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I am Tigress McDaniel, Commissioner of THE Aboveground Railroad. To my core, I'm a scientist. I don't work "for success." I work "for succession." There is indeed a such thing as "succession" in the business field ... However, when I first proposed the theory of SUCCESSION as a business application - I was speaking from the perspective of a scientist. Too often, we take or misapply matters out of context! If a scientist mentions succession, the first logical deduction is, of course, relative biochemical processes in ecosystems. Succession in business is also most commonly referred to as "succession in planning" WHICH IS THE ABSOLUTE OPPOSITE OF succession in science. The core concept of lineage as a function of time is scantily applicable to the core concept of succession scientifically.
When I proposed the theory of succession versus success as a new business model, wayyyy back in 2000, people (academic and otherwise professional peers) thought I was nuts! Now, ironically, business consultants and coaches et alii are touting some sort of superlative knowledge of the succession methodology in business. Oddly enough, they can never quite articulate it in contrast with "succession in planning." I assert that's because it wasn't their idea. Moreover, they have such great difficulty articulating the concept BECAUSE THEY AREN'T SCIENTISTS nor have they sufficient understanding of scientific principles related to succession from that scope.
In science, simply put, succession is the betterment of an ecosystem as a function of time. It definitely "gets" more complex in learning the intricacies of biochemical processes, albeit physiological or external from the ecosystem of interest, and in my case, the dymanism of different hydrophytic, hydrological and climatic implications. Even native and foreign pollutants are a function of the succession I have proposed.
Success is so ambiguous. What defines it? How can it be achieved? There is no definitive answer. At best, we have compiled "best practices," none of which are certain nor comprehensive nor altogether sound for different personalities, belief systems, fields of study et cetera.
Because succession inseparably hinges upon the infintely different nuances (I mean it etymologically - per nubes, clouds, beginning, youth to maturity et cetera) of different ecosystems and how it all "works" together toward the whole health, growth, stability, and remediation capacity of a wetland or ecosystem, SUCCESSION provides a much more versatilely applicable basis, paradigm, map or strategic plan to guide our insatiable appetite for "getting life right" or "being successful."
I am writing a book now entitled, "Success vs. Succession."
What I propose in my succession theory as a methodology or business model in economics is admittedly hybrid in conceptualization. I assert that seeking and deliberately engaging continual growth (die daily metaphorically and unlearn to relearn et cetera) this, as opposed to the endless struggle to succeed, is instead the most authentic process and pathway toward "success."
So when asked, "How can one be moral WITHOUT religion," it's this - "succession" - that I proudly and humbly answer with.
May you be "successful."
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