Let me share publicly a letter just sent to some friends.
This might ring a bell in you, you might develop ideas, provide us with suggestions and advice, indicate or invite us to “out of the box places” you know.. perhaps you are willing to join us, meet with us , organize something for usor with us, act as a sherpa for us in your area …
Here follows the letter :
As if I was not appearing fool enough, I am sending you this mail to inform you about my latest folly.
As Ville Keränen (see http://fi.linkedin.com/in/monkeybusiness) announced me he was is coming to Central Western Europe (as the Finns call our area) for a few days, the idea emerged to try out something new: an “Improvised Learning Expedition” .
When: From Sunday 7th November starting in Strasbourg, to Wednesday 10th November ending in Amsterdam
Where: Wherever serendipity leads us towards. Germany, France, the UK, Holland, Belgium, Luxemburg…
When did we decide this venture: This morning over the phone at 8 AM CET (9.00 Finnish Time)
Our goal: To learn how to enhance serendipitous learning occasions with an absolute minimum of planning:
1. learning from each other,
2. learning from encountering as many interesting people as we can – people we already know, people we don’t yet know,
3. Learning from visiting “out of the box” places, surprising places, world class social and other initiatives
4. Learning from crossing borders and cultures,
5. Learning from prototyping and testing new concepts, …
6. Learning how to turn everything we encounter into learning, fun, relationships, connections, innovations, friends, money, projects, ideas, knowledge, networks, whatever…
Means: minimal, frugal, ecological, Transport by car, train, no flights, Other (bicycles in Holland?)
Who: Ville and Charles are staring, but everyone is welcome in joining us, for whole or part of the trip.
We are happy to accept invitations that will promote our goal
So there we are: We are sending this to you, because perhaps this might ring a bell in you, you might develop ideas, provide us with suggestions and advice, indicate or invite us to “out of the box places” you know.. perhaps you are willing to join us, meet with us , organize something for usor with us, act as a sherpa for us in your area …
This is it for now. I am very curious to experience what your reactions to this might be.
Cheers to you all,
The explorer team Ville and Charles
PS: Ville is coaching a Team Mastery Course in Strasbourg. He’s travelling today. He will be reasonably out of touch, except perhaps via SMS on his phone number +358407312084, and via mail firstname.lastname@example.org
I will be more available so the preferred contacts are probably through me.
Charles van der Haegen
6 rue de Bayarmont
Mobile: +32 494 62 63 73
Fax: +32 10 84 17 72
Personal Blog: https://charlesvanderhaegen.wordpress.com