PS: Those of you, who support rank in Aikido, and there seem to be a lot of you, how do you feel about rank in business? Being classified and graded as something: manager or non-manager; group 4's or 3's; Jr./Sr.; partner, jr. partner; VP, Pres, Senior VP, Jr. VP; etc. Do you feel it's any different here?
I'm neither for nor against ranking in Aikido - I haven't got the experience to know if it's good or bad.
I would like to comment on the difference between rank in business and in Aikido - or indeed any martial art..
I think the key difference between the two is that, with business, rank connotes what you do. In Aikido, I believe, rank should give a glimpse of what you are
Small but important..