Thursday, January 27, 2011

hipmtfn (ttAR): on the explorer and the farmer ...

from tyler's recent post on the explorer and the farmer ... he posed the question - "how are you exploring and farming in your own life?"

context? ... during the first advanced riskology meeting held last month, tyler shared the following -
"One conversation that stuck with me was about the sharp divide there seems to be in our community between praising the risk takers of the world and demonizing the risk avoiders. ... but I think we all agreed on a really important point – the world takes both types to function. Somebody ... made the analogy to the explorer and the farmer."

- for which i realized as i signed up -

"... thanks so much for acknowledging the benefits of both! (believe me, people think i’m crazy to be back in cubeopolis. maybe i’m just a bit of a crazy explorer – exploring cubeopolis!) ..."

cubeopolis ... my affectionate term for the work arena -

def: (the manner of naming greek city-states, that is, “-polis” -meaning city, citizenship or of the people) cubicle city, may also be referred to as cube farm.

i shall continue to enjoy and
to explore the farmer-occupied cubeopolis,
aka cube farm!

1 comment:

  1. I've thought a lot about risk-taking -- seems a lot of my relationships have been with big risk-takers and I am not a natural risk-taker. Taking risk can be a good thing or it can be a stupid thing. Whenever there is a decision to be made you have to weigh what you might gain and what you might lose. If the good stuff outweighs the bad stuff, it might be smart to take the risk, but have a plan for what you'll do if the bad stuff happens.

    On the other hand, if you just blindly take risks without weighing options or consequences, you could end up in a whole heap of trouble.


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