Theodore Roosevelt: “All the resources we need are in the
John Quincy Adams: “My toast would be, may our country be
always successful, but whether successful or otherwise, always
Ralph Waldo Emerson: “Every great organization [convergence
of leader and his / her co-leaders] is merely the lengthened
shadow of a single man.”
Thomas Gaisford (1779 -1885): “Nor can I do better, in
conclusion, THAN IMPRESS UPON YOU THE STUDY OF THE
GREEK LITERATURE, which not only elevates above the vulgar
herd, but leads not infrequently to positions of considerable
George Bernard Shaw: “The people who get on in this world are
the ones who get up and look for the circumstances they want
and, if they can’t find them, make them.”
Konrad Lorenz: “It is a good morning exercise for a research
scientist to discard a pet hypothesis every day before
Professor Gary Hamel: “The bottleneck is at the top of the
Stephen Covey: “Start with the end in mind.”
Giuseppe Garibaldi (1807 – 1882): “Men, I’m getting out of
Rome. Anyone who wants to carry on the war against the
outsiders, come with me. I can offer you neither honors nor
wages; I offer you hunger, thirst, forced marches, battles and
death. Anyone who loves his country, follow me.”
Confucius: “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to
work a day in your life.”
Harvey Mackay: “Success is getting up more than you fall
Jim Rohn: “It is the set of the sails, not the direction of wind
that determines which way we will go.”
Anonymous: “There are many things in life that will catch you
eye, but only a few that will catch your heart …. Pursue those.”
Anonymous: “Life’s a struggle, but you can win.”
German proverb: “Humor is when you laugh anyway.”
LEADERSHIP FIRST, REGARDLESS!
No optimum management, whatsoever, can there exists if first
there is not a greater and universal application of leadership!
PRESENT VERSUS FUTURE!
Evelyn Lindner: “Pessimism is a luxury of good times… In
difficult times, pessimism is a self-fulfilling, self-inflicted death
The FUTURE always wishes to readily equip the present with
novel information. Why? Because the FUTURE considers the
PRESENT a failed stated in the realm of time, and does not
desire to get implicated with the downsides of a sub-optimal
As the FUTURE gives the PRESENT a bad score and becomes
judgmental on it, the PRESENT flagrantly denies and rejects the
current existence of the FUTURE.
As the FUTURE paraphrases Shakespeare’s sentence (fears take
away the good with which we could win) and executes it in the
practice, the PRESENT feels a great animosity against such a
maxim and habit.
The forthcoming FUTURES – already scattered among us – has
a lot to offer to the PRESENT, namely an invaluable out-of-this-
word-and-time source of narrative and numerical data
(unexplored repository knowledge waiting to being seized and
administered by the PRESENT and its inhabitants). Can you
think of anyone more visionary than the king in his class, the
The PRESENT, unfortunately, is somehow anecdotal while the
FUTURE ruthlessly and relentlessly abides by ever-emerging
scientific truths. These truths contained vast gold mines for
creation, recreation, and super-creation, as well as for
devastation. The cultivated brains must root out the endless
dangers to capture the benefits, so humankind prevails on Earth
and much more beyond it if the Universe, too, –and its own
dynamics– warrants such a license.
For the first time in history, we can work backward from our
imagination rather than forward from our past. “In the midst of
chaos, there is a learning lesson to assimilate. Sometimes the
table is served for an OVER-LEARNING if the prepared mind is
paying huge attention to the nano-granularity of details.” (Andy
– Andres Agostini, Nov/23/2001, 8:34 p.m. EST).
“To me unchartered territory is the most splendorous ‘terra
incognita’ territory, chiefly because of its sheer number of
unknown knowns.” By Copyright 2009 Andres Agostini (Andy),
Friday, May/08/2008 + Arlington, Virginia, USA
The term singularity entered the popular science culture with
the 1993 presentation at NASA-sponsored conference of a
seminal paper by San Diego State University statistician Vernor
Vinge. The abstract of the famous essay is as daunting today as
it was more than a decade ago:
“Within thirty years, we will have the technological means to
create superhuman intelligence. Shortly after, the human era
will be ended …Is such progress avoidable? If not to be avoided,
can events be guided so that we may survive? These questions
are investigated. Some possible answers (and some further
dangers) are presented…”
“I just wonder if the FUTURE is always stalking on the
PRESENT! Perhaps, it is so. One thing can be ascertained,
because of its non erudite nature, the FUTURE (the over-ruling)
is always filibustering the PRESENT (the enslaved).” (Andy –
Andres Agostini, Jan/19/2009, 3:17 p.m. EST).
Andy-Andres Agostini: “these days—meaning: these seconds—
the totality of all is in the making perpetually. That to be ‘in the
making’ made—at this time—is relentlessly thought of and
thought through way in advance. This is a technique to
CURRENTLY get your brains over-insourced by zillion, practiced
futuristic scenarios.” (Andy – Andres Agostini, Jan/17/2009,
10:21 p.m. EST).
"The FUTURE WILL HIT the PRESENT AND ITS RESPECTIVE
GROUND, RUNNING. All of that as it has been seen up to the
present time. This is a hyper-accelerated Eon and ever-
increasingly by an over-exponential factor. Said ‘over-
exponential factor,’ even when multiplied by many orders of
magnitudes as in effect it is, the non-linear geometrical growth
of it is by most people immeasurably underestimated." – (Andy
– Andres Agostini, Jan/19/2009, 11:09 p.m. EST).
“To me–The PAST is more like Alice (Alice's Adventures in
Wonderland). The PRESENT seems more like Mr. Hyde while the
FUTURE appears to be more like the conspiracy of Dr. Jekyll and
Dorian Gray. Perhaps, we will need the combined effort by
Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christies to decipher the outright
enigmas, namely those stemming from the always-awaited-but-
intruding FUTURE.” – (Andy – Andres Agostini, Jan/19/2009,
11:21 p.m. EST).
“Progress is the future outcome of cascades of ‘current
moments’ flowing divergently.” – (Andy – Andres Agostini,
Jan/25/2009, 5:04 p.m. EST).
The PRESENT is introvert adhocracy as the FUTURE is
technocracy in perpetuum. The PRESENT is an illiterate
adhocratic one while the FUTURE is the technocratic, 'omni
mode' savant. The PAST is hollow, inconsequential fossils.
Most business plans are ill-conceived indeed, as they are
written-up and reckoned with the eyes fixed in prehistory. IF IT
IS NOT AN ACTUAL SUB-SET OF A MUCH GREATER AND
THOROUGH ADVANCED RISK MANAGEMENT STRATEGY, THE
FIRM WILL MEET GARGANTUM CHALLENGES. Otherwise, there
will be great opportunities! One end of the greatest Risk
Management Effort (extraneous to insurance, co-insurance, re-
insurance, bonds, etc.) is to entertaining the fiscally sound
outcomes of a business, literally any business, challenge, or
This FUTURE, that throws around its weight through every facet
of the PRESENT impiously, might be 99.99% INEVITABLE.
Inevitability, in this instance, equates to meaning that it will be
a rogue dictator, over-ruling capriciously and solely by its way
and taste. The unavoidable consequences of this FUTURE can
be mitigated or at least somehow modulated. Evidently, this
FUTURE’s UPSIDES can, perhaps, be seized and even amplified.
To meet both requisites, there is one HUGE prerequisite before
proceeding any further. That is, that the TOTALITY of
HUMANKIND has to converge—‘on the doubles’—on the most
essentials Herculean tasks to do in order to attempt the
sustainability of the corresponding civilization as it is known /
Possibly, this FUTURE will not have—as per the hopes treasured
by all-walks-of-life eyewitnesses—a ‘natural tendency.’ Put
plainly, because it is being envisioned and worked-out
preternaturally, this FUTURE may appear – before our naked
eyes – with extreme tendencies and directives that evoke the
most extravagant and transhuman mandate. The terms
“extravagant” and “transhuman,” in this case, apply for even
the ultimately leading-edge practitioner of the scientific realm,
either within the eminent establishment, or those with an
unauthenticated citizenship from the avant-garde renegade-
verse. It might be a genuine deal, it might not?
Said dictator will not impersonate anyone. He will be THE
maximum MONARCH OF TECHNOCRACY by his own right,
Remember? Yes, yes, yes—I know. Technocracy, the
gentleman, just espoused a lady with an appalling temperament
that looses composure oft, even before the state’s visits by the
Holly Pope. Her fist name is “Global.” Her surname is “Crises.”
That’s the reason why this “power couple” has made Sir Francis
Bacon a best-selling icon, “FOR TIME IS THE GREATEST
INNOVATOR.” Gotten it?
The PRESENT carries on superfluously. But the FUTURE is over-
impregnated and super-immersed with detailed meaning and
significance and projected transgressively a là ‘omni mode,’ as
well as with its manifesting tangibly and intangibly pervasive
Perpetual innovation is a rogue truth to this PRESENT. The
breadth, depth, scope, and rate of acceleration of this FUTURE’s
perpetual innovation will be endless, endless so beyond the
wildest dream or nightmare ever conceived by the ultimately
noted or most criticized sci-fi writer. To attribute to this
FUTURE’s perpetual innovation a quality of far-fetched will be
an extreme over-simplification.
The PRESENT is a function of the PAST and, above all, a
function of the FUTURE. The PRESENT is a function of the PAST
only in part. Remember: The FUTURE is always pre-clashing
and/or clashing the PRESENT, thus continuously shaping and
re-shaping the PRESENT to a great extent. The FUTURE is, so to
speak, 30% a function of the PRESENT and 70% a function of
the FUTURE itself. The PRESENT is bathed by permanency and
by the quality of being impermanent. The PRESENT is not a
snapshot or fixed (static). It is the linkage, superposition,
and/or intertwining of many films (dynamical). Its dynamism
grants itself, the PRESENT, huge ambitions to becoming the
FUTURE while trying to capture the ‘here and now’ mirage.
There are too many ‘heres’ and a myriad of ‘nows.’
The PRESENT is always infinite, unless its interrelationship with
the FUTURE stops. The FUTURE is never endless unless a great
anomaly takes place.
