Archive for February, 2012

RSA Animate – Crises of Capitalism – YouTube.

Simple tool in creative hands = Powerful Communication

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The American Century Is Over—Good Riddance – The Chronicle Review – The Chronicle of Higher Education.

Dr. Bacevich talks of an American Century that, if it ever existed,  has now passed with the evolving global crises. “Strategy is actually a fraud perpetrated by those who covet power and are intent on concealing from the plain folk the fact that the people in charge are flying blind. With only occasional exceptions, the craft of strategy was a blight on the American Century.”

In my opinion, most of the elected members of our governing system lack the ability to hold in mind opinions and ideas other than their own, and thus, are incapable of productive civil discourse. Until or unless we can reboot our own democracy and focus it on the looming crises of our day, we have nothing of value to teach other nations. We cannot be a force for world good until we can come together as a people with multiple interests but a common respect for each other.

Jonah Sachs at Compostmodern ’11 on Vimeo on Vimeo

via Jonah Sachs at Compostmodern ’11 on Vimeo.

 

Jonah’s Free Range Studios uses viral marketing to spread new cultural stories. Recently, Jonah has been a lead writer, along with Annie Leonard, on the iconic The Story of Stuff series. 

My Way Day!

Posted: February 19, 2012 in Uncategorized

There is potential. Your results may vary. – ;?) lw

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Today is My Way Day!

Whatever you want… go and get it today.  Choose your life and go experience it… experience every moment!

Last night and great collegue shared a beautiful video with me.  It has definitely stuck with me and I am so excited to share it with you.  This is a great orator with a touching and poingnent story.

This is a story I will remember for a very long time!  Definitely worth sharing!

“Which would you choose?  Which do you choose?  And when?” – Jill Bolte Taylor.

Today, have it your way.  Make it your day…  your way.

Tomorrow: Drink Wine Day!

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Make The Lie Big

Posted: February 19, 2012 in Uncategorized

Posted: February 19, 2012 in Uncategorized

We all use both hemispheres, and they communicate all the time. It’s nice to know that we’re not stuck in one place. We can learn to use and enjoy both.

Flight of a Freespirit

“I am the left brain. I am a scientist. A mathematician. I love the familiar. I categorize. I am accurate. Linear. Analytical. Strategic. I am practical. Always in control. A master of words and language. Realistic. I calculate equations and play with numbers. I am order. I am logic. I know exactly who I am.”

“I am the right brain. I am creativity. A free spirit. I am passion. Yearning. Sensuality. I am the sound of roaring laughter. I am taste. The feeling of sand beneath bare feet. I am movement. Vivid colors. I am the urge to paint on an empty canvas. I am boundless imagination. Art. Poetry. I sense. I feel. I am everything I wanted to be.”

Which one are you?

I am pretty sure I am both – and not just a little bit of both… I feel like all of us can switch…

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The cultural narrative is broken.

Posted: February 19, 2012 in Uncategorized

Essential Skills for 21st Century Survival: Part 6: Storytelling « emergent by design.

Those who tell the stories rule society. ~ Plato

“A concept is a brick. It can be used to build the courthouse of reason. Or it can be thrown through the window.”
Brian Massumi – Introduction to A Thousand Plateaus

The cultural narrative is broken. emergentbydesign.com/

One recent voice of sanity is Jonathan Haidt (http://people.virginia.edu/~jdh6n/), who spoke with Jim Lehrer recently about his upcoming book – The Righteous Mind. Maybe if we can start recognizing that we are all advocating for what we think are the best values. We just misunderstand other’s viewpoints.

Jonah Sachs calls this a “myth gap”

What are other voices of sanity?