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Location: Slaughter, Louisiana, United States

A semi-gruntled corporate reliability engineer trying to make ends meet while keeping my wife happy, and myself out of the asylum.

Thursday, September 30, 2004

The seven laws of finding the right niche at the right time

I just saw Deepak Chopra on TV. He is the chairman and CEO of OSI Systems. A company that makes many different products related to the security industry, medical electronics and optoelectronics. He was shilling for their machine that is capable of finding plastique in luggage using the two planes blown up in Russia a few weeks ago as a backdrop.

Website here.

I had a book of his loaned to me years ago. (I still have it.) ((I'm not too good with Thank You notes either...))

The book is entitled, "The Seven Spiritual Laws of Success - A Practical Guide to the Fulfillment of Your Dreams." It is an unassuming little tome of merely 113 5"x7" pages filled with insights like, "When we realize that our true Self is one of pure potentiality, we align with the power that manifests everything in the universe." and, "There is only one choice, out of the infinity of choices available in every second, that will create happiness for you as well as for those around you. And when you make that one choice, it will result in a form of behavior that is called spontaneous right action. Spontaneous right action is the right action at the right moment. It's the right response to every situation as it happens. It is the action that nourishes you and everyone else who is influenced by that action."

Ponder that mess for a minute and then try to imagine this company's mission statement.

How can you rectify this hippy-dippy guru-sage bullshit with an industry that ostensibly provides National Security-related capital equipment? It's the equivalent of Jane Fonda running the NSA. (Then again, that's still a distinct possibility at this moment, I guess.)


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