Sunday, December 4, 2016

Happy Holidays to You from The New Virtual Organization World!



Happy Holidays to You and Yours!

May the Infinite Wisdom bring you much love, joy and happiness this 2016 holiday season.

Warmest Wishes,
Q




Pierre Coupet (Q) 
Architect of
THE NEW VIRTUAL ORGANIZATION WORLD Collection
& Founder
League of Extraordinary Virtual Organization Executives









About Author:   Pierre Coupet, CEO & Q of Virtual Organization Management is the founder of Virtual Organization Management Institute (VOMI), VOMI Virtual Organization Academy, and Virtual Organization Recruiter:: founder of the modern virtual organization management and virtual organization recruitment disciplines pioneered since 1997:: founder of League of Extraordinary Virtual Organization Executives:: and Architect of THE NEW VIRTUAL ORGANIZATION WORLD Collection. Contact directly at chairman@virtualorganizationinstitute.com; or via CHAT.

Stock Photo: courtesy of Pixabay

Copyright 2007-2016.  Pierre Coupet.  VOMI. Virtual Organization Management Institute. VOMI Virtual Organization Academy.  Virtual Organization Recruiter.  All rights reserved.  Cannot be reproduced without permission.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

The IDEA Behind :: Guardian of The Holy Grail



From time immemorial to this day, minute and second, there is One Lesson in Life that each and every single human being born into this world has learned since birth (and quickly made to forget through indoctrination and mind manipulation) which is:   Don't go by what people say, go by what people do (or any variation thereof).

If you are familiar with my writing style, I  am sure you're wondering where I am going with this in terms of its relevance to "virtual organizations" or the "virtual organization management" discipline.   That being said, please stay still and bear with me awhile :: just pretend that you're sitting in a barbershop getting a close shave.

When I made the decision in April of 1997 to found the "virtual organization management" discipline, it was, and still is to this day, out of a firm belief that  the Internet has now made it possible for all of us to move away or, at the very least, slowly begin to make a transition from our current and very primitive, antiquated and barbaric model of governance to a more enlightened model.

A current governance model based on Master-Slave,  Exploitation-Plundered,  Deception-Gullible,  Treachery-Violated,  Illusion-Pacification,  Human Compromise-Bought and Sold,  Indifference-Catastrophe,  Blindness-Misery,  Oppressor-Oppressed, Bully-Meek,  Aggressive-Passive,  Parent-Child, Savior-Downtrodden,  Predator-Prey,  Caregiver-Feeble,  Aid Giver-Aid Recipient,  Abuser-Victim,  Royalty-Subjects, Alpha Male or Female-The Pack, Sheppard-Sheep,  Employer-Employee,  Provider-Entitled, Influencer-Follower, and Leader-Follower relationships.

I've always believed that, within each and every single one of us, there is a small seed buried deep down in there which embodies a Luminous Light of  Reason and Freedom and, given the right time, place and circumstance, will eventually dare to emerge out of obscurity and make its presence felt in the form of an "Intelligent Being."  

This Luminous Light of Reason and Freedom is manifested in-and forms the philosophical core of-the "Virtual Organization Management" discipline that I describe as The Holy Grail :: with Virtual Organization Management Institute (VOMI) as the standard-bearer of this Luminous Light (The Holy Grail).

Furthermore, I've always believed that the probability of having these "Intelligent Beings" on our planet is more like one in a million; which means that, theoretically speaking, out of a population of 7 billion on this planet, we should be able to have close to 7000 such "Intelligent Beings" scattered or dispersed throughout the globe.

Thus the reason for my quixotic quest over the past 19 years:   to be able to locate just 12 of these "Intelligent Beings"  (referred to as "Guardians of The Holy Grail").   Intelligent Beings who will understand, see through, and reject the current model of governance :: and yearn  to guard and carry this Luminous Light of Reason and Freedom - the Luminous Light of VOMI -  to every single individual in every corner of the globe (and universe).

Time to Play the Devil's Advocate

Well, I can imagine the very first remark that came to your mind:   "Well Pierre, good luck with that.  I don't know what you've been smoking or what kind of planet you think you're living on, I got a feeling you're going to be waiting for a very long time for this Guardian of The Holy Grail.   So a little word of advice:  Just don't hold your breath while you're waiting."

And I can also imagine the very first question that came to your mind:  "I am curious, Pierre.  How many of these Guardians have you already found?"

Well, your remark and question are legitimate and appropriate.   The truth is,  I would be very disappointed if you didn't feel that way.   That would have meant that I am completely off the mark, if not dead wrong, when it comes to my assertion about the human race and the current state that we're in (and have always been in since time immemorial).    I would have to go back to the drawing board and try to figure out how I could have possibly been so misguided.

To Address the First Remark
 
So, let me go ahead and address the first remark:   You are correct about my (and VOMI) having to  wait for a very long time and we have no illusion about that.  But the good news is:  Time is NOT a factor.  We've been looking for 19 years to find a total of 12 such Guardians and we can continue to look for as long as it takes until  we've reached the magic number 12 - even if that means way after I have already crossed over into the next world.

The point being, just because you can't find "the right medicine" doesn't mean that you have to swallow something which you already know is "poison."   The current system of governance in place throughout the world IS poison and the right medicine for that is "the virtual organization management discipline." 

