The Stardust Equation™: When the illusion of talent becomes reality

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The Stardust Equation: When illusion becomes reality

Value (V) is realized (R) and popularized in a person or thing when we manifest it and apply it in a way that is better than the rest. An X factor (X) that is sometimes capable of being measured and other times not creates this value. Value is usually realized when X is applied in a way that makes, saves, or achieves an end result. So the value in essence, is because of the X factor.  Value (V) can be dependent on the X-factor (X).

V = R^X

But what is the source of that value? Is it the material output we create? Can it be the injected energy that inspires a team, corporate culture, or company? Is value another word for positive change? Maybe a force that multiplies when colliding serendipitously with other gifted people like Tony Hsieh of Zappos describes. Synergy?

I like the word stardust:

star·dust ˈstärˌdəst noun: stardust

  1. (especially in the context of success in the world of business, entertainment or sports) a magical or charismatic quality or feeling."a gang of Hollywood stars anointing us with sparkling stardust"

We can look at it another way. Value of something depends on the objective which it accomplishes. What is the value of a plug that stops the leak or a band-aid that stops the bleeding? Or brakes that slow our momentum so we can anchor and pivot in a new direction? Now, let's talk about money. Is money real value or is it a perceived value (P) based on the multiplier of something else (S) of X?

Perceived value (P) = something else (S) * X-factor (X)

P = SX

Does money (M) ever accomplish an objective? Spending it and saving it can lead to value. What value do you get from saving or spending it on people?

We also use money to assign different levels of value toward inward investments and outward outputs, especially pertaining to people. Salaries are suppose to define importance within an organization, are they not? But if money is a perceived value, how can we assign perceived value to real value? Isn't that a paradox?

The illusion does become reality when we trust in it. Right?

M = SX = X = V = R^X

Is this valid?

I will expand on this concept in my next article, coming out next week!

Remember the movie Wall Street when Gordon Gecko is telling Bud Fox about the painting he purchased and how, over time, the value transformed? This is where we are headed.

I pose these question to you -

When does the illusion become the reality?

When can a person stop faking it because he or she has finally made it?

When does the poser become the real deal?

Stay tuned for my next blog:

Recruiting Industry Civil War: Civil My Arse!

James Chmielinski @techstardust

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Comment by Matt Charney on December 30, 2014 at 9:44am

Is the TM necessary? I mean, I'm pretty sure with such a snazzy name that you're unlikely to encounter anyone trying to rip that off, even if it were a protectable trademark in the first place. Spoiler alert: it's not. But it sure looks douchy.

Comment by James Chmielinski on December 30, 2014 at 2:07pm
I know it's just absurd, isn't it?

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