Concerning the PRESENT and specially the FUTURE, the great
majority of people failed to considering the possibility of
anything going wrong, no matter how remote the location or
complexity of the implementation environment.
The PRESENT and the FUTURE engender tsunamis of CHANGES.
When you altered your work because of competition and/or
difficult times, you are CHANGING your professional occupation
(organizational strategy). When you reflect and modify you
innermost, you are CHANGING your essence to some extent.
CHANGING your essence to being ADAPTABLE to ever-shifting
realities. When CHANGE is always altering all types of
CHANGES, the scientific properties of known and unknown
changes get modified, sometimes profoundly. This extreme
modification is what I have been referring to ‘CHANGED
CHANGED CHANGES make the overwhelming case for ‘beyond
unprecedented’ reinvention of humans, business and lifestyles,
organizations, businesses, governments, nongovernmental
organizations, societies, and worldwide society. In the process,
the extreme makeover is in nothing superficial or similar. And
the call is an abrupt wake-up alarm to all sorts of leaders,
managers, entrepreneurs, business owners, government
administrators, consultants, adviser, strategists, professors,
teachers, students, researchers, and any breathing or
cryogenized human being.
At the time being, it does not matter anymore where you come
from and how this impact your ‘current’ PRESENT. Instead,
what is presently relevant for you to envision are the floating,
fluxing, cross-railed FUTURES as they climb the treacherous
building-block ladder, the ladder of accumulation of
opportunities, challenges, and perplexing, but exuberant,
tradeoffs. These tradeoffs poise the least thinkable of the
unthinkable results, challenging our body (physiology), mind
(psychology), and soul (spirituality). To apply for practical
leadership credentials will be a nearly, though not impossible,
How insurmountable? As nearly insurmountable as attempting
to hike the Everest cloth-less, equipment-less, ill-prepared,
without a crew and the indispensable Sherpa, as you walk and
climb toward the mountain’s peak with your back focused on
the peak and while your eyes are grabbed by the starting-point
locus. You can always walk into the FUTURE backwards to
revive the fossilized vestiges of blur/made-up memories that
eat your soul out.
You know what the PAST is? Reply: The eternal creative-tension
discrepancies between the FUTURE and the PRESENT,
encapsulated in a stream of segments from the ‘preterit tense’
kingdom, a kingdom that is neither awaken nor significant.
Clearly, the genetics of the human beings will have a notable
impact on the psychology and physiology of the humans until
the FUTURE’s say. Such a say has a designated ‘due time.’ By
all effects, the FUTURE is always a representative of three
facets. There is the facet of opportunities that we can call
UPSIDE RISKS. Another facet is that of the likelihood of
potential disruption. The former impersonates the DOWNSIDE
RISK. Thirdly, there’s the facet of blended UPSIDE RISKS with
DOWNSIDE RISKS. To really get the OPPORTUNITIES the
DOWNSIDE RISKS must be terminated or, at least, mitigated.
Such eternal creative-tension discrepancies —as imposes the
rogue and nearly ageless interrelationship between the FUTURE
and the PRESENT—wage a 'preemptive war' to get the PAST
under retirement. These eternal creative-tension discrepancies
make three major displacements. Firstly, it displaces the PAST
to a corner where vestiges are fossilized but not looked after.
Secondly, it displaces the PRESENT closer to the FUTURE.
Thirdly, the FUTURE pulls pervasively the PRESENT to the
FUTURE’s intimate spheres of influence, since this monarch (the
FUTURE) wishes the PRESENT to be the ultimate, loyal subject
of the FUTURE. This wish from the FUTURE is to this
monarchical ruler a sine qua non without fail.
It must be mentioned that interrelationship between the
FUTURE and the PRESENT is intense and will become
increasingly more intense, beyond the boldest and lucid
Mother Nature is a great and loving and noble matriarch. The
Universe is the oldest and wisest Patriarch, perhaps the elder
son of the greatest intelligence of all. The MultiVerse (many
universes with, at the same time, many dimensions) is not only
the maximum, all-enabling Patriarch, but also a pervasive
Patrician holding the greatest intelligence, wealth, perhaps the
elder son of omniscience, nanotechnology, biotechnology,
robotics, and A.I. (artificial intelligence). NASA just found plenty
of water in the Moon’s South Pole.
Successful and tough reverse-engineering captures
breakthrough innovations for the PRESENT’ and from the
FUTURE’s dominion. Reverse-engineer all regardless of its
origins, terrestrial or extraterrestrial. This is important to bear
Successful and tough reverse-engineering captures
breakthrough innovations for the PRESENT’ and from the
FUTURE’s dominion. Reverse-engineer all regardless of its
origins, terrestrial or extraterrestrial. This is important to bear
Every human is partly earthling and partly extraterrestrial.
Why? Because pre-biogenesis and bio-genesis was (at least and
as it seems) massively instilled from the outer space. If
extraterrestrial beings existed, they would be, in fact, siblings
to current humans. How come? Because there are other genesis
different from biogenesis on Earth, whether within our
knowledge or not. A genesis does not only take place only on
Earth, but in the whole Universe if it is or not under known and
To capture benefits and to extreme-make-over leadership and
to scientifically steward disruption potential, you need to
understand the PRESENT, the FUTURE, and its frenzy
interrelationship. In making this effort optimum—and among
other prerequisites—we must find out and address two topics.
One topic has to do with how we reached this PRESENT out of a
scattered PAST’s technological accomplishment as we
constructed an expanded knowledge repository just by
practicing future scenarios through radiant foresight, far-sight,
hindsight, insight, and innermost-sight.
Another topic is that insidious habit of the FUTURE in seducing
the as-of-now PRESENTS while the citizens of such PRESENTS
make us agent so many looking-forward changes that set afire
the interrelationship between this PRESENT and this FUTURE.
Now we know how we got to ‘here’, ‘here’ is the hyper-
dynamism of flows, in-flows, counter-flows, avant-garde flows,
crossed-pollinated flows, point-inflecting flows. “As-of-now”
exactly refers to the PRESENT-FUTURE’s own tête-à-tête.
‘Here’, while in the PAST, was a bit statistical but never really
so. The so-called ‘here’ is undergoing a total immersion of
numberless processes, transactions, deeds, etc. ‘Here’ has
always been mobilized. ‘Now’ is motorized at a rate that is
beyond awe-inspiring. We just got the ‘now’ about right to this
point. To turn savvier on this FUTURE, one must be a genius in
his executions (sic).
Then, he / she has to make the greatest effort of all, that is, to
think unthinkably in relation to present forces and respective
futuristic trends—both subtle and dramatic ones as well as
those driving and marshalling and enforcing just brute-force
dramatic ones—by means of the practical implementation of
Thereinafter, your unthinkable thinking about FUTURES must
become more refined, enhanced, exuberant, streamlined,
diverse, expanded, and extended. In doing so, it never suffices
to come up with a three-scenario forecast. Subsequently,
forecasts must carry with you as many plausible or implausible
scenarios as resources required never loosing the maximum
rigor. Also, no optimum forecast is great enough if it is not
accompanied of an arsenal of plans of contingency. Each
scenario crafted must have its respective, unambiguous plan of
contingency without a fail.
All of this is true for humans from the PAST and the PRESENT.
Toward a more advanced time—and by means of reverse-
engineering with the omniscience perspective—the humans will
increasingly be of different constituents and design.
The PRESENT is always unnecessarily delayed or even lost and
absent-minded because its limits are impermanent and
capabilities are finite. The PRESENT never contemplates fast-
forward-ly, but in reversal in so adding to its even greater
disadvantage. The FUTURE operates beyond the offensive
acceleration of ‘light speed’-plus and nearly without or with zero
limits or constraints or borders. The FUTURE is the Napoleonic
Emperor that does everything only under its own terms,
exploiting every advantage and disadvantage to its lucrative
well-being and omni-ruling.
The FUTURE is accustomed to spying on the PRESENT. How
come? The FUTURE is the PRESENT’s debriefing one. The
FUTURE is, in many cases a virtuoso, though it at times voyeurs
the PRESENT. What a horrendous vice! Such deed will NEVER
be tolerated. How do you REHAB the FUTURE? Group therapy?
Grouping it with whom?
The PRESENT is sleepwalking while the FUTURE is ‘child like’
wondered by daydreaming. In the mean time, the post-modern
modernity is a rush getting more and more modern by
unprecedented ‘shock and awe’ unearthed standards.
This criss-cross PRESENT will be reconstituted by the
continually crinkum-crankum FUTURE inevitably. There is going
on a terzetto in which the happenings are more or less like this:
the PAST (R.I.P), the PRESENT (thé dansant), and the FUTURE
(tertium quid). Clearly, the PAST is getting a CPR to be by
historians. Earned in his own intellectual right, Jefferson stated:
“I prefer the dreams of the FUTURE than history.”
Who would dare not to appreciate that nanotechnology,
biotechnology, bionics, and artificial intelligence making deep
and steep inroads? Incidentally, the definition of the
omniscience perspective can be revised at
www.AllSciCzar.blogspot.com as well.
The PRESENT is an absent-minded sardine while the FUTURE is
giant cuttlefish in conspiracy with an octopus.
Ying and Yang have combined forces of subtle and dramatic
origin. These days the PRESENT is a bit like a pseudo-
harmonized Ying-Yang relationship. The FUTURE is only about
The PRESENT is besieged by a bunch of dilettantes and poseurs.
The FUTURE is—so to speak—shaped à la Sir Francis Drake.
The PRESENT is more like Huckleberry Finn while the FUTURE is
perhaps the archetype of Genghis Khan and his Mongols.
The stream of as-of-now PRESENTS will become—to some
extent—one of the forthcoming FUTURES. At some point ahead,
The PRESENTS are from appalling and contentious
interrelationship between Venus and Mars. The FUTURES are
only from stringent Mars. Go and ask about it Dr. John Gray.
The FUTURES are supervening upon the PRESENTS in
combination with the ruthless forces possess by the own
The PRESENT concerns the animal and vegetable kingdoms. The
FUTURE is only about beyond post-humanity and its staggering
The PRESENT pertains to discovering science. The FUTURE is
absolute science dominance and nearly infinite power.
