Strategists From the Past, as Encrypted Cognitive Maps, Whose Access Code Is the Will of Learning Solutions

Strategists From the Past, as Encrypted Cognitive Maps, Whose Access Code Is the Will of Learning Solutions

Anna Verrini (Independent Researcher, Italy)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-3906-3.ch009

Abstract

This chapter explores some different ways to acquire not only professional competence but also knowledge and learned solutions. The author doesn't give a “magic solution” to solve all problems, but instead suggests some ideas to keep in mind and work around to overcome great difficulties.
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Intuition First, Then Innovation

I don’t have the intention with this chapter to find the “magic solution” to solve the problems, but just suggest some ideas to keep in mind and work around to overcome the great difficulties we find any time and everywhere at the moment.

Actually, the idea is: let discover, analyse and use excellences we can find in the past and also excellences we can find around us also today, and let try to learn from the experience of these persons and apply what we learn. The first thing to do will be to try to understand if there is something in common, and what, between the excellences we will analyse.

Please, don’t start again every time from scratch but let try to start again from three!! (“Ricomincio da tre” is the title of an old Italian film – 1981. M. Troisi as protagonist and rector).

The Crisis We Are Living

With these few lines, I would not claim to understand the reasons of the crisis we are living with at the moment and from a long number of years. It would be great: to understand better the reasons could help to solve the problems!

I would just make some considerations. All the history long of the man has been an alternation of periods of prosperity and periods of crisis for many different reasons due largely to the man. War (then men) and nature have been the dominant reasons. Always we came out stronger than before. Let just see the last worldwide war: more or less every European country has been destroyed from the war. But the reaction of the people was great and we were able to build again our cities, our schools, our economy, our infrastructure, our life. The main reason that give the possibilities to come out of critical situation is to find leaders. So, let’s go around and find person, say “talents”, with a potential to become leaders through an appropriate training and executive coaching.

In this situation, what is very important is to analyse the excellence of the persons and their peculiarities, and the capability they had “to create” something. Following, few examples of persons who had the capability to invent and create new business or believe and invest in something completely new when they decided to do.

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