"Genius is in-born, may it never be still-born."

"Oysters, irritated by grains of sand, give birth to pearls. Brains, irritated by curiosity, give birth to ideas."

"Brainpower is the bridge to the future; it is what transports you from wishful thinking to willful doing."

"Unless you keep learning & growing, the status quo has no status."

Saturday, February 14, 2009


This particular matrix has been created by Dilip Mukerjea in his book, 'Brain Symphony: Brain-blazing Practical Techniques in Creativity for Immediate Application'.

He poses this pertinent question to readers:

Where do you position yourself on the matrix?

The answer you have in your mind will serve as an interesting perspective of your future orientation.

I have in fact mentioned to Dilip that his matrix reminded me of an almost similar matrix, but with a twist, from futurist Joel Arthur Barker in his debut book during the mid-eighties, entitled 'Discovering the Future: The Business of Paradigms'.

Using Dilip's matrix as a reference, just replace:

- "Metagrobolised" with "Problem Solving";

- "Masterful" with "Opportunity Finding";

- "Moronic" with "Reaction";

- "Mastermind" with "Anticipation";

& you have Joel Arthur Barker's original matrix.

In a nutshell, & according to Joel Arthur Barker, in order to anticipate - & shape - our future, we need to head in the direction of "Matchless", just as Dilip has originally envisaged.

[All the images in this post are the intellectual property of Dilip Mukerjea.]

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