The New Virtual Organization World
There are very few people alive on planet Earth who either understand or ever get to realize their full potential regardless of their current or previous socioeconomic status or their level of achievement, fame and notoriety.
Why is that, you might say?
The answer is very simple: That's because very few of us really care about realizing our full potential (regardless of our assertion to the contrary) and, most importantly, very few of us care to take the time to find out, especially after we've accomplished plenty in our lifetime relative to what we expected from ourselves or what others expected from us.
It is much easier for most of us to rest on our laurels and bask in our fame and the glory of our previous accomplishments; to proudly display our medals and awards; to be the Guru or Executive Coach who offers advice and counsel to others who also seek success, fame and fortune; or be the Mentor or Philanthropist who takes the young apprentice under his wings until he is able to fly out on his own and make a name for himself.
And last but not least, we also know what it took (hard work and a lot of blood, sweat and tears) to get to our destination; and although we may have "no regrets" and would do it all over again in spite of what we now know, that doesn't mean we are willing to continue at our previous pace. After all, as the old saying goes, there is a time and place for everything, and everything has its time and place.
The truth is, as the legendary B.B. King used to sing, "the thrill is gone" and, frankly, we've really run out of steam though not yet ready to retire and sail into the sunset.
And once we reach "the thrill is gone" stage, some of us resort to these other things to occupy our time in order to continue to prove our worth, stay relevant, and pass or fritter the time away: 1) write books, 2) go on the lecture circuit, 3) sit on various boards, 4) set up or join a philanthropic foundation, 4) travel to some exciting destinations (which, for the most part, never turn out to be that exciting after all), 5) learn how to cook, 6) learn how to become a handyman around the house, 7) do some gardening, 8) spend more time with the grandchildren, and 9) trying to stay in touch with former colleagues (who are themselves very busy and don't really have any time to dally around and shoot the breeze).
The reason that we all tend to fall into this classic pattern is because We Have Never Learned How to Collaborate. Throughout our entire lifetime, we may have learned How to Follow, How to Manage, How to Lead, How to Motivate, How to Influence, How to Negotiate, How to Strike Major Deals, How to Get Results, and How to Cooperate (which is often confused with the word "Collaborate"); however, we've never really learned How to Collaborate and, frankly, don't even know the true meaning of the word "Collaborate."
The fact is, you cannot be considered a Collaborator if either you or the person(s) that you seek to collaborate with have any sort of leverage over each other and the end result of your collaboration will give either party an advantage (fair or unfair) over each other.
There is No Hierarchy within a collaborative environment. And there can be never any form of coercion, deal-making, lose or give away this in order to win this or gain that, any "split the baby" formula, or any form of negotiation. Most importantly, the end result of your collaboration must always be mutually rewarding and beneficial.
Absent any of these requirements, what you are left with is "Cooperation" and "Deal Making."
For example, the United States government requires the "Cooperation" of ALL individuals, entities, institutions, governments, willing and recalcitrant allies, as well as all unfriendly alliances. Absent such cooperation, it will begin to exercise whatever leverage that it has in its arsenal (which is plenty) in order to ensure or insist compliance with its directives.
It has never had a need to "Collaborate" with any individual, entity or government on the face of the Earth because, at the end of the day, after everything has been said and done, its primary objective is to "always have the upper hand, using whatever means that are necessary" in order to do whatever it feels or believes is in the best interests of the United States.
(Most informed people can readily identify the United Nations, NATO, WTO and BIS as excellent examples of organizations where the United States "maintains such upper hand". )
The bottom line is this: It is absolutely impossible to Collaborate with anyone or any hierarchical entity who can command or compel you to do something (e.g., any employer, your nation's government, any alliance, etc.).
In a perfect world, absent a direct command backed up by whatever leverage such employer, government, etc. possesses, the absolute most that the highly leveraged party can do, is to either attempt to "Cooperate" with those whom it seeks their compliance OR, at the very most, give them a semblance or illusion of "Collaboration."
Our interaction with European Union countries is a good example of such semblance or illusion of "Collaboration." The simple fact is this: Like it or not, We Dictate and They Reluctantly Follow.
Thus the reason why 99.99% of people have absolutely no concept of what it truly means to Collaborate and confuse Cooperation (which most of us excel in) with Collaboration.
Here Is How You Can Seamlessly Collaborate
If, for the most part, you've lived your entire life as an honorable and principled man or woman, you have undoubtedly amassed a tremendous amount of Goodwill which can be used for Collaboration purposes in order for you to continue to cement your legacy until the bells finally toll for thee and it's time for you to cross over into the next world. A proud and lasting legacy that you can leave behind for not only your children, the rest of your family and your progeny, but also for all of mankind.
