Wednesday, 28 December 2011

Entrepreneurship- Masters of Modern Enterprise

They were dubbed as the 'Masters of Enterprise' by Professor H.W. Brands for their prowess and articulation seems far fetched in a specialty neck deep in conventions. Their profound prowess to negotiate, argue, crush competitors and erect industrial empires was the brain-child of motivation and wisdom, a combination of lustre and expertise. Entrepreneurs remain revered for almost every tenet of their specialties, the magnates worshipped and watched analytically by the press. What brought these individuals to a state of prestige and a signature management style was a mere fabrication of values upon attitudes, of words upon practice. A methodology bound for success, one where the probability of failure seems non-existant and incarcerated in a dark void of nothingness. Their value arises from their wealth and their aristocracy from the attitudes of a society deemed to determine whether wealth can make or break. Business is essentially trade in an excessively competitive and destructive setting, one were the satisfaction of the consumer is paramount in conjunction with a substantial and fulfilling profit. The profit forming only the tip of the iceberg, the prowess of the magnate the very nervous system of the trade. It becomes manifest through deep contemplation that all specialties have a perennial and transcendent unity. A unity bound by conventional wisdom and the wit of its executers. What determines a corporation is far from the products it markets, ships and distributes; it remains the psychology, the very mentality propagated throughout the management model that ensures a seamless ambiance of optimism. The likes of Gates, Buffet and memorable industrialists such as Ford remain witnessed but heavily misunderstood. We have access to their success, their mastery and prowess, but their technique, their slight of hand remains ever so closely guarded by an invisible, inaccesible force. Our desire to compete arises from our lust for recognition, wealth and the luxuries of a successful management model. The management model forming the very anatomy of the corporation, its input and output becomes its physiology and its cash flow or bankruptcy becomes its pathology. While bankruptcy seems an incurable malady for any corporation, the entrepreneurship of the 'masters of enterprise' hold wiser more realistic fears. Fears surrounding the satisfaction of the consumer, the feasibility of their products and/or their solutions and their dedication towards their specialty. It was the desire to engineer a timeless and economic mass-production line that drove Ford to marketing the Model-T and the passion to evoke a creative series of home furnishings that are affordable and sustainable that drove  Ingvar Kamprad to found an internationally renowned home products corporation. It is these collective attitudes woven intimately into the mentalities of the magnates that makes success on a macro level another day at the office and the desire to repel bankruptcy a primitive and frowned-upon mind-set. It stands as both a technical and economic challenge, to attain the credibility of the consumer and the recognition of the international community. But the masters of enterprise have attained all these challenges in a small but timeless package. They are to business what an alphabet is to a language, living breathing icons of an competitive ambiance that inflates but never breaks.

