[Video link] Companies & Resilience

Futurist Andrew Zolli on successful companies and resilience.

I love how this guy draws from a range of many, broad topics to come to his conclusions. Really well done!

 

(Note: This post originally appeared on my now closed Tumblr blog, which was intentioned to be the place for my shorter thoughts and ideas. After reading Gary Vaynerchuck’s new book “Jab, jab, jab, right hook” I’ve come to the conclusion that I wasn’t speaking the right slang for Tumblr and therefore re-imported those posts here as I still find them valuable as food for thought. I hope you enjoy those, too.)

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[Video link] Companies & Resilience

[Quick thought] Understanding female sexuality: The Wall

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x10ko8a_playboy-tv-s-foursome-looking-for-love_redband

Understanding female sexuality: The Wall

—- Watch the trailer in the above link. —-

 

“Take it off.”

“Why?”

“Cause.”

 

The above video is a beautiful example of the behaviour pattern in a woman’s life described as “The Wall”. It’s a time span around the late 20s to sometimes early 40s, usually late 30s, where a woman slowly, but surely realizes that her fertility is limited and decreasing alongside her physical beauty as the main asset of attraction. As a result of this women as portrayed above amp up their efforts of locking down a life long provider by being more overt, aggressive and desperate in their sexual expression. It’s the most common trap for beta males, who never really have had a chance with women, let alone correctly read their social/emotional cues. They happily get those older women pregnant and sign a contract of life long resources extraction.

Johnny in the above video overcame that “call of the sirens” pretty well, by adhering to the progretarian’s core principle of: long term > short term, legacy > currency, stable sustained late success VS instant gratification. Also termed by Stephen R. Covey as “begin with the end in mind.”

More detailed explanations of The Wall from The Rational Male and from Chateau Heartiste.

 

(Note: This post originally appeared on my now closed Tumblr blog, which was intentioned to be the place for my shorter thoughts and ideas. After reading Gary Vaynerchuck’s new book “Jab, jab, jab, right hook” I’ve come to the conclusion that I wasn’t speaking the right slang for Tumblr and therefore re-imported those posts here as I still find them valuable as food for thought. I hope you enjoy those, too.)

[Quick thought] Understanding female sexuality: The Wall

[Quick thought] How to defeat the NSA

How to defeat the NSA

The history of warfare, which basically is the history of mankind, can teach you one thing:

if a new threatening weapon arises, it won’t take long, until the enemy intends to use that very same weapon against you.

This understanding was the main motor behind the cold war and is the single reason, why noone on this planet will drop a nuclear bomb on anyone soon. It’s been true for centuries and all kinds of armory.

I don’t propose the threat of using the same weapon prevents the first party from using it at all though. That would be too simple and history has shown otherwise as was examplified by Hiroshima.

But…by turning weaknesses into strengths like in Vietnam a specific weapon can lose its initial effectiveness pretty quick and become useless.

The Internet is an infrastructure of information access. And as such it’s not a one-way street. The intention behind NSA operations is to early identify threats to homeland security and especially the leading element of its apparatus, the President, which can only be done by a) access to ALL information and b) intelligently filtering the signals of real threats out of the noise. It’s obviously a different thing, whether a NYT journalist writes about the WTC after 911 or an Arabian exchange student in Germany did so before 911. Although both might have used the exact same words.

Many media outlets, journalists and digital folks concerned about their privacy rightfully concluded option a) to be effective by amping up the efforts of encryption of all sensitive data.

What’s even more effective though, is option b) by making the noise explode. The Internet is a medium of exponential scalability.

If through viral exposure everyone using the Internet from tomorrow on ended every chat, every email, every blogpost, every text, every entry, every digital communication and interaction with the words “kill the president”, it would become impossible to filter through the noise and identify the signals that are real threats and not just smoke grenades to gain back some privacy. Intelligence would then have to rely again on instruments last used in the pre-digital era.

The infrastructure is there, the option of scalability is there. What lacks though, is a united voice of Internet users. And I’m aware that uniting them is impossible. I don’t even want to do so. It’s just a thought experiment on the most classical theme of every war ever fought: Strength can be turned into weakness, advantage into disadvantage.

(Note: This post originally appeared on my now closed Tumblr blog, which was intentioned to be the place for my shorter thoughts and ideas. After reading Gary Vaynerchuck’s new book “Jab, jab, jab, right hook” I’ve come to the conclusion that I wasn’t speaking the right slang for Tumblr and therefore re-imported those posts here as I still find them valuable as food for thought. I hope you enjoy those, too.)

[Quick thought] How to defeat the NSA

[Quick thought] Some things cannot be a sticking point!

Some things cannot be a sticking point!