Therefore, what good does it do us to bring on board someone who doesn't believe in the medicine that we are prescribing and only cares about administering the very poison that we are seeking to remove or combat?    

To Address the First Question

With respect to the first question, here is my answer:  With respect to Guardian data and information, I can only disclose information about the 13th Guardian: Pierre Coupet.  All other information about Guardians of The Holy Grail is highly sensitive and Above Top Secret information which can never be disclosed to the public.   Even though we are unable to prevent a Guardian from secretly disclosing his or her own identity,  outside of the 13th Guardian, no one Guardian will know the identity of the other 11 Guardians.

What's the Big Deal?

Now that I've gained your attention, I am sure you're wondering why the identity of these Guardians  is such a mystery.    What's the Big Deal?   So let me proceed with providing everyone with some historical information about the Guardian of the Holy Grail designation;  some basic information about the Guardian of The Holy Grail anointment process;  what we expect from each Guardian; and why we view this title as the most coveted title and honor in corporate history.

Historical Information About the Guardian of The Holy Grail

Although the original concept behind the phrase "Guardian of The Holy Grail" dates back to April of 1997, the first use of that term came about in 2007 (10 years after founding the virtual organization management discipline).

It was first used in an ad to describe the 12 members of the Executive Leadership Team we were recruiting for the scheduled launch of Virtual Organization Management Institute as a separate entity  in 2009.  Other than the fact that we considered this new entity "The Holy Grail" in terms of its social significance and future economic potential, we really never did attach much significance to the job title appendage itself.   It was simply a great recruitment marketing tool (e.g., Chief Financial Officer, Guardian of The Holy Grail).

However, that being said, something really strange happened along the way.   As time went by, and out of necessity, the virtual organization management discipline started to rapidly evolve from a process-oriented discipline to a core-philosophy and process-oriented discipline.   In other words,  the development of a core philosophy for the discipline became just as important as the process part, if not much more so,  and thus each part  became a  side of one whole "virtual organization management discipline" coin.   The result of this merger of process with philosophy then brought about a whole new dimension to the term "The Holy Grail."   The discipline truly became The Holy Grail in every possible aspect.  

It then became extremely critical for us to emphasize in our recruitment ads that we really meant what the  title appendage of each position stated, Guardian of The Holy Grail.   This was no longer a recruitment marketing tool.   We became dead serious about each one of these 12 members of the Executive Leadership Team taking on the role of  Guardian of The Holy Grail.  

For us at VOMI, this was the equivalent of taking off a horse's blinders.  All of a sudden, we could see an entire universe ahead of and around us and saw an unlimited number of possibilities in terms of not only where we stood but also of vast distances where we could travel to. The sky (no, the universe) became the limit!

But to our dismay and chagrin (very short-lived, of course) this merger brought about a full revolt from current members of, as well as those we sought to recruit for, the Executive Leadership Team due to our insistence that they strictly adhere to the totality of the discipline instead of just the process part. The philosophical part brought about a tremendous amount of uneasiness and distress on their part :: and they believed that the injection of  our "holier than thou" philosophy into the discipline itself was in stark contrast to "the realities of the world", went against every fiber of human nature,  and thus a recipe for failure.

Thus setting the stage for VOMI to find some sort of middle ground without having to compromise on the mission of VOMI and the implementation of the virtual organization management discipline itself. 

Finding the Middle Ground

Anyone who knows me will tell you right off hand that I don't negotiate, as in "really don't negotiate."  Therefore, how can you find a middle ground if you are not willing to negotiate?

For us at VOMI, finding the middle ground meant that we can't have our cake and eat it too. Sometimes, you have to be willing to let go of whatever it is that is getting in the way or holding you back, and take whatever amount of time you need,  in order to "do the right thing." You cannot allow a sense of panic and desperation to set in and guide your actions.   In fact, that would go against the grain and essence of the virtual organization management discipline.

For starters, what this means is that, I had to let go of nearly the entire Executive Leadership Team.

Second, I also had to let go of the requirement that each member of the Executive Leadership Team  be a "bona fide" Guardian of The Holy Grail.   In other words, as long as a candidate meets all the requirements of the position and, upon hire,  performs as required,  and faithfully adheres to the virtual organization management discipline, that's good enough for us.

As far as becoming a Guardian of The Holy Grail, this is no longer a requirement; nor is that designation officially appended to the title of a member of the Executive Leadership Team.   In fact, we have made the decision that, being a Guardian of The Holy Grail should NOT be an automatic award but rather an "honor" bestowed upon someone who is deserving of such designation due to their significant deeds and contribution to VOMI over a consistent period of time.

In other words, to use a wedding analogy,  we don't mind getting married to each other, however, that part of the wedding vow which states, "to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part," can be omitted.    After all, it's unrealistic to expect anyone to make that sort of commitment to each other at the beginning of a relationship.   That is NOT something that you can obligate anyone to perform via words or a piece of paper. This is something which can only be expressed in DEEDS over a period of time.  

Which takes us back to the beginning of this article about something that ALL of us have learned since birth:   Don't go by what people say, go by what people do. 

In a real way, the end result is this:  The roles have been reversed.   Now we're saying that we don't want you to tell us that you are committed to be a Guardian and, even if you did tell us, we wouldn't believe you; and that we will believe it when we see it - in deeds and not words. 