Monday, 26 December 2011

Love- A Hormonal Reality

A hormone surging through our very veins or rather a boundless field of energetic phenomena captivating the heart. A physical to a physiological response, one deeply rooted within the annals of thought as a manifestation of 'admiration' and affection'. One with a strikingly profound insight into the nature of being and the nature of man, a both tangible and intangible facet of existence, a symbolic emblem of our autonomy and inner psyche. Love, whether documented through the ubiquitous symbols we pertain to it or professed by individuals seeking a sense of companionship, is a manifestation, a phenomena deeply embedded within the anatomy of the individual and collective psychology. A manifestation commemorated and professed since the advent of man, yet continues to lack a definitive ambassador. A mystique, a very romance fabricating the fine tapestry we conceive as the mind, body and soul. Nevertheless, there remains an impersonal basis for an increasingly personal and intimate phenomenon. With the advent of modern breakthroughs, the identification and classification of the hormone, 'Oxytocin', has incurred a pandemonium of collective attitude towards the nature of love. The 'Love Hormone', as it was popularly conceived has diminished and devalued the essence of affection and admiration, of love. Denouncing love to a mere secretion of a hormone on a physiological front is nothing short of inhumane. It is the cessation of a tenet of thought, feeling and emotion. The massacre of a culmination of bonding and warmth. What the intellectual and individual 'wisdoms' must illustrate is the nature of love in several realities or manifestation. The very prospect that love is a readily inaccessible reality that is obliged to manifest itself on many platforms whether hormonal, psychological or philosophical but continues to lack a definitive image. It seems that in a 'civilised' society a physiological basis can be produced and proposed for almost every phenomena we consider entirely spiritual and intangible. This creates friction, dogma lacking any reasoning and stigma directed to those who propagate the essence of the intangible. Love is a reality, a mother from which fruitfulness and prosperity stem. A reality where the spirit of empathy and companionship are professed seamlessly. Oxytocin is a mere chemical structure, of a molecular basis. Lacking any consciousnesses, emotion and psychology; it is the product of secretion rather than affection and intimacy. But the insensitivity exhibited by such breakthroughs are a predominant representation of the changing attitudes of society. The prospect that we exchange fondness and attachment with the destructive realities of insensitivity and the lack or empathy. It is paramount to the stability of society and in the best interest of the individuals that compose it that we learn to maintain the essence of humanity and to limit the proximity and extent to which these physiological statements infiltrate. Placing love under the classification of 'the secretion of a hormone' remains inhumane and immoral in its own right. A denouncing of the facet of humanity that forms integration, breaks down the incidence of barriers and removes an invasive and aggressive psyche; paving the way to a road of resemblance where one can envision an eternal love, a reality beyond the realm of hormones.

Wednesday, 21 December 2011

The Prayer Rug- A Tangible Spirituality

+It is a majestic tapestry. One bound by the ideals of a faith drenched with the life-long loyalty to the
divine being. A tangible facet of worship, one of artistic and architectural significance coupled intimately with a signature ritual. A ritual bound by a routine, a routine deeply encapsulated within the mentality of the worshiper towards the worshiped. It unites and integrates seamlessly and removes the inner impurities of a psyche caught in the ecstasy of a world of atrocity. The prayer rug remains a potent symbolic statement of the Islamic faith, one woven, both physically and metaphysically over the course of millenia. A rug of spiritual proportions, a means, a very goal to reach a union with that of God. As one grips its interwoven fibers and stares analytically at the symmetrically oriented mastery, a symbol of prowess becomes undeniably apparent . A craft that resembles a majestic tapestry with a metaphysical and spiritual role. From the very instance one sets foot within its proximity the overwhelming sensation of euphoria floods the consciousness and sends the mind into a state of spiritual reflection, cosmological amazement and the signature presence of the divine being. God is neither silent nor insidious.He is accessible from every dimension of the sphere and the prayer rug probes the prospect that itself is a metaphysical means to reaching the likes of god, communicating ones internal conflicts and hostilities and the annihilation of the individual egotistic psyche. Prayer remains the act while the prayer rug remains the means, the sole channel by which a fulfilling prayer can be executed and a fulfilling encounter with God can be attained. Bound by faith and the facet of worship, the worshiper continually grips the rug fascinated and intrigued by its mystique for it seems both inaccessible and accessible simultaneously. Such an approach arises from the notion that the prayer rug is ubiquitous, its existence certain and its victory against the test of time remains forever perennial. The being is seized by this exhilaration, an ecstasy evoking neither pleasure nor pride, rather the very essence of reflection at its purest. It is only the capacity of the intellectual that can view the essence of the prayer rug, a neurological and philosophical dexterity that seems to illuminate the enigmatic spiritual and theological phenomena. The ritual act of prayer is neither a science nor a specialty, it is a means by which one can reach an intimate reflection, a unique and unadulterated practice that an individual exemplifies in their own manner. But the paradox regarding the feasibility of prayer being performed with a conventional basis stirs controversy within a wealth of theological circles. The prospect that prayer must be a fixed and uniform practice seems under intense opposition by individuals seeking a non-dogmatic approach to faith, individuals wanting to express their fidelity to their faith and a commitment towards God. Regardless of its immemorial origins, the prayer rug continues to uphold a very stature, a prominent caliber provoked and determined by the faithful to which it serves as a metaphysical and spiritual means.

