There is a commonality of three simple rules in various sectors. The three simple rules affect singing sand, flying birds, marketing, sales, IT, Change and other sectors. Three simple rules that create emergent structures and behaviors
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Generality of the Three Simple Rules
The Commonality of the Three Rule
Amazingly, the simplicity of three rules
may lead to profound complexity
A single grain of sand does not sing.
However; a pile of sand may sing if
three simple rules are adhered to.
No physical property of an individual
sand grain would lead one to think that
a large collection of them will transmit
This is an emergent properly that was
I wrote about this topic in an earlier
Singing Sand- 2
Sand has to abide by three rules to
generate sound from sand. These rules
The sand grains have to be
round and between 0.1 and
0.5 mm in diameter.
The sand has to
The sand needs to
be at a
And Great Patterns
sound was caused by a synchronization of
grains that caused the surface of the falling
sand to behave like the cone of a speaker
Self-organizing sand that is sound-generating
simply because it abides by simple rules.
For a phenomenon to be termed
emergent it should unpredictable from a
lower level description. At the very
lowest level, the phenomenon usually
does not exist at all or exists only in trace
amounts: it is irreducible
Fish and Flying Birds
The three simple rules are extensible
to flying birds and school of fish
The rules are separate, align and keep
Businesses and Management Obey the
IT Simple Rules
Keep it small.
Keep it separate.
Keep it synergistic
3 C's of Change
Will the interaction
of the three rules
lead to singing
Marketing Three Simple Rules
Rule #1 – Capture customer data from every source, integrate it,
and keep it as current as possible.
Rule #2 – Detect timely, relevant opportunities and create
properly targeted communications that add value.
Rule #3 – Prioritize communications to ensure that
you contact people with the proper frequency – and
avoid overloading and alienating them.
Three Simple Rules of Leadership
1. Take care of your assistants
2. Be a team player
3. Execute leader’s purpose
Three Simple Rules of Management
1. Establish clear goals
2. Establish clear rewards
3. Establish clear consequences
The Three C’s of Management
Management = Communication x Coordination x
Three Simple Rules of Financial
1. Use the power of compound interest, and receive interest
2. The sooner you start the more time compounding has to
3. Make regular, disciplined payments
Three Simple Rules of Selling
Rule #1: It’s not about you – it’s always about
Rule #2: No one really cares what you do
Rule #3: Serve, don’t sell
The generation of three simple rules
for each activity of your organization
may create a singing organization that
sings its success
There is no crisis, but…
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Ali, I'm honored that you find it so valuable to
include in your presentation. Thank you very
much and I hope on many more valuable
discussions. It is important that people in
business understand that there is no
crisis it is new way of doing business
today and in the future.
In order to adapt and build a great organization
we have to keep things simple and try to make
be a little better every day in what we do...it
makes a huge difference in long term.
The Three Rules
(1) value before price;
(2) revenue before costs;
(3) people before processes
3 Simple Rules for Knowledge Sharing
These can be summarized briefly as;
1. Make it Safe
2. Make it Count
3. Make it Social