What Does It Mean to Be a Guardian?

In a nutshell:  It means being the equivalent of  VOMI's Guardian Angel.  (We all know the fairy tale version of what it means to have a Guardian Angel.)   You are one of only 13 living Guardians.   Only a current member of  VOMI's Executive Leadership Team can be anointed a Guardian.  Once anointed, you remain a Guardian for Life.   It does not matter if you are officially retired or have moved on to other activities and are no longer working for VOMI on either a permanent, full-time or part-time basis.   Only the 13th Guardian knows of your existence as a GuardianThere will be no official record in the archives of VOMI to confirm such  existence, except after you have crossed over into the next world.    Once you are deceased or become mentally incapacitated, then and only then will a vacancy open for your coveted title.  

This is the unofficial version of what it means to be a Guardian.   The official version is highly Confidential.       










About Author:   Pierre Coupet, CEO & Q of Virtual Organization Management is the founder of Virtual Organization Management Institute (VOMI), VOMI Virtual Organization Academy, and Virtual Organization Recruiter:: founder of the modern virtual organization management and virtual organization recruitment disciplines pioneered since 1997:: founder of League of Extraordinary Virtual Organization Executives:: and Architect of THE NEW VIRTUAL ORGANIZATION WORLD Collection. Contact directly at chairman@virtualorganizationinstitute.com; or via CHAT.

Stock Photo: courtesy of Pixabay

Copyright 2007-2016.  Pierre Coupet.  VOMI. Virtual Organization Management Institute. VOMI Virtual Organization Academy.  Virtual Organization Recruiter.  All rights reserved.  Cannot be reproduced without permission.

Friday, November 4, 2016

Imagine This: The Life of a Guardian of The Holy Grail






Imagine This:

You live a very simple and uncomplicated life.   Life is Great because you have willed it so and not due to the largesse of someone else. 

With Respect to Your Personal Life

You are extremely happy about "who you are" in every possible aspect::   From sunup to sundown, you live by only one rule:   Do unto others as you would have them do unto you :: without room for any sort of compromise, equivocation, rationalization, pragmatism or fear.

You have a beautiful, wonderful and loving wife whom you've known since you were in high school.   Awesome children and grandchildren.

You are nearing the official retirement age :: next year you will be eligible for early retirement :: yet, you are making plans for the next 30 years because you have friends in their 80-90's who look and act and feel like they are in their 60-70's.      

You are not worried about tomorrow and, as far as yesterday is concerned,  you have no regrets.  You're very thankful for the life you've led to this very day, hour, minute and second; all the wonderful memories;  as well as all the struggles you have endured and which have forged you into the Iron::Steel::Titanium Mental Powerhouse that you are today.

And when the bells finally toll for thee, you will, without an ounce of fear or hesitation, cross over to the next world knowing full well that your job here is done and that you will always be there in spirit for the loved ones you have left behind.

With Respect to Your Professional Life

You have founded and bootstrapped many businesses over the past 40 years.  Your only claim to fame is that you survived and managed to keep a roof over your head and feed your family -  and, to this day, they still adore you (and their mom) for that.     There has never been any chance on God's green earth that your lifestyle could have ever gained the attention of  Robin Leach  of  Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous (and you've never wanted that kind of lifestyle or attention either).        

But here is an irony:  The One Initiative that you are most proud of  in terms of its global and social impact and historical significance :: which is also the one that will be your legacy - and that you will always be known for throughout the ages ::  is the one that you desperately want your Colleagues to Be in the Limelight and Take Credit For because the success of the company lies in their success; and their success lies in the success of all of mankind  for many generations and millennia to come.

Here is another irony:   You want everyone throughout the company to treat each other the way they would treat you, the founder.  And you only want to be addressed by your first name or Q because you believe that we are  ALL EQUAL :: No "Mister This" or "Yes Sir Boss."  

You Don't Have Bosses and Employees.    You believe that the current system of  corporate governance is too damn primitive, archaic, and barbaric and that, having Bosses, Employees, etc. is just another form of slavery, feudalism, and exploitation.

And that today's governance model is based on Master-Slave,  Exploitation-Plundered,  Deception-Gullible,  Treachery-Violated,  Illusion-Pacification,  Human Compromise-Bought and Sold,  Indifference-Catastrophe,  Blindness-Misery,  Oppressor-Oppressed, Bully-Meek,  Aggressive-Passive,  Parent-Child, Savior-Downtrodden,  Predator-Prey,  Caregiver-Feeble,  Aid Giver-Aid Recipient,  Abuser-Victim,  Royalty-Subjects, Alpha Male or Female-The Pack, Sheppard-Sheep,  Employer-Employee,  Provider-Entitled,  Cult Leader-Cult Member, and Leader-Follower relationships.

For that reason, you don't have Bosses and Employees in your organization.  

You Require the Same Grueling Recruitment Process for Everyone.    You require every single candidate under consideration for a position in your company to undergo the same Grueling Recruitment Process.   You don't want to have a bunch of Slaves or Morons or Adult Children working at the company.
  
You Only Work with Collaborators.   You believe that every single person in the organization is a Collaborator with a specific set of duties and responsibilities and does not NOT  need a Mommy or Daddy Boss or Supervisor to lead them and take care of them.  
  
