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The power of exponential thinking

Exponential thinking is powerful, but not ‘natural’ or easy for the novice to grasp. It is at the core of leverage, how successful people are able to achieve more by doing less. Even though it is largely conceptual for personal development purposes, exponential is very real and very effective.

The example below is an example of how elegantly powerful exponential thinking is…

Did you know that if you could fold a piece of typical paper 42 times you would have a tower that would stretch to the moon?

Ahh you say, but it’s impossible to fold a piece of paper more than eight times. Turns out, like so many unreferenced claims, that isn’t true. The record is in fact 12.

Still that twelve-fold piece of paper isn’t even table height – it’s hard to imagine getting from table height to the Moon in 30 more folds. That’s because our brains are inclined to think linearly, not exponentially.

Imagine what would happen if you adopted Exponential Mindset Thinking?!?!

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Antimimeticisomorphism – The Epic Split

I have always been a fan of Jean Claude Van Damme. But this, this is unbelievable.

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Bobby McFerrin demonstrates the power of the pentatonic scale

Every once in a while someone sends me something that is nothing short of AMAZING.

This video is one such example – it needs NO introduction, NO explanation. That is how good it is, no make that excellent, no scratch that – OUTSTANDING!

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Incredible Instrument

This is one of those videos you’re going to want to have your friends and family watch… There is no need to preface it other than click on the YouTube image and be amazed!

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Inspirational video

As you may or may not know, my blog content is more than 50% user generated by readers and subscribers. It means that I get access to literally hundreds of submissions and contributions per year that I would never find on my own. First because I wouldn’t be searching for it and second, I don’t have the breadth and scope to find such a wide range and variety of things that are out there.

Today’s video was sent to me by a client, FinPacific who provides financial treasury management software solutions to medium and large businesses. They have a corporate culture based on authenticity, congruency and honesty that is truly remarkable. It did not surprise me that they would have come across this incredibly inspirational video of a 15 year-old girl. You simply have to start watching and you’ll find yourself mesmerised by her wisdom, maturity and eloquence. She can teach us all a few life lessons!

Additional notes on the video:

http://www.INKtalks.com Like Voltaire, she believes a shipwreck gives us an opportunity to sing in the life boats. Little Aisha Chaudhary, the first INK Youth Fellow, teaches us a big lesson even as she is battling a life-threatening medical condition. All of 15, Aisha has taught herself to paint, take pictures, run with her dog and dance at her cousin’s wedding, not just once but twice. Aisha learned art at the American Embassy School. “You live every moment twice, once in your mind and once when you actually live it,” she said to a standing ovation.

Note: This talk is available with English subtitles. Click the CC button on player to view the talk with subtitles.

ABOUT INK: INKtalks are personal narratives that get straight to the heart of issues in 18 minutes or less. We are committed to capturing and sharing breakthrough ideas, inspiring stories and surprising perspectives–for free!

Watch an INKtalk and meet the people who are designing the future–now.

http://www.INKtalks.com

ABOUT AISHA CHAUDHARY: Fifteen year-old Aisha Chaudhary was born with an immune deficiency disorder and overcame a predicted life expectancy of only one year to have become an accomplished artist today. Despite a serious lung disease called Pulmonary Fibrosis, her persistent optimism, extraordinary maturity in the face of impossible odds, and calm perspective on life’s challenges have been an inspiration to many.

Subtitling credits : Aishwarya S.

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Antimimeticisomorphism: One Media Player Per Teacher

Andrew Powell of Montreal, Canada sent me the video below.

It’s such a good example of antimimeticisomorphism that I had to share it with you.

For me, what I found astonishing is how I never would have thought it would be valuable to have such a limited ‘tool’ – until I realised the immense power of its simplicity and the huge reach such simplicity gives it – making it totally exponential!

For more information, go to http://www.nokero.com/blog/ or http://www.ompt.org/

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Happy Valentine’s Day

As a subscriber to this blog, you know by now that one of my foundational principles is called Exponential Mindset Thinking, which means…

Having fun
doing out-of-the-ordinary things
that create extra-ordinary results
with the least amount of effort
and lowest cost

The video below is just another example of how you can have FUN with concepts like this – to brighten up people’s lives with a little humour.

I know it sounds trite that “life’s too short to be too serious”, but it’s true. Too many people take business way too seriously.

As I’ve said many times, there is a balance between humour/fun and ‘official’ business, but WITHOUT ANY humour or fun, there is NO balance.

Just start thinking of ways to lighten things up – I am sure you’ll come with something…

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Antimimeticisomorphism: Elgin Park

The intrigue with this video is the size, level of detail and authenticity the artist is able to capture – truly a trip back to yesteryear and proof positive that the human imagination is literally boundless in its creative possibilities and talents!

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Antimimeticisomorphism: A Creative Idea To Get People To Use The Stairs

This is a great example of what out-of-the-box thinking can do… Enjoy!

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Antimimeticisomorphism: Wedding

This video has become a YouTube sensation. I include it here just in case you’re one of the 10 people on the planet who hasn’t seen it. Even if you have seen it, have a quick look – it never loses it’s appeal!

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