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Luck and its butterfly effect

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Luck and its butterfly effect

  1. 1. Luck (Attitude) Butterfly Effect Ali Anani
  2. 2. A Story to Tell Two prisoners with opposite characters were kept together in the same custody One prisoner was active whereas the other was inert
  3. 3. A Story to Tell- 2 The two prisoners had a fight one day. The prison guard decided to punish them by giving them only chickpeas for lunch He opened a small window and poured out a small bag of chickpeas
  4. 4. A Story to Tell- 3 The active prisoner moved around and collected the peas. The lazy prisoner did not One chickpea was left. The active prisoner threw it at the lazy prison mate and said “one for you”
  5. 5. A Story to Tell- 5 The lazy prisoner tried to chew the chickpea, but instead he broke his tooth It turned out to be a dusty gem
  6. 6. A Story to Tell- 6 If we repeat the same experiment million times, the probability of the lazy man getting the jewel again is a remote possibility Luck does not strike your doors twice, or does it?
  7. 7. Luck Did Not Strike My Door I remember I had four job offers. I had difficult times to decide which one to accept Finally, I did
  8. 8. Luck Did Not Strike My Door- 2 Two days before me flying to where I was supposed to start work, the second Gulf War blew up. For political reasons I could not take the job I lost my four jewels
  9. 9. The Butterfly Effect of Luck Had I opted for any of the other three jobs I would not have had that experience A small unlucky choice changed the course of my life
  10. 10. Too Many Similar Stories to Tell How about telling your story? I invite you to add one slide or more to summarize one of your good or bad luck
  11. 11. Sharing Luck I wish you good luck
  12. 12. DOINA: my story LOVE STORY: The 3-th time, I had luck!!!
  13. 13. Positive Note on Luck Slide Contribution by Lori Kane is especially interesting even though it spoiled in part my hidden intention. A bad luck today may turn into great luck later
  14. 14. The luck of Ali and Lori I started blogging about self-organizing groups in July of 2009. I was looking for people who wanted to have an ongoing discussion about ourselves as these groups. On April 13, 2011, I found the first person willing to have this ongoing discussion with me. His name is Ali Anani. He responded to one of my posts and we’ve been talking ever since. I had to write 59 blog posts across 2 years to find Ali. Was I lucky to find Ali? More lucky than mere words can express...
  15. 15. Lucky Guess Is it he or she? Some names and nicknames on slideshare are strange to me I do not know if it is he or she? Luckily, the English language uses your for both sexes. Your presentation is great! I still try to figure out he from she by analyzing the writing. Sometimes that helps.
  16. 16. My Luck Rings Twice Two Dedicated Presentations from Doina and Juao Maya
  17. 17. Juao Maya’s Contribution It is worthy of your time THE GOLDEN POT FULL OF LUCK
  18. 18. I well know that right below in the right corner, there is a pot full of luck. Or, may it be a pot full of gold? Never mind: gold could be illustrative of luck... At the end of the rainbow isn’t there a pot of gold? But I look at this pot again. The fantasy that sometimes takes my mind over tells me that it could be a witches’ stirring cauldron as well. Eventhough a four-leaved clover replaces the usual black cat... Going deeply on into my fantasy, I remember the Spanish proverb that says: “Yo non creo en las brujas, pero que las hay, las hay!..” (I don’t believe in witches, but they exist, they exist!... — please, forgive the poor English translation). Coming back to reality, I say: I don’t believe in luck, but that there’s luck, there is! So...
  19. 19. to us all, forever and ever!...
  20. 20. Sally Smith Contribution Sally Smith added the next two slides. These slides cause “rubbing of minds”. Rub your mind fruitfully
  21. 21. I learnt from this presentation that: Luck is not what you experience today; it is what unfolds for you in the future A presentation dedicated to me from Renn is testimonial of this perspective
  22. 22. http://www.slideshare.net/renn/luck-and- butterfly-effect-chinese-style-widescreen
  23. 23. Attitude (Not Luck) Butterfly Effect In Arabic, we have a word written exactly the same way, but may be read differently reflecting two different attitudes. The word is Nashtam meaning to smell, or Nashtum meaning to curse the flowers Same word giving two different meaning, depending how you “see it”
  24. 24. Attitude (Not Luck) Butterfly Effect Likewise; we may smell or curse what happens to us We call these happenings good luck or bad luck It is in reality how we read them It is our attitudes and mindsets
  25. 25. GEORGE SCIBERRAS Added his flavor of luck
  26. 26. Appreciation of Appreciation Thanks are due to @abhishek for the embed of this presentation on Appitive.cpm and for the nice summary of the presentation. http://appitive.com/slidershare/2012/0 1/30/luck-and-its-butterfly-effect/
  27. 27. Abhishek Summary Ali Anani challenged us with the idea of the presentation that luck has a butterfly effect based on his personal experiences. He Tags: Attitude, bad memories, butterfly effect, How invited readers to contribute their may I improve the outcome?, How may we reduce experiences. The result is a myriad of ideas. Luck Butterfly Effect shows risk?, new possibilities, Personal how the attitude changes outcome. experiences, spotlight, Why did I fail? Small changes may have big impacts. Small changes in attitude from negative to less negative or more positive may influence greatly the come. Personal experiences and bad memories may have infacted our attitudes negatively. In turn, we manage businesses in a similar way. Turning complaints into positive questions may help a lot. Why did I fail? How may I improve the outcome? How may we reduce risk? Such questions open new possibilities.

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