Tuesday, September 13, 2011

One Way

"Meant to be heard, not hear. One simple message fits all. Simple enough to be universal but not so simple that it does not influence. Brain stem stuff, so-to-speak.

"In the other corner, something less explicit. More emergent than intentional. Brain stem too, but indirectly so. Appropriate ownership a necessary component."

Are you ready for a rumble in the jungle? They styles could hardly be more different. Obedient vs. Adaptive. Rigid vs. Fluid. Brute strength vs. Agility.

Each side needs to understand the other to make the contest competitive which in turn satisfies the audience (at least over time.) Calibration of the opponent is critical to outcome for each contestant.

Game as metaphor. Useful to understand abstract primitives. Handles are a given, names not so much - at least at the beginning.

© 2011 Buzz Hill

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