Monday, 19 December 2011

Wisdom- A Faculty of Thought

It is the definitive faculty of thought. Eloquent and elegant from every approachable angle, it seems an unconquerable feat as it makes the critical discernment between that of the good and that of the evil. One shrouded in secrecy as it advances to inconceivable heights. Heights that fabricate the form and function of modern and ancient thought. Wisdom is nothing short of overlooked, its intimate rivalry in conjunction with its marriage with the concept of intellect has led to the diminishing of its value by a small but dominate group of individuals. It stands firm as the flesh and blood of the mind, an output satisfying the critical input; an execution of the objective before a seemingly inaccessible conundrum. A conundrum concerning the likes of ethics and morality, or rationality, equity and equality. It is the advent of modern wisdom as a faculty of thought that has conquered new ground for intellectuals destined to forge a memorable impression. The cessation of understanding the nature and mechanics of wisdom arises from its intimate association with its parent concept, Intellect. There exists an excessively fine line between these two aspects of the mind. They co-exist as intangible realities, the former, Wisdom, is the discernment, the judgment between intangible such as good and evil; positive and negative. Intellect is undeniably the anatomising of the technicalities of intelligence. For the sake of simplicity, the former deals with that of the intangible while the latter deals with that of the tangible. Wisdom is neither accessible nor attainable through analysis of the literature, it arises as a result of experiences with reality and the trials and tribulations that accompanied them. Wisdom can make or break the probability of committing an act out of one's freewill or even determine the fate of an individual, irrespective of their socio-economic orientation. Intellect, the tangible faculty, specialises in the sciences the physical and explainable; the measurable and the static. Simultaneously, one must not assume that the sciences alone can determine all, rather one must acknowledge and draw the boundaries that they are confined to. Wisdom is the source, the channel and the inspiration that restores justice and preserves tranquility. One that defies thought as it makes a fiery presence in the mind, beyond the electro-chemical processes and synapses. One that exists as a nexus in a realm, a very dimension off-limits to our perception and consciousness. Wisdom has no physiological basis, no dimorphism as intellect that exists as an anatomical and philosophical phenomenon. To brand one as wise to brand him as wise, however the intellectual frame of reference labels such an individual as a voyager into the inaccessible, into the unknown. An alien realm where the nucleus is nonexistent. Wisdom has no single authority, not a center nor a symbolic representation. It remains a true enigma, an often perplexing yet gripping faculty of thought.

Sociology- An Feminist Outlook

The politically and socially profound entity, the very biological counterpart and figure of intrigue has unleashed a very sentiment that proves to reinforce the sheer capacity of the female. Bound by generations of inherited wisdom and an everlasting line of endurance, the female has forged and moulded a very stance deep within the annals of the analytical specialty recognised as Sociology. A striking an revealing game plan that provides an unprecedented outlook into a critically varying and shifting political and social climate. A sociological outlook of society is the formation of a scientifically sound frame of reference that propels itself to dissect and methodically anatomise the facets that concoct the society itself. Such facets are the core and essence of individuality in conjunction with the affairs that occur on a collective and macro level. The controversial suggestion of the female as the definitive sociologist comes from an observation produced from a sociological approach. This is manifest through the various attitudes that propagate through the course of history and the current affairs that either stir controversy or evoke a pandemonium of publicity. The female has undeniably been subject to brutal, malignant and lingering circumstances that have contributed to this new-found stance. This unquestionable, unconventional wisdom arises from such experiences that have filled the pages of history books that have failed to document a vivid frame of reference. The female is the future sociologist, she has foreseen first-hand the social implications of inequity, she has witnessed and endured an evident line of stigmatic dishonor and she recongnises with the wisest of wisdom the pain-staking toil involved in staging a movement for civil rights. This is the core, the very nucleus of a sociologist's role in modern-thought, to assimilate the ambiance and make logically sound conclusions based on the happenings within a society. Irrespective of their orientation, 'East or West', societies function similarly with seemingly minimal variation in their physiology. The female will make a definitive stance within the annals and application of sociology, she will break the odds the achieve the evens and opose tyrannical, unwritten 'doctrine' that may prove to be a sociological obstacle. Bound by her inner psyche, she soars and rises in prominence as a revered and honored oracle. One that will introduce initiatives to rectify the short-comings of that of the past and will allow a flowing stream of justice to preliterate via a 'Social circulatory system'. Until that phase, the female must tweak her mentality and exploit the foul occurances of the past to construct a psyche of motivated and driven proportions. Therefore, the female will become an entity beyond the likes of biological, social or political fronts, an entity, a human being that will drive intellect and thought into a new sociological dimension.