You Insist that Every Single Collaborator Be a Leader Able to Lead Only Himself.   Everyone has to undergo the same Virtual Organization Leadership Executive Training,  Assessment and Certification and receive the official Virtual Organization Leadership Executive designation.    

No Exception to the Rules.   You yourself follow the same set of  rules that are in place for every single Collaborator-Leader.   No favoritism or special privileges.    No one is allowed to linger around when they no longer want to follow the rules for collaboration.  No suspension, probation, warnings, or punishment.   You treat everybody as Adults :: Nobody gets their ass chewed out,  scared to death about losing their job,  or treated like little children.  You demand that everybody play by the same rules or LEAVE and go back to becoming an Employee and having a Boss with one of the millions of companies out there who enjoy that sort of relationship with their workers.
 
You Require that  Everyone Working for the Company Have an Opportunity to Receive  CEO Level Compensation.     You believe in matching words with deeds.   NO bullshit, games, or smoke and mirrors.  Everybody who works at the company not only receives an Outstanding Compensation Package Beyond Their Wildest Dreams but they also have an opportunity to earn the sort of compensation that is normally reserved for CEOs.
  
Life as a Guardian of The Holy Grail


Now here is the most exciting part:    You are one of 13 possible members of the Executive Leadership Team which includes the founder.

Every member of the Executive Leadership Team has an opportunity to also become a Guardian of The Holy Grail.    No one outside of the Executive Leadership Team can ever be selected to become a Guardian.   Only the 13th Guardian of The Holy Grail can anoint a member of  the Executive Leadership Team as Guardian of The Holy Grail.   The founder of the company is the 13th Guardian of The Holy Grail :: and when he's no longer with the company, his designated successor will automatically become the 13th Guardian of the Holy Grail.

And you happen to be the founder of the company and 13th Guardian of the Holy Grail.

Being a Guardian of The Holy Grail is like being in Heaven for the rest of your life.      Why is that, you might say?   Well, for starters,  it is the most coveted title and honor in corporate history.  It's NOT automatic.   It's NOT awarded to you based on some sort of Objective Criteria,  Key Performance Indicator or Timeline.   What this means is that you may be with the company for 30 years in an Executive Leadership Team position and yet never be anointed a Guardian.

It's NOT something that you apply for or request.   It is NOT something that you get to append to your job title (e.g., Chief Financial Officer, Guardian of The Holy Grail) after you have been anointed a Guardian.   There is NO formal ceremony.  You do not get to take the award home or hang it on your office wall.   There is NO additional compensation. 

Other than the 13th Guardian of The Holy Grail, no one in the world, including your fellow members of the Executive Leadership Team,  will ever know that you are a Guardian of The Holy Grail.  Other than the 13th Guardian,  not even other Guardians, whomever they may be, will ever know that you are also a fellow Guardian of The Holy Grail.    That disclosure will come about ONLY  AFTER you have crossed over to the next world as your colleagues pay their respects to you and your family and celebrate your achievements.  

As well, no one in the world, including all company personnel and Guardians, will ever get to know how many other Guardians there are throughout the company or in the world.    It could be 2 or 5 or 7 or 9 or all 13 members of the Executive Leadership Team.     The world is only allowed to know the identity of the 13th Guardian. 

So What Does Being a Guardian Entail?

Any child in the world can tell you what a Guardian Angel is.   It's some entity out there that you can't really see or hear who's always looking over your shoulders,  looking out for you,  guiding you in the right direction, and always there to protect you.  It's not on the clock, it never sends you a bill, and it doesn't ask for payment or reward or recognition.  It doesn't even tell you who it is because it doesn't care for or need any publicity.    It is totally selfless.

Well, that's what a Guardian of The Holy Grail is :: and that's why only the 13th Guardian gets to make the decision to anoint you a Guardian.   His decision to anoint you a Guardian will come about ONLY AFTER he has noticed that all your deeds--NOT WORDS--carried out and performed on behalf of the company are consistent with the deeds of a Guardian Angel.

Once a Guardian, you remain a Guardian until you have crossed over to the next world or have become mentally incapacitated.    This means that you remain a Guardian even after your official resignation or retirement and are no longer actively involved in the company's affairs.     And since there can only be a maximum of 13 Guardians in the world,  all Guardian Candidates that would exceed that limit would have to be placed on an  Above Top Secret Waiting List until a vacancy becomes available through death or mental incapacity.       

But once you become a Guardian of The Holy Grail,   The Company also becomes you and your nuclear family's Guardian for the rest of  your natural lives.   That's all I can say!    If you need any details or explanation, then it's highly unlikely that the 13th Guardian would ever anoint you a Guardian of The Holy Grail.

What is The Holy Grail?

VOMI is the Holy Grail.     But here is the long answer:  I've always believed that, within each and every single one of us, there is a small seed buried deep down in there which embodies a Luminous Light of  Reason and Freedom and that, given the right time, place and circumstance, will eventually dare to emerge out of obscurity and make its presence felt in the form of an "Intelligent Being."  

This Luminous Light of Reason and Freedom is manifested in-and forms the philosophical core of-the "Virtual Organization Management" discipline which I describe as The Holy Grail :: with Virtual Organization Management Institute (VOMI) as the standard-bearer of this Luminous Light (The Holy Grail).

