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Dear People, Well, it’s September 11 again. That means, this year, the 40th anniversary of the US-backed coup in Chile that ended the life of democratically-elected president Salvador Allende and put General Pinochet in power for the next 17 years. Forty years, but not too late for the family of tortured singer Victor Jara to file suit against the former military officer they believe to have killed him. And we approach another infamous anniversary on November 22 - the 50th anniversary of the assassination of John F. Kennedy.
Archetype in Action™ Organization - Putting Achetype to Work for the Good of Society Details Parent Category: Tools to Change Society Category: Religion & Spiritual Practices Created on 10 March 2013 Last Updated on 10 March 2013
It is constantly shifting but never more so than now. This is evident in health care, education, finance, communities, technology, organizations and other systems that have become vital to how we function today. We can be passive recipients of the impact of these shifts in the world or we can become active participants in shaping the future of the systems, organizations and communities that we feel passionate about - that are near and dear to our hearts. For this work to be successful, it requires some level of transformation of self, the way we show up individually and collectively, how we interact together and how we think about the work to be done. It requires clarity of purpose and intentionality of action to guide our steps. ShapeShift
The Crowd, the Service, the Game and the Future (at the Institute for the Future) January 5 14 A friend and colleague Jake Dunagan (@dunagan23) started an important initiative at the Institute for the Future called the Governance Futures Lab. I gave a lightning talk at the launch event (The Reconstitution Convention) about how we use foresight in the UAE. It covers a bit of the history of the UAE and Dubai, about futures […] “Game Changing” at LOGIN2013 Large-scale participatory futures systems
History Origins Anarchism started to have an ecological view mainly in the writings of American individualist anarchist and transcendentalist Henry David Thoreau.
A 2004 poster announcing a large-scale dérive in London, led by a psychogeographical society In psychogeography, a dérive is an unplanned journey through a landscape, usually urban, on which the subtle aesthetic contours of the surrounding architecture and geography subconsciously direct the travellers, with the ultimate goal of encountering an entirely new and authentic experience. Situationist theorist Guy Debord defines the dérive as "a mode of experimental behavior linked to the conditions of urban society: a technique of rapid passage through varied ambiances." He also notes that "the term also designates a specific uninterrupted period of dériving Drifter (person)
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Chuck Blakeman / The Industrial Age is Dead - Time is the New Money The Industrial Age brought us two incredibly bad ideas that led to many other bad ideas: Retirement Separation of work and play A few weeks ago we said retirement is a bankrupt industrial age idea . Here we’re saying separation of work and play is a bad idea. Time vs. Money A young web designer friend of mine just one year out of college was given a huge pay raise by an ad agency, from $48,000 to $69,000.
On Truth, Reality & the Evolution of Utopia Utopia as the Evolution of Human Culture & Society Founded on Truth & Reality Only the individual can think, and thereby create new values for society, nay, even set up new moral standards to which the life of the community conforms. ... The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty and Truth. Utopia Evolution: Utopia as the Evolution of True Knowledge of Reality (WSM) into Human Society
Illustration: Oksana Badrak The four horsemen of the apocalypse can afford to be smug bastards. They have transportation. But after they gallop off into the sunset, you—assuming you’ve somehow survived—are still going to need a ride. The good news: Since civilization will be in ruins, waiting in line at the DMV won’t be an issue. Motor: Best Vehicles for Navigating the Apocalypse | Magazine
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Let's say you know the standard speaking tips, tricks and fare. You're good... you can get by. How do you elevate things to the next level? Over the past few years, I've spoken at a lot of events. Beyond just speaking (and getting better at it by practicing), I am sharing the stage with many different types of speakers and speaking styles. It's in the nuances that you learn how the masters do it. 9 Ways To Elevate Your Speaking To Black Belt Level
9 Web platforms to help you change the world TweetTweet MicroPlace: Invest wisely to help alleviate poverty. SocialVest, MicroPlace, Vittana can help you make a difference Target audience: Social change organizations, nonprofits, NGOs, students, educators, individuals. Guest post by Shira Lazar
Malcolm Gladwell's recent New Yorker essay on social media and political power introduced an insular debate among technologists to the general public. It also inadvertently demonstrated the social media debate's analytical vacuity. Gladwell argues that digital spectacle cannot replace old-fashioned analog methods of transmuting public sentiment into political power. His critics counter that he underrates the power of networks and technology. Both sides both ultimately err in their implicit assumption that technology is a discrete and autonomous tool external to human relations. Adam Elkus: Beyond Twitter Revolutions and False Choices