“Can you name me six things that VOMI is doing that is different than what everybody else out there is doing?”
This is a question that a new VOMI Distinguished Global Ambassador just asked me today during our initial overview videoconference, and that I thought was worthy of a detailed response since this is the sort of question that I know many people would like to know but are afraid to ask out of fear that I might consider it offensive or somewhat disrespectful.
First and foremost, this question assumes that there must be a lot of things that we are doing that is different than what everybody else out there is doing and that, in order for VOMI to validate itself, its founder, by extension, should, at the very least, be able to rattle off right from the top of his head a minimum of six (exciting and innovative) things that VOMI is doing which would put to rest any doubt that VOMI is really on to something that falls in the “exceptional” category.
(What we call in the business world an “elevator pitch” when you’re looking to sell yourself or your idea to someone in order to attract backers or when you are being interviewed for a job or opportunity.)
In which case, I would have to be a complete idiot to rattle off that information out to someone who is just curious about what VOMI is doing and is on an infiltration, reconnaissance mission, or fact-finding tour. If I were to ask that very same question to someone in an organization that is supposed to be some sort of a “pioneer,” and they answered that question in the 30 seconds that it would take to answer it, I would immediately get up from my seat and walk away.
Why is that, you might ask? That’s because, if the founder of that organization was willing to lower himself to the level of having to give me a 30-second answer to what is clearly an “interview” question about a man's lifetime pursuit and the value of an organization's offerings, I would think that this organization is nothing but bullshit and a complete waste of my time. On the other hand, this is a perfectly legitimate question that you ask of a client in a “consulting” capacity when you are being sought for and paid to provide your advice.
Well, as we all know, the greatest literary and scientific minds of this world had plenty of detractors, including many imbeciles and morons who were then considered luminaries and geniuses of their time, and that it took years - and in many cases, centuries to thousands of years - for some of the greatest minds in human history to finally be vindicated.
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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; and is also the founder of the modern virtual organization management and virtual organization recruitment disciplines pioneered since 1997 :: and Architect of THE NEW VIRTUAL ORGANIZATION WORLD Collection. Contact directly at firstname.lastname@example.org; or via CHAT.
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