It's Time to Wake Up    
 
Well, you can  stop imagining now and thank you for indulging me in this little brief exercise.   What I've just asked you to imagine is The Story of My Life :: of course, I know you had long ago figured that out.

Take the First Step Toward an Opportunity to Become a Guardian of The Holy Grail

If you like what you just "subliminally" heard and you believe it's worth every ounce of effort on your part to undergo the rigors of the virtual organization recruitment process that every single Candidate for the VOMI Executive Leadership Team MUST go through in order to receive an appointment as Member, Virtual Organization Executive Leadership Team, then I welcome your putting your hat in the ring at :: https://goo.gl/rCUJaF  ::

Please note that this is only the very first step toward "an opportunity" to become a Guardian of The Holy Grail.   I make no warranty, implied or express, that you will ever be selected to become a Guardian in the event that you are selected to become a Member, Virtual Organization Executive Leadership Team at VOMI.          








About Author:   Pierre Coupet, CEO & Q of Virtual Organization Management is the founder of Virtual Organization Management Institute (VOMI), VOMI Virtual Organization Academy, and Virtual Organization Recruiter:: founder of the modern virtual organization management and virtual organization recruitment disciplines pioneered since 1997:: founder of League of Extraordinary Virtual Organization Executives:: and Architect of THE NEW VIRTUAL ORGANIZATION WORLD Collection. Contact directly at chairman@virtualorganizationinstitute.com; or via CHAT.

Stock Photo: courtesy of Pixabay

Copyright 2007-2016.  Pierre Coupet.  VOMI. Virtual Organization Management Institute. VOMI Virtual Organization Academy.  Virtual Organization Recruiter.  All rights reserved.  Cannot be reproduced without permission.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

The Idea Behind VOMI Executive-In-Residence




This article is strictly designed for those of you who have already been introduced to VOMI Executive-In-Residence through our email invitation and website ::  https://vomiexecutiveinresidence.com :: and want to know THE IDEA behind the founding of this Executive-In-Residence program. 

Therefore, if you haven't yet been exposed to the information provided on the VOMI Executive-In-Residence website, then do so now before you continue reading this article.

 What Is an Executive-In -Residence? 

So, what is the idea behind the Executive-In-Residence and why should you join without a minute's delay?

To answer this question, let me begin with the name of the program itself:  VOMI Executive-In-Residence.    What exactly is an Executive-In-Residence?

The simple answer given on the Executive-In-Residence website is: 
...an exclusive and select number of distinguished corporate executives and future VOMI virtual organization leaders who have a deep interest in this world of virtual organizations that we are heading toward :: The New Virtual Organization World :: and want to know what it’s really like to be in the Virtual Organization Ring instead of just sitting on a fence or occupying a Virtual Organization Ringside Seat. 
Question Marks (????) Galore 

But here is the problem with this answer:  Unless you've been following Virtual Organization Management Institute very closely over the past 9 years; have thoroughly combed through our website and other affiliated  sites and have a clear understanding of our solutions, offerings and all our major initiatives;  and read just about every article and document published over the years,   then this simple answer will leave you just as clueless as you were before asking that question.

I can just imagine thousands of question marks (?????) going through your head,  buzzing through the air like a bunch of electrons colliding into each other,  trying to figure out what the hell I am talking about -  while, at the same time, thinking that, even without knowing the details, just being inside the Virtual Organization Ring and being actively involved in a virtual organization's activities would be welcome music to your ears and a tremendous opportunity.     

Time to Digress
 
To digress a bit, this reminds me of over 20 years ago, the time when I started a web design company and began talking to my prospective small and medium-size business clients about the "Internet" and building "websites" for them.   Their very first question "What is the Internet?" was immediately followed by "What's a website?"

Trying to answer both questions over the phone with someone who was clueless regarding what I was talking about turned out to be "the mother of all frustrations" for both me and the prospect,  and a complete exercise in futility.   This was the equivalent of a Greek trying to carry a conversation with a Chinese.   Or a quantum physicist trying to carry a conversation about quantum physics with a biologist.   These prospects weren't stupid.  It's just that we were communicating in different languages.

I was attempting to tell them in either 30 SECONDS over the phone,  or in a promotional one-page flyer,  or in a 30-minute meeting at their location  (while they are being constantly interrupted) about a "world that they had absolutely no knowledge of and an unbelievable amount of opportunities that this world was making available to them."   

(Nearly the same situation that we are in today with respect to the VOMI Executive-In-Residence program and The New Virtual Organization World.)

Being a small business, you could just imagine how much time we were spending on Internet Education versus Sales.   It was a valuable lesson for these prospective clients but a very costly lesson for us.  After educating them, they were now better equipped to deal with the next Web Design sales person to come knocking on their doors.

Back to the Idea Behind the VOMI Executive-In-Residence

Now back to VOMI Executive-In-Residence and the idea behind the program.

We do NOT want to repeat the costly experience we had over 20 years ago.   We are keenly aware of the situation you are in right now and fully understand the need to EDUCATE YOU as well as PROVIDE YOU WITH GUIDANCE on this world of opportunities that awaits you in the VOMI Executive-In-Residence program and the critical role you will play in The New Virtual Organization World.  (I purposely injected the curve ball phrase "The New Virtual Organization World" just to give you an idea that there is so much more to the program than meets the eye and that we have a whole, whole lot more to introduce and expose you to when you become a VOMI Executive-In-Residence.)

