A circle is made up of 360 degrees of arc. If I tie a string to a nail and hold the loose end where I have tied a pencil, and I walk around the nail holding the string tight and the pencil down to the floor, I will draw a circle. The angle travelled to make a circle is 360 degrees.. So half way around the circle is 180 degrees, a quarter is 90 degrees and so it goes. The circle has 60 minutes and the minute has 60 seconds
To refer to something as having a 360 view it means we can see all around without obstruction. To have a 360 view of the countryside may be referred to as a panorama. To gain a 360 view of my business operations is to see/understand all aspects of the company. It is rare, nearly impossible to have a 360 view of myself. I wonder why that is. Do you know?
Reference to 360 is to suggest that what I refer to is complete, nothing hidden. So 360 can suggest openness, a kind of honesty and full disclosure. 360 Coaching is about a person ‘looking’ into every aspect of themselves and to deliberately look well enough to actually ‘see’ what is there. The accompanying next step is to celebrate what is seen. Not always easy to do either of those. Who is ready for a 360?
The year 360 ( CCCLX ) was when the Huns started to invade Europe. There were many thousands who invaded and the term ‘horde’ was coined, as in, a horde of Huns. The sun appears to travel 360 degrees each day. 360 is quite connected to the analog round (360 degree) clock. 360 is 6 times 60, the number of minutes in an hour and the number of seconds in a minute. Who decided all of that?
Epcot has a 360 theatre. Among the films shown is one of the world famous RCMP Musical Ride and we are inside the circle. The horses are being ridden around us, Freaky fun. The making of a 360 film requires a special camera, as you might imagine, which is a Canadian invention. To be in the center of that 360 experience is the definition of being immersed. What might you want to be so immersed in?