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Hola Jimmy; a la vista de lo poco que hemos hablado hoy y el borrador que me has mandado se me han ido pasando por la cabeza una serie de cosas que prefiero dejar por escrito. En primer lugar la idea me parece genial, pero me parece que peca de cierto utopismo aunque sea en un principio. Pienso que la clave del éxito de esta idea reside en el gran atractivo que puede presentar a primera vista tanto para un universitario que como si dijéramos, ya está ‘triunfando’ en el ámbito universitario, así como para una empresa importante que, con más o menos dificultades acaba accediendo el día de mañana a esas cabezas pensantes. Por ello todo el tema de la solidaridad, personas interesadas en temas que debatir como política o lectura entre iguales y con especialistas, debe ser una consecuencia natural de juntar grandes cabezas en una misma plataforma. Creo que la idea debe ir más enfocada al concepto que voy a copiar de Steve Jobs, mi gran referente en este ámbito: ‘different thinker’: como seguro estás informado, hoy en día las empresas no buscan ratoncillos de biblioteca que puedan memorizar grandes libros, ni tampoco el típico ‘social’ que intelectualmente no valga mucho, sino que más bien buscan una combinación de ambos como bien hemos estado hablando. No obstante, el top top es el different thinker, como aquella persona que es capaz de pensar diferente, capaz de resolver problemas yendo por otro camino del que una persona normal seguiría. Se busca una originalidad de pensamiento en la que ya van incluidas muchas otras cualidades que se presumen de ésta: creatividad, capacidad de resolución de problemas etc…
El caso es que hasta el momento, las empresas a las que me refiero se han dedicado a hacer una serie de entrevistas con el objeto de descubrir este tipo de mente. Como bien sabras, consultoras estratégicas incluyen como parte de la entrevista preguntas de este tipo:…...

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