However, that being said, we've already learned our lessons years ago.   This Education and Guidance Cannot--and Will Not--Come to You Strictly at Our Expense.   Moreover, the cost of providing this education to you and your organization on a one-on-one basis would be very prohibitive for us and, therefore, strictly out of the question.   And due to the nature of our initiatives and breadth and scope of our mission, this EDUCATION and GUIDANCE  must be provided within a Collaborative and Collegial Environment.

As well, the program fee for admission into this Collaborative and Collegial Environment  must not only be reasonable but also be able to deter and weed out the "Typical Social Networkers,  Adventure Seekers, Lookie Loos, Time Wasters, Trolls,  Infiltrators, Detractors and Morons" who have plenty of time to kill and don't mind playing games or wasting other people's time.

But, most importantly,  we are only interested in providing this education and guidance to Decision-Maker Executives who are really serious about learning as much as possible about virtual organizations and The New Virtual Organization World opportunities during their stay in the program;  how they themselves fit into the overall scheme of things;  as well as how their organization stand to greatly benefit - and how to participate in that effort.  

Hence the reason for VOMI Executive-In-Residence and why we have in place a very transparent but strict application and admission process in order to determine whether or not both you and your organization meet our qualification (and expectation) requirements for admission.

If this article is your very first exposure to VOMI Executive-In-Residence, I invite you to go to the VOMI Executive-In-Residence website and submit your application

In Conclusion

I hope that this very informative and enlightening information has given you the ammunition you need in order to make the case to your colleagues and other powers-that-be throughout your organization - and within your greater Circle of Influence -  for the need to participate in and join you in the VOMI Executive-In-Residence program.   

As well, I invite you to share this article with all your followers, friends, colleagues and associates.  Some of them will surely thank you for it!








About Author:   Pierre Coupet, CEO & Q of Virtual Organization Management is the founder of Virtual Organization Management Institute (VOMI), VOMI Virtual Organization Academy, and Virtual Organization Recruiter:: founder of the modern virtual organization management and virtual organization recruitment disciplines pioneered since 1997:: founder of League of Extraordinary Virtual Organization Executives:: and Architect of THE NEW VIRTUAL ORGANIZATION WORLD Collection. Contact directly at chairman@virtualorganizationinstitute.com; or via CHAT.

Stock Photo: courtesy of Pixabay

Copyright 2007-2016.  Pierre Coupet.  VOMI. Virtual Organization Management Institute. VOMI Virtual Organization Academy.  Virtual Organization Recruiter.  All rights reserved.  Cannot be reproduced without permission.

The Idea Behind League of Extraordinary Virtual Organization Executives




This article is strictly designed for those of you who have already been introduced to League of Extraordinary Virtual Organization Executives through our email invitation and website ::  https://leagueofextraordinaryvoexecutives.com :: and want to know THE IDEA behind the founding of this League. 

Therefore, if you haven't yet been exposed to the information provided on the League of Extraordinary Virtual Organization Executives website, then do so now before you continue reading this article.

 What Is an Extraordinary Virtual Organization Executive? 

So, what is the idea behind the League and why should you join without a minute's delay?

To answer this question, let me begin with the name of the League itself:  League of Extraordinary Virtual Organization Executives.    What exactly is an Extraordinary Virtual Organization Executive?

The simple answer given on the consortium website is: 
One of the World’s Leading Executives Who Seeks to Understand, Architect and Shape the Direction and Future of  this new world of virtual organizations we call: The New Virtual Organization World.
Furthermore, we state in our Confidential 90-minute video presentation (only made available to those who have received an invitation from the League) that we will give you a ringside seat to all "The New Virtual Organization World" opportunities that we are working on (referred to as the Secrets and Treasures of the League) and give you an opportunity to pick and choose the ones that are of interest to your organization;   and that some of your current and prior investments into "existing products, services, solutions and research and development efforts" can be applied toward the development of  The New Virtual Organization World projects and initiatives worldwide"; and that you will also have the opportunity to be involved in the development of standards for some of these initiatives.

  
Question Marks (????) Galore 

But here is the problem with this answer:  Unless you've been following Virtual Organization Management Institute very closely over the past 9 years; have thoroughly combed through our website and other affiliated  sites and have a clear understanding of our solutions, offerings and all our major initiatives;  and read just about every article and document published over the years,   then this simple answer will leave you just as clueless as you were before asking that question.

I can just imagine thousands of question marks (?????) going through your head,  buzzing through the air like a bunch of electrons colliding into each other,  trying to figure out what the hell I am talking about -  while, at the same time, thinking that, even without knowing the details, if this were true, this would be welcome music to your ears and a tremendous opportunity - A Brand New and Virgin Global Market - for your organization.  

Time to Digress
 
To digress a bit, this reminds me of over 20 years ago, the time when I started a web design company and began talking to my prospective small and medium-size business clients about the "Internet" and building "websites" for them.   Their very first question "What is the Internet?" was immediately followed by "What's a website?"