Wednesday, 14 December 2011

A Heart for the Mind- The Neuro-Cardiac Rivalry

A specter is haunting the likes of the root of our consciousness, a mere four-chambered, hollow entity reigning over the sustaining of life. A pump, of varying shape and proportion, an interconnected network of a vessels, a labyrinth of muscle and tissue; a critical facet of circulation. What was once considered the center of intellect, know regarded as the very soul and mind for which the body harbors. It fosters action and reaction, a response to stimuli, deceiving the intelligent mind to sustain a belief in its cognition. Processing and distributing to every dimension of the sphere, a moist, fluid inspiration. Pouring over the very annals of anatomy, physiology and conventional medicine the literature holds clue to a discrete rivalry between some of the most eloquent and revered systems of the human body. One spanning many fronts, where physiological or philosophical, there is an ever-growing  sentiment surrounding the grandiose status of the muscular heart and the thoughtful brain. As a flourishing intellectual it remains relatively common to decipher and acknowledge the unseen and the unknown and in this respect, the prominence and dominance of the heart is definitely a factor irresistible to ponder in the deepest of detail. On one half of the table lies an nexus of nerve impulses communicating and exchanging over the labyrinth of electro-chemical processes, the other harbors a rhythmically inclined system, nourishing and enriching the former. Strikingly, the human brain remains one of the most metabolically active mechanisms physiologically and its heavy dependence on the overwhelming work-load executed by the heart is revealing of  internal and often personal vulnerabilities. The heart seems substantially independent to the very extent its dual pumping function is provoked by its own internal mechanics rather than intervention or support posed by the brain and its nervous counterparts. Consuming around a metric litre of blood every minute in existence, the brain and the range of specialists associated with its form and function have yet to come clean about the neurological dependence on cardiovascular toil. Some individuals of the highest eminence and stature have denounced and degraded the likes of the heart to a readily functioning pump and the specialists concerning its disorder, mere plumbers. Such a rivalry has instilled a competitive and objective ambiance throughout the medical establishment rather than a hostile uproar categorized by an influx of terrorism or militarism. Simultaneously, this remains one battle left unfounded, theoretically as a result of the cross-fertilisation between the specialists and their specialties, a harmonious union where physiological differences are set aside to made way for a promising road ahead. One where 'warm hearted' psyches are bound by love and compassion.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Memory- The Mechanics behind the Mechanism

The query probes a familiar sensation, the desire to respond and an irresistible urge as the flood of ecstasy overtakes the psyche. Converging on a nexus of thought, the fiery action potential approaches its alternations and searches analytically for the very key that houses the wisdom. Memory remains one of the true final frontiers of our intellect; absorbing, assimilating, consolidating and recalling, its functions seem implausible in a realm where its dependence is paramount to survival and rationality. Synesthetic in its right, it attracts and evokes stimuli, forming the very hub of a lifetime of memories. Analogous to that of a rudimentary filing system, continually consolidating and building upon its own capacity. But if one where to dwell beyond the physiological faculty, beyond the gelatinous mass we conceive as the brain, one would approach memory from an emotive frame of reference. Such a profound approach probes new insight even into the nature of consciousnesses, providing a provocative view into the state of being. On a personal front, memory seems the very essence of the reduction of the self to three pounds of moist, fatty tissue. The pride of the brain and the resemblance of the ever colossal and superfluous capacity of the nervous system. If we were to resemble the mechanics of memory, for the sake of simplicity, we would end up with a quite familar computation model. This model encompasses the mechanism that drives the mechanics to work harmoniously and in unison to produce a memory. Firstly, the input, in the form of stimulus or an external event or occurance makes its journey deep into the havens of the mind, an infinite series of interconnected pathways. Shortly after, various processing and computation processes arrive at the neck of the mind, providing an insight into what the input implies. Next, the external reaction which is profoundly discriminate on the circumstance makes its inception and ceases as the storage and production of the memory has been established. But one has no right to degrade and denounce the mechanism of memory composition to a primitive computation model observed by machines, rather one has the right to commemorate and explore its havens with a broadened horizon. And it is our dreams that must be of a greater value than our memories, for we should thrive on being pulled by dreams rather than pushed by our memories. Mechanics behind a Mechanism are akin to Memories behind Memory.

