Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Who counts on your behavior when they develop their strategies? And how are they counting on you to behave and think?

Who counts on your thoughts and behavior when they develop their strategies?

And how are they counting on you to behave and think?


Blogger Phil Plasma said...

I'm not sure I understand the question. Do you mean do my customers rely on how I behave to make a decision about how to deal with me?

Lots of questions about your questions... what strategies are we talking about? Also, what do I care about how an individual is count on me to behave and think? I'll behave and think however I want.

The only case that I can see this applying is in Asimov's psychohistory where enormous groups of people can be relied upon to react in a given way. This is where behaviour and thinking could come into play.

10:26 AM  
Blogger Mister Pregunto said...

Hi Phil,

The question was deliberately very broad--as many of my questions tend to be--in order to elicit answers that I might not expect.

The original trigger for the question was the middle east conflicts. It struck me that the strategists of all the belligerents most likely take the time to consider the various sections of the public and they probably have very definite plans as to how they will influence our opinions, emotions and actions--and it's not necessarily about getting us to like them. It may very well only be us who underestimates how deeply under the influence we are when we protest or defend one thing or another, speak the opinions that we so confidently hold to be our own, or just generally behave as we do.

But what I am talking about applies equally to us as good little consumers, and in many other ways.

I doubt, of course, that I, as an individual, am the target of any western government, the terrorists, or any other, but as part of a larger collective, it seems any strategist that did not have me in its sites would not be very sophisticated in its methods.

9:52 PM  

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