Trying to answer both questions over the phone with someone who was clueless regarding what I was talking about turned out to be "the mother of all frustrations" for both me and the prospect,  and a complete exercise in futility.   This was the equivalent of a Greek trying to carry a conversation with a Chinese.   Or a quantum physicist trying to carry a conversation about quantum physics with a biologist.   These prospects weren't stupid.  It's just that we were communicating in different languages.

I was attempting to tell them in either 30 SECONDS over the phone,  or in a promotional one-page flyer,  or in a 30-minute meeting at their location  (while they are being constantly interrupted) about a "world that they had absolutely no knowledge of and an unbelievable amount of opportunities that this world was making available to them."   

(Nearly the same situation that we are in today with respect to Extraordinary Virtual Organization Executives and The New Virtual Organization World.)

Being a small business, you could just imagine how much time we were spending on Internet Education versus Sales.   It was a valuable lesson for these prospective clients but a very costly lesson for us.  After educating them, they were now better equipped to deal with the next Web Design sales person to come knocking on their doors.

Back to the Idea Behind the League of Extraordinary Virtual Organization Executives

Now back to Extraordinary Virtual Organization Executives and the idea behind the League.

We do NOT want to repeat the costly experience we had over 20 years ago.   We are keenly aware of the situation you are in right now and fully understand the need to EDUCATE YOU as well as PROVIDE YOU WITH GUIDANCE on this world of opportunities that awaits you in the League of Extraordinary Virtual Organization Executives and their critical role in The New Virtual Organization World.  (I purposely injected the curve ball phrase "The New Virtual Organization World" just to give you an idea that there is so much more to the League than meets the eye and that we have a whole, whole lot more to introduce and expose you to when you become a member of the League.)

However, that being said, we've already learned our lessons years ago.   This Education and Guidance Cannot--and Will Not--Come to You Strictly at Our Expense.   Moreover, the cost of providing this education to your organization on a one-on-one basis would be very prohibitive for us and, therefore, strictly out of the question.   And due to the nature of our initiatives and breadth and scope of our mission, this EDUCATION and GUIDANCE  must be provided within a Collaborative and Collegial Environment.

As well, the annual membership fee for admission into this Collaborative and Collegial Environment  must not only be reasonable but also be able to deter and weed out the "Typical Social Networkers,  Adventure Seekers, Lookie Loos, Time Wasters, Trolls,  Infiltrators, Detractors and Morons" who have plenty of time to kill and don't mind playing games or wasting other people's time.

But, most importantly,  we are only interested in providing this education and guidance to Decision-Maker Executives who are really serious about learning all there is to know about The New Virtual Organization World opportunities; how they themselves fit into the overall scheme of things;  as well as how their organization stands to greatly benefit - and how to participate in that effort.  

Hence the reason for The League of Extraordinary Virtual Organization Executives and why we have in place a very transparent but strict application and admission process in order to determine whether or not both you and your organization meet our qualification (and expectation) requirements for admission.

If this article is your very first exposure to the League, I invite you to go to the League of Extraordinary Virtual Organization Executives website and request an invitation to join the League. 

In Conclusion

I hope that this very informative and enlightening information has given you the ammunition you need in order to make the case to your colleagues and other powers-that-be throughout your organization - and within your greater Circle of Influence -  for the need to participate in and join you on the League of Extraordinary Virtual Organization Executives.   

As well, I invite you to share this article with all your followers, friends, colleagues and associates.  Some of them will surely thank you for it!








About Author:   Pierre Coupet, CEO & Q of Virtual Organization Management is the founder of Virtual Organization Management Institute (VOMI), VOMI Virtual Organization Academy, and Virtual Organization Recruiter:: founder of the modern virtual organization management and virtual organization recruitment disciplines pioneered since 1997:: founder of League of Extraordinary Virtual Organization Executives:: and Architect of THE NEW VIRTUAL ORGANIZATION WORLD Collection. Contact directly at chairman@virtualorganizationinstitute.com; or via CHAT.

Stock Photo: courtesy of Pixabay

Copyright 2007-2016.  Pierre Coupet.  VOMI. Virtual Organization Management Institute. VOMI Virtual Organization Academy.  Virtual Organization Recruiter.  All rights reserved.  Cannot be reproduced without permission.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Idea Behind Virtual Residential Community Consortium




This article is strictly designed for those of you who have already been introduced to Virtual Residential Community Consortium through our email invitation and website ::  https://virtualresidentialcommunity.com :: and want to know THE IDEA behind the founding of this consortium. 

Therefore, if you haven't yet been exposed to the information provided on the Virtual Residential Community Consortium website, then do so now before you continue reading this article.

What Is a Virtual Campus Dormitory? 

So, what is the idea behind this consortium and why should you join without a minute's delay?

To answer this question, let me begin with the name of the consortium itself:  Virtual Residential Community Consortium.    What exactly is a Virtual Residential Community?

The simple answer given in the January 23, 2014 paper "My Vision of The New Virtual Organization World" (See the section titled “The Rapid Proliferation and Importance of Virtual Residential Communities (“VRC”) Around the Globe”)  listed on the consortium website is: 
A Virtual Residential Community is a high-rise or single-family residential community that is designed and built for residents who will be strictly working and/or operating in either a virtual or virtual organization environment.
Furthermore, we state in our video presentation and content on the  Virtual Residential Community Consortium website  that we want to "Transform the Urban Landscape Worldwide" and that some of your current and prior investments into "existing products, services, solutions and research and development efforts" can be applied toward the development of  Virtual Residential Communities worldwide"; and that you will also be involved in the development of standards for these Virtual Residential Communities. 

