..or rather than looking outward from a “competitive advantage” mindset (“what makes be different from others?”)….., how about looking inward and asking “what makes me, me?”

Think Different

Babble

 

babble (ˈbæb ə l) (v)
1. to utter (words, sounds, etc) in an incoherent or indistinct jumble
2. ( intr ) to talk foolishly, incessantly, or irrelevantly
3. ( tr ) to disclose (secrets, confidences, etc) carelessly or impulsively
4. ( intr ) (of streams, birds, etc) to make a low murmuring or bubbling sound
(n)
5. incoherent or foolish speech; chatter
6. a murmuring or bubbling sound

[C13: compare Dutch babbelen , Swedish babbla , French babiller to prattle, Latin babulus fool; probably all of imitative origin]

babblement (n), babbling (n, adj)

It seems these days that every man and his dog has a recipe for “the single greatest advantage any company can achieve”. I can imagine how all these competing (and dissenting) voices must sound like pure babblement to folks of a more practical, let’s-just-get-on-with-it bent. Like many developers, for example. Or middle-managers.

“The ability to learn faster…

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  1. must say,, i believe that once establishing what makes me me .. it is very peace bulding to look out and find for … not what makes me different from others but what we have in common .. points of unity ,, for better relationships , communitiy and team building, empathy cooperation etc

    1. Yes, indeed Lyndsey. We have more in common than separates us. This (oftentimes) obsession with our “unique selling point” drives us apart and diverts us from, as you say, empathy and compassion which are building blocks of peace and community.

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