23:49 onwards

“The ability of achieving great things comes from managing yourself very very well. Or at least well enough where you almost become compulsive about getting certain things done. You have to set a standard for yourself that is very very high and you have to manage yourself to keep your thoughts where they need to be in order to allow you to be successful at what you’re trying to do. And one way you can say “absolutely, I can” is not with your mouth but with your actions. And actions are the products of thoughts. “Am I doing this as good as I can? Can I command more from myself? Am I connecting as intensely as I can? Am I training hard enough? Can I train harder?” Your thoughts are going to be everything.

Someone can stand here today and see you going through your poses and you’re like ok either you have it or you don’t have it. But in truth who are they to say? They don’t know. They’re people that 20 years ago stood there with me and called out those poses for me just like I called them out for you today…and with each quarter turn and with each grimasse staring back at me in the mirror trying to do the right thing and demonstrate being the good athlete, “Can they see my potential? Will they believe in me?” In truth, I don’t even know those people anymore. So going forward from here today and this experience. “I posed for Kai Greene”. I have nothing to tell you. And whether I do or don’t, it’s not gonna make or break where you will go from this point on and become and what you will achieve in your life, because I don’t have no say over that, you do. So what you choose to do, what you choose to get out of this experience today, is up to you. It’s such a big job what you’re saying you wanna do, that some things cannot be a sticking point. It just can’t. Don’t let the bitch start oozing out of you. “I’m not gonna talk about how stressful my diet is anymore.” Even certain pieces of our despair….we just don’t have time for that.

I’m a powerful dude. I can command into existence what I say and I’m not afraid to do the work necessary to make it so. There’s a certain kind of resilience and toughness needed that you’re also gonna have to accept. It comes along with it. I can’t be a king and walk around looking like a peasant and be doing things that are expected from a peasant. If I’m the king, I’m the king and I expect of myself to do the things that a king does. So do your abs, stay on your diet. When you say you’re gonna do something, follow through with it. And don’t get distracted by the flash. The lesson in this is that you become able to do something when you say, you’re gonna do it.”

—- Kai Greene

Yes! THIS is what the mindset looks like.

(Note: This post originally appeared on my now closed Tumblr blog, which was intentioned to be the place for my shorter thoughts and ideas. After reading Gary Vaynerchuck’s new book “Jab, jab, jab, right hook” I’ve come to the conclusion that I wasn’t speaking the right slang for Tumblr and therefore re-imported those posts here as I still find them valuable as food for thought. I hope you enjoy those, too.)

[Quick thought] Some things cannot be a sticking point!

[Quick thought] Examples of non-progretarians #1

Examples of non-progretarians #1

Grant Cardone

The progretarian idea boils down to 2 core principles:

1. Become strong in as many fields of life possible
2. Help others to become strong in as many fields of life possible

Grant Cardone as a person has clearly shown to have become strong in many fields of life. Making money and being a marketer are the most obvious ones that bring along a bunch of other skills such as mental discipline and decisiveness.

When you have children, the necessary core principle to have them thrive and not only survive, is: be the best parent you can be. Simple.

If you read up on the topic, you’ll quickly find out, that the core skill of a great parent is displaying unconditional love and giving the child authentic attention. This provides a stable foundation to the development of deeply rooted self-esteem and trust in oneself and the world.

In the above video Grant taught his daughter that his love is conditioned to a specific behaviour.

“You want my attention, respect, love, money? Jump the hoop I point at!”

This is an obvious violation of the 2 progretarian core principles. Not only didn’t he make himself strong first in terms of parenting to benefit from it in the long-term, but he also actively weakened his daughter by teaching a narrowed idea and allowing the daughter to draw a whole bunch of more general conclusions about the world from his example.

You always have to have the bigger picture in mind. Shortsightedness will kick you in the butt.

“If you want something, you have to do something to earn the means to get something” is true in the professional world. It’s not true in the psychological world of child development where the submessage is: “Your creator and protector only likes you, if you act a desired/expected way.”

This disrupts the formation of trust and creates a doubting mechanism regarding her own worth, which might or might not result in further consequences.

If all parents only showed conditional love to their children on a broad scale (“Do what I tell you and I like you”, “Get good grades, be a good boy and I like you”), we would end up with a society of drug addicts, that tried to numb the feelings of unworthiness created in childhood by immature zombie-parents.

Oh, wait a second…

(Note: This post originally appeared on my now closed Tumblr blog, which was intentioned to be the place for my shorter thoughts and ideas. After reading Gary Vaynerchuck’s new book “Jab, jab, jab, right hook” I’ve come to the conclusion that I wasn’t speaking the right slang for Tumblr and therefore re-imported those posts here as I still find them valuable as food for thought. I hope you enjoy those, too.)

[Quick thought] Examples of non-progretarians #1

[Quick thought] The higher you get, the thinner the air.