Friday, 9 December 2011

The Academic Road- A Second Attempt

Much controversy steeped my previous article regarding the incidence of poor intellectual resources for intellectual publishing. This provoked my criticism to some of the most feared and revered authorities in that specialty and disencouraged any further progress to be made with the likes of academic publishing. On this long and often treacherousness ordeal one is caught in the midst of thought, more particularly extending the very boundaries of his discipline and finding a suitable authority to endorse and propagate his work. The academic road has been erected not as a road of cast bitumen, rather one steeped in criticism, conflict and intellectual rivalry. One that fails to attain the needs of intellectuals from a range of specialties and fails to motivate and drive those aspiring juveniles to a promising future as a world-renowned physician or as an industrious aeronautical engineer. In spite of this heavily flawed and corrupted system, I thrive on a means to rewrite the unwritten dogma and set a new standard of conventions making academic publishing along the academic road a frustration free encounter. The academic road must appeal to the likes of those who hold no qualifications or credentials and learn to exploit the wealth of wisdom prevalent within a society. It must learn to accept the ever changing and shifting needs of scholarly intellectuals and provide all resources practical and within their disposal to disperse their new found intellect through a physical and tangible medium. I am not suggesting the academic road is flawed from every facet approachable, rather there are many stones left unturned vis-a-vis the needs of academics and their successors. In this light, it becomes increasing binding on an esteemed intellectual such as myself to have a degree of sympathy from my predecessors who have been subject to this undesirable predisposition. To project and illuminate a radically new means to convey wisdom from every front without the setbacks and drawbacks of the academic community. I brand this stance as a 'Second Attempt'. One where the desire to make knowledge as a free and as accessible as possible, to simplify the publication process and to rewrite the dogma that silences revolutionary breakthroughs becomes totally paramount. This 'Second Attempt' comes as a brainchild of intimate reflection and thought, of open-mindedness and the elimination of the dogmatic conventions. It has yet to reprogram the mechanics of the academic road, but will surely capture and inspire the very psyches of prominent scholarly figures. It has yet to become mainstream, unless someone proposes a paper on it!