Question Marks (????) Galore 
 
But here is the problem with this answer:  Unless you've been following Virtual Organization Management Institute very closely over the past 9 years; have thoroughly combed through our website and other affiliated  sites and have a clear understanding of our solutions, offerings and all our major initiatives;  and read just about every article and document published over the years,   then this simple answer will leave you just as clueless as you were before asking that question.

I can just imagine thousands of question marks (?????) going through your head,  buzzing through the air like a bunch of electrons colliding into each other,  trying to figure out what the hell I am talking about -  while, at the same time, thinking that, even without knowing the details, if this were true, this would be welcome music to your ears and a tremendous opportunity - A Brand New and Virgin Global Market - for your organization. 

Time to Digress

To digress a bit, this reminds me of over 20 years ago, the time when I started a web design company and began talking to my prospective small and medium-size business clients about the "Internet" and building "websites" for them.   Their very first question "What is the Internet?" was immediately followed by "What's a website?"

Trying to answer both questions over the phone with someone who was clueless regarding what I was talking about turned out to be "the mother of all frustrations" for both me and the prospect,  and a complete exercise in futility.   This was the equivalent of a Greek trying to carry a conversation with a Chinese.   Or a quantum physicist trying to carry a conversation about quantum physics with a biologist.   These prospects weren't stupid.  It's just that we were communicating in different languages.

I was attempting to tell them in either 30 SECONDS over the phone,  or in a promotional one-page flyer,  or in a 30-minute meeting at their location  (while they are being constantly interrupted) about a "world that they had absolutely no knowledge of and an unbelievable amount of opportunities that this world was making available to them."   

(Nearly the same situation that we are in today with respect to Virtual Residential Communities.)

Being a small business, you could just imagine how much time we were spending on Internet Education versus Sales.   It was a valuable lesson for these prospective clients but a very costly lesson for us.  After educating them, they were now better equipped to deal with the next Web Design sales person to come knocking on their doors. 

Back to the Idea Behind Virtual Residential Community Consortium

Now back to Virtual Residential Communities and the idea behind the Consortium.

We do NOT want to repeat the costly experience we had over 20 years ago.   We are keenly aware of the situation you are in right now and fully understand the need to EDUCATE YOU as well as PROVIDE YOU WITH GUIDANCE on this world of opportunities that awaits you in the development of these Virtual Residential Communities and their critical role in The New Virtual Organization World.  (I purposely injected the curve ball phrase "The New Virtual Organization World" just to give you an idea that there is so much more to building Virtual Campus Dormitories than meets the eye and that we have a whole, whole lot more to teach and expose you to when you become a member of the consortium.)

However, that being said, we've already learned our lessons years ago.   This Education and Guidance Cannot--and Will Not--Come to You Strictly at Our Expense.   Moreover, the cost of providing this education to your organization on a one-on-one basis would be very prohibitive for us and, therefore, strictly out of the question.   And due to the nature of our initiatives and breadth and scope of our mission, this EDUCATION and GUIDANCE  must be provided within a Collaborative Environment.

As well, the annual membership fee for admission into this Collaborative Environment  must not only be reasonable but also be able to deter and weed out the "Typical Social Networkers,  Adventure Seekers, Lookie Loos, Time Wasters, Trolls,  Infiltrators, Detractors and Morons" who have plenty of time to kill and don't mind playing games or wasting other people's time.

But, most importantly,  we are only interested in providing this education and guidance to organizations who are really serious about learning all there is to know about Virtual Residential Communities; how they fit into the overall scheme of things;  as well as how their organization stand to greatly benefit - and how to participate in that effort.  

Hence the reason for Virtual Residential Community Consortium and why we have in place a very transparent but strict application and admission process in order to determine whether or not your organization meets our qualification (and expectation) requirements for admission.
  
In Conclusion

I hope that this very informative and enlightening information has given you the ammunition you need in order to make the case to your subordinates, colleagues and powers-that-be throughout your organization - and within your greater Circle of Influence -  for the need to participate in and join you on Virtual Residential Community Consortium.

As well, I invite you to share this article with all your followers, friends, colleagues and associates.  Some of them will surely thank you for it!








About Author:   Pierre Coupet, CEO & Q of Virtual Organization Management is the founder of Virtual Organization Management Institute (VOMI), VOMI Virtual Organization Academy, and Virtual Organization Recruiter:: founder of the modern virtual organization management and virtual organization recruitment disciplines pioneered since 1997:: founder of League of Extraordinary Virtual Organization Executives:: and Architect of THE NEW VIRTUAL ORGANIZATION WORLD Collection. Contact directly at chairman@virtualorganizationinstitute.com; or via CHAT.

Stock Photo: courtesy of Pixabay

Copyright 2007-2016.  Pierre Coupet.  VOMI. Virtual Organization Management Institute. VOMI Virtual Organization Academy.  Virtual Organization Recruiter.  All rights reserved.  Cannot be reproduced without permission.