Lewis Harrison on Global Politics, Cheaters, Statistics and Data Doctoring

One of the challenges for any problem solver and decision maker is dealing with cheaters – those who act dishonestly or unfairly in order to gain an advantage, or to intentionally avoid something undesirable  by luck or skill.

One of the first things the master decision maker must explore when solving complex and extreme problems is  the quality of the data they must work with.  Often what is discovered  is that  the data they must organize, explore and process has been “Doctored”.  Data Doctoring is the intentional, reckless, or negligent withholding, hiding, altering, fabricating, or destroying of information relevant to creating a statistical report.

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In my work in game based thinking we often speak of “cheaters”, those in a game who know the rules and also know that they do not have the skill, resources or the ability to win without breaking the rules. Individual’s cheat for one of three reasons 1. Evil intention, 2. Untended ignorance on the part of an otherwise intelligent person 3. Stupidity.

 

If you do not know how to deal with cheaters in life you will find yourself at a great disadvantage.

 

I was working with my stress management and chair massage team at a conference on statistics. When it comes to statistics cheating data doctoring takes place so that one can  do away with an unpleasant or  controversial number. This is especially so when dealing with a policy within a bureaucracy  that is extremely unpopular or which brings into question the statisticians’ professional integrity.

 

Data doctoring is done to hide essential facts and the truth in everything from medical billing, to military supply purchases, to growth measures in industrial production.

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“Data Doctoring” is a term that has become  ever more popular as economists explore the ways that many large organizations as well as government’s announce the health of their economies when those economies are anything but healthy.

Of course many multi-national corporations and  governments do this.

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Click below to observe a nine minute video interview Lewis  did with the Award winning journalist Phyllis Haynes on why  people suffer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp4DtXpPBeM

 

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Lewis Harrison is the author of sixteen books including

“Spiritual, Not Religious: Sacred Tools for Modern Times” a book of  concerned with personal development, human potential, stress reduction and business excellence.

 

 

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Order his book by clicking below:

http://www.amazon.com/Spiritual-Not-Religious-Sacred-AskLewis-com/dp/1499150547

 

 

Or type these words on you search engine subject line “spiritual not religious Harrison amazon”

 

You can reach him at LewisCoaches@gmail.com

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A NOTE FROM LEWIS HARRISON ABOUT HIS FREE COURSE

 I have been contacted by many people who have studied with me over the last four decades. Many have an interest in my current ideas on  personal development and human potential. These notes are being organized into a series of books titled the”Teachings of Lewis Harrison” of which Volume One is “Spiritual, Not Religious: Sacred Tools for Modern Times.

 

based on the positive response to this first Volume in the series I have organized a free course from my 20,000 plus pages of notes on:

 

How to Make Choices, Zen, Mystic Taoism, Game Based Thinking, Quantum Thought, Holistic Medicine and Healing and other areas of interest.

 

 

If you want to receive the course just send me an e-mail toLewisCoaches@gmail.com and write “Send Me the Free Course” in the subject line. If you like it and ask for the next lesson I’ll send you another one weekly.

 

 

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If you are a social networker please “Friend” me, Lewis Harrison on face book “Like”  my page at https://www.facebook.com/AskLewis/ and invite others who might benefit.

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Lewis Harrison speaks to organizations and businesses of all types and offers seminars throughout the world on his work on the art and science of decision making through spiritually motivated  “Game Based Thinking”.

 

His company www.eventsChairMassage.com offers chair massage services to meeting planners, event planners and incentive travel programs.  Massage groups in his massage network offer services in all areas of the United States including: Chair Massage Chicago – Trade Show Massage Washington D.C. – Stress Master Massage Las Vegas – Castro District Corporate Massage San Francisco – Los Angeles Stress management Massage – and The Javits Center Chair Massage Company – Capital Chair Massage Albany NY

 

He also offers private fee based coaching programs. 

Call him at 212-724-8782 for more information.