This Goodwill comes in the form of vivid, positive and lasting memories that you have left behind with those whom you have previously encountered and or dealt with throughout your lifetime. This goodwill cannot be based on bullshit, hype, folklore, propaganda, or artificial reputation gained from media exposure. There is no need for you to sell anyone on who you are and your accomplishments because the people who really matter are the people who have known you and dealt with you and already know all they need to know about you; and, most importantly, TRUST YOUR JUDGMENT!
And it is that very judgment that you will put to use in a very judicious manner in order to Collaborate with others while you are still of sound mind. The most important criteria that you need to take into consideration must always be: What noble cause will my Collaboration further advance and what sort of legacy will the realization of that cause leave behind for today's and future generations as well as all of mankind?
You will notice that I specifically omitted your own legacy for the simple reason that, if you give priority to your own self-interests or selfish motives, it is highly likely that this noble cause will come into conflict with them; in effect, making the realization of that cause highly improbable.
And if this noble cause is something that you personally believe in, all you have to do is Refer the Cause to the people who really matter: the people who have known you and personally dealt with you in the past, via a simple personalized email to each person whom you believe may have a strong interest in such cause. That is all!
Do NOT vouch for any specific individual or any guarantee of performance - only vouch for the cause. WHY? It's because: 1) people are willing to fight, cooperate or collaborate for a (good or evil) cause and not so much for Joe Blow; 2) people have a limited lifespan due to either natural causes, accidents, force majeure, evil deeds by our fellow primitive, barbaric and savage humans, etc. and could disappear or be replaced at any moment; 3) people are too easily compromised and you can never be guaranteed that the person you vouched for today is not now:: or will not be:: or can never be:: compromised by nefarious entities or the devil himself; and, last but not least, 4) an individual's prior record of success and performance is not a guarantee of future success and performance (Mike Tyson can attest to that).
The point being, when supporting a cause, it's important that you do not link your Goodwill and lifetime of accomplishments to one individual. But it also works both ways: the individuals or entities that you collaborate with do not want to link their Goodwill and lifetime of accomplishments to either you or any other individual; they only want to collaborate for the cause.
Moreover, do NOT attempt to sell anything to anyone or go beyond the simple referral. The referral must be able to stand on its own. You should never give the appearance or impression that your referral is clouded by personal considerations (i.e., because of what's in it for you) regardless of what sort of remuneration arrangement you may have entered into with the architect(s) of the noble cause.
If you don't truly and honestly believe in the cause, DO NOT refer anyone to it and decline the request to support it. If you have absolutely no need at all for the remuneration provided to you for your collaboration, you can always officially request that it be donated on your behalf to your favorite cause (in order to completely avoid any sort of financial transactions between you and the organization you are collaborating with) or you can accept the remuneration in accordance with the terms of your support and then make the donation yourself.
And that's all it takes to be a Collaborator!
You Can Also Be an ACTIVE Collaborator
But what if you want to do more than just Refer a Cause and prefer to be more involved because you have ample time to devote to the cause. In which case, you will become an ACTIVE Collaborator and thus be free to use your own judgment in terms of the extent and level of your participation.
However, that being said, such participation can never be as a temporary or permanent "part-time or full-time employee" or independent contractor, nor can the conduct and resulting actions of both parties legally create such relationship. I am sure you are curious as to why such participation cannot be on an "independent contractor" basis, so here is my preemptive response: Anyone who wants to, including any litigator or bureaucrat from any regulatory agency, can pierce through that independent contractor veil quicker than a knife going through soft butter.
Thus, the remuneration from your collaboration must always be based on some sort of benchmarks, contribution, results and incentives backed up by a formal agreement. As well, it cannot be based on any sort of hierarchical relationship. All Collaborators are and should always be EQUAL. That is all!
You Can Also Be an ULTIMATE Global Collaborator
The Ultimate Global Collaborator is, for the most part, a current or former: Influential Icon:: Business, Education, Social Sciences or Technology Innovation Pioneer:: C-Level Business Executive:: World Leader:: Cabinet Member:: Executive Level Government Official:: Public Policy Executive:: Diplomat, Ambassador or other Foreign Service Officer.
However, that being said, you do not have to be one of these individuals in order to be an Ultimate Global Collaborator. You can be any Intelligent Being anywhere in the world and you don't need to be rich and famous or to have received some Seal of Approval from anyone or any entity. In fact, the more seals of approval that you receive from our fellow primitive, barbaric and savage human beings, the greater the likelihood that you are NOT an Intelligent Being. Therefore, don't worry about trying to impress us - just be yourself and we'll be able to know who you really are.
We target these individuals for one simple reason: If you want to effectively communicate with Apes, it's best to do it through people who understand the apes' language; are very familiar with their habitat; and clearly know how they think, act and respond under various scenarios.
