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. Some of us enjoy taking our cues from a boss in an office.
Others like Chris Guillebeau, author of The $100 Startup: Reinvent the Way You Make a Living, Do What You Love, and Create a New Future, published on May 8th, favor a different approach. The 34-year-old high school drop out--he did manage to squeeze out a master’s in International Studies--just wasn’t a great employee. 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. RR 18. eBRC Research Report 18 Business Ecosystem - a Conceptual Model of an Organization Population from the Perspectives of Complexity and Evolution Mirva Peltoniemi This report investigates the modelling of an organisation population of which knowledge-intensive service organisations form an important part. A conceptual model of the behaviour and development of an organisation population is constructed based on three overlapping theoretical bases, namely complexity, evolutionary economics and business ecosystem. This research is conducted in an explorative manner as a literature review and conceptual analysis. 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. Anthropic principle. In astrophysics and cosmology, the anthropic principle (from Greek anthropos, meaning "human") is the philosophical consideration that observations of the physical Universe must be compatible with the conscious life that observes it.
Some proponents of the anthropic principle reason that it explains why the Universe has the age and the fundamental physical constants necessary to accommodate conscious life. As a result, they believe it is unremarkable that the universe's fundamental constants happen to fall within the narrow range thought to be compatible with life. The strong anthropic principle (SAP) as explained by Barrow and Tipler (see variants) states that this is all the case because the Universe is compelled, in some sense, for conscious life to eventually emerge. Nobel Peace Price.
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. If you want to know more about the Canvas and how to use it you can read Business Model Generation of which 70 pages are available for free on our website.
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. Open Knowledge Foundation. Predictive Analytics Using Agent-based Modeling. Topologia. Smart Swarm by Peter Miller – 10 Lessons. I recently finished reading Peter Miller’s The Smart Swarm, and I highly recommend it.
In it, Miller provides a fascinating overview of how various types of animals – ants, honeybees, termites, sparrows – tackle complex problems by leveraging collective “intelligence.” Better yet, Miller points to the lessons that humans might learn from these animals. What follows is a run down of some of the major lessons from the book. Also, I’ve posted an excerpt – When in Doubt, Turn to the Experts – but I highly recommend reading the book in its entirety. Pervasive Entertainment Times. The nature of technology: what it is ... - Google Libri. EduMOOC: Online Learning Today... and Tomorrow. Program and Resources Expanding Daily!
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Crowdsource. InnoCentive. Il Nostro Approccio. Fractal Navigator. The Evolution of Consiousness. Knowing Knowledge - Google Libri. Borrowed Knowledge: Chaos Theory and the Challenge of Learning across Disciplines, Kellert. “In his 1993, In the Wake of Chaos, Stephen Kellert clarified the claims and philosophical import of what is popularly termed ‘chaos theory.’
In Borrowed Knowledge, he sorts through cultural appropriations and misappropriations of chaos theory in substance and as metaphor, in the process discovering guidelines for fruitful cross-disciplinary borrowing. This is a welcome study, timely now, and bound to be useful for the next big ideas in physics.” 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 Finding flow: the psychology of ... The Nature of Emotions. Figure 2. Although emotional substrates cannot always be discerned in the behavior of nonhuman animals, many stimuli are experienced by people and animals alike and result in prototypical behavior followed by, generally, the reestablishment of an equilibruim state that might not have been achieved without the impulse precipitated by the inner state. In human experience it is common to use the term “emotion” to describe the feeling state, but in fact emotion is considerably more complex.