sunday night (july 19), we’ll be having our second ever public eikon gathering. specifically, it’s an informational meeting at vino’s at 6 p.m. it’s really the must-attend event if you’ve had absolutely any interest in what we’re doing with eikon. if you’re teetering between going and not going, let me tell you about the 90/10 principle.
in the late 40′s, a dutch mathematician named hans freudenthal developed the 90/10 principle. in response to the world wars, mathematicians from around the world scrambled to make sense of global dynamics in terms of equations and numbers. his numerical theory set off a chain of events that put into motion a chaotic freefall into global anarchy.
ok, so maybe i just made all that up… :)
but if it makes you feel any better, the 90/10 principle is also just made up. sorta. let me explain.
for those who are, in fact, teetering on whether or not to attend, let me offer this principle that i’ve come up with to express the importance of attendance on sunday night.
whereas the first gathering we had (the cookout) was simply intended to be relational, introductory and informal, this meeting—while incorporating some of the same elements as the cookout—is intended to be information-driven. this meeting will tell you the who, what, when, where, why & how of eikon. everything you could possibly want to know (for the most part) will be discussed in some way at this meeting. additionally, we’ll be having a q&a time at the end just in case we didn’t answer the questions you might have.
so, what’s the 90/10 principle and what’s it got to do with this?
this is the kind of meeting that even if you’re 90% sure you don’t have any interest in eikon, it’s worth it to come with your 10% “maybe” feelings to hear what we’re doing. a meeting like this will do one of a few things. first, it could confirm your 90% disinterest. it could tell you your suspicions were correct. second, it could reverse your feelings. the 90% disinterest may become the 90% interest. finally, it may not completely confirm it or completely reverse it, but it may simply change the ratio. maybe your 90% becomes 50% or 25% or 70%.
any one of these things may be the case, but you’ll never know unless you come. :)
so, hopefully we’ll see you sunday night at vino’s! if you have any questions, feel free to leave a comment or shoot me an email (eikon [at] beingryanbyrd [dot] com).