The PRESENT is always misled and misleading, treasuring a
great promise of deceit. The FUTURE is eloquently transparent
and clear, crippling—in advance—violators of ethics, morality,
principles, integrity, and dignity.
QUANTITATIVE ANALYZES VERSUS QUALITATIVE ANALYZES.
Speaking of, say, the difficulties engendered by the global stock
markets, I learned a lesson quickly in 1996. In the R&D efforts
directly based on and implemented by (and/or serving) the
“industrial military complex,” there is this great rejection of
overdoing number crunching and the stemming modeling. In
my experience, I have seen and found it valuable to grant more
relevance to a combined used of (FIRST AND FOREMOST)
“Qualitative Analyzes” and (SECOND) Espoused with
responsible “Quantitative Analyzes.” Issues like “fuzzy logic”
and the apparent, but untrue, “illogicality” of quantum
mechanics (whose visionary logic is “covertly” embed
ubiquitously) makes me (in my case) to be extremely careful
with such qualitative analyzes without sacrificing the
Evidently, THERE IS A GREAT CONSTRAINT IN TRANSLATING
(1) arguments, (2) subjectivities, (3) subtleties, (4) intricacies,
(5) anomalies and phenomena, (6) overt and covert processes,
(7) overt and covert interrelationships, interacting within your
"targeted" framework INTO APPLIED MATHEMATICS AND
APPLICABLE MATHEMATICAL FORMULAS. Regardless of the
practitioner's I.Q. and his / her ‘Three Of Knowledge’, WILL IT
SUFFICE (TO SATISFY INDEED THE ULTIMATE OUTPUT) TO
EMBED (TO INPUT) SUCH COMPLEX RULES INTO A
SPREADSHEET OR A SOFTWARE APPLICATION?
Dr. Ray Kurzweil suggests that although hardware’s processing
power has increased dramatically since the invention of the first
PC (and that of supercomputers) it will not suffice, to this date,
to process items, among others, such as aforementioned "(1)"
through "(2)." The throughput will be slow, so inappropriately,
offering (if it can offer anything at all) an output (“expected
and, above all, accurate, sustainable and reliable solution”)
worse than deplorable.
Kurzweil also suggests that as hardware has been getting
faster, the processing power of current software has been
turning slower and slower, compared to the progression rate
personified by current hardware. WHAT IS THEN THE
The question is, WILL YOU TRUST SUB-STANDARD AND INFRA-
OPTIMAL COMPUTATIONAL SYSTEMS TO MAKE EXTREME
CALCULATIONS AND MODELING CONCERNING STUNNING
CHALLENGES BEFORE TRUE ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE (AI)
CONQUERS IT ALL?
Right now, and in order to be more dependent on quantitative
analyzes over qualitative analyses, we need "quantum
mechanics" (nano-technology and biotechnology under
hybridization) COMPUTERS to get the right outputs of the
FUTURE into the PRESENT besieged by omni-mode
obsolescence. Perhaps and within a decade or so from now, said
computers– the constituency of A.I. (Artificial Intelligence) will
serve society with a stunning problem-solving ability beyond
Subsequently and in the mean time, as we await those
“quantum mechanics” computers and their respective re-birthed
software applications (‘in silico’-based, neuronal-based, bio-
based informatics once the brain’s reverse engineering is
completed), we must grant much more relevance to bold
qualitative analyses espoused with some considerations (as a
sub-set of such qualitative analyses) given by qualitative
analyses, especially when dealing with complex problems in an
ever-increasing chaotic worldwide context.
On the stock markets– the insidious numericalization factor
driven by (i) greed and (ii) lack of universal principles and
diligent, evolutionary regulation, and (iii) an absence of a priori,
real-time over-watching “due process” justice–, play hugely
(and this for the great pain of the Global Economy and its
corresponding ‘Global Finance’).
More on this is available at:
WHAT IS THE FRESH-LOOK DEFINITION FOR RISK?
Robert Kennedy: The past is not the script of the future…Future
is not a gift; it is a daily conquest.
RISK, What is it from a unique, new perspective? RESPONSE:
Chiefly but not always, risk is pent-up energy. Pent-up energy
waiting to becoming constructive or destructive or both. What
type of energy does risk entail? RESPONSE: Mostly, KINETIC
ENERGY (the energy possessed by a body because of its motion
[or temporarily paused motion], equal to one half the mass of
the body times the square of its speed).
As any ENERGY, it is within its nature to get transformed and
transformed and transformed endlessly. To get transformed into
a lucrative initiative, the unleashing-process is scientifically
stewarded, so that ENERGY (as it contained in RISK) makes a
successful (optimum) landing in the ‘right quadrant’ (so to
speak, meaning superseding NASA’s greatest expectations by
far. I immediately explain why NASA has to be in this example).
By way of example and in this occurrence, let’s cite when
NASA’s Rover made it over-perfectly on Mars. How do you like
that? This is the accomplishment of an UPSIDE RISK. UPSIDE
RISK is always fruitful and advantageous.
When the unleashing of the kinetic energy is not known or it
has not been identified and controlled or when the management
is ineffectual (because it is not scientific enough), it takes place
towards the antipodes. This is the accomplishment of a
DOWNSIDE RISK. DOWNSIDE RISK is always fruitless and
disadvantageous. THE GOOD SIDE OF THE PROBLEMATIC
OUTCOME IF THAT ENGENDERS NEW KNOWLEDGE AND
HEIGHTENS AWARENESS. There is also an additional issue
when the DOWNSIDE RISK crystallizes into a disruption or a
loss. I will explain ASAP. The come-true DOWNSIDE RISK has a
huge magnitude as the Global Financial and Economic Crises
(GFCAC) overwhelmingly verify. Then, it starts to attract other
unbeneficial RISKS. How?
RESPONSE: Such a milestone as the case study spoken of
makes all-kinds of people bewildered, frightened, and
sometimes paralyzed. Paralysis is in this arena an extra terrible
characteristic. Actions are paralyzed because the mind is
terrorized by those biblical-proportion tragedies. If the GFCAC
got the minds of the world’s dignitaries in stalled—and that of
the supporting system of staff of such dignitaries, How do these
people respond effectively and efficaciously, say, to (a)
Bombardments by anarchists, (b) Pandemic flu, (c) Global
climate, (d) Over population, (e) Extremely-worsened Poverty—
globally, so forth?
Once a pre-existential downside risk is brought into existence,
all resources start to fall short. To begin with and recapping, the
dignitaries’ minds get inattentive and jammed to hold a
veritable consideration of a second or a third global crises at the
same time (energy, wars, failed states, maritime piracy,
petroleum dictators, etc.). And the good aspect of it is that we
have an arsenal of technological tools, like never before, to
make Earth better. Obviously, the 700-billion inhabitants of the
globe—in one or other magnitude as it depends on his / her
resource availability— each other must industriously and
instantly help to get back to a decent life, globally.
“Omniscience is the only salvation of Earth (a) if stringent and
absolute morality and ethics are universally practiced by the
totality of individuals, and (b) if, concurrently, the 700-billion
inhabitants collaborate lavishly and fluidly with each other. I am
still a realistic with a touch of optimism. Said optimism will
come true and grow if people become honest, compassionate,
and helpful to each others, as well as when solidarity among
each other is practiced universally. My optimism would raise the
highest bar if the greatest majority of the 700-billion would
become ‘good Samaritans’ genuinely. ” – Andres Agostini
“Andy” (Jan/24/2009), 4:23 p.m. – Arlington, Virginia, USA at
The most important resources, shared by everyone in different
degrees, are the Intellectual Capital. Resources like trained ‘first
responders’ are crucial. So is it with physical and digital
infrastructure. Spiritual Capital is the perfect spouse of said
“Intellectual Capital.” We must own the whole package without
There is an even more important resource. Without it, the
population of Earth can have a true ‘reality-check’ of how life is
after life. What resource is that? RESPONSE: The Moral,
Ethical, and Spiritual Capital! If humankind does have it and
use it through its entirety, it got some chances. If humankind
does not have it, go pray or meditate until the very last,
forthcoming ‘reality-check’ talked about earlier. Even with the
most splendorous omniscience marshaled in ‘omni mode’ mode,
grave and universal violations to morality, ethics, as well as the
pontification and application of corruption, said omniscience
cannot prevent us from delighting us with a visit, without
return, to life after life.
Amorality and immorality, beyond and above the banks and the
stock markets of the world (and beginning with WORLDWIDE
‘Main Streeters’), will ascertain the ultimate struggle to each
and every specie on the face of Earth. IF WE, THE MOST-
ADVANCED HOMINOIDS WISH IT TO BE OTHERWISE AND
INSTILL VIABILITY TO OUR ONLY SPACECRAFT (THAT ONE
THAT HOUSES THE 700-BILLION PEOPLE), THERE IS A MUCH
BETTER CHANGE, NOT AN IMPEACHABLE GUARANTEE THOUGH.
QUESTION: WHAT WILL BE YOUR OWN ELECTION ON BEHALF
OF CIVILIZATION FOR THE GREATER GOOD OF ALL LIVING
CREATURES ON THIS SPACESHIP, EARTH? RESPONSE: I just
wonder, to be a bit kind to the reader!
In attempting to formulate futuristic scenarios –whereas one is
expected to be practicing a drill from its furthest hindsight
through plausible and even implausible foresight-driven
outcomes (known or unknown ones, weirdest or not), there are
many errors in the process. BUT WE MUST ALWAYS REMEMBER
THAT ERRORS ARE THE ULTIMATE LEARNING DEVICES
AVAILABLE TO US. Clearly and only, if we register, document,
and extract knowledge from said errors as a matter of a
systematic habit brought into robust execution. ‘Futuristic
scenarios’ practiced and ‘futures’ drilled are the landmark
foundation to formulating a robust program of contingencies
(countermeasures for the thinkable, unthinkable, expected,
Accelerating the ‘error making’ cycle–especially of those not so
expensive undertakings–, allow the researcher, experimenter,
and tester to capture more and more knowledge. Knowledge
that is subject to falsification (à la Popper) or verification or
amplification as it is deeply analyzed with other already
applicable scientific truths.
