So I watched the DOX documentary The Forecaster this week (available another 18 days on SVT Play for you swedes out there). First half fairly technical with regards to financial strategies and transactions, zooming way above my understanding of the financial world.
But still. A must-see.
Not because I know what he says is true. Not because I am in any way capable of judging the trustworthiness of his model. I have no clue as to his pi-model and whether or not it really works the way this documentary depicts it…. But it sure makes me think. It’s as if we live false lives. Lives where we have lost all sense of value and worth, and what is really important is so far off into the horizon we cannot even see it.
It reminds me of the podcast where Dov Seidman, in the final Q&A if my memory serves me right, says that it’s up to us: We, the voters, have to stop listening to politicians that speak in short-term goals, and listen to, and elect, those with a longer vision. His example is JFK with his famous goal of ”we’re gonna put a man on the moon within the next decade”. JFK planned for something to be accomplished after his possible two terms as president of the USA.
When did you last hear a politician, prime minister, president, declare a (worthy) goal 10-20-50-100 years on? How often does it happen? Do they put action to their words? And even more important, because I can do naught but change what I do: Do I put action to my words?
Have you discovered the RSA? If not, please check it out. I’ve listened to several of their events as podcasts these last weeks, and man are they ever thought provoking and mind boggling! Twice I’ve listened to this RSA event on The Era of Behaviour. It is extremely interesting, and I believe I’ll listen to it several more times. Reflecting. Thinking. Going deeper.
What my head is spinning on right now is, to name a few, spheres of personal vs business, the word How as a noun, value based leadership and elevated behaviour. Many of these things I have spent time reflecting on before as well.
I spend a lot of time on the word Why, and the way Dov Seidman talks about How is in a sense a description of the way I think about Why. For me the How he explains is a How infused with a Why, i.e. a sense of value, of ethics, of a higher reason.
Well, as you can tell, I am not done here. My mind hasn’t settled anywhere, it’s just spinning. So, won’t you please listen to this talk on The Era of Behaviour, and tell me what you think about it? Perhaps your head starts to spin in ways I haven’t even begun to consider yet?