Reframing The Global Economy To Include Happiness. It’s always an honor to be invited to join a head of state to tackle global problems.
But it’s rare that anything comes of it. Last February I was surprised to receive an invitation from the Royal Government of Bhutan to join His Excellency, Jigmi Thinley, the Bhutanese Prime Minister and more than 600 leaders from civil society, business, governments, academic institutions and global experts for a high-level meeting at the United Nations on happiness and well-being. On April 2, as I arrived in New York, it was clear that the Bhutanese are competent, far more than typical UN functionaries. They excel at hospitality and I believe they’re serious about making the concept of Gross National Happiness (GNH) amount to something.
Learn From Unconventional Entrepreneurs: Help Others And Do What You Love. Why design cannot remain exclusive. Inthetreeswetrust. The Fun Theory. BCI-biomimicry - Resources. The Strength of Social Media's Weak Ties. In my meanderings yesterday, I happened across this interesting post on Noah Brier’s blog.
Here he mentioned "the strength of weak ties" in relation to social media (and a link to a PDF). I was fascinated immediately by the title and wanted to learn more. Interestingly enough, this must be a promiscuous idea, as I had already written a draft on this exact topic some weeks ago but didn’t realise it until I did a picture search for "granovetter diagrams". This article by Mark S Granovetter dates back to 1973 and was published by the American Journal of Sociology (vol 78, issue 6). Il principio antropico - torinoscienza.it. Business. technology. design.
John David Barrow. Teoria del tutto. Theosophy article: "The Life Principle" by Blavatsky. A FEW years back a very interesting controversy raged between several scientists of reputation.
Some of these held that spontaneous generation was a fact in nature, whilst others proved the contrary; to the effect that, as far as experiments went, there was found to be biogenesis, or generation of life from previously existing life, and never the production of any form of life from non-living matter. An erroneous assumption was made in the first instance that heat, equal to the boiling point of water, destroyed all life organisms; but by taking hermetically sealed vessels containing infusions, and subjecting them to such or a greater degree of heat, it was shown that living organisms did appear even after the application of so much heat.
Along with the fact of biogenesis, we must note, however, Mr. Anthropic principle. Nobel Peace Price. Why Curation? Maxima1. Biomimicry 3.8. Change&innovation. 7 Questions to Assess Your Business Model Design.
Ultimately, customers are the only relevant judges of your business model.
However, even before you test your model in the market, you can assess its design with 7 questions that go well beyond the conventional focus on products and market segments. First things first. In order to assess your business model you should sketch it out on the Business Model Canvas outlined in the video below. Connect. Inspire. Transform. BCI-biomimicry - About us. Future-proofing needs collaboration, innovation, education and inspiration. Make no mistake, the transformation from a firm of the past to a firm of the future is challenging, especially while operating amid of a perfect storm of social, economic and environmental volatility.
Successful transformation requires courage, not fear. The more we understand and explore our own business environments and wider business ecosystems (as well as our own inner motives and values) the more we find pathways for success – learning through doing, growth through experience, success through failure. Looking around us in nature and human nature, we find enablers to assist us; catalysts which aid and optimise the transformational journey. Four primary catalysts for transformation are: collaboration, innovation, education and inspiration. Open Knowledge Foundation. Predictive Analytics Using Agent-based Modeling. Topologia. Smart Swarm by Peter Miller – 10 Lessons. Pervasive Entertainment Times. The nature of technology: what it is ... - Google Libri.
EduMOOC: Online Learning Today... and Tomorrow. Program and Resources Expanding Daily!
Crowdsource. InnoCentive. Il Nostro Approccio. Presentazione approfondita del Framework di The Natural Step.
Fractal Navigator. The Evolution of Consiousness. Knowing Knowledge - Google Libri. Borrowed Knowledge: Chaos Theory and the Challenge of Learning across Disciplines, Kellert. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi (/ˈmiːhaɪ ˌtʃiːksɛntməˈhaɪ.iː/ MEE-hy CHEEK-sent-mə-HY-ee; Hungarian: Csíkszentmihályi Mihály Hungarian: [ˈtʃiːksɛntmihaːji ˈmihaːj] ( ); born (1934-09-29) 29 September 1934 (age 79), in Fiume, Italy – now Rijeka, Croatia, Europe) is a Hungarian psychology professor, who emigrated to the United States at the age of 22.
Now at Claremont Graduate University, he is the former head of the department of psychology at the University of Chicago and of the department of sociology and anthropology at Lake Forest College.  Work Personal background Csikszentmihalyi received his B.A. in 1960 and his PhD in 1965, both from the University of Chicago. Finding flow: the psychology of ... The Nature of Emotions.