Sunday, 4 December 2011

Suburban Enigmas- The Mystique of Society

Bound by their unwritten rules, their vivid and often eccentric personalities, they thrive deeply within the very roots of the suburban ambience. Exhibiting a passion for their internal talents and their twisted socio-economic horizons. They are the conventional, the dogmatic suburbains. Subtle, Insidious and stealthy in their day to day routine and shrewd in their judgements and encounters with their fellow citizen. Recently, I paid a visit to some of the most socio-economically deprived regions of the city and discovered a collective 'Utopian' attitude amongst the residents. They stand as individuals, broadening their status as a mere cog and gear in the systematic, interdependent approach we call society. They are the pinnacle of practical intellect, combining inherited traits and ideals with the modernism manifest throughout the professing of a suburban atmosphere. A senior citizen I encountered shared her account regarding her agricultural ventures and interests, she seemed an enigma, a mystery to the likes of narrow-mindedness and arrogance, to bigotry and to stigma. The citizen is more than a facet of the society he composes and settles, he is an enigma when the approach takes a relatively personal stance. There exists and excessively fine line between psyche and personality. They are both encapsulated within a deceitful covering and undermined by the rise of the destruction of individuality. Bound by their faith for god and country, they approach life with a healthy world-view that seeks the essence of loyalty and fidelity. That citizen whom I approached in that economically deprived community sought a purpose to proper under the ranks and governance of a bureaucracy. One that made convincingly promising claims to perserve, protect and serve the fundamental interests of the society and the people that compose it. But if we were to take an even more invasive and aggressive approach that would radically turn the tables on this modern-day dispute, it seems evident that the prominent figures of eloquence and intellect thrive and shall thrive within the nucleus of socially and economically impoverished communities.  It is those communities lush with the furnishings of luxury that lack a collective wisdom as perpetuated by the enigmas. But those citizens hold a discreet and covert alter-ego, a tenet of their twisted psyches that discourages them from pursuing a promising and fruitful relationship or even instigate social interaction. This stands not as criminal, rather a subtly eccentric and uncanny self, often subject to criticism and abuse by those alien to their unique and enigmatic realm. They pursue social justice, under the guidance of the doctrine of a deity and under the warmth of their hearts. Drenched with the critical and vain attitudes of their egotistic counter-parts, they motivate and drive the higher self to a more colossal cause, one free from the lust, greed and corruption of 'civilised society'. It was the rise of political sentiment such as colonialism that still scars the mentalities of the bigot upon the enigmatic citizen. But as they are left powerless, without any materialistic keep-sakes, they resemble mystiques, ready to conquer their claim. 

Friday, 2 December 2011

Motivation- The Root of Prosperity

It is striking, captivating and enlightening in its own right. A driving force achieving the prosperity deemed far fetched, extending the standards to greater lengths and elevating the psyche to a state of betterment. It isn't the cognitive basis for motivation that startles the academic mind, rather its profound implications; the very capacity to erect industrial empires, douse oneself with the power of knowledge or achieve their life-long aspirations remains the tip of the iceberg throughout this age-old concept of conventional wisdom. It is that driving force that empowers the psyche on a psychological arena to attain a greater state of enlightenment, empowers the ego to inflate and deflate variably and allows the very spirit behind body and mind to soar higher than ever. Motivation is to the visionary what formulae remain to the economist. A fundamental facet, absent in the consciousness of the brain dead, superfluous within the mentality of the visionary. But the conundrum remains, whether motivation itself should be branded an esteemed status as a tenet of human intellect or whether it is satisfactory to leave it to frolick amongst the very few. This is a paradox alien to the likes of modern philosophy and thought. Motivation seems intangible, inaccessible to the mind  for which it overtakes with an everlasting streak of ecstasy. Bound by his ideals and individual values the psyche assumes a position, a very stance in a highly competitive setting. It is motivation, in which a lack of, foresees an evident line of shortcoming and inadequacy. It arms and equips the mind it captivates with a fiery sensation of persistence and advancement. A very sensation resonated from the simplest limbic function to the fountain-like impressions of neurotransmitters. As an academic, motivation seems to rapidly converge from its former status to its latter purpose. Rapidly becoming a critical part of an academic's repertoire and consuming pages upon pages of thought, physical and philosophical; Motivations remains the essence of the human psychology. We may be able to describe its implications on the emotional and psychological fronts, but that doesn't give us the slightest clue as to how it functions physiologically, on the neuroanatomical and physiological front. But the discrepancy regarding the attaining of a motivated state remains unquestioned. Attaining or gaining a motivated mind-set is itself well beyond the boundaries of modern thought, but the sane mentality encounters it well within the ethos of his daily affairs. He isdriven by an 'invisible hand', analagous to that of Adam Smith as stated in his famed 'The Wealth of Nations'. Such a faceless and nameless entity is the spirit of motivation in itself and is a medium of accomplishemnt beyond reasonable and logical comprehension. If we were to boil down the nature of the motivational spirit to afew critical priniples one would encounter a concundrum, What should be arranged first, the latter or the former?