Then, besides learning, one also becomes aware that must (a)
get more and more prepared through the approach of
omniscience (a bold effort to be made for good), and (b) that,
in getting really prepared, his / her contingency planning will
never be farfetched and/or too-farsighted in THESE TIMES OF
THE ‘EVER-INCREASINGLY’ UNTHINKABLE ONES. THE
UNTHINKABLE ONES WILL GET INCREASINGLY MORE AND
MORE UNTHINKABLE. LET’S PAUSE THE GIRLIE CRY, GET
PREPARED FOR AND USED TO THE WORSE. THE BRIGHT SIDE
WILL ILLUMINATE A NEWLY-NASCENT ILLUSTRATION EON!
RISK, in general and by the public at large, is traditionally
exceedingly underestimated. The mentioned underestimation
carries with it a perpetually life-to-death disruption potential. By
the way, this FUTURE has made a point of honor to demolish
the traditions of times from the PAST and PRESENT. I am not
sorry since Earth is not my invention. I disseminate onerous
ideas and reflections for the greater good if that’s feasible at all.
What are the fundamental questions and reflections we are
failing to formulate? What possible changes do we need to
prepare for? Is there a toolbox to solving the challenges spoken
of here? YES, ADVANCED RISK MANAGEMENT WITH THE
OMNISCIENCE PERSPECTIVE—AND THROUGH MORALITY,
ETHICS, AND PRINCIPLES—CAN TURN SOME IMPOSSIBLES, AS
WELL AS SOME DISRUPTING POTENTIALS, INTO VIABLE ONES.
That is, if there is not a major catastrophe in the world taking
place and if the application of this discipline is instituted
universally, literally by the totality of the population (clearly,
with a variety of degrees through such application). If said
‘advanced risk management with the omniscience perspective…’
can, to a considerable extent, save civilization, HOW DO WE
DISCUSS OUR WORLDWIDE CIVILIZATION’S CHALLENGES IN A
USEFUL AND CONSTRUCTIVE WAY?
ON CORRUPTION - ONE OF THE ULTIMATE RISKS THAT
REQUIRES PERVASIVE MANAGEMENT.
Corruption is within our genes. In the mean time it represents
ONE of the most challenging EXISTENTIAL RISKS. IN FACT, of
all global crises, the gravest one is the GLOBAL CRISIS OF
CORRUPTION. Corruption, besides being a ruthless existential
risk, is mostly ignorance and partly – in some cases – a major
health illness and/or a result of a ill-projection of an evil “role
model.” An insurance company can pay you off (up to some
amount and depending on many circumstances) for an
employee that unlawfully appropriates organizational assets
(any tangibles as well as any intangibles). Nonetheless, the
insurance company only acts – and if one’s covered – post facto
(i.e., a posteriori).
Having studied all kinds of risks – including maritime, kidnap
and ransom, errors and omissions and those related to
healthcare, complex manufacturing and avionics – I can easily
assert the following. We in the West (North America and
Western Europe as well as in Japan) have individuals and
organizations that only manage scientifically. They are not too
known and or popular. We practiced the most advanced (non
insurance) risk management ever imagined. LIKE WHAT? To a
great extent like that of DARPA, NASA, and other eminent
scientists over and beyond DOD. My method is called
“Transformative And Integrative Risk Management,” (TAIRM)
and a bit more described at
I speak in first person because it is my method and I like to
assume my comments. Everything, via TAIRM, deals – through
applied omniscience as I have defined it at
http://www.slideshare.net/andresagostini/1-1610862 – with
clever actions way beyond any asset becoming compromised
and flowing into disruption. To cite a quick example, TAIRM is
heavily immersed into Forensics Risk Management, the
thoroughly studied taxonomy of a “happened” disruption
potential that ultimately gained sufficient critical mass.
Forensics Risk Management, under TAIRM, gets the practitioner
greatly prepared when dealing in FORESIGHT FOR LIVE by
practicing endless scenarios (advanced scenario methods).
TAIRM aims – depending on the customer’s budget – at (a)
Eliminating, (b) Decreasing, (c) Modulating, (d) Controlling
RISKS IN ADVANCE to “exploit” their inherent and lucrative
UPSIDES. WHY? When you do (ongoing-ly) your risks, YOU CAN
CAPTURE YOUR FISCALLY SOUND EARNINGS. It is not about
managing risks for the sake of risk; it is for the sake of
sustainable and profitable growth, regardless of extreme
business climate. THAT WHY EVERY BUSINESS PLAN IS ILL-
CONCEIVED IF AND WHEN THE TOTALLY OF SAID BUSINESS
PLAN IS NOT A SUB-CHAPTER OF A GRANDER PROGRAM AND
STRATEGY OF ADVANCED RISK MANAGEMENT.
Many people become corrupted because they have the genes
(genotype) for it. Others have a minor “output-ted” pre-
genotype (phenotype) – that in getting related with the amplest
environment – sometimes the phenotype and genotype become
mutually reinforcing and synergistic both for evil and ill. When
more than one person becomes a “cluster” with others with a
tendency of having these problems, “energy” gains sufficient
critical mass to implement outrageous malfeasance. IS THIS
SOLVABLE AT ALL?
Yes, if you do the right things and you establish a relationship
with an expert in the subject, an expert that is not a “snake oil”
seller, but a consummated professional. He will co-manage –
prior to you authorization – many unthinkable facets to cripple
the violations against company’s policy, morality, integrity, and
ethics. Unfortunately, nearly the totality of psychometric tests
won’t render you the most covert and destructive case in due
(opportune) time. TAIRM engages into a huge depth of
understanding the personal cosmology of your firm’s personnel.
All of this for a fraction of insurance premium program. The
insurance company – as if we were speaking of mechanics –
has “bearings” that only rotate within and through financial
systems. TAIRM is highly sophisticated management brought to
the field of action with the applied omniscience perspective
among many other provisions. In fact, if insurance and
reinsurance companies used TAIRM, they would be obliged to
reduce immensely any premium rate. There is a great deal of
cholesterol, greed, and red tape in most of said companies.
THIS IS THE REAL DEAL!
If we see the appalling problem by Mr. Madoff, we will clearly
realize that the magnitudes of his multi-level “operation” was of
epic proportion. But if we see this as an EXPRESS AND UTTER
CONSPIRACY BROUGH TO ACTION, we will realize that this one
will pale compared with other “operations” instituted either by
“practitioners” from the private and public sectors, as well as by
NGOs and, perhaps, supranational organizations. If one takes
the time and counsel, I insist he can get the corruption out or at
least to a quite manageable degree.
Corruption is a terrible form of ignorance of supine ignorance.
All risks stem from ignorance. The pharmaceutical remedy is
applied omniscience to state it succinctly. Many of these evil
and/or flawed genes will be soon addressed by genomics’ gene
therapy, namely with the modification and/or replacement of
flawed genes. Clearly, there are not resources to cure (via
genetics) those who suffer this illness within the almost and
worldwide population of 800-billion “all walks of life” Main
Incidentally, I am not a moralist not an ethicist. In any case, all
humans are flawed. But not all humans are corrupted. My
father died of a terrible disease because in practicing law he
could not never ever stand corruption neither committed by
criminals nor by judges themselves. Something extremely close
happens to me, though I don’t get that upset. I have too many
years working the positives and the negatives of the personal
cosmology of the “human factor.” The human factor –
regardless of the huge progression of science and technology –
is making a swift walk backwards, ascertaining the greatest
success of failure. Humankind always has the “civil right” to
downgrade itself into cavemen lifestyle or upgrade itself and
rise above and beyond Nature.
In less than 45 days, over 400 lives were lost because the
“flying submarines” could not navigate “with an even keel” the
sea waters. 400 lives are dead because of systemic and
systematic and ever-increasingly universal corruption. The
latter equates that, because of lack of Risk Management
Implementation, those innocents lives were lost.
I do write, tweet, and author works reminding people that when
a 4-year old child gets his candy stolen by an adult instituting a
Bismarck’s stratagem, the worldwide human race is going back
to the cavemen times. I am concerned about it. I insist that this
is the gravest global crisis of Earth. HOW ARE YOU GOING TO
INSURE THAT PEOPLE DEALING WITH THE FINANCIAL,
ECOLOGICAL, ENERGY CRISES DO THE RIGHT THING IF THEIR
HONESTY HAS BEEN TAKEN FOR GRANTED? I am seeing too
much mediocrity. Many people have gone to the greatest
universities and from their best up-bringings but they are
determined to do things in evil and in error. Bertrand Russell
stated: “I know more people who prefer to die than to think.”
Corruption is, too, the ultimate crown jewel of Mediocrity Dom.
A WORLD BASED ON COMPLEXITY?
Everything has become so very complicated these days.
Complexity, if the leader is to be truly successful and
sustainably successful in increasingly amorphous, re-adaptable,
unchartered waters, he must understand complexity
multidimensionally. Identifying this fact and verifying its
increasingly complex nature, take us to great depth and
breadth of reflection. For a long while, all-walks-of life people
has made some inappropriate jokes on, “…you don’t need a
rocket scientists to do that…” Sometimes you do need a
prominent scientist handy. Some other times you do need to
operate on the breakthrough by such prominent scientist.
You explain how to make a pencil plainly – and in the process –
you will miss a whole body of numerical and narrative data. But
if you listen up to two manufacturing scientists to speak about
the creation of a single and plain pencil, you’ll immediately
realize that the great majority of even learned people have
taken for granted, for decades, a number of flaw assumptions.
Clearly, this is fact but this also a metaphor.
The pencil metaphor applies to any endeavor in life as it is
brought about by the marshalling-in-the-entrenched-fields
leaders. As people “satirize” the rocket scientists pejoratively, in
general people oppose to those who – as per these current
times – are against the simple conception (and linearity) of so-
called “common sense.” Getting back for a second to rocket
scientists, through NASA and for the totality of fields of
knowledge, they opened up so many windows of opportunity to
accessing to leading knowledge. How?
