**Original Question “How do we promote Focusand Clarity Of Thought in our Strategic DecisionMaking? Do we need better Frameworks? Tools?Excel Models?”*The Correct Question - “Those certainly Help.But those are more superficial factors. The realfactors which have the maximum impact areslightly different. Allow me to explain.”
**The Human Brain has*About 50 thoughts / minute*About 3000 thoughts / hour*About 72,000 thoughts / day*The psychological present is defined as a window of3 seconds in the human brain*Everything else is either the past or future*We have 29k such moments of present in a day*Or about 20k such windows when we are awake (16hrs)
**70-80% of our 72,000 thoughts per day are either (i)nonsense or (ii) negative*Neither of which is a problem at all.*Unless, some of those thoughts become persistentand repetitive. [Rule!!!]*R‟ber the easiest test of Insanity is repetitivethoughts ;-)*The fallacy is that people consider negative ornonsense thoughts to be problematic. We havediscussed that the process of thought emergence isin deterministic and what comes out cannot bechosen.
**Humans with an Analyzed Life, or a ClearPurpose for their Life are better able tochannelize thoughts into meaningful actions*It is very well known that post (i) trauma or (ii)life threatening situations most humansdevelop a better sense of their life‟s, purposei.e. Analyzed Life. They develop focus*Which doesn‟t happen normally if you are on aroll or if you are drifting from one day toanother mindlessly
** More or Less thoughts can be either of - good or bad* Contrary to the popular belief that humans use just 10% of their brain capacity, humans actually usevirtually every part of the brain, and most of the brain is active all the time. You need Yoga to use theBrain more Effectively.* Meditation/Yoga gives you* Higher Self Awareness* Better presence in this World* An Analyzed life* Puts your Windows of Present in the context of your Analyzed Life* Breaks repetitive thoughts, prevents insanity, reduces stress* Reduces Both (Mental & Physical) Fatigue* Reduces need for sleep to 4-5 hrs/day* Clear Thoughts and Stable Flow Of Thoughts* Both Energy & Clarity to convert those thoughts into Actions within the context of Purpose* Everyone ignores the Fact that Steve Jobs was very Spiritual for a large part of his life and that mostCXO‟s use Yoga (as in Meditation) though they will not openly accept it, to increase their clarity ofthought, vision, purpose and strategies.
** This presentation is not about making you a Saint and give upall worldly things* It is not about giving up all hopes and desires and fearseither…* Rule: R‟ber none of those are bad at all. Only repetitive andpersistent thoughts of ANY KIND are a killer.* If you give up all Worldly Needs and Desires you are as goodas dead, and never been born. That‟s the trivial solution inan optimization problem (which is the Origin i.e. Zero,Zero)* This presentation is about Material success for Individualsand Business‟s. Its about Enjoying all the Materialistic andSpiritual Benefits and Your Existence on thisPlanet, Responsibly.
*Enterprise Yoga is what delivers benefits analogous to Yoga foran individual, but for an organization1. List down the Why‟s!!!2. Define the Purpose, Philosophy and Direction-> AnalyzedExistence!3. Cut democracy, endless opinion based debating and suchnonsense4. Institutionalize Critical Thinking and Actions/Decisions5. Just enough Simple Rules to guide but not restrict severelyby being cast in stone6. Simplification7. Kill Paralysis, and anything that prevents Agility
** <Internal Criteria>* An Organization has limitedliabilities* It has to make sure it has sufficientCashFlow, barely enough for it tosustain their operations and bufferagainst variations in supply anddemand* It is inevitable that to succeedorganizations have to maximize (i)their debt capacity and (ii) the debtthey carry. Optimized to themaximum without default.* Debt and Depreciation also have aTax Benefit which accrues withtime, growth and leverage
** <Internal Criteria>* R‟ber we are not preaching sainthood which according to us is the Origin (0,0) solution in an optimization problem.* We are saying one has to enjoy one‟s existence on this planet responsibly.* We are saying that an Individual is a Unlimited Liability Entity* Individuals mostly spend money on Pleasures of Life, e.g. a Car/TV which depreciates the moment it is bought tozero instantly or in „x‟ years. Or a Vacation/Restaurant/Tourism which has no Book Value. And we use Debt for that* Generally any Individual should AVOID/MINIMIZE DEBT* Success for an individual would mean to Cover CashFlow Requirements and make sure one is CashFlow positive evenin worst eventualities for „x‟ years* You might underestimate this statement. But this is the one and only one reason behind personal success (InternalCriteria) on this planet. Think of this, if you were cashflow positive for the next „x‟ years would you care aboutlosing your job, junking your car, theft of your laptop, … at that point such things don‟t give you grief andstress, you don‟t lose sleep over them, you enjoy life. And on the positive side you are immensely strong ineverything you do and deal with, to the extent you would be tempted to say things like “My way or thehighway”, “Take it or leave it. Let me know”* Every ill in the Human Society stems mostly and directly or indirectly from a persons Cashflow situation. *Period** Managing CashFlow leads to the best Existential Experience for Individuals* This is the actual opposite of an Organizational Scenario where CashFlow needs to be just enough but Debt needs tobe maximized.* The worst people in this world Minimize Debt in their Organizational Roles and Maximize Debt in their personallifes‟.