On The Shoulders Of Giants


“If I have seen further than others, it is by standing upon the shoulders of giants.”

–Isaac Newton

World renowned 17th Century English Physicist and Mathematician par excellence, Newton has done much more for humanity in terms of his scientific studies than any other individual of his time. With none of the modern-day conveniences, research papers by other experts, extremely limited scope of collaboration anywhere beyond the immediate surroundings and of course a pittance for resources, Isaac Newton gave us so many outstandingly valuable hypothesis like ‘laws of motion’ and ‘universal gravitation’ that still stand unchallenged to this day of advanced studies and innumerable research facilities. Newton is also credited with building the first ever ‘reflecting telescope’ as well as studying the speed of sound.

Without going into Newton’s life history it can very safely be deduced that his own research was born out of his own dealings with others carrying similarly challenging ideas that kept feeding his urge to study ever deeper the subject that he held so dear to his heart including, but limited to, Physics, Astronomy, Economics, Alchemy, Mathematics as well as Philosophy and Mechanics.

How could one individual, over 300 years ago, attain so much perfection in his research and give theories that remain unchallenged by the brightest brains in this age of Internet, Satellites and all the advanced technologies? Newton gave the credit to those that kept his company.

Looking at the above scenario, it is really not hard to assume that he kept company of those equally keen to learn what he was also trying to establish. If it was not true, he would have ended up living the life of an unknown.

Newton gave the credit of his exceptional success in so many different subjects of study, so many different fields, to the giants on whose shoulders he stood in order to look far.

To come back to this age and succeed like Newton did, we too need to build teams of giants on whose shoulders we could stand with pride and confidence to look far. The question comes back in the form of 5 Ws of Who, What, When, Where and Why.

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Who are the people I should trust to be my strongest supporters? Try to identify 4 or 5 like-minded individuals, depending upon the size of the organization that you could groom as future Leaders.
What we need to do in order to build the highest level of trust and confidence in the organization?
When there is any challenge of discontent making rounds, proper remedial measures need to be put into place so both your message and reasoning percolate down in a sensible fashion.
Where authority fails, consensus works like magic; try it for a change and notice the positive results.
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Finding the answer to these 5 Ws can empower the stressed out C.E.O. in his/her quest to outlast and outshine the competition every which way possible!

Try It, You Might Like It…

Bharat Mathur
Bharat Mathurhttp://www.bharatmathur.ca/
WHERE goal setting and systematically achieving each one of them has been the ‘Mantra’, where earning trust by delivering value has been an uncompromising principle and where deeply impactful experiences have made an indelible impression to look directly into the eyes of toughest problems and tackling them head-on has been a major cementing glue in the foundation, Bharat Mathur fits the bill, hands down! Creating value for others, out of the challenges his career in the “C” Suite kept throwing at him left, right and center, Bharat now finds solace in being a ‘Guide by Your Side’ rather than a ‘Sage on the Stage with An Eye on What You Buy’! Past 4 decades of Bharat’s life have been no less eventful than that of anyone else in similar circumstances. However, the way he lived from one challenge to another and stayed focused on his goal is clearly visible as much in his Coaching as in his #1 Best Seller Book: “you Are YOU-nique: Realize Your True Worth”! His next book project tackles ‘Internet of things’ (IoT) from the viewpoint of a layman and helps understand this fast-approaching revolution in simple, easy-to-understand language with live examples: “SMART PHONE + I o T = INCOMPARABLE OPPORTUNITIES” Nurturing a number of successful businesses, mentoring a lot more towards astronomical growth and helping them identify and eradicate trouble spots, Bharat has rightfully earned the nickname: ‘Achiever’ Send him Bouquets or Brickbats, Bharat loves it all!

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  1. Willem references this quote in the afterword of his book ‘Logosynthesis: Healing with Words’. When we are open to the work of so many inspiring individuals, it allows for a depth of understanding that is impossible to achieve on our own … and yes, it allows possibility to arise through simplicity.

  2. Story telling is becoming more and more popular to inspire people to band up together and do something great. Engagement can go through the roof because everyone has this need to be part a greater story. This is why we seek out our own cliques, why we watch certain TV shows, and why we read/watch certain social media posts and videos.

    We all want to be part of something greater.

    And what does a good story contain? The 5 Ws.

    • Thank You Chris Pehura, for your continued engagement and supportive observations! You are so true about the significance of story-telling and its relationship to the 5 Ws. Having said that and with all due respect to your viewpoint, my message in the above article relates more to our own, self-management initiatives with attention to details with the aid of this recipe (the 5Ws). Trust you will appreciate the underlying message equally well!

      Warm Regards!

    • Thanks a lot for your kind appreciation, Mr. Jani! Its good to have you back.
      I shall be keenly looking forward to your analytical observations on my frequently appearing articles.
      Warm Regards!