Your Career at the Speed of Light: Or Faster?
As a physics student in the 1960s, I and others became fascinate by the hypothetical particle that travels faster than the speed of light; the Tachyon.[i] Then and to date, this particle/theory has not been found/proven. Conventional wisdom remains that traveling faster than the speed of light is not possible. Sorry Star Trek.
Moving on, this became only an interesting idea with little thought on my part. Other career/life issues seemed more pressing. That is until recently.
I found it fascinating to learn that the diameter of the universe may be over 93 billion light years. Quite a feat for a physical entity thought to be only 13.8 billion years old. This dichotomy is explained by a period called Inflation whereby the its expansion appears to exceed the speed of light boundary.[ii]
If the space time continuum can be impacted, can we actually (hypothetical for now) reach warp speed and bend our perception of the physical universe? Interesting idea but why does that matter to me?
Outside the Box
There is a great deal of conventional career wisdom, including some from this pundit. If our physical container has undergone a transformation outside of the current body of physics knowledge box, why can’t we? After all, we are inhabitants of our universe.
For some, their career begins early and can take off quickly, i.e., teen bloggers, child movie stars, etc. For others, career inflation occurs later or even late in life.
I recently commented on a LinkedIn post with this ancient Chinese proverb, “People who say it cannot be done should not interrupt those who are doing it.”[iii] Could it be that an inflationary drive is part of the human DNA tracing its roots back to the Big Bang? Thought-provoking!
While a bit ‘tongue-in-cheek,’ the points raised herein suggest that we too can accelerate our lives and careers in a positive manner regardless of conventional models. So why wouldn’t you?
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Critical Mass: Value from the RBC Framework
Nuclear physicists define the term, “critical mass” as the amount of fissile material whereby a nuclear reaction is self-sustaining. From that original definition, the construct is further developed along societal and political terms as a function of the environment and number of adopters and their interdependencies that create enough of a consensus for individual actions that sustains an undertaking.
In 1996, the author published the first of several case studies on a societal interaction model based on the Relationships, Behavior and Conditions (RBC) construct among economic actors. Previously the model was only in the domain of academia.
This blog addresses contemporary issues from the RBC perspective and whether in the present state they are sustainable or not. Many readers may be familiar with the “Innovation Adoption Curve.” RBC seeks to enlighten the causality of behaviors that cause movement towards the critical mass that generates movement along this diffusion curve.
- In Defense of Humans—Machines Are Not Ready Yet October 1, 2019
- Culture matters A Lot! Cultural Interactions matter MORE!! September 22, 2019
- Chain of Custody: Is Your Management System Ready? September 15, 2019
- Man—Machine: Extension or Versus? August 26, 2019
- Zero: What If Switching Costs are Near? August 25, 2019
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Governing Energy Blog
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About the Author
Dr. Scott M. Shemwell has over 30 years technical and executive management experience primarily in the energy sector. He is the author of six books and has written extensively about the field of operations. Shemwell is the Managing Director of The Rapid Response Institute, a firm that focuses on providing its customers with solutions enabling Operational Excellence and regulatory compliance management. He has studied cultural interactions for more than 30 years—his dissertation; Cross Cultural Negotiations Between Japanese and American Businessmen: A Systems Analysis (Exploratory Study) is an early peer reviewed manuscript addressing the systemic structure of societal relationships.