About the Author : Wikimonk !
Rohit Sharma a.k.a Wikimonk, the author of two upcoming books “Cluster Patterns” and “Luck Re-Engineering” is a contrarian mind. Rohit is a mechanical engineer by trade, reverse engineer by specialization and is an “Uncertainty Expert” by practice. He set out to solve his own problems which compounded into serious disruptive events. In his quest to understand himself and his intuitive/unconscious decisions, he accidentally invented three groundbreaking and extremely potent processes i.e. Mental Model Innovation, Hyperforecasting and Unconscious Deception Detection. Many years after the unremarkable yet milestone events in his life, he decided to fruition his knowledge into a consulting practice after leaving the comfort of a great corporate career. He is a sought after consultant/adviser/mentor amongst clients who have Wicked Problems which are immune to deduction, reducibility, rigorous analysis and structure. After living in six countries and extensively traveling the globe, he made the Rockies in Western Canada his home. He has actively studied and modeled the unconscious/intuitive mind and created processes to improve human performance using his insights.
He got a powerful insight about a venture concept when, as 23 years young uniformed naval officer, he realized that the routine skills taught in schools and colleges were ineffective in real-world, complex situations full of uncertainty. It was an after the fact insight that almost everything in the world is a complex problem. He also had a hunch that Biological Intuition and the Human Unconscious is a poorly understood concept. It is a very powerful multi-faceted, multi-skilled, multi-tasking faculty that is surrounded by a lot of mumbo-jumbo or theoretical theatrics. When he had saved enough to pursue a unique but risky path, his active search for a specialized course (read customized Ph.D. program in in Business Management/Strategy with Uncertainty and Unconscious Decisions as key Drivers) took him to more than a dozen well-known universities. His diverse career experience and keen pursuit of uncertainty principles the preceding years prepared him for the certain disappointment due to the lack of tangible practice based programs. He sat in programs to evaluate them, discussed his needs at length with program managers and professors alike, but, made an intuitive judgement that he was searching in the wrong place. The decision making courses taught in Universities are obsolete, theoretical and do not incorporate Intuitive Decision Making at all. Quickly, recovering from the disappointment, he created his own program in which he self-taught himself all aspects of uncertainty in our environment and how to use biological intuitive capability to deal with it.
A Reverse Engineer by trade, an analyst, operations research enthusiast and forward engineer in thinking , he left the Navy to join the corporate world. After paying his dues , he served in global senior executive management positions in a multitude of roles ranging from Business Process Innovation, Global Program Delivery as well as Global Operations. He headed extremely challenging multi-million dollar greenfield projects for many clients including US Government, United Nations, NATO, DND Canada, MOD (UK) and a dozen other large cap clients.
Having changed two careers and reinvented himself, he wanted to follow up on his strong hunches pointing to the unfolding disruptive uncertainty in the world. He felt propelled to fruition his insights and finally Perchingtree Solutions Inc. was born. After diligently testing extremely powerful and effective processes around cognition, intuitive recognition, and hyperforecasting, he now works with limited clients helping them solve extremely complex and tenacious problems. His clients include earlier clients of Top 3 Consulting Firms, CEO’s, Entrepreneurs and regular smart people who have trapped themselves into a Karmic Chakravayuah (read ultimate unresolved mess). The consulting approaching is “OaaS – Outcomes as a Service”. After living a in the fast lane, on the productivity and efficiency treadmill (read unending rut of life), he is living the antithesis of it. Early forties, he considers himself semi-retired and you can read his complete story in this link.
It may help you to know that the world is becoming a more and more uncertain place as every day passes and our skillset has not really evolved to deal with this disruptive complexity. Conventional Strategy is known to perform poorly in complex situations but, spectacularly fails during accelerating uncertainty. However, our ability to optimally utilize and leverage our massively parallel, hierarchical, cascading and nesting biological neural networks can help us stay ahead of the curve. We have a superior right hemispheric and sub-cortical bio-inspired super computer which can never be replicated by any amount of technological innovation.
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