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What´s up with water: Pouring water in your corporate strategy. Loving water is caring for us (XVII). Part A

July has begun. So nice! Today I will be very brief. Our inspiration drew me to show you the meaning of love. And I have gathered several definitions of love that are included in the following slides. Please print them and read them carefully.

What is love? Love is very hard to define in simple terms. We prepared the slides in our quest to summarize what is the meaning of love, from the perspective of the highest creator of love, God, then Jesus Christ, then some virtuosos saints that exemplified love with their lives; and afterward we tried to share what is love for some of the main philosophers who invested time and effort by trying to explain it. Somehow, it is easy to stick to the Bible, because it is clear about showing us the meaning of love. Though at the same time, the impact that the Greek wise philosophers had all across our history is so massive, that we can´t dismiss their explanation of eros, agape, and philia types of love either. For us, the word love is so ample, that we use that little “term” as a noun and a verb, which implies more than static phenomena, or actions, more than decisions, more than deeds, but also must include our spirit and emotions. According to the Stanford Encyclopedia of Philosophy, there are several views of love: Love as a union; love as a robust concern; love as a value (appraisal or bestowal), and love as an emotion. See slide number 9.

What is loving water? Loving water means the decision and action of love applied to the water, the water cycle, and the whole list of cycles that are affected by the water cycle that are being influenced by human and non-human causes. I include ocean circulation in the water cycle. We already listed the biogeochemical cycles when defining climate change:

  1. Carbon cycle,
  2. Nitrogen Cycle,
  3. Oxygen cycle,
  4. Upper earth crust sedimentary cycles of iron, sulfur, phosphorus, etc;
  5. Inner earth core layers cycles, which are associated with the earth’s internal heat, geothermic energy, plate tectonic/rock movement cycles, earthquakes,  distribution of oceans and continents, and volcanic activities. 
  6. We also added the 7th cycle above our atmosphere: The galactic space one, in which the solar radiation, the earth´s spin, tilt, and orbit, star storms, meteorites, or comet impacts may affect our planet from space. This is the cycle that might be affected by the internet satellites that are being sent by telecommunication companies or investors.

So in total, when we analyze what is to love water, we must understand that loving water implies that we love these latter cycles that are interrelated in between and knitted all together with the water hydrological cycle. By coincidence, the total of 7 cycles overlaps with the 7 days that God took to create the planet and all the species in the book of Genesis. So please never forget that loving water means to love, care, protect and cherish 7 cycles, as the 7 days of God´s creation.

Can we explore the meaning of loving water from the point of view of integral strategy?. Today when I was exploring the meaning of love, I was touched by its different connotations. When we prepare our strategic reflection prose for you, we need to be prepared beforehand. We need to explore other authors, to check, compare and find out our own inferences. And we are also impressed and affected by our discoveries in the process.   I have been thinking the whole day about how to approach the subject under our integral strategy approach with love. I still need to ruminate on some ideas to describe it in simple terms. Essentially, slide number 10 describes what we will try to explain next Tuesday. That is why we will see this significant approach in our next publication. In consequence, I also need you to be prepared with homework reading too. Wait for our next post, please. We will connect the dots of this reading homework with loving water.

Water is all around us. In everything we do. Illustrative and non-commercial image. Photo Source: Microsoft Office Library.

Our homework for you. We found the website from a project of the University of California Museum of Paleontology (UCMP). Even though it is a different approach, this project shows all the elements that we have been discussing with you since May. It is imperative for you to read this website slowly, take notes, and observe each image over the weekend. Your assignment is to read it in its whole extension, understanding each and all the causes of global change (color red), how the earth system works (color yellow), and the measurable changes in the earth system from the point of view of human quality of life and wellbeing (color blue). Click the URL here:

Our next subject: Loving Water is caring for us. Part B.

Strategic Music Section:

Why did we choose Isaac Stern?. Reading Isaac Stern’s biography (, of course, he has to appear in our saga. He was a master of the violin, with plenty of recognitions, Grammy prizes, awards, students, pupils, and tons of music degrees by several education entities. He, of course, played several Stradivarius, but his preferred one was a Guarnieri del Gesu violin that belonged to another virtuoso, Eugène Ysaÿe. What I loved to learn from Mr. Stern was his special attitude about saving what was censured for destruction. He offered open doors for the resurrection of what people considered not well or not good enough. He saw rough diamonds where no one saw them, and he offered his benevolence of teaching to them to help them to raise up. He gave second chances when others wanted to shut down… He recovered many violinists through his tips and his teachings to resurrect them from mistakes or from not sufficiently good training. “He even led the successful campaign to save Carnegie Hall from demolition in 1960. Isaac envisioned that the Hall could serve as a national center for music education and the training of young musicians”. Isaac was an example of opening spaces or opportunity doors to those who have had the honor to meet him.

In summary, Isaac was a good master that never dismissed a rough diamond. He polished them, through his own style, until they were brilliant, dazzling, and magnificent again. We need more people like Isaac in all disciplines. So many talented individuals are terminated and set aside for not being seen as rough diamonds who required Isaacs to teach them how to love their violins, as a metaphor for other gifted capacities in other professions too.

Songs of today belong to María Dueñas. This youngest Spanish lady is only beginning her career. I want you to watch 2 videos. The first one is an interview that was prepared by DW, in which composer Alondra de la Parra introduces Maria by showing her in several segments of her art interpretations. The second video is a piece of the concert Mozart Violin Concert no.1 in B flat KV 207. Movement 1: Allegro Moderato. Enjoy the beauty of someone who is preparing herself to shine in Vienna. Blessings!

See you next Friday, with the 18th episode of “What´s up with water: Pouring water in your corporate strategy: Loving water is caring for us” Part B. Thank you for reading to me.

“Violin Maya”. An aquarelle exercise by Eleonora Escalante 2019. Canson watercolor paper. Size: 48 cm x 38 cm.

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Disclaimer: Illustrations in Watercolor are painted by Eleonora Escalante. Other types of illustrations or videos (which are not mine) are used for educational purposes ONLY. Nevertheless, most of the pictures, images, or videos shown on this blog are not mine. I do not own any of the lovely photos or images posted unless otherwise stated. 

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