We can benefit by understanding our thinking processes so that we
see the importance of analogies, strategic & tactical elements,
decision making processes, problem solving strategies, time
management, and flaws .
Collins writes and speaks about what patterns and trends lead
to achievement and success in an uncertain and chaotic
environment. He defines an element called the “return on luck.”
Luck, as you know, is a significant event that occurs largely
independent of our plans and actions; it is unpredictable and
results in some good or bad.
Collins indicates there are strategies to prepare for, inform
when luck happens and endure that hypervigilant people use to
manage themselves and their organizations. They include
specific steps to
- methodically establish empirical facts,
- question to perform calibrations with low risk, and
- discipline yourself to deal with adverse circumstances.
Davies classifies situations, events and objects that grab and hold
on to our attention into categories. This study can help us
choose themes to incorporate and see in others’ presentations.
- things we hope for or fear
- repeat familiar patterns
- incongruous idioms or images
- storytelling that incorporates useful information that ties to reality
- connections to personhood, human condition, and human feelings,
senses and physical features.