 

 

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Futurist Speaks on the 2016 Global Economic Summit

http://www.amazon.com/Gamification-Business-Lewis-Harrison/dp/1628651083They just completed the Global Economic Summit is Davos, Switzerland. The heads of many nations convene to discuss and even influence the exonomic trends in the word

On the plane out West (I am presently teaching Game Based Thinking and Stress Management  in Southern California and Mexico) I got into a conversation with an economist concerning globalization. Here are some of the ideas that we discussed.Ag 1.jpg

  • In our globalized environment there are many forces and events that propel us forwards and backwards in terms of security, economic abundance and general quality of life. Mixed spot analysis and tools for long-term perspective indicate that one of the key areas that must be addressed is the role of digital technology in our future,  particularly robotics and artificial intelligence.

 

  • Many developing nations must integrate shifts from a predominantly agricultural economy to an industrial, infrastructure, and export-driven economy. As this take place and often because of this other factors naturally arise especially consumer and discretionary spending, with anti-corruption and reform initiatives also in the mix.

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  • What globalization has done is create an environment where what one country does can have a huge impact on everyone else. Thus a great year in China is going to be a poor year in any other developing country. This is because at this point in time every economy feels the impact of business instability in China.

 

  • With increased research in digital technology it is difficult to know what the new breakthroughs in AI are going to be and where they are going to come from.

 

  • Right now it is showing up in platform based business like Air B & B, Uber and Amazon.

 

If you have an interest in world affairs and economics but don’t the time to explore this may give you a few things to think about.

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How is all this affecting your life? For me? There my chair massage company – eventschairmassage.com – uses a platform business model to connect to meeting planners

 

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Click below to observe a nine minute video interview Lewis  did with the Award winning journalist Phyllis Haynes on why  people suffer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp4DtXpPBeM

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Lewis Harrison is the author of sixteen books including

“Gamification for Business”

http://www.amazon.com/Gamification-Business-Lewis-Harrison/dp/1628651083

” a book of  concerned with personal development, human potential,  and business excellence. 

 

You can reach him at LewisCoaches@gmail.com

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A NOTE FROM LEWIS HARRISON ABOUT HIS FREE COURSE

 

 

 

I have been contacted by many people who have studied with me over the last four decades. Many have an interest in my current ideas on  personal development and human potential. These notes are being organized into a series of books titled the”Teachings of Lewis Harrison” of which Volume One is “Spiritual, Not Religious: Sacred Tools for Modern Times.

 

based on the positive response to this first Volume in the series I have organized a free course from my 20,000 plus pages of notes on:

 

How to Make Choices, Zen, Mystic Taoism, Game Based Thinking, Quantum Thought, Holistic Medicine and Healing and other areas of interest.

 

 

If you want to receive the course just send me an e-mail toLewisCoaches@gmail.com and write “Send Me the Free Course” in the subject line. If you like it and ask for the next lesson I’ll send you another one weekly.

 

 

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If you are a social networker please “Friend” me, Lewis Harrison on face book “Like”  my page at https://www.facebook.com/AskLewis/ and invite others who might benefit.

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Lewis Harrison speaks to organizations and businesses of all types and offers seminars throughout the world on his work on the art and science of decision making through spiritually motivated  “Game Based Thinking”.

 

His company www.eventsChairMassage.com offers chair massage services to meeting planners, event planners and incentive travel programs.  Massage groups in his massage network offer services in all areas of the United States including: Chair Massage Chicago – Trade Show Massage Washington D.C. – Stress Master Massage Las Vegas – Castro District Corporate Massage San Francisco – Los Angeles Stress management Massage – and The Javits Center Chair Massage Company – Capital Chair Massage Albany NY

 

He also offers private fee based coaching programs. 

Call him at 212-724-8782 for more information.

 

 

 

Success Through Patience and Persistance

 Monday is the day when I write a blog about some extraordinary person. As you may know one of my daily “spiritual exercises” is to explore the lives of those who have changed the world through their sense of vision and their willingness to transcend extreme obstacles. I usually research three people per day; one in the morning, the afternoon and late in the evening just before I finish writing and mentoring my students for the day and go off to meditate.

Today I’m writing about Daniel Eugene “Rudy” Ruettiger.

Though I do not watch football, everyone in my small town seems to and without much struggle I can link Joseph Campbell’s idea of the hero to Rudy.

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Daniel Eugene “Rudy” Ruettiger.grew up in Joliet, Illinois dreaming of playing college football at the University of Notre Dame. Though he achieved some success with his local high school team (Joliet Catholic), he lacked the grades and money necessary to attend Notre Dame, as well as the talent and physical stature to play football for a any major intercollegiate program. The thing that he did have was patience and persistance. In the end he fulfilled his dream.

