He used cvs2bvs at GE to help him change the culture of a 100-year-old manufacturer to the most valuable company (at the time he left it) in the history of the world!
I was invited to GE soon after he became chairman and CEO. In the 1980s I spent several years, at his request, installing the cvs2bvs brain software at GE. He wrote to me saying, “I would love to have a management team that really understood the cvs2bvs equation. It’s the ‘value-added’ role in the management process”.
In his book about his time at GE called, Jack (Warner Books 2001), he wrote, “It would make each of us wake up with the goal of “Finding a Better Way Every Day”. It was a phrase that became a slogan, put up on the walls of GE factories and offices around the world”.
Jack also used cvs2bvs in crisis managementÂ Â situations and on one very serious occasion involving a crisis between GE and Reagan’s Defense secretary, Caspar Weinberger, Jack asked me to meet with him privately, in Manhattan, to apply cvs2bvs to finding a solution.
He also told me that it helped him design new concepts like ‘Boundarylessness’ and ‘Work-Out’. He wrote, “Suddenly, “Finding a Better Way Every Day” wasn’t just a slogan. It was the essence of boundaryless behaviour, and it defined our expectations”. Jack was famous for the little hand-written notes he would send to people. He sent me several and the one I prized the most was, “Michael, you are a friend of our company”.
Triathletes use cvs2bvs to get better (and ‘better’ means more clever) at swimming, cycling and running. 1998 Canadian Ironman, Shane Smith, won his medal at Penticton BC and presented it to me because he said he used cvs2bvs to plan his strategy to win it. I still have it hanging on my wall because it is the only triathlon award I’m ever likely to see.
Others use the cvs2bvs brain software to get better at relationships and parenting. Scientists use it for better researching and designing better experiments. You can use it to become better at listening, better at solving business problems, better at selling, better at creating opportunities, better at making decisions, better at handling family matters, better at dealing with personal situations, better at getting better, better at anything!
Olympic Gold medalist, Peter Vidmar, was another sports advocate of cvs2bvs. Peter is the highest scoring American gymnast in Olympic history and he was the first ever to get a perfect 10 in gymnastics and did so at the XXIII Olympiad Los Angeles in 1984. He used to say, “CVS to BVS plus ROV!”
Gymnasts, Peter explained, were rated on Risk, Originality and Virtuosity or ROV. At that time, all Olympians were presented with a beautiful full-colour, hardbound Commemorative Book by the IOC as a souvenir of their participation in the games. In appreciation, Peter presented his copy to me with the inscription, “CVS to BVS + ROV”.
cvs2bvs is the Universal Brain Software.