NASA’s scientists, leading some 400 different contractors for
the Apollo Program, conceived and instilled to the
Shakespearean lingua franca 20,000 new terms, new terms of
universal usage by prominent thought leaders. Shakespeare, at
his time, endowed the fascinating and sophisticated English
language with 10,000 new words. Both efforts are highly
appreciated by those who are always challenging Cambrian
“common sense.” Who would dare to satirize the Apollo
Program and its zillion of by-products and by-services,
remembering that a “product” is a service waiting to happen?
I am a strong believer of perpetual education, perennial mind-
shaping, eternal global sophistication, as well as extremely
instituted preparation way before undertaking any
responsibility. In preparing – having done your prior homework
by thinking unthinkably – it is absolutely crucial to have a bold
and broad contingency planning not for the sake of theory but
for the sake of pragmatic and accelerated resolution of
problems. “Theory” has been caricaturized heavily by some
alleged leaders. Einstein, on the subject matter, reminds us: “I
do not know of anything more practical than theory.”
A prominent Danish physicist, Dr. Niels Bohr (1885 – 1962),
offered some words of wisdom to countermeasure the ridicule
validity of “common sense.” His actual words were “One of the
favorite maxims of my father was the distinction between the
two sorts of truths, profound truths recognized by the fact that
the opposite is also a profound truth, in contrast to trivialities
where opposites are obviously absurd.” No more are these the
times of Thomas Paine.
I need to add something important to the great intellect of Dr.
Bohrs’ quotation. There are two additional dimensions of “truth”
very much in use these days. One is the “adversarial truth” that
is sentenced by a judge. The other – extremely important to me
and without undermining the crucial value of due process
jurisprudence – is the “scientific truth,” chiefly that as per the
applied omniscience. Since in science the insidious “over-
politicization” does not make an entrance, depth is much more
profound and much less subjective. I have a little doubt. Is DUE
PROCESS by THE PEOPLE as effectively just as DUE PROCESS
BY THE ESTABLISHMENT THAT THE PEOPLE ELECTED? Indeed!
Beyond taking this or that side, it is opportune to admit that
honorable Senator Edward Kennedy was an actual
personification of an engaged leader indeed. I do like – to a
great extent – leadership as exercised by honorable president
Ronald Reagan too. The United States and the World has lost a
great leader. My condolences to the family and friends of
Staying on our magnificent leadership theme, I have a story for
you by John F. Kennedy. We know the world lived then an
extremely difficult time with the Cold War, among other
“amenities.” I suggest my colleagues and customers to read
thrice the speech by President Kennedy at Rice University.
There is this avid habit of John, Robert, and Edward – not
meaning to rule out any other within that great family – that I
am in most agreement with. And referring to the huge
importance that they all gave to being totally immersed on
continuous education and outgrowing their own selves. I have
former UK Prime Minister Tony Blair in high regard. It is not my
job to judge him on anything. As discussing some public policies
in advancing the qualitative and quantity state of the British
Education Systems, you could hear him repeat and repeat out-
loudly three words, “EDUCATION, EDUCATION, EDUCATION.”
NASA’s Chief Engineer Dr. Werner von Braun invited President
Kennedy to witness the testing of some rocket engine in direct
connection with the prior efforts that ascertain the triumph of
the Apollo Program. As the President was on the respective site
and walking through and to the observational location, he
bumped into a maintenance gentleman. He noticed that he was
brushing energetically the corridors of the NASA installation.
More or less, President Kennedy asked this hard-working
person, “What are you doing?” I think Mr. Kennedy noticed that
the man was over-committed in being compliant with his work
and still he looked proud of his “rough” responsibility. The man
replied the President with these words, “…making certain that a
Man goes to the Moon and comes back safely.” Clearly, this
worker was following up on the most vocal speeches by
President Kennedy. He is a canonical landmark example of the
follower (co-leader). He, too, was a statesman.
When some of my friends, colleagues or customers asks me
why I want to undertake a major, complex challenge, I respond
to them – almost instinctively – “…because it is difficult…,”
respectfully paraphrasing President Kennedy keynote and
Some authors, writers, editors, and bloggers use illustrations
and tables among other “tools” to illustrate their ideas better. I
use those and also institute the enunciation of great and even
unknown quotations. I like to get my message across to be
helpful. Some critics don’t like this but only the usage of
wording. Archimedes and Pythagoras gave unimpeachable
dissertations that do not favor said critics. These savants would
not only write but draw and sketch, not to mention Leonardo da
Vinci’s enterprises to enlighten souls and minds until these
In speaking about leadership – our central matter – we must
see many flanks, especially those ignored by ages as we open
up our minds to the most. Exercising leadership efficaciously
and timely is an act of success capturing the designated goals
and objectives early on.
I get people involved with some actionable tenets to get the
leadership going above and beyond when the going gets tough
too. I also use some “action” expressions – in the most
accurate possible way – to get our minds even more prepared.
Sometimes I make a great number of unanswered questions.
Yes, I like to ask myself endless questions as well, 24/7.
To this end I believe useful to reflect on some words of wisdom
by President Kennedy. WHY? Because, as per my POV, I believe
it will serve us well extending and extending further our
conceptions, assumptions, and perhaps our own system of
beliefs, cosmosvision, and comfort zones, especially in
reference with leadership.
He said: “Let the word go forth from this time and place, to
friends and foe alike, that the torch has been passed to a new
generation of Americans – born in this century [Twentieth
Century], tempered by war, disciplined by a hard and bitter
peace, proud of our ancient heritage – and unwilling to witness
or permit the slow undoing of those human rights to which this
nation has always been committed, and to which we are
committed today at home and around the world. Let every
nation know, whether it wishes us well or ill, that we shall pay
any price, bear any burden, meet any hardship, support any
friend, oppose any foe to assure the survival and the success of
Isn’t that great? Yet, Isn’t that valid as per this eons-streaming
age? Isn’t this the precise personification of an actionable
statesman? To be a true statesman you must first be a leader.
The maintenance gentleman spoke about it before, that is, a
statesman both leading and following within his / her frame of
The American Heritage Dictionary, regarding the lexicon
statesman, refers: “A man who is a LEADER in national or
international affairs ... A male political LEADER regarded as a
disinterested promoter of the public good … A man who is a
respected leader in a given field.”
To gain a greater perspective on the term “statesman,” I will
facilitate the definition the Merriam-Webster Dictionary. As
“…one versed in the principles or art of government; especially
: one actively engaged in conducting the business of a
government or in shaping its policies … one who exercises
political leadership wisely and without narrow partisanship.”
The compound term “and without narrow partisanship” exactly
equates to win over the minds and souls of your crew (team).
And you can only secure this by being extremely coherent
among thought, word, and deed. Being accountable,
responsible, and transparent – at all times regardless of
whatever other considerations – will make one a successful
On “statesman” the English Oxford Dictionary offers great
insight in complement. “Person skilled, especially one taking
prominent part, in management of State affairs; sagacious far-
sighted practical politician … person of ripe years and
experience whose counsel is therefore sought and valued …”
The Standard Encyclopedic Dictionary tell us, regarding a
statesman, as ensues: “One who is skilled in government; a
political leader of distinguished abilities … One engaged in
government, or influential in state affairs…”
I found a new definition to enlighten us further by the Webster’s
New World Dictionary. As follows: “A person who shows
wisdom, skill, and vision in conducting state affairs and dealing
with public issues, or one engaged in the business of
All of these definitions touches the word government. Harvard
University Professor Michael Porter extended the quality of the
statesman to any type of organization, either public or private
or for-a-profit or NGOs or supranationals (such as the United
Nations, the World Health Organization, the Organization of
American States, the World Bank, so forth).
The statesman leader is equally a great leader or a splendid
follower. A governor, a major, a priest, a manager can each be
I did speak a bit about the ego issues. To tell you my way, I
prefer a great deal of ego than a great deal of low self-esteem.
If the ego is sick, it should be institutionalized. This discussion
is flying into loosing the sense of the ridicule. It reminds me of
those byzantine deliberations regarding the genders of the
The EGO possessor has something extremely good. That is, he /
she exudes energy like a gigantic dynamo. I have seen many
so-called “ego-trippers” with great communication abilities, with
compassion and civility, with a sense of cooperation, with a
marked sense of following through directives, protocols, and
norms. Many of those are extremely effective, not only while at
leading but also while at following. Many of them have shown
and demonstrated honorability. Yes, they do have objections
when they see something wrong and they make a timely
observation, critic immediately. They are never “yes-men,” they
respect authority highly because said authority is as qualified
and within lawfulness and legitimacy.
For some people, myself included, it is almost impossible to
take part in a cohesive team that is in the process of
undertaking a gargantuan challenge.
Some people are extremely proud of different GOOD THINGS. If
those things allow the leader and follower (co-leader) to build a
splendorous cathedral, What in Heaven’s is the problem?
Most of these people are over-accomplished and into over-
accomplishing, making extremely nervous and anxious those
citizens of the mediocrity-dom. That kingdom in which the
subjects vehemently worship supine ignorance after having
being to world-class academia and organizations.
Incidentally, a leader can be the ultimate acting and thinking
machine. But the followers must be top-class too. Everything
has become so stunningly treacherous, daring, and complex.
Yes, a great leader can make a follower “make up” in a moment
of weakness and emergency. But followers, as co-leaders, must
be premium-graded people (mind, body, and soul). Some are
born, some are made, but—the best ones—are those who have
decided to self-discipline and purify themselves and eternally
mortgage their own practical education. WHY?
Because no one is going to tender you the gift of applicable
knowledge or effective wisdom by an act of magic (?). It is not
a gift, it is an everyday conquest—that, by the way, is getting –
every second – more and more demanding.
last exhale) to illustrate its meaning. When it comes time to
manage risks, futures, opportunities, leadership and great pre-
existential, existential challenges (sometimes labeled “global
crises” with disruption potential in-roadding Earth’s existence
itself) of this Era, via omniscience you exploit the positive facet
of the challenge by crippling and/or modulating the disruption
potential, partly or completely.
If the problem can’t be solved at the same knowledge level it
was birthed, let’s raise the ante dramatically—beyond and
above any yardstick—by instituting the omniscience perspective
without any mercy at all.
Ipso facto, you center-stage SUCCES or desired outputs to your
favor and that of your onboard crew. This vital notion must be
imbedded in the neurons of any Milleniunn-3 Leader, otherwise
nonsense is preached and practiced.