 

The limitations of human potential are unknown and yet when it comes to thinking creatively and innovatively we are our own worst enemies.

Often is a lack of patience that creates obstacles to our creativity and innovative thinking.  The value of persistence should never be underestimated. Often we have epiphanies, intuitions and “out of the box” ideas which we unfortunately ignore or discard.  It  is often these very ideas that might bring us the solutions to future creative challenges. The difference between success and failure is not the potential at hand but the lost potential from impatience and an unwillingness to persist in spite of perceived challenges.

Multiple studies have shown that with patience and persistence creative thinkers could generate many more ideas for problem solving than they had estimated themselves.

This is a pattern that exists not just among geniuses and visionaries. It could be  used  to help a charitable organization increase donations; to help professional comedians generate  punch lines for a sketch comedy scene and help copywriters generate advertising slogans for a product.

Though many of us seek instant gratification it may be more important to hold off on experiencing that gratification if one wishes to maximize creativity and innovative thinking. Concerning the creative process, studies have shown that ideas generated while being persistent even when doing so was not comfortable tended to be more creative than ideas generated initially. Not only did participants underestimate their ability to generate powerful ideas while persisting, they underestimated their ability to generate highly creative ideas at all.

It is easy to understand why we so often underestimate the benefits of persistence.  It’s because creative challenges feel difficult. Often we feel stuck, a bit out of control, unsure, and even frustrated as we seek a solution. We think we might have the right idea, find it doesn’t work, get frustrated and think about quitting…yet we persist.

“Am I even getting anywhere” we ask ourselves.

Many of the great inventors have said “Creative ideas take time.”

Here are the steps within a basic process for developing the most creative and innovative ideas.

  1. There is an initial period of thinking deeply about problem,
  2. Different ways to frame the problem are considered,
  3. Different possible solution paths are considered.
  4. The best is chosen

 

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This process has its limitations in thinking creatively in solving complex and extreme problem. Here additional steps must be taken to get the best solution

  1. A “master mind group” is formed of other experts who bring a wide range of ideas into the process.
  2. Through Collective and Collaborative Intelligence the most creative and innovative solutions are isolated
  3. Through Design Thinking*, the best solutions are drawn from these; “the best” meaning the most effective.

Here is a film about Rudy’s journey.

 

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Click below to observe a nine minute video interview Lewis  did with the Award winning journalist Phyllis Haynes on why  people suffer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zp4DtXpPBeM

 

 

Lewis Harrison is the author of sixteen books including

“Spiritual, Not Religious: Sacred Tools for Modern Times” a book of  concerned with personal development, human potential, stress reduction and business excellence.

   

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Order his book by clicking below:

http://www.amazon.com/Spiritual-Not-Religious-Sacred-AskLewis-com/dp/1499150547

 Or type these words on you search engine subject line “spiritual not religious Harrison amazon”

 

You can reach him at LewisCoaches@gmail.com

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A NOTE FROM LEWIS HARRISON ABOUT HIS FREE COURSE

 

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I have been contacted by many people who have studied with me over the last four decades. Many have an interest in my current ideas on  personal development and human potential. These notes are being organized into a series of books titled the”Teachings of Lewis Harrison” of which Volume One is “Spiritual, Not Religious: Sacred Tools for Modern Times.

 

based on the positive response to this first Volume in the series I have organized a free course from my 20,000 plus pages of notes on:

 

How to Make Choices, Zen, Mystic Taoism, Game Based Thinking, Quantum Thought, Holistic Medicine and Healing and other areas of interest.

 

 

If you want to receive the course just send me an e-mail toLewisCoaches@gmail.com and write “Send Me the Free Course” in the subject line. If you like it and ask for the next lesson I’ll send you another one weekly.

 

 

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If you are a social networker please “Friend” me, Lewis Harrison on face book “Like”  my page at https://www.facebook.com/AskLewis/ and invite others who might benefit.

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Lewis Harrison speaks to organizations and businesses of all types and offers seminars throughout the world on his work on the art and science of decision making through spiritually motivated  “Game Based Thinking”

 Ask Lewis

He also offers private fee based coaching programs. 

Call him at 212-724-8782 for more information.

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