Monthly Archives: February 2011

The Networked Student : Education for the 21rst Century Self-Determined, Autonomous, Self-Organised, Networked,

I strongly recommend to take 5 min to view the video presentation hereafter. It explains in the most creative way what kind of breakthrough progress is possible today in the field of Education. I thank Howard Rheingold for having drawn … Continue reading

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Einstein & Machiavelli agreed: Capitalism & Socialism lead to Vested Interests + Closed Hegemony preventing Clumsy Solutions

Einstein, Capitalism, Socialism, Machiavelli & Vested Interests Preventing Clumsy Solutions for Betterment of Our World http://ow.ly/44mCa

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Paradigm Changes in Consumption: Towards Collaborative Consumption: What’s Mine is Yours!

My dear friend Laurent, as usual, has written a clear, to the point, succint book review of Rachel Botsman and Roo Rogers’ must read book. Consumers too are changing the paradigms on which businesses are build. Entrepreneurs and pionniers already … Continue reading

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RT @VenessaMiemis The Essence of Great Introductions Is Not Who You Know But Who You Are via @assetmap

Understanding a little better why it feels great to discover personal resonance and relevance and connect like minds like there was a great tomorrow. From the comments: http://OnTheSpiral.com/ GregoryJRader I see a fourth factor emerging that could fit in your … Continue reading

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Flabbergasted! This IS Uncomfortable Knowledge: IMF ranking of advanced economies – America last position. What can be learned?

URL:  http://www.nytimes.com/imagepages/2011/02/19/opinion/19… IMF ranks the “Advanced Economies”on various measures The New York Times presents the results under the Title: American Shame What happened to the superpower that leads the World since WW 2? Facts: US ranks Worst of the Worst on 4 … Continue reading

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@bjfogg Breakthrough Research: Behavior Change Triggered by Social Media. What Mobile Adds.

B.J.Foog from Stanford’s Persuasive Technology Lab, finds out how social media can trigger people to overcome the barrier to personal behavior change. How mobile technology further trigger this. Great and uplifting discovery, since individual behavior change is so key to societal change Continue reading

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Cities as Forces for Good: An Incredible Challenge, a Leap in the Unknown, and a Personal Message to my Partners

Umair Haque’s New Capitalism Manifesto is being applied in my work with courageous leaders who embarked themselves and their organization on a very substantial journey. It applies also to a new societal Venture I’ve entered into: CITIES as FORCES for GOOD. Both areas of activity are mutually reinforcing, and will bring inceasing added value, possibilities & opportunities to everyone. Two Big Projets, with potentially very BIG POSITIVE IMPACT on the FUTURE OF OUR WORLD, mutually MUTUALLY REINFORCING EACH OTHER. Continue reading

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Public debates: Learning, Constructive Deliberations in Lieu of Sterile Confrontations

Using Cultural Theory to step out of public (and private) debates marked by sterile confrontations and deadlocks, into learning processes where meaning making, collective consciousness, mutual respect, pluralism, democracy, participative decisionmaking, and new levels of thinking are promoted. A shift in effective democratic pluralist deliberation quality for a shift towards better adapted paradigms. Continue reading

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Are Americans Ready for Democracy?

Big Think posted quite an uncommon piece of “satirical polemics» by a “Firouz Folani, of the Institute of Near-Western Studies, in Tehran”. The text is funny, also because the author is a master of humor and he keeps the tension, … Continue reading

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Fear of Failure Stigma in Japans Start-Ups, Could it also Prevent Us to Make Good Life on this Planet Possible?

The excellent article “Stigma of failures holds back Japan start-ups” in Financial Times today” by Mure Dickie, embarked me on a thinking path that I want to share with you below. I believe the phenomenon described in the article can … Continue reading

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