S2 E79 — Ain’t No Paradoxy-Moron? How About an Emerging-Entrepreneur?

If you’re driving the discovery and re-application of new knowledge at an accelerating pace within trusted teams (high affiliation) you’ll also bristle at the slow pace required by (Systematic-Professionals) …

“5”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): If you want to hook into a new habit, figure out what’s in it for you and what feels good about it. Otherwise, you’ll be pushing and struggling and it will be impossible to keep up the willpower for very long.” Pisces

Hi and welcome to Thursday’s Episode 79 in Season 2 of  “My Pandemic Year Natural Experiment” on this 16th day of July in the summer of 2020.  

“The Tau of Steves: What You Don’t Know Could Fill a Book”

Table of Contents

Season One and Two are a two-year examination of how bits of wisdom changed during the “normal” pre-pandemic and then in this unfolding pandemic year.

Previously in Season Two, the Pandemic Year

S2 E78 What Do Paradoxy-Morons Want and Need?; S2 E77 10 Years of Field Research for Better or Worse;: S2 E76 — Do You Have What It Takes to Become a Paradoxy-Moron?

Related from Season One, the Normal Year

S1 E79Can I Keep It Up? For a Year?; S1 E78Drag Me to Obsolescence, Clear the Way to the Future; S1 E77Why This Caper Is Breaking My Mind; S1 E76“The Tau of Steves: What You Don’t Know Could Fill a Book”


This is a continuation of “Volume Two Manuscript — WorkFit” a work-in-progress.

In a recent episode we began breaking out talent profiles for each of the 4 Organization Types starting with Paradoxy-Morons.

We identified the top four talent profiles most likely to find a great fit working for the “red box” organization:

    • 101 PMBI Breakpoint Inventors
    • 102 PMTL Thought Leaders
    • 103 PMCI Commercial Innovators 
    • 104 R&D Experimenters

In our last episode I returned to my list of my better fit work assignments in and for Paradoxy-Morons to better explain my attraction and describe what it is like meeting their challenges and special opportunities.

Like me, if any of those profiles described you to a high degree, then you’d love working for them, but would hate working for the opposite “tan” boxed-organization, the Sustaining-Associates Organization Type.

But we’re getting ahead of ourselves here today, because we’re “sliding down” the high speed in a counter clockwise direction to the “green” intersection of speed with affiliation and emerging knowledge to dig a little deeper into Emerging-Entrepreneurs.

But, first since we’re here, suspend your critical judgement for a moment, and notice that while these four talent profiles describe folks who love working in “green” they’d hate working for their polar opposites, the “blue” Systematic-Professionals.  And, to be fair the reverse holds true.


Now,  directly below” the Paradoxy-Moron talent culture is a “border” with 103 Commercial Innovators and 104 R&D Experimenter Profiles where lie the first two of four more Talent Profiles found in the Emerging-Entrepreneurs Organization Type, 105 EEMA (Emerging-Entrepreneur)  Marketing Athletes and 106 EEOA  (Emerging-Entrepreneur) Operational Accelerants.

Emerging-Entrepreneurs share the “Speed” dimension with Paradoxy-Morona, but they add “New Knowledge” and “Affiliation.” This Organization Type “box” lies next to Sustaining-Associates and shares the “Affiliation” dimension with it.

Rounding out Emerging-Entrepreneurs are 107 EERPT (Emerging-Entrepreneur) Resilient Product Teams and 108 EECBG (Emerging-Entrepreneur) Core Business Groups.

Just as 101 Breakpoint Inventors prefer the intersection of the highest degrees of Disruptive Innovation, Independence and Speed for Paradoxy-Morons, 107 Resilient Product Teams prefer the combinations of the highest degrees of Speed, New Knowledge and Affiliation and anchor Emerging-Entrepreneurs.

Except for sharing a higher degree of Affiliation with 107 Resilient Product Teams the magnet for the talent profile 108 Core Business Groups is its preference for medium degrees of speed and new knowledge.

Here’s something to consider when it comes to avoiding worse fits throughout your career.  So far we can say both 101 Breakpoint Inventors ( worse fit: Sustaining-Associates) and 107 Resilient Product Teams (worse fit: Systematic Professionals) would struggle the most if employed in their diagonally opposite “boxes”.

