Fractals General


Different Simple Fractals

Fractals is the best invention of nature. There are fractals all around us.

A Fractal is a simple pattern which when repeatedly applied takes a complex structure that in turn handles many complexities. The good news is that learning simple pattern usually takes less than 1 hour. For Example if you see the above patterns a simple shape like Triangle or square when repeatedly applied creates intricate patterns. Watch the 2 videos below to understand more about fractals.

In HiPoHa inspired by this concept from nature we have created fractals which can help us become high performers.

The list of fractals are listed below.

Glossary Of Fractals

CQA Curiosity Question AskedHelps detect unknown signals, which in turn lead to “Bottom Of Iceberg” opportunities. To discover bottom of the iceberg needs of the customers we need to be able to pick up important signals. But these signals will only be generated by asking questions in a particular manner. This method addresses that need. 
TG Tiny GritHelps build consistency
TT Tiny TrustHelp increase influence
UPSA Unusual Problem Solution AchievementA simple storytelling technique which helps us influence to make change management easier. A sure-fire method to pitch an idea or a possibility or a solution, which  woos   the audience over to the presenters’ side [be it an individual,  a team or a customer] and gain their support and perspective.
XFD – Transformative(XF) DelegationUsing delegation as a method to transform teams. A method of delegation which not just reduces the workload of the person delegating the work but enhances the output produced leveraging the individual’s creativity and ownership 
V&V Views & ViewpointsHelps generate multiple perspectives to any given scenario and situation, which in turn leads to better and multiple possibilities for solutions. Shifts attention and focus from being stuck to either one scenario or solution to a world of possibilities.
Transformative Collaboration 
Transports awareness to a Transformative experience to ALL the players in a collaborative environment, from a state of  of merely getting the work done, for the sake of it.  Has a wide range applicability in any form of collaboration, be it inter or intra teams with peers, senior stakeholders, intra or inter other departmental  and /or with customers.  
Performance Undersupply 
A unique way of unravelling customer delight, as opposed to merely   providing customer satisfaction, be it in services or products.  A methodology which helps discover opportunities that are either unstated nor visible, and are aplenty.  They are usually the hidden gems which leads to Customer delight.   
Digital Dipstick Solution 
Is a Digital Transformation   tool, deployed to identify the best digital dot [options] that could be deployed for any given scenario, within the limited constraints of time and resources. 
Tiny Grit ® 
Building consistency 
Many of us do good things but doing it consistently is always a challenge. And to do something consistently we need to be persistent. Any transformation requires persistent effort to make the shift. There is a method to build the persistence muscle in our brains. Tiny Grit helps one reach there
While working in a collaborative environment, providing feedback is a given. Plussing, always focusses on improving the ‘what is. Conventional feedback methods merely reflect what works and what doesn’t. Plussing, on the contrary, drives the mind to give feedback on how to make it better. ‘Is there a better way?’ Is always the plussing approach.  
MVP Loop 
Minimum Viable Product Loop 
 MVP loop is all about giving life to an idea. Emphasizes is always on getting results and not to merely keep ideating.  Makes things happen in quick and short cycles, is the philosophy of the MVP approach. Guiding the limited resources available into actions, so that   results happen within 3 weeks.  Given that there is always a constraint of resources, .this method helps design outcomes within ANY available budget and time 
Traffic Light Model. 
As the name suggests, this has application wherever categorization is required. Interestingly this can have a wide application be it in decision making, optimization of resources, levels of complexity, classifying degrees of importance etc. Decisions can be made quickly once categorization based on Traffic Lights is done.  

Fractal – Simple

Fractals – Advanced


What is “Plussing”?

Short Summary

What is “Plussing”?

Making an idea or more broadly, making something better is Plussing“.

When an idea is presented in a person-to-person conversation or in a group, the human brain immediately find flaws or weaknesses in that idea. And when those flaws are pointed out, the proponent of the idea gets severely demoralised and the creative process gets derailed. This is usually called “Giving feedback“. The “Sandwich Method” that we typically use to give feedback does not work as well, because everyone knows that after a compliment a criticism in coming. ?? Due to this most feedback sessions end up with negative emotions for the recipients.

How to “Plus”?

Instead of giving a generic piece of feedback to the presenter, we should spot one or at most 2 flaws in an idea, apply our own experience/expertise to figure out how to make it better or what could be done to strengthen that idea, and suggest those as improvements. For e.g instead of saying “That won’t work it is too expensive” we can “Plus ” it by saying “Instead of hiring a full-time employee, can we sub-contract a part of this work?

This concept of Plussing can be applied in many contexts – when reviewing projects, presentations, ideas, stories, performance review discussions. In other words, whenever we are in a context where we have to give our reactions, we can use Plussing.

