The things I am looking for in the people I hire to work at sutranovum and bodisutra: in a word non-conformists (okay, a hyphenated word).
To end self-deception insist on self love and embrace the we in I am.
“The mass of men lead lives of quiet desperation. What is called resignation is confirmed desperation. From the desperate city you go into the desperate country, and have to console yourself with the bravery of minks and muskrats. A stereotyped but unconscious despair is concealed even under what are called the games and amusements of mankind. There is no play in them, for this comes after work. But it is a characteristic of wisdom not to do desperate things.”
“Whoso would be a man, must be a nonconformist. He who would gather immortal palms must not be hindered by the name of goodness, but must explore it if it be goodness. Nothing is at last sacred but the integrity of your own mind. Absolve you to yourself, and you shall have the suffrage of the world.”
If I hire you to work at Sutranovum…you must understand that I look for one thing above anything else. A total absence of haste.
What I look for, is a capacity to listen very very deeply to who you are. I have met billionaires who do not have a clue. In fact, most billionaires and homeless people are in this category.
I look for your gift…that is a given. I can see whether you are aligned with your gifts because I have found my own. It takes one who knows to see it in another. Such is the way of the hologram.
I am looking for this quality that has extinguished, Lincoln was fond of the word “disenthrall;” this quality that has disenthralled itself from haste.
That I prioritize above all else. I can see it like an eagle – when it is there, and when it is absent. I have no interest in the important people you have met or the money you have accumulated, the plaques on your wall,
I am only interested in whether you are ready to engage with a whole heart. I know you are capable of it. But, I look for whether the will is engaged. If it has been dragged up from the depths of yourself to support your journey out of the wasteland of this money grabbing insecure mediocre dying world.
Because it is exactly that dynamic will that births the new one.
And don’t confuse effort for value. People join Google fresh out of college and rush in like fools racing headlong to prove themselves with more and more activity. Einstein skipped classes and found his colleagues unimaginative and dull. There’s nothing more deadly to me than the Anglo-Saxon model of workaholics. Though it’s not perfect I find the Ricardo Semler approach at the Brazilian company Semco far more inspired. You make your schedule, pitch your salary, even walk out of meetings you find boring. The micro.managing programmatic muppet who had read a billion business books is a sure track to hell if you ask me.
I put up an ad for web developers and one company threw in a chat bot in their pitch. I never specified it. I never asked for it. Less is more. Both in terms of hells and whistles and in terms of sacred alignments.
They just figured everyone wants one. If you want your child to be happy listen to their gifts – don’t program them to be a facsimile of your unseen errors.
The busier you are the lazier you are.
True intelligence has a grace and levity to it. Totally exempt of any quality of desperation. I want you to be smart at prioritizing
– doing the work you love
– not doing work for money to get somewhere else but doing work because it brings you a quality of joy aligned with your innate talents – if you do that right the money comes too
– for millenia we have overlooked this
– a state of mind that is liberated from the addiction to all the diseases born of psychological inflation – you can read more about that here:
These faculties I look for above all else. I can tell you without a shadow of doubt that bodisutra and sutranovum are destined to be important organizations on the planet. I know this because they address things that so few others are. The meta. The path out of the madness that has created all the pain within and without.
This is because I have designed these companies and the non-profit elements to focus on the deep deep deep wisdom of logos. To take out the dirty bath water born of addressing our tired blindspots and to raise a new child from man, in the image not of some aloof creator figure, but, rather, in the image of our most dignified and sane selves. Enough of the headless chicken phase of our humanity already.
Transforming human possibilities through the power of a new story
Is the mission statement of the non-profit. To be part of this group of companies I invite you to walk your talk. To end self-deception insist on self love and embrace the we in I am.