Ling's Theory of Balls
Rule 10: "Have A Ball!"
In this millennium, I have both developed the skills outlined above and also fleshed out the ideas behind the TOB. In doing so, I am Having a Ball! Most of all, I have found it liberating to be an independent 'contractor'. Most businesses or organisations are now reluctant to take on people full time. Other than those people thought to be essential to the core of the business - directors, key experts and so on, why would a business pick up the infrastructure costs for non-essential or project dependent people? It's just added complexity. As a result, I have been lucky to work on some remarkable projects. From seeing the manufacture and design of early eReaders in Taiwan to the fast-paced emergence of India as more than just an outsourcing hub in the IT and business information markets. Most significantly, I have come to realise that my children have more in common with the children of other globally minded people (who get the TOB!) in other countries than they do with some children in neighbourhoods in our own land. This has disturbing implications that I discuss elsewhere on this site. At this point it is sufficient to say that living up to your responsibilities and having some fun should not be mutually exclusive - Have a Ball! To see the TOB in full visit: www.GarysBalls.com