We, in Tiny Magiq, have been teaching Plussing to our mentees for over 5 years and it creates behavior transformation much more effectively than any other feedback technique.

What do I do if can’t Plus the idea? It is simple “SHUT UP” or do a CQA around the idea.

A longer version

Transforming Criticizers into Creators – Extracted from a superb blog post by Daniel Gogek

The criticism at meetings like these can be brutal, and this is where Plussing has played a game-changing role at Pixar. Rather than randomly critique a sketch or shoot down an idea, the general guideline is that you may only criticize an idea if you also add a constructive suggestion. Hence the name plussing

Suppose for example a team were now working on Toy Story 4. They’re reviewing a draft scene where Woody is the main character in an action scene. One animator has just created the scene. Instead of a colleague giving feedback like, “but that’s all wrong! … Woody shouldn’t look like that here …” , the practice is to say something like: “okay … what if you now make Woody’s expression here even more … ”. 

To achieve this kind of positive practice, Plussing can be summarized as three basic rules:

Rule 1: ‘Accept All Offers’

In a Word: Listen! 

Rule 2: ‘Make Your Partner Look Good’ 

Rule 3: Structure the Debate 

If you create a practice of Plussing, dialogue becomes more like a structured debate that’s both serious and yet constructive. The goal is to critically review existing work, often rigorously, and to generate new ideas that build further and create something better.

Original Source here

HiPoHA Standup Meeting (HSM)

Conduct a HSM

What is HSM ?

HiPoHa Standup Meeting ( HSM ) is similar to a huddle. In many sports like (American) football and rugby, the team huddles before each play. The huddle is strategic: it keeps the team informed, connected, and calibrated throughout the game.

In the HiPoHa world, this is for all team to get a sense for what is working and what is not working. If time permits discuss possibilities to handle blockers

When to execute a HSM ?

It is one of the easiest things to do in the HiPoHA world.

Frequency : It should be done once a week. Setup a recurring calendar HSM weekly for 15 minutes across all the Pod/Squad members.

Duration: 15 min (Resist the temptation to extend the meeting under any circumstances. if you do the Tiny Demon will derail this meeting. )

How to execute a HSM MVP?

  1. Attendee list: Make a note of who attended / who missed. More absentees means there is a blocker already by default.
  2. Boosters: Boosters are positive experiences (happy moments, insights gained, learnings, appreciations received, recognitions received) that came from applying the HiPoHa fractals. If there are no boosters, some of you can express gratitude by mentioning a specific thing that a team member did for the team’s benefit.
  3. Blockers: Please request team members to share any blockers from the last 1 week that is affecting their ability to practice the HiPoHa fractals and journal them. Please be open-minded to acknowledge the blockers however trivial it may seem and do CQAs to understand the blocker better so that we can remove it easily.
  4. Journal: Lastly, it is very important to journal it in the Magiqspark app (this is a team journal and only one from the pod/squad need to journal this. please take turns to do this journal so that everyone gets an opportunity to journal this meeting):
    • Journals are a direct portal to our subconscious mind. The more we journal, more our subconscious mind picks up the signal and accelerates the change internally.
    • Others who have experienced similar blockers can help you and your team’s boosters can help others who have blockers.
    • Mentors can look at the blockers and make some suggestions from their experiences.
    • It also can be a reference at a future date.

How the journal looks in Magiq Spark?


What are Green Zone Tasks

Our research shows that we are unable to do certain types of tasks (what we call green zone tasks) consistently. And that is what is standing between us and transformation. Now what are these green zone tasks?

Architecture Views & Viewpoints

Applying HiPoHa – Views & Viewpoints

In architecture there are View & viewpoints as defined by IEEE1471. Here we can look at using that from a HiPoHa Perspective.

Future Making

Applying HiPoHa – Future Making

It is not possible to predict the future. But there is a method to make it.

Is there something called a “Past future”? If so I ca use it.

There is a simple method to make it for anyone using digital technologies.

Connect the Dots Extreme Objective

TMT 50 Systematizing Digital Transformation

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TIny Demon Tiny Grit Tiny Habit

TMT 49 Full Episode – How my battle with procrastination led me to a subconscious superpower?

We have discovered a neural circuit called Tiny Grit that helps us stop procrastinating.

Anti-Fractal Fault mode Fractals Responsibility mode

Barriers to Transformation & Responsibility Mode

How does our mindset affect our ability to pursue transformation?

Intention orientation

TMT 30 What is Intention Orientation & Why is it important? – with Kumaran Anandan

Intention Orientation is a breakthrough mindset principle that Kumaran Anandan of Tiny Magiq has developed.