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What They Don't Teach You At Stanford Business School

Chapter 3: Paste Other People's Experience (OPE) as Momentum Starters

Thomas Jefferson did it. Steve Jobs did it.

Walt Disney, Picasso, Bill Gates and even George Lucas did it. (Citations 1-6)

We are talking about cutting and pasting someone else's work

Even this title, "What They Dont Teach You At Stanford Business School" is a cut and paste of "What They Dont Teach You At HARVARD Business School" by Mark McCormack

Yogis are not above plagiarizing... My yoga instructor, Giselle, advocated copying from masters and read this passage before class at Palo Alto's Yoga Source July 8th... (five confessions after the quote)

From Giselle's teacher's site...
How to Become a Master

" The color of a Saint's mind tints the color of the devotee's mind, when the saint's mind is the object of concentration. "

In olden times, and up to the present, when artists wanted to learn how to paint, they started by copying the paintings of the masters who had come before them. Paintings are thought to be worth copying when all of the different elements are cohesive, belong together, support and enhance and balance each other, and create harmony and depth of feeling. In copying such great work of art, something of what makes that work of art work perfect is transmitted to the copier. An artist can study a painting by looking at it, reading about the artist's life, and the time in which he/she lived, but those actions won't reveal what is revealed through copying. It's like an attunement between the two artists, the one who made the original and the one who copies, even if there are centuries in between them. The connection is bigger than the two individuals. It is mysterious and awesome and holy and timeless. The artist, as originator and copier, contains everything. He or she can channel anything because they believe they can. Through faith, practice, discipline, effort and grace, and most importantly humility, the artist bows before the work he copies.

In olden times, and up to the present, when yogis wanted to reach enlightenment, they copied their teacher. They emulated what the teacher ate, how much they slept, when they meditated, what the nature of their thoughts were, how they showed kindness toward others, what holy books they read, what holy songs they sung, how equanimous they were in the midst of ups and downs, how saddened they were by the suffering of others, and how happy they were in the presence of the Lord.

The yogi noticed how the great teacher harmonized with nature and the animals, how the great teacher's voice was so soothing, and how the great teacher's eyes sparkled. And if the yogi copied the lifestyle of the great teacher with humility and sincerity and a desire to serve, and if the yogi had no selfish motive, or at least yearned not to have a selfish motive, worked hard not year to year, or week to week, but minute to minute not to have a selfish motive, gradually the yogi and the great teacher would become one.

Master Patanjali was one of the greatest yoga teachers, a master from olden times. He saw how to bring cohesion and harmony into the world. He knew how to channel the old masters all the way back to the oldest masters, and how to join hands with them. He knew how a human being could be useful in small ways and in big ways, practical ways and holy ways.

--Ruth Lauer Manenti, July 2008

"Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery"

My confession #2: (#1 was copying Mark McCormack, "What They Dont Teach You At Harvard Business School") I copied Thin File Analysis from my Chemistry professor, Steven S Zumdahl (citation coming)

Confession #3: I copied the business model for United College Marketing Services from my first mentor, Grif Frost. He ran an international trading company and went to Thunderbird Graduate School of International Management

Confession #4: I cut and pasted Zumdahl's twice (confession #2 was Thin File Analysis). It was so good that it springboarded me to speak at World Bank in Beijing . Right now, if you search the phrase "China Credit Bureau' you get me. Standing on a shoulder of a giant does make you taller.

Confession #5. I cut and pasted Duck9 from mentor #2 that I met at Wharton: Doug Becker. He was CEO of Kaplan, a company that does test preparation for students. Duck9 does FICO score prep for students to graduate them with a 750 or better.

Confession #6. I cut and pasted Dave McClure's Lead Gen Map for when I presented at iMedia's Financial Marketing Conference



mine version TWO:

Confession #7. I cut and pasted Scott Rafer Top 500 Feedster Blogs when I summarized Top 100 blogs after I heard him present at Stanford's VLAB

CONCLUSION: Copy stuff you think is genius. Copy me (verbatim is ok -I haven’t copyrighted) but better yet, copy my methods.

(Citation 1- John Locke coined "life, liberty and the pursuit of property)
(Citation 2 - Xerox Park)
(Citation 3 - Steamboat Willie was a person before he was a mouse)
(Citation 4 -Picasso said good artists create but great artists steal)
(Citation 5 -Steve Jobs and Xerox Park)
(Citation 6 - Star Wars looks a lot like a character from the Bible and on a traditional hero tour: rise, fall, rebirth)

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