One must make the effort to get the closet possible to
applicable, applicable omniscience in the day-to-day battlefield.
The reader is fully entitled to make his / her own conclusion. It
takes hard work in extremis and a for-Life tsunami of
determination to somewhat embrace the practicality of this
I will first give the reader the dictionary’s definition of
“PERSPECTIVE.” Why? Because the idea is TO MANAGE WITH
THE OMNISCIENCE PERSPECTIVE. As follows: “per•spec•tive
(p…r-spµk“t¹v) n. 1. The technique of representing three-
dimensional objects and depth relationships on a two-
dimensional surface. 2.a. A view or vista. b. A mental view or
outlook. 3. The appearance of objects in depth as perceived by
normal binocular vision. 4.a. The relationship of aspects of a
subject to each other and to a whole. b. Subjective evaluation
of relative significance; a point of view. c. The ability to
perceive things in their actual interrelations or comparative
importance. –per•spec•tive adj. Of, relating to, seen, or
represented in perspective. –per•spec“tiv•al adj. –
This is the unified compilation of the Omniscience Definition:
(all of the following at the same time the whole time,
S.I.C.: “ … Having total knowledge; knowing everything … One
having total knowledge … Pansophy: ‘universal knowledge or
wisdom...system or work embracing all knowledge ...
pol•y•math: A person of great or varied, updated learning …
know•ing … all-knowingness … Possessing knowledge,
information, or understanding … Showing clever awareness and
resourcefulness; shrewd ... Suggestive of secret or private
knowledge … conscious … having infinite awareness,
understanding, and insight … possessed of universal or
complete knowledge … the omniscient narrator … A person of
great and varied learning … one who has rejected authority and
dogma in favor of rational inquiry and speculation … learning ;
erudition ; teachers of great knowledge ; one who takes advice
or information from others … familiarity or awareness or
understanding gained through experience and study …the sum
or range of what has been perceived, discovered, and/or
learned … specific information about something … narrative and
numerical data gathered and assimilated … the mastery of
many areas of learning reflected in a scholar’s work … a
collection of facts and data (A man’s judgment cannot be better
than the information on which he has based it) … that who
constructs expert systems … deep extensive learning … the
instructed one that instructs other to get further instructed …
the methods, discipline, and attainments via academia,
personal, professional, organizational, and in-the-battlefield
experience … extensive knowledge … infinite knowledge …
convergence of all wisdoms brought into one ultimate over-
wisdom … the state or quality of having infinite knowledge;
knowing all things … universal knowledge or wisdom … system
or work embracing all systems … a person of great and
diversified learning … including in one view everything within
and beyond sight, insight, and far-sight … having infinite
discerned insightfulness … a person of encyclopedic learning …
‘omni scientia’ knowledge … having learned much in several
fields of study concurrently … educated, knowledgeable ; wise,
sapient … that possessing great wisdom and sound judgment …
that who has been and remains schooled by the university of
‘hard knocks’ … one that presumes that all things have not done
sufficiently optimally … a self-dealing person with his mindful
transformation towards possessing all-knowingness … healthy
obsession with the nano-granularity of detail as it is pondering a
collective multitude of subject matters …. Profound knowledge,
deep knowledge, total command or mastery; specialism,
specialized or special knowledge; expertise, proficiency; wide or
vast or extensive knowledge, generalism, general knowledge
(updated), interdisciplinary or cross-disciplinary knowledge;
encyclopedic knowledge, polymath, polyhistory, pansophy …
learning by inquiry … knowing all happenings in the life or
development of a people, country, institution, etc. … all
scientific accounts of a system of natural phenomena … eternal
learning of the most complicated, fact-driven literature …
hidden knowledge, recondite knowledge … Development of
character and mental powers through systematic instruction
and pervasive intellectual activities to amplify and sophisticate
your talents, skills, and practices…Including the body of
knowledge of hermetic and secretive societies and
associations…Hermeneutics, that is: the science of
interpretation and explanation, especially the branch of
theology that deals with the general principles of Biblical
interpretation… gnosis and omnignosis … Recognizing
limitations (as well as the perpetual and systemically crippling
instituted of said limitations) of expansionists scientific modes
of inquiry and the need for additional, quite different
approaches—together with the ever-emergence and always
more expanded convergence of many knowledge specialties
(inside and outside the realms of ‘scientific truth’ science), to
the always-increasing quest for reality (including virtually-based
reality), including the search for actionable answers to
questions like the origin of the universe and its stunning
derivatives (ruling in an stunning array of tangible and
intangible sub-cosmos) as per physicists, astrophysicists, and
astronomers’ findings, among those of others. ”
LEADERSHIP IS A FUNCTION OF MULTIDIMENSIONAL,
MULTIDISCIPLINARY AND CROSS-FUNCTIONAL
PREPARATION(*): ON EDUCATION AS PER THE ULTIMATE
EUROPEAN EMPEROR AND THE FATHER OF THE AMERICAN
CONQUEST OF THE OUTER SPACE PROGRAM.
(*) Preparation begins with the utmost discipline of the mind.
General Colin Powell: “There are no secrets to success. It is the
result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure.”
Quotation commentary: Clearly, education takes an immense
part of preparation.
G. W. F. Hegel (1770 – 1831), German idealist philosopher:
“Civil society has the right and duty of superintending and
influencing education, inasmuch as education bears upon the
child’s capacity to become a member of society. Society’s right
here is paramount over the arbitrary and contingent
preferences of parents.”
Andy: "Once you do your ethics, you can do your actionable
knowledge. Once your actionable knowledge is done by you,
you can do you future. When your future is done by you, you
can do your risks. When risks are done by you, you can do your
Mostly, this work addresses some deep and yet wise reflections
by Wernher von Braun and Napoleon Bonaparte. Both proved to
be great leaders in their respective areas of dominion. Taking
both considerations seriously will be extremely interesting and
Many authors, speakers, and experts elaborate “in circles”
about numerous traits and practices desirable for successful
leadership. Nonetheless, they gravely fail to link their reflection
to desirable and measurable objective, targets, and goals. It
will never suffice to attempt (in failure) to shed light (out the
unnecessarily abstract) by giving third-party examples whether
accounts are real ones or fictitious ones. You cannot sublime
the “gamed” abstracts to get readers in the marketplace while
some authors offer the “seductive” attraction to buy some
“literature” bathed by ambiguity for the sake of sales ratings. In
practice this will not accomplish anything but disappointment
and even bankruptcy for the avid reader and practitioner.
There are quite a few – sometimes many – optimum modes of
leadership. There some wonderful leaders too. Precision and
unambiguous actionable, transferrable language (a form of
knowledge encoding) is beyond absolutely indispensable.
Likewise, people speak and pontificate about “values” but they
never specify unambiguously what his / her values really are
about. Most reasonable people understand that without values
specified and practiced consistently and congruently, one
cannot exercise true leadership. No matter what some
leadership authors and success speakers will not fail to address
many vital subject matters in an ocean of ambiguity. The reader
must get prepared to anticipate what literature and “key note”
speeches he / she wishes to rule in or out.
Leadership is not only about accountability, transparency, and
responsibility but also about adaptive and resilient
effectiveness. The undersigned is thoroughly under the belief
that in Century 21 – as many things are getting beyond
reinvention – the leader is going to need “real time” qualitative
updating. People like Sir Winston Churchill would have no
problem to lead through these daring times at all. If one thinks
that this into the theoretical realm, Einstein would tell him /
her: “I do not know of anything more practical than theory.” No
one can get to a new place with an old map!
Every sustainably successful leader must have his / her own
system to think unthinkably for Life. The criticality of this
matter is greatly ignored. This effort, of shaping and re-shaping
one’s mind, goes on until the last breath marshaled. “The
empires of the futures are the empires of the mind.” (Churchill).
In my view, leadership is such a serious matter which requires
the finest and newest from both science and art, not just art.
Thorough lack of integrity, morality, and ethics does never
make a true leader. Without those vital and actionable traits the
“global crises of corruption” – immensely universally practiced –
can never be mitigated and modulated. If the global crisis of
corruption, as I like to term it, it is not massively countered on
the face of Earth, it is childish to think that the global crises of,
say, the climate, the economy, the geology, and geopolitics can
be seriously addressed.
NAPOLEON BONAPARTE ON EDUCATION (1769 – 1821):
“…Education, strictly speaking, has several objectives: one
needs to learn how to speak and write correctly, which is
generally called grammar and belles letters. Each lyceum has
provided for this object, and there is no well-educated man who
has not learned his rhetoric. … After the need to speak and
write correctly comes the ability to count and measure. The
lyceums have provided this with classes in MATHEMATICS
embracing arithmetical and MECHANICAL KNOWLEDGE IN
THEIR DIFFERENT BRANCHES. … The elements of several other
fields come next: chronology, geography, and the rudiments of
history are also a part of the education of the lyceum …. A
young man who leaves the lyceum at sixteen years of age
therefore knows not only the mechanics of his language and the
classical authors, the divisions of discourse, the different figures
of eloquence, the means of employing them either to calm or
arouse passions, in short, everything that one learns in a course
on belles letters. He also would know the principal epochs of
history, the basic geographical divisions, and how to compute
and measure. He has some general idea of the most striking
natural phenomena and the principles of equilibrium and
movement both with regard to solids and fluids. … Whether he
desires to follow the career of the barrister, that of the sword,
or ENGLISH, or letters; if he is destined to enter into the body
of scholars, to be a geographer, engineer, or land surveyor – in
all these cases he has received a general education necessary
to become equipped to receive the remainder of instruction that
his circumstances require, and it is at this moment, when he
must make his choice of a profession, that the special studies
present themselves. … If he wishes to devote himself to the
military art, engineering, or artillery, he enters a special school
of MATHEMATICS, the polytechnique (institution, especially
college dealing with or devoted to various TECHNICAL
subjects). What he learns there is only the corollary of what he
has learned in elementary mathematics, but the knowledge
acquired in these studies must be developed and applied before
he enters the different branches of ABSTRACT MATHEMATICS.
