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Simon Sinek's "Start With Why" I haven't and probably won't. I was thrown over it for 20 min. by his illustrious TED lecture (above) and since I am not sure, I chose not to spend more to it. The only thing you will find in this paper is a critique of Simon Sinek's idea for this paper.
Sinek mentioned in his address that the only clear example of a good "why" is Apple's "challenge of the situation". Apple's slogan means something else because its real significance is "passion. Whether your "why" questions "the state of affairs ", "makes your lives joyful" or "intelligent progress", they really only mean "passion".
Any person or organisation that truly believe in a given venture, are passionately committed to it and know how to communicate it to the general public in a rational and emotional way has a better chance of succeeding. The" why" that Sinek defined is nothing more than" passion". It could define a company's prospects of succeeding, to have it and to know how to pass it on.
" This is irrelevant, for all of this means nothing more than "passion". Luther King used his passions to inspiration both humans and art. Anyone could associate King's passions with his own experiences and thoughts and enrich them thanks to this "passion". However, although the "why" is almost synonymous with "passion", the first one does not show exactly what actually happens.
In contrast to Sinek' s convictions, individuals usually do not only or even primarily buy a certain item or services because of the "why" of the group. Says that they buy Apple software because the news they get from this corporation is: "Everything we do, we believe in questioning the state of the art, we believe in doing things differently" (sic).
As a matter of fact, most Apple customers probably haven't even found out about Apple and buy their product because it's simple, "cool" and works well. But on the other side Apple "fanboys" who blindfold the label as a religious belief do so not because the label "challenges the state of the art", but because the Apple community is passionately committed to what they could do and convey it to them.
Zinek claims that none of "his discovery" is "his opinion" and that everything is "based on the principles of biology". "This is a misapprehension, because he assumes that in making their choices, humans just do not justify that every choice comes "from the gut". That is why you buy not only a philosophical "why", as Sinek often says, but also or above all a good, a "what".
In the other many cases where individuals buy the item not for its properties but for the underlying philosophies, it could even be said that they would usually do so because they would rationalize with the represented philosophies, life style or abstracts and therefore also use their head-flap to make this choice.
When the manufacturer has been able to pass his passions directly to the consumer (their limbs ), there is more chance that the last person will buy the drug, but this is often followed by a streamlined procedure (frontal lobes again). It would also be a mistake, on the other side, to make the opposite presumption that no first unreasonable choice is made before the argumentation.
But even if this was not correct, one is usually not conscious of why a business buys a good one. Since what they see on this item cannot be a sentence of words that they have previously identified as "why", what they actually see is just the mirror image of passions on a piece.
If, instead of "why", he were referring to "passion", it would make more sense, because then he would say: "To appealing to one' s feelings, avoiding rationality", that would be a dubious assertion, but much more interesting and rooted in real academics. Sinek's use of speechmaking, choice of words and cadenza help him to get the recipient of his messages to believe everything he says, although his unreasonable argument might be dubious.
Bringing in empty thoughts that he knows have a capacity to be clapped at - both metaphorical and literal - like "people who believe what you believe", he makes them believe blindfold and with deceptions like "people buy goods to get inspired", "people buy not what you do but why you do it", or phrases like "if we talk from outside[the gold circle] into [....] we can't conduct ourselves...], we can't do it.
He makes all these testimonies without substantiating them in any way. Also don't let us get too deeply into one of his samples, because "TiVo is the best top of the range TiVo on the market" (?), "Not a member of the Wright Brothers crew had a college education" (false *sidenote 2*) "Langley cancelled the date on which the Wright Brother was flying the flyer" (again wrong *sidenote 3*) or my own favourite "Langley[had no reason] to be wealthy, he wanted to be famous" (?!) But for him it's his style to be proven.
His presentation as "my discovery" is just a mix of folk saying, in which everything he himself has added is feeble assertions without justification. One of the major problems is that because of his truly extraordinary presentation abilities, in some cases they actually believe his bad news and repeat it as a doctrine in a school.
It is in these cases that something works that comes near what Sinek is trying to understand (even if the "why" remains irrelevant). One example of this could be Sinek's own presentations. An excellently performed talk allows Sinek to just be on a TED platform, reiterate folk-wise and add bad points and get +10 million view.
It begins with what he defined as "why": "He tries to make folks believe that the apparent response is "with your model" so that it doesn't look like a real workhorse. What he actually does, consciously or subconsciously, however, is not (only) to set a "why", but one of the most classical and efficient means to present a concept: to create a challenge first; a need of the listener that can only be resolved with the solutions that the narrator gives in the shape of his own conception or notion.
Regarding point B: Most marks that cannot differ from the remainder of the marked also come after point A (they are not good enough). Or, after 2004, in order to distinguish itself from the other marks in a crammed-marketplace, the dove ceased to sell its produce and began to sell the notion of atypical beauties, of what its customers wanted to be.
Perhaps the best use for Sinek's gold ring is in fact learning. This is another important example for point C, in this case in combination with A: Religious. Since someone else appeals to the emotion of the faithful, they believe in this or that "why", "what" or "where" that is told them to believe.
Feel and put your heart into what you do and make sure you are able to communicate it to the general audience, both emotional and rational. When you don't want to make an inventive and good one, or your products are hard to comprehend, you almost always address the emotion of the people.