You can substitute the word "Apes" for any other group of beings and this universal rule will still apply (e.g., intelligent beings, Hollywood entertainers, mobsters, drug dealers, spies, assassins, the Cabal, religious leaders, fanatics, psychotics, sociopaths, petty thieves, cannibals, serial killers, politicians, neoconservatives, liberals, warmongers, cowards, bullies, militarists, diplomats, nuclear scientists, robotic research engineers, evangelical Christians, jihadists, Zionists, bankers, imperialists, etc.).
What Makes You An Ultimate Global Collaborator
The Ultimate Global Collaborator status is based on the importance of the cause that you decide to support.
Let's face it, when it comes to (good, bad or evil) causes deserving of support and Collaboration, there are probably millions of them. Here is a small sample of them:
- Anti-Cyber Bullying
- Black Lives Matter
- White Lives Matter
- Me Too Movement
- Save the Whales
- Save the Dolphin
- Save (Over 23,000 Endangered Species)
- Animal Rights
- Save the Forests (all over the world)
- Protect the Environment (from thousands of different chemicals)
- Gay Rights
- Lesbian Rights
- Bisexual Rights
- Transgender Rights
- Gay-Lesbian-Bisexual-Transgender Rights
- Antisemitic causes (thousands of them)
- Racial Superiority causes (thousands of them)
- Zionist causes (thousands of them)
- Antipoverty causes (all over the world)
- Fight Against Illiteracy causes (all over the world)
- Health and Immunization Vaccination causes (all over the world)
- Save the Children causes (all over the world)
- Feed the Hungry causes (all over the world)
- Save (everything that you can think of) causes
- Indigenous Rights causes
- Democracy Promotion causes (thousands of them)
- National Independence causes
- Freedom causes
- Freedom of Navigation causes
- Jihad causes
- Anti-Zionist causes (probably thousands of them)
- Ethnic Rights causes (probably thousands of them)
- Human Rights causes (probably thousands of them)
- Save the Free Internet causes
- Fight Against Children Trafficking causes (all over the world)
- Fight Against Human Trafficking causes (all over the world)
- Protect the Border (from illegal immigration) causes
- Protect Against Police Abuse causes (in thousands of cities worldwide)
- Fight Against Bigotry and Racism (in tens of thousand of jurisdictions worldwide)
- And 1000's if not Millions of Fake Causes (all over the world)
The point being, when it comes to Collaboration, there is absolutely no shortage of causes to choose from and the merit and value of each cause is "in the eyes of the beholder." The question then becomes: How can I properly evaluate and make a sound decision on which cause is worthy of my collaboration?
Honestly, that is not the sort of task that we should even attempt to undertake; that is entirely up to you. Why not? That's because every single one of these causes is a manifestation of the "primitive, barbaric, and savage" human condition and, as much as it grieves me to say it, the painful truth is that, participating in any single one of them is a complete waste of time.
The history of mankind from time immemorial to this day proves that the only thing we could ever hope to accomplish is to "wash our hands" and, immediately thereafter, "dip them right back into the mud." No lasting peace or victories. The same old shit over and over. We all seem to be stuck on the hamster wheel of human history.
In fact, there will never be a Permanent Cure or Solution to all the ills that plague all humans on this planet for as long as we remain in our current "primitive, barbaric, and savage" human condition.
That means, Humans Need to Evolve - a condition that no amount of technological innovation or Artificial Intelligence can help bring about. Thus, in order for Humans to Evolve, the following practical steps are necessary:
The Entire Human Race needs to: 1) stop being in denial, so that, 2) we can throw away the blinders in order to see for ourselves who we truly are:: a bunch of primitive, barbaric and savage human beings. Once we are able to come to that realization, then we can begin to discard the vestiges of our primitive and barbaric past and immediately embark on the ULTIMATE Cause: Human Evolution.
And once we embark on the cause for Human Evolution:: which is what the Official Global Ambassador Agent and VOMI Global Think Tank are all about:: then the millions of causes I previously mentioned will begin to slowly fade away into the sunset until we reach a point where they completely disappear from our landscape. Henceforth, we will be tasked with new challenges that will defy and test the limits of human imagination and intelligence.
Thus the reason why we assign the Ultimate Global Collaborator status to the person or entity which embarks with us on that Ultimate Cause: Human Evolution.
I cannot think of anyone else who will have a more profound and monumental effect on our current civilization and all of mankind: The Official Global Ambassador AGENT of VOMI Global Think Tank :: The Ultimate Global Collaborator. Introducing colleagues to the Official Global Ambassador opportunity at VOMI Global Think Tank. These Official Global Ambassadors will, in turn, serve as a catalyst for the global dissemination of our Human Evolution message through the various global initiatives we have already put in place.
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