NO LONGER IS IT A QUESTION SIMPLY OF EDUCATION, AS IN
THE LYCEUM: NOW IT BECOMES A MATTER OF ACQUIRING A
Sir Ian Hamilton in 1921 on Napoleon: “It is only
progressively that one can form a great army. Certainly no
other commander in his day devoted as much thought and
attention to organization as Napoleon, who went into
painstaking detail to assure that his forces were disciplined,
prepared, and ready to take the field. The army marches,
works, and has its being by organization and discipline.”
WERNHER VON BRAUN ON EDUCATION (1912 –1977):
“…The average citizen today, of course, has far more scientific
information at his disposal than did those greatest of intellects
of earlier times. Yet paradoxically, I think that there has never
been a greater need for increased understanding and
appreciation of science. It has been said that, although the
choice of direction for our civilization will be determined through
democratic process, it is there that the problem begins. To
make rational choices, the average citizen must understand the
nature and role of science at a time when its breadth and
complexity are increasing almost exponentially. … Conversely,
the scientist, at a time when he can barely keep up to date in
his specialty, must not isolate himself in his parochial interest.
Instead, he should see his profession as a part of the larger
world, to evaluate himself and his work in relation to all forces,
especially the humanities, which shape and advance society.
The need, then, is for an educational process resulting in more
scientific literacy for the layman, and more literacy in the
humanities for the scientists. … Man in this scientific age is free
only to the extent he has a grasp on himself and his
surroundings. FREEDOM – THE ABILITY TO SPEAK, THINK, ACT
AND VOTE INTELLIGENTLY – is based largely on our ability TO
MAKE CHOICES growing out of our understanding of the issues
involved. With each advance of science, there is an invitation to
more understanding. This is the essence of the burden borne by
all peoples since the dawn of humanity. There must be
widespread understanding of the role of science in modern
society, both as to its limits and our dependence on its basic
function as a tool for our survival. This is the imperative for
scientific literacy. … How do we encourage scientific literacy? I
THINK THE PROBLEM IS HOW TO INSTILL IN STUDENTS A
PERMANENT DESIRE TO LEARN. All youth is endowed with
curiosity from the very beginning. What can education process
do, not only to keep this natural curiosity alive, but to make it a
permanent part of the individual drive? … Students should be
encouraged, beyond learning facts, to be intrigued by objects
and events in their environment, as well as to become aware of
and responsive in a positive manner to beauty and orderliness
in their environment. They should be taught to willingly subject
their data and ideas to criticism of their peers while acquiring a
critical, questioning attitude toward inferences, hypotheses and
theories. Early in education, they should be led to recognize the
limitations of scientific modes of inquiry and the need for
additional, quite different approaches to the quest for reality…
Ultimately, they should be instilled with an appreciation for THE
INTERRELATEDNESS OF SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY AND SOCIETY.
…This is essentially the scientific method. By learning the
scientific method, students will understand its role in society
and at the same time to think for themselves. LEARNING TO
THINK FOR ONESELF, IN TURN, IMPARTS A DEEP SENSE OF
FREEDOM. ONCE TESTED, AN APPETITE FOR IT IS FORMED
WHICH MAY WELL ENDURE THROUGHOUT LIFE. …But if our
young people are going to gain the appetite, our schools, our
colleges, our universities, must bear an ever greater
responsibility. ALL TOO MANY TIMES IN THE PAST, EDUCATION
– PARTICULARLY IN THE SCIENTIFIC DISCIPLINES – HAS
PLACED EXTREMELY HEAVY EMPHASIS ON TRANSMITTING THE
ESTABLISHED KNOWLEDGE OF THE PAST. THERE HAS BEEN A
TENDENCY FOR TEACHERS TO ASSIGN, AND TO ENCOURAGE
ROTE LEARNING, INSTEAD OF TAKING THE ADMITTEDLY MORE
DIFFICULT PATH OF ENCOURAGING STUDENTS TO THINK FOR
THEMSELVES. … THE MAINSPRING OF SCIENCE IS CURIOSITY.
SINCE TIME IMMEMORIAL, THERE HAVE ALWAYS BEEN MEN
AND WOMEN WHO FELT A BURNING DESIRE TO KNOW WHAT
WAS UNDER THE ROCK, BEYOND THE HILLS, ACROSS THE
OCEANS. THIS RESTLESS BREED NOW WANT TO KNOW WHAT
MAKES AN ATOM WORK, THROUGH WHAT PROCESS LIFE
REPRODUCES ITSELF, OR WHAT IS THE GEOLOGICAL HISTORY
OF THE MOON.
WHO IS NOT THE LEADER IN MILLENNIUM 3 (INFRA-
I respect all POVs. I respect all professions. I respect all
occupations. I respect all Credos. Everything said within the
rule of law, stemming from a Democratic stance, I respect.
Many people notoriously and outrageously insist that leaders
are just people with energy, inspiration (and inspirational)
qualities, with great interpersonal skills, REGARDLESS OF THE
INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL. Just that and nothing more to be
included in the trait profile. This might have worked in
Centuries 19 and 20. These times that is THOROUGHLY
In this case and in my case, I do not support anarchists who
are permanently challenging democracy and civility.
Subsequently, intellectual capital here represents updated,
leading exact sciences to the most. Clearly, all other disciplines
are also important but come in subordinated.
In Europe and Latin American (Romanic World), an intellectual
is, most of the times, a person who knows a lot about
everything with a marking dislike for TRUE SCIENCE.
None of those are the leaders who I and we care for in our
researching towards management and business. We do respect
their personas though. Many of the mentioned people get their
proximity to Applied State Of the Art with no basis, speculating
from superficiality, and, in my opinion, making many mistakes
that I will not enumerate now.
Nonetheless, there is something I can offer the reader. There
are things that either are not believed or shocked the mind of
the Infra-Leader in these (right-now) forceful times, unless your
mindset is science-driven indeed.
Ensuing you’ll find astonishing, BUT SCIENTIFICALLY TRUE,
facts and figures on our DNA, as Genomics makes increasing
progression. READ IT CAREFULLY AND NOTE IT CALMLY.
“Most of your genetic information is contained within the
double-stranded DNA molecules that reside within the nuclei of
your cells. DNA molecules are so large that if the coiled DNA of
a single cell were unraveled into a straight line, it would stretch
more than 6 feet; if all the DNA in the human body were put to
end, IT WOULD REACH TO THE SUN AND BACK MORE THAN
QUESTION: How knowledgeable—in a ‘Society of
KNOWLEDGE’—does an efficacious leader must be,
immeasurably propelled by ruling science and technology?
Precautionary note: (Self) Precluded Science Immersion
Equates to ZERO LEADERSHIP WITHOUT A FAIL.
10 EASY BUT NON-CANONICAL STEPS FROM BUSINESS
ANARCHY TO GRANDIOSE PREVALENCE!
1.- You can’t be a manager and/or an entrepreneur if you aren’t
a Century-21 leader FIRST.
2.- You are not capable of being a Milleniium-3 leader if you not
exude and electrify hope. Furthermore, Napoleonic
cosmosvision must be espoused to said hope.
3.- To instill and disseminate and contaminate hope
everywhere, one must be endowed with the arts and sciences of
the greatest strategist. A ‘competitiveness waging’ practitioner
needs to have an ample historic view interfaced with an
immensurable determination to conceive and practice many
insights and far-sights well in advance. For those insights and
far-sights, readily actionable contingency planning must be
taken into ‘beyond unthinkable’ precautions. Here is urgently
called for to “thinking extramurally and sinuously,” further away
from any system limits, dogma, or doctrine.
4.- To cohesively and coherently conjugate the PAST and the
FUTURE ‒ along with the ever increasingly creative tension
throughput-ted in said PRESENTS ‒, you have to use an
extended (by far) version of the scenario method, an advance
non SHELL’s scenario method (limited the future practices to a
minutia of 3 scenarios) that deals with 20% (let’s say) of
KNOWNS (THINKABLES BY PREPARED MINDS) and 80% (so to
speak) of UNKNOWNS (UNTHINKABLES EVEN BY THE MOST
EMINENT PREPARED MIND). If you do scenarios but you don’t
sequester the “covert” and “subtle” mathematical patterns,
you’re sub-optimal. Got it become an extremely function
patternist, both with your BIO computer and your still in silico
5.- You cannot be a scenarist if you are not first a
consummated risk manager driven by the applied omniscience
mental view and NEVER EVER by the impious financial system.
6.- To be the aforementioned risk expert (a management go-
getter, as warfare-trained Doberman, in seizing
sustainable and increasing fiscally sound UPSIDES while — way
in advance — mitigating, modulating, terminating, and
controlling DOWNSIDES. “DOWNSIDES” here equates to
potential disruption (existential or not, especially when leaving
them untouched). This potential disruption countermeasure-r
does not bring about some savings. He / she brings (make it
happen) about a wealth of revenues out of incredibly disruptive,
lucrative perils. He / she transforms RISKS into immediate,
short-, mid-, long-term CASH, cash that engenders growth,
innovation, and sustainability.
7.- To secure optimally the UPGRADING (qualitative condition)
and UPPING (quantitative status) of the UPSIDES while
stewarding the DOWNSIDES, you must be 150% immersed with
science, technology, history, philosophy, theology, and
jurisprudence just to briefly cite a fraction.
8.- Being absorbed with a constellation of facets concerning
knowledge — both with a theoretical and empirical geneses —,
you now need to have a lucid and emotionally over-charged
9.- In order to make your lucid vision into a cashable
breakthrough — and paraphrasing the Oxford Dictionary’s
preface —, you must be an executable / applied “omniscience
monster,” so that you can navigate the northeaster-ed
unchartered waters in the Dom of Terra Incognita, tsunami-ed
with a plethora of abstractions, intricacies, subtleties, “hidden” /
“ignored flank” patterns and interrelationships, paradoxes,
beloved anomalies, phenomena, predicaments, so forth into
concrete, specific, counterintuitive, and palpable realities from
intangibles and intangibles and more and more intangibles.
INTANGIBLES will rule the world ruthlessly à la Tudor Family!