Both embody the highest degrees of dimensions that define their Organizational Type and share no other “box” border usually defined by one or more medium degrees.

If you’re driving disruptive innovation at a rapid pace and accustomed to being able to call your own shots (101 Breakpoint Inventors) you don’t have the patience to endure higher degrees of sustained improvement, identity with a brand or company (high affiliation) and the perceived time it would take to master a process or system.

If you’re driving the discovery and re-application of new knowledge at an accelerating pace within trusted teams (high affiliation) (107 Resilient Product Teams) you’ll also bristle at the slow pace required by (Systematic-Professionals) for mastery of embedded and embodied knowledge within  an organizationally independent identity.

Before moving on to Sustaining-Associates,  let me pull from my list of best fit companies and clients for my next episode to explore what it means to love Emerging-Entrepreneurs the “green box” organization with it’s unique blend of talent profiles:

    • 105 EEMA Marketing Athletes
    • 106 EEOA Operational Accelerants
    • 107 EERPT Resilient Product Teams 
    • 108 EECBG Core Business Groups

Then we’ll return in the following episode and move in a counterclockwise direction to break down the “tan” box and differentiate its new four profiles and find out why they are better suited to work for Sustaining-Associates and not Paradoxy-Morons.


Random ones that make me want change my sign.

Today’s Holiday Birthday:  

You’ll learn techniques and approaches that make life run better. For instance, you’ll develop greater objectivity and your performance at work and in relationships improves. You’ll stop personalizing certain aspects of your behavior, opting instead to accept yourself wholly. You’ll achieve healing and attain goals. 

“4”  Steve Greene, 34; Steve Guttenberg, 61; Stephen King, 72: You’ll come to a point in which you really don’t know what to do next. Don’t fret; any move will do. Once you’re in motion, you’ll fall into the groove that eventually leads to the next move.” Virgo

For writers just type.  Don’t wait for divine inspiration, but just do. Your internal voice knows how to expressitself, even if you don’t.

“4”  Steve Kerr, 54:Whether you have a knack for today’s task or not matters very little. Action teaches you and allows your natural talents to emerge at the same time, if you have them. And if you don’t — well, the deed will get done either way.” Libra

Get moving, just do it, eh?

“4”  Steve Aoki, 41:Rituals assist and power you. Doing the same thing over and over is a kind of magic spell. There’s an aim you’d like to accomplish and it’s time to develop some repeatable daily actions to help you get there,” Sagittarius

Repeatable daily actions.  Yup, I’ve got them.  But, sometimes you find a hole in the sidewalk you’ve been traversing.  Be careful not to fall in.

“4”  Steve Harvey, 62:You (and everyone you know) are vulnerable to distraction. Each time your attention goes to something other than what you meant to be doing, it costs you. Take preventative measures to stay on track.” Capricorn 

Where’s the fun in that?  Squirrel! Yip, Yip, Yippie.

“4”  Steve Nash, 45:Lateral moves are seldom painful but the rewards they offer will be mild to say the least. More often than not, the way forward is through discomfort. Your willingness to endure it allows for your blossoming.” Aquarius 

Discomfort.  Haven’t suffered enough?  Endurance and resilience flow from that willingness.

“5”  Steve Jobs, (1955 – 2011): If you want to hook into a new habit, figure out what’s in it for you and what feels good about it. Otherwise, you’ll be pushing and struggling and it will be impossible to keep up the willpower for very long.” Pisces

If you want a better fit, check out the differences among Paradoxy-Morons, Emerging-Entrepreneurs, Sustaining-Associates or Systematic-Professionals.

What’s Going On

Literally Bottled and Set Adrift from KnowWhere Atoll 

    • @knowlabs followers of one or more of my 35 digital magazines organically grew from 4341 to 4397.




    • Saw the movie, didn’t realize that one of my favorite authors, Michael Connelly — his detective Hieronymus (Harry) Bosch book series and Amazon Prime series — also wrote, “The Lincoln Lawyer” which I just finished. Gotta tell you I can’t not see his lead character (Mickey Haller, Bosch’s half brother) as anyone else but Matthew McConaughey. 

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Inspired by: Holiday Mathis – Creators Syndicate


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