I think that a society that calls itself by its founder’s name is destined for problems and ultimate failure.
This is the Society of EDB. A Society that uses the thinking tools that he discovered over the last 50 years or so. Unfortunately it is not the “Society of Creating Your Own Tools”. I think it is admirable what EDB has achieved with his brand of thinking. And to all the followers of EDB, I think, follow him by using his tools rather than going forth and creating their own tools. I hope someone here can see the merit in what I am saying.
If Edward is promoting free and individual thinking then surely everyone that follows this form of thinking is also going to be a creator of their own individual thinking tools, no? Alas I do not believe that to be the case here.
But I am open to be proven wrong. Perhaps all of the members in this society can point out all of the individual thinking tools that they are responsible for. Shower me in them & please prove me wrong.
I don’t believe that this will happen however. I think that I am a true follower of EDB thinking, in that I have spent the time & protests necessary to at least find something that I consider new and original. (I still think I have a long way to go though)
And if I did ever discover something new & innovative I do not think I would allow a society claiming to follow my ideas to name the society SherlockSociety.com (although it does have a nice ring to it)
I also think that EDB tools all have their limitations and can easily get shorted-out by emotion.
My goal is to create a single tool that can work in both platforms – business & personal. A tool that is robust enough to cope with any emotion. A tool that any individual can pick up and use it instantly with anyone that they came in contact with and can add to it as they go along, without having to read any books. A tool where I can give it away and not make any money from it.
Is this possible? Yes I think so. Am I close to this? I always think I am, but I thought so when I started 25 years ago. I think I am pretty close today but… tomorrow is a new day. Does it matter if I get there? No, because the closer I get the better I feel.
So what benefit to I get out of all this effort? Well by sharing my latest thought I get invaluable feedback necessary to move on. And ultimately I get a set of tools that with some practice may keep me out of the divorce courts. That could also keep me out of a nasty business venture.
So there you go, please feel free to make any comment what-so-ever and do not feel that you can “derail” this conversation. I do believe that my tools that I have developed, so far, can cope with any feedback and if not, it will help me to further develop them, so please, don’t hold back.