Science of Success Mind Map

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I was reading @zentropikCEO posts on twitter and he found the title of the book called the Science of Getting Rich misleading. His preference is that if people are going to use the term “science” that they have axioms, proofs, and theorms.

While I appreciate his desire for scientific purity, having been a research scientist at one point in my life,  Science is full of inexact hypothesis that one tries to prove or disprove through a variety of creative tests. Just because a hypothesis is still in the process of being proven, does not mean that science is not being practiced. Quiet the opposite – it is this fertile ground of experimentation that all new discoveries are made.

I was analyzing how to help project managers become more successful.  Five areas consistently created far more success for project managers (and for most other people as well).  Attached is the mind map from the presentation I delivered for thousands of project managers around the world for the past decade.   If you’re interested in a free Science of Success webinar or in person presentation for your organization  – contact us at 888-659-2013.

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5 Responses to “Science of Success Mind Map”

  1. Warren Whitlock Says:

    We were talking about Tajfel work on groups tonight on Twitter… I commented that we are all susceptible to imagining patterns and logic where there is none.

    Science is no exception… often influenced by the desires of the person deciding what experiment to conduct or fund.

    So I find it amusing when someone tries to tell us what is or isn’t science.

    Your science, and Wattles is good science to me

  2. Dan Says:

    I’m flattered that my remark insipred a blog.

    Just to clarify. I was responding to Wattles’ claim that “there is a science to getting rich, and that it is an exact science, like algebra or arithmetic.” I’m happy to concede that there are reliable practical guidelines to being more successful, and that a map like Michelle’s can point people in the right direction. I like @mariettamam’s suggestion that we call these guidelines a “zeitgeist” to being more successful.

    I do think there are criteria for what counts as ‘good science’ though. One of the first things I get my university intro students to think about is what distinguishes science from pseudo-sience. Though professional philosophers disagree about the exact demarcation, there is a general concesus that some things should be included and others excluded. And there are some very practical issues at stake: for example, should creationism be taught alonside evolution in the classroom? Or reading horoscopes alongside physics and astonomy? Etc.

  3. michelle Says:

    Dan – I’m an engineer – aerospace/mechanical engineer to be exact. My formal education had me in a very rigid definition of science – for example – is psychology a science? No – it’s a “social” science. When I talk about “science” – I tend to look at repeatable meta formulas that will work in 99.999% of the time. Even Physics – a very hard science – sees situations that don’t always hold true – the reason for the establishment of Quantum Physics away from Newtonian Physics. Religion has it’s place as the salve for the wounds of confusion brought about by a world that sometimes makes no sense. But over time, science tends to de- mystify the mystical – heal the confusion. And then you see the mystical concepts emerge in the realm of scientific explanation – lets start with the earth centered universe and go on to quantum theory describing “god’s will” with chaos theory.

    Anyhow, if Wattle pen’s a book – The “Science” of Getting Rich and he helps even one person with his concepts – then THANK YOU to Wattle. But to purport to be the one definitive solution to getting “rich’ would purport to have the one definitive answer to what “rich” is. And this is where I think the question (and science) begins – just what does “rich” mean?

  4. Dan Says:

    Michelle, I was reminded of this thread, as I writing up a short piece about “The Secret”: “The Secret” was largely inspired by Wattle’s 1910 book (though I was not aware of that fact when I posted above).

    Anyway, a response to your last post is contained in that piece (though it wasn’t written as a direct response to what you wrote).


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