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May 29, 2015

t-direction from tdcc : Taste, Direction, Creativity and Collaboration

The name of the site "t-direction" came from from "tdcc" which stands for Taste, Direction, Creativity and Collaboration.

They are a subset of soft skills, which also include Trust, Communication (Story-telling), Curiosity, Grit, Flexibility among others. We cannot accept equalling soft skills with interpersonal skills and EQ as it is too  narrow a definition.

It is fashionable these days to insist that soft skills are more important than hard skills. However, we must not lose sight of the fact that soft skills have never gone out of fashion. They outshine hard skills now, in the Industrial Revolution days, in the Renaissance, in the Roman times and the times before that too.

In soft-skills literature, the term "Direction" has been named variously as "strategic navigation,", "vision," "strategy," "orientation" (after Col. Boyd's OODA terminology) and so on. It is about finding the way forward, making the path forward, blazing the trail towards your destination.

Our human world, human affairs has been complex, chaotic and VUCA at any time in history. No one can chart a road map for our life. The path Andrew Carnegie chose was good for him, but not for his less able father, not even for his one-time mentor!

No one can clone and use another person's road map. Fortunately, path-finding, direction-setting is both innate and learnable. We all know this skill innately to some degree, and we must make the best of what little is innate in us. Moreover, we must develop it further with reading, study, reflection introspection and some formal training.

Finally, is the direction if you are learning to write better essays.

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