The VisionThink Sisu
Our vision is a world in which we all find inspiration to overcome the inevitable curveballs of life, harness technological and other innovations to enhance our effectiveness and efficiency, and channel, control or eliminate insecurities that impair our paths to success.
Sisu is a Finnish cultural concept. It means persistence, grit, will power, tenacity, and determination to conquer any obstacles even if they seem impossible. When paired with other important aspects of life-enhancement skills, sisu becomes an invaluable and irreplaceable personal characteristic, needed to successfully negotiate the next steps in reaching a goal, target, or a resolution. This concept holds for firms and nations as well.
Given these insights, we formed a new nonprofit organization, The Sisu AdvantageJerry Platt
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The Mission StatementTo Think Sisu
We are a nonprofit organization providing community-based education products and services. The three communities we have targeted to serve are conceptual rather than geographic, for those seeking insights and strategies for one or more of our “3 Ins”:
- Inspiration ⇒ The Sisu Fellowship SisuFellowship.org
- Innovation ⇒ The Sisu Instructional Technology Center InstructionalTech.org
- Insecurities ⇒ The Sisu Retirement Finance Institute RetirementFinance.org
These “3 Ins” are not intrinsically good or bad. They can serve as means to ends, but it is the responsibility of each of us to select honorable ends. One can be inspired to help end social inequality, just as on 9-11 (2001) 19 men were inspired to disrupt our world. One can use the innovation of online social media to connect with family far away, or to spread fake news. One can use insecurities as motivation to more clearly identify and achieve goals, or to avoid directly confronting dreaded prospects, letting them morph into realities.
Our mission is to better understand the roots, and harness the intrinsic power, of inspiration, innovation and insecurities, and to share these insights to help individuals, groups, or organizations achieve their goals. Those goals may be general or specific.