This post is meant to highlight the brilliance of Thomas Edison , not diminish it. But it is indeed true that he did not invent the light bulb. Who did? See http://www.enchantedlearning.com/inventors/edison/lightbulb.shtml
So what was Edison’s true brilliance? He saw what a light bulb could do to help him accomplish his true aim which was to demonstrate to people what electricity made possible to people. He succeeded as our mutual participation in this interaction attests.
So I find myself in a similar predicament with a discovery I have made. I have discovered a negotiation system. I have written about it a lot on this blog. I am now an academic coach for www.campnegotiationinstitute.com. Lots of bright bulbs’ stories there if you check it out.
Now, I know for a fact that this negotiation system works. None of its elements are new, just like electricity wasn’t new, it had been everywhere forever. The way that the raw elements of human behavior are organized into a negotiation system that functions to keep you moving in the direction of what you want is new. People are using it successfully every day, and billions of dollars are in play internationally as we speak by operators of this negotiation system.
Writing about this is a bit like trying to sell electricity to people who have never seen a light bulb. I can show you the light bulb – but not in a post. A picture or words about a light bulb would likely come across like a funny looking candle, nothing special – why bother?
You’ d have to reach out to me. 401-996-6198
But the irony is, without the confidence that really being a skilled negotiator would give you, I would not blame you for not really feeling safe trying to make contact directly. There is a lot of manipulation out there, and you show appropriate humility in not trusting yourself, and wisdom in not trusting me.
It is a quandary you and I are in. These are difficult times. And it is entirely ok with me if you say no, to yourself or to me directly, at any time. Respecting people’s right to veto is the foundation of what CNI teaches. If you ever felt pressured by me and called me on it, and I didn’t respect it, then I’d be exposed as being totally full of shit.
But at least you know for sure that Thomas Edison wasn’t, and because of that you can move on for more internet enjoyment if you wish. Best, Wim