trend.
By relentlessly focusing on tasks and goals, an executive or
manager can ultimately damage corporate performance. Overachievers tend to
command and coerce, stifling subordinates
which if unchecked can prove harmful not only to their own careers, but also to
the organizations they lead.
Overachievement often results in
ineffective, sometime unethical leadership of the organizational overachiever
who is driven to continually improve resultsno matter how they are
Psychologist David McClelland identified three drivers of
achievement, meeting a standard of excellence; affiliation, maintaining close
relationships; and power, having an impact on others.
The power motive
comes in two forms: personalized, in which the leader draws strength from
controlling people, and socialized, where the leader derives strength from
Studies show that
leaders are highly motivated by socialized power. The leaders who created
high-performing and energizing climates got more lasting results by using a
broad range of styles, choosing different ones for different circumstances.
Rather than order people around, they provided vision, sought buy-in and
commitment, and coached.
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new perspective with which to engage reality to which its author adheres. The
author feels that the falsification of reality outside personal experience has
created a populace unable to discern propaganda from reality and that this has
been done purposefully by an international corporate cartel through their
agents who wish to foist a corrupt version of reality on the human race.
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Way of Life - a rational gnostic mystery religion based on reason which
requires no leap of faith, accepts no tithes, has no supreme leader, no church
buildings and in which each and every individual is encouraged to develop a
personal relation with the Creator and Sustainer through the pursuit of the
knowledge of reality in the hope of curing the spiritual corruption that has
enveloped the human spirit. The tenets of The Truth of the Way of Life are
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intent here is to reduce the violence that is already occurring due to the
international corporate cartels desire to control the human race. The
international corporate cartel already controls the world economic system,
corporate media worldwide, the global industrial military entertainment complex
and is responsible for the collapse of morals, the elevation of self-centered
behavior and the destruction of global ecosystems. Civilization is based on
cooperation. Cooperation does not occur at the point of a gun.
social mores and values have declined precipitously over the last century as
the corrupt international cartel has garnered more and more power. This power
rests in the ability to deceive the populace in general through corporate media
by pressing emotional buttons which have been preprogrammed into the population
through prior corporate media psychological operations. The results have been
the destruction of the family and the destruction of social structures that do
not adhere to the corrupt international elites vision of
a perfect world. Through distraction and
coercion the direction of thought of the bulk of the population has been
directed toward solutions proposed by the corrupt international elite that
further consolidates their power and which further their purposes.
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