10.- To transform impossible realities into crystallized, eco-
friendly, and fruitful, increasingly more qualitative outcomes,
YOU MUST FIRST CONCEIVE AND DEVELOP THE FUTURE, quite
oft (99.9%) many FUTURES. If you also wish to become truly
serious at in-sourcing the distressed PRESENTS with the
maximum novelties from the intruding, voyeuristic, pre-clashing
FUTURES, those FUTURES that are always besieging the
PRESENTS, you must over-discipline your mind, body, spirit,
and soul to the utmost (in extremis indeed), thus turning
yourself into unimpeachable professional futurologists or
NOTE_#1: Nothing will ever function with sustainability if
morality and ethics don’t take precedent over anything and/or
NOTE_#2: If you don’t do your risks à la Gestalt (all-
encompassing indeed) optimally, you will not capture your
lucrative goals and the sustainable growth for said goals.
Remember: Discern wholly and extramurally and sinuously!
MANAGEMENT" is another infamous, unfashionable subchapter
of the GRANDER RISK MANAGEMENT PROGRAM STRATEGY
(embedded within holism and applied omniscience perspective.)
When mentioning the term "Risk Management" I am only
referring to my own, proprietary methodology: "Transformative
And Integrative Risk Management" at
www.slideshre.net/AndresAgostini. I can never speak on behalf
of third party’s “methods.” I’m not apologetic to speak in first
person since I am not backing off from my sole responsibilities.
I will never attribute my correct or ill conceptions and findings
to any third party whatsoever. I LOVE LOTS OF CLARITY,
CLARITY, AND CHIEFLY ENLIGHTENED CLARITY. ANDY AND
GRAND DAME MRS. KATHARINE HEPBURN ARE UNDER
ABSOLUTE AGREEMENT: “Nature … is what we are put in this
world to rise above.”
SEEING, HEEDING, DISCERNING, AND EXECUTING
How one should see:
1. INNER-MOST SIGHT
2. INSTINCTIVE SIGHT
3. THEORETICAL SIGHT
5. EXPERIENTIAL / EMPIRICAL SIGHT
6. CONTEMPLATIVE SIGHT
7. INTROSPECTIVE SIGHT
20. “FUZZY LOGIC” SIGHT
21. SERENDIPITOUS & PSEUDO-SERENDIPITOUS SIGHT
WHAT A CENTURY-21 LEADER DOES AND WHAT A CENTURY-21
LEADER IS … !
-Andy: Leadership, if it is not subject to concrete objective &
goals, is scatological indeed. Precision & lucidness of purpose is
-Andy: Way too many ones speaking generically on VALUES &
ETHICS. I know mine & where they come from. What are you
values unambiguously? Really!
BRIEF INTRO (COMMENTARY): The reader, as his intellects
speaks to mine about these ideas (success precepts for
genuine, concrete leadership), should understand that this work
is the Agostini Prescription To Ultimate Leadership in Millennium
3! Perhaps this bold approach will prove in practice that you can
never reach a new place with an old map! In my handwriting
and power, I have my own 45,000 tenets as the ones presented
below. I use first person to claim authorship on the presented
ideas. – Andres Agostini (Andy) at
www.CyberCV.blogspot.com “Challenge yourself” which I have
done this literally for a number of years. I find the derivatives of
this term – to some substantial extent – quite Socratic.
THE BRITISH DIPLOMAT, A TRUE STATESMAN AND LEADER,
AND HIS SIMPLE BUT PROFOUND COUNCIL (REAL LIFE): “You
go somewhere and you try and understand that country
because one day you may need to negotiate with that country.”
The extreme incompetence of diplomatic leadership of some
public servants in the world is begetting and begetting reckless
belligerent actions in the theater of operations as some of the
incumbents prefers “issuing” a projectile than a constructive
There, too, can be a theater of operation in and for peace.
There is no corner in the world that is no needy of truly smart
diplomats so this mention is to the entirety of the world. Did
you know you can launch a preemptive diplomatic campaign
and prevail in peace and without making your counterpart sour
or in humiliation? Honorable President Lincoln sentenced: “Am I
not destroying my enemies when I make friends of them?"
QUESTION: Do great armies need an even greater diplomatic
“Napoleon is the only man in Europe that knows the value of
time.” — Czartoryski
WHY NAPOLEON? I mention Napoleon Bonaparte frequently. He
finally got defeated by the British. I do admire an eminent
British leader, especially Sir Winton Churchill who stated: “The
empires of the future are the empires of the mind.” But I don’t
admire Napoleon because of his war waging, either winning or
losing. What I like about Napoleon is the following: (a) The vital
importance he gave to education, (b) The extreme stewardship
of the most advanced practices pertaining – as conceived by
today’s exact science practitioners – of the Systems
Methodology, (c) His grave interest for learning science, (d) His
marked ambition in trying to understand and ultimately cope
with all kinds of “phenomena” as per the forces of the Universe
(strictly speaking from the scientific stance), and (e) His
emphatic gusto for learning and speaking the English language
and utilizing the disciplines of Science, a recurrent suggestion
he made to the people he cared for. Many authors and
academicians – researching the great captain waging wars in
history – insist that, at least until 1999, the United States
military establishment makes thorough doctrines out of
Napoleon’s “best practices.” Corsica, his birthplace, is a
Mediterranean isle of extremely proud, well-reasoned and hard-
working people. Although Italy and France has fought over
Corsica through many years back, Corsicans feel themselves –
and make certain the “outsiders” of Earth get it – neither
Italians nor French ones, just Corsicans. I am not a deity or
official judge to take Napoleon’s military contributions to a trial.
That is not my problem. My problem is, fundamentally, the
immense degree of avidness for learning and getting prepared
by this immense leader, as well as his findings and
dissertations. When he first came to France to study military
science, he did not speak fluid French. Even many of his most
noted friends and colleagues – before his rising as an emperor
and a military statesman – used to laugh at him because of his
mumble and “foreign” accent and because of his short height.
Very much to my luck and proud satisfaction, I made friends
with a D-DAY Veteran, a very courageous, civil and a man of
faith. We got fascinated in attempting to discuss and exchange
ideas on some imbalances of the World’s realpolitik geopolitics
at that time. I tendered him a World Atlas as a Christmas
present as he gave me, in reciprocity, a treatise on Napoleon
for my birthday because of our concurrent admiration of this
historic figure — knowledge-driven — still making great inroads
in many knowledge fields. In speaking of Napoleon, I do use
habitually some vital mentions concerning his formidable
WISDOM REGARDING EDUCATION AND EDUCATION ALONE, as
well as for emphatic interest for Science and the English
language. In these two practical traits – and beyond any
ambiguity – Napoleon agreed with Voltaire’s view (or otherwise)
to immense exactness.
EXPERIENCE AS PER BENJAMIN FRANKLYN! “Experience is a
dear teacher, but fools will learn at no others.”
LEADERSHIP SUCCESS TENETS:
# 1 – This Leader Is An Actionable Statesman.
# 2 – This Leader is thoroughly moral and ethical in deed and
spontaneously projected example.
# 3 – This Leader is happily located and navigating through
# 4 – This Leader is, by far, focused on solid and increasing
education and perpetual mind expansion, chiefly those acquired
by solving truly complex problems systematically.
# 5 – Self-Pedagogue forever. Teaches to self-tech to his / her
crew for Life.
# 6 – Leads, Co-Leads, Follows, Co-Follows, Plans, Co-Plans,
Invents, Re-Invents, Co-Invents, Co-Reinvents, Executes, Co-
Executes, Builds, Co-Builds, Envisions, Co-Envisions, Paves and
Co-Paves Never-Thought-Of Pathways.
# 7 – Intuitive, Counterintuitive, and seamlessly blends both of
the above without paralyzing in the analysis.
# 8 – Takes all – encompassing curiosity as it is operated in
real time – beyond known and unknown extremes.
# 9 – Makes every mistake – own or that of the competitor –
into his / her won victory.
# 10 – Doesn’t care how fluid and amorphous the limits,
contexts and the dynamics of his / her blurred theater of
# 11 – Can strategize and prevail through many operational
frameworks at once without getting bewildered.
# 12 – Challenges every assumption, doctrine and dogma
ruthlessly and relentlessly, beginning with his / her own ones.
# 13 – Learns something practical, meaningful, and decisively
productive and significant every day.
# 14 – Heightens crew’s sense of urgency and of focus.
# 15 – Re-adapts and re-invents resiliently and effortlessly
regardless of whatever constraints and increasing pressures
stemming from the frame of reference.
# 16 – Operates multidimensionally and cross-functionally.
# 17 – Constantly and boldly sets pre-conditions to maximize
the likelihood of his / her triumphs.
# 18 – Always selects and develops his / her leadership
# 19 – Creates and applies his / her own – along with that of
the team – body of knowledge.
# 20 – Does never ever institute “best practices,” but UNIQUE,
# 21 – Carries on much swifter that “life cycles” intrinsic to
products, services, challenges, and complex problem solving.
# 22 – Does not get concerned about his / her adversaries
since the uniqueness and ever-upgrading quality of tactics,
strategies and stratagems as applied.
# 23 – Harmonizes issues immediately. Yes, he fights against
adversities and their proponents. But, at the end, this LEADER
is a peace maker.
# 24 – His / her leadership is always (and robustly so) linked to
concrete and unambiguous objective and goals.
# 25 – Always updates his methods, approaches, techniques,
tactics, strategies, especially using those that are extraneous to
so-called and already disrupted (published or unpublished)
“history.” (Which one, that wrote by winners or that stated by
losers or that always failing to have sufficient objectivity?)
# 26 – Continuously learns lessons – and improves those –
both from incurred mistakes and from captured successes.
# 27 – Extracts information and knowledge – to be shared and
brainstormed with the crew in advance – out of everything
done, thought, as well as to be executed regardless of the
# 28 – Wins only based on merit, principle, legitimacy and
# 29 – Strategizes the granularity of detail of everything. There
is no such a thing as a leader that is not a strategist and a
consummated visionary. Fringe, “terra incognita” and fuzzy-
logic zones are highly stimulating to his / her starving intellect.
# 30 – Embraces leading-edge (even weird) science and its
stemming technological derivatives immediately.