Quick food for thought about gender dynamics and the sexual marketplace.

“Every female wants her male intimate partner to be of higher value than her and every other male she perceives is in her reach of attracting.”

This is the hypergamous nature of female dating ambitions. It’s not idealistic, it’s opportunistic and relative to her needs at the time.

Two important stretches:

No.1: Her hypergamous nature is relative. Despite her 50 shades of grey fantasies, she understands that she can’t go for the Barack-Obama-James-Bond-Ryan-Gosling-Hyprid without her assets backing that up.

No.2: Downwards is no choice. If she perceives a guy is of socio-economic lower value than she herself is, the guy is no (satisfying) option. It does happen a lot though, especially with aging women, but it’s a compromise that usually back fires at some point in form of a divorce.

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A great example of this behavior pattern is the current, proactive media exposure of Miley Cyrus. It’s a rampage of sluttiness, sexually provocative gestures, nude skin and a lot of tongue. She behaves like a whore and “shocks” the public with one scandal after another. Of course, I understand that we live in modern media Internet days. So one part of this is PR advice that helps to get attention and make everybody around her brand earn more money. The Internet has morphed into one big signal-to-noise problem. So more and more drastic measures are necessary to cut through the noise.

Another part that’s mostly overlooked is her personal motivation that goes beyond making money. Her tremendous success and rise to stardom has put her on top of the value chain, so most guys she is exposed to are blatantly labeled as lower value by her hypergamous instincts. This is a HUGE conflict for a girl that’s used to having it all whenever she pleases.

All those videos, stage stunts and Terry richardson photoshoots come with a personal subtext of a 21 year old girl with fully functioning genitals, that’s run into a massive problem:

The higher you get, the thinner the air.

All those scandals are a shit-test broadcasted on a macro-level to screen for her desired champ.

“I behave like a shameless whore, until the apex alpha I desire comes along and FUCKS me into place.”

In a world of exploding noise, the signal has to be more and more blatant to get through. That’s the main reason of the ongoing sexualization of advertising and branding.

Miley Cyrus will either be successful at attracting her desired alpha guy soon or she will amp up her efforts in an even more explicit and frequent manner. Every scandal of hers increased so far in its amount of NSFW material. The recent photoshoot with Richardson exposed her nipples for the first time. The air gets thinner. So, the next steps will be a private sex tape leak to leave no doubts about her mating qualities and eventually misbehavior under the influence a la Lindsay Lohan.

I also predict, that her next boyfriend will have to have similar qualities in broadcasting sexual market value in the PR bubble she perceives as reality. This means either black athlete or white, inked up rapper/actor.

Female sexual market value, ideally is like a comet. It burns bright and hot with great speed to outperform competition, but it extinguishes rather quick and vanishes into nothingness, which is desired if the impact location (the best guy relative to her assets) is right.

Male sexual market value, ideally is like a volcano. Always active, always dangerous. Increasing threat over time. Can explode if necessary, but doesn’t have to. No loss in threat levels after explosion.

(Note: This post originally appeared on my now closed Tumblr blog, which was intentioned to be the place for my shorter thoughts and ideas. After reading Gary Vaynerchuck’s new book “Jab, jab, jab, right hook” I’ve come to the conclusion that I wasn’t speaking the right slang for Tumblr and therefore re-imported those posts here as I still find them valuable as food for thought. I hope you enjoy those, too.)

[Quick thought] The higher you get, the thinner the air.

[Quick thought] Female Disgust Sensitivity

http://www.sscnet.ucla.edu/anthro/faculty/fessler/pubs/Disgust&MenstCycle.pdf

I stumbled upon this interesting arcticle last weekend by Fessler/Navarrete.

A few quotes:

  • “Two hypotheses were tested, namely (i) sexual disgust is an adaptation that serves to reduce participation in biologically suboptimal sexual behaviors […]”
  • “Hypothesis (i) was supported, as
  • disgust sensitivity in the sexual domain, and only in the sexual domain, was positively correlated with
  • presumed conception risk as assessed on the basis of self-reported position in the menstrual cycle.”

So basically a woman’s attraction and disgust sensitivity to suitors and aberrant sexual behaviour changes the closer she gets to a presumed conception.

The more fertile, the less tolerant a female becomes towards beta males. Interesting.

Hypergamy in action.

 

(Note: This post originally appeared on my now closed Tumblr blog, which was intentioned to be the place for my shorter thoughts and ideas. After reading Gary Vaynerchuck’s new book “Jab, jab, jab, right hook” I’ve come to the conclusion that I wasn’t speaking the right slang for Tumblr and therefore re-imported those posts here as I still find them valuable as food for thought. I hope you enjoy those, too.)

[Quick thought] Female Disgust Sensitivity