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Not Knowing Circles [NKC]  - 
 
The built-in features of our brains, and the life experiences we accumulate, do in fact fill our heads with immense knowledge; what they do not confer is insight into the dimensions of our ignorance. As such, wisdom may not involve facts and formulas so much as the ability to recognize when a limit has been reached. Stumbling through all our cognitive clutter just to recognize a true “I don’t know” may not constitute failure as much as it does an enviable success, a crucial signpost that shows us we are traveling in the right direction toward the truth.
The trouble with ignorance is that it feels so much like expertise. A leading researcher on the psychology of human wrongness sets us straight.
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Not Knowing Circles [NKC]  - 
 
Valuing NotKnowing
I read the post by @goonth (thanks @ArnoldBeekes) on ‘The Power of Not Knowing’. It was one of those articles that makes…
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Love For Lifelong Learning  - 
 
From taking a walk to learning a new language, there are countless things we can do to improve the way we learn -
What are some of the most encouraging known facts about learning? From taking a walk to learning a new language, there are countless things we can do to improve the way we learn. Below we list fifteen steps toward a better brain:
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Dear Ethosi,

I am +Arnold Beekes  from Amersfoort, The Netherlands.

My curiosity, as well as my wide experience and expertise make me a ‘Generalist’. I have just finished a draft for a book: “Why Leaders Need Generalists”.

Previously I was Director Global IT Operations, COO, European Business Development Manager and Corporate Product Manager for KLM and Digital Equipment. 

Innovation has been the common denominator for most of my work, with more than 30 years of hands-on experience and an ability to develop human capital to drive service excellence. 

Now I run my own innovation boutique, The ProPer way, with these focus areas: 
- Innovation
- Speaking
- Coaching

My signature approach is characterized by ‘Holisticness’ (what does it mean to us) and ‘Personalness’ (what does it mean to me).

For many years, I am also very involved in sustainability, both as a global service for the Brahma Kumaris as well as coordinating the ‘citizen’-led’ sustainability initiatives in Amersfoort. 

Currently I am introducing peer Learning Circles. Here is a link to my latest article about my passion for learning and an overview of the Circles - https://medium.com/@arnoldbeekes/like-most-stories-it-is-a-true-story-about-the-ups-and-downs-of-my-relationship-with-learning-why-a1d842267ac0

I do hope to meet you soon!
Why learning is an integral part of my life and hopefully yours as well
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Curiosity Circles [CC]  - 
 
CQ is the ultimate tool to produce simple solutions for complex problems.
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Love For Lifelong Learning  - 
 
That is the way to learn the most, that when you are doing something with such enjoyment that you don’t notice that the time passes. 
Flush with the success of his theory of general relativity, he sent his 11-year-old Hans Albert a beautiful mediation on learning.
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Love For Lifelong Learning  - 
 
Really cool! Looks like a generalist- kind of approach!
For years, Finland has been the by-word for a successful education system, perched at the top of international league tables for literacy and numeracy.
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"More academic pupils would be taught cross-subject topics such as the European Union - which would merge elements of economics, history (of the countries involved), languages and geography."

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/finland-schools-subjects-are-out-and-topics-are-in-as-country-reforms-its-education-system-10123911.html

France also announced 10 days ago that they want to move to this #generalism  approach in 2016. http://bit.ly/1LRLbKo

"PPE for "interdisciplinary practices teachings"

This acronym refers to the working time scheduled for 5th, 4th and 3rd, favoring project-based teaching, small groups and interdisciplinarity. Objective: to enable college students to understand the meaning of their learning by contextualizing them, crossing the concretizing ... Teachers need to be in control, designing modules based on the strengths and weaknesses of their students It is the wish of the department. sure that the teaching profession is in demand of educational freedom."

The French governement and this article haven't shared yet how teachers will be coached for becoming generalists.

#ExplorerCircles at school?

"There are other changes too, not least to the traditional format that sees rows of pupils sitting passively in front of their teacher, listening to lessons or waiting to be questioned. Instead there will be a more collaborative approach, with pupils working in smaller groups to solve problems while improving their communication skills."

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/europe/finland-schools-subjects-are-out-and-topics-are-in-as-country-reforms-its-education-system-10123911.html
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Curiosity Circles [CC]  - 
 
Learning, once a source of pure joy, is now filled with scary consequences.
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Love For Lifelong Learning  - 
 
We need to think of education, in other words, not as a stage in life, but as a kind of third rail: running alongside all our endeavors, powering our efforts every step of the way.
In today’s world of technology driven transformational change, it’s important to understand that: “If you received a PhD ten years ago, it only means you used to know a lot.” …
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 In fact, it’s clear that cities must succeed if our species is to live sustainably on the planet in the decades to come. In the meantime,  must become, as Solomon says, the “living labs for social innovation.”
By Steve Hamm IBM Chief Storyteller The Braamfontein district was once the corporate heart of Johannesburg. Then, in late 1980’s, businesses started moving out of the neighborhood, initiating two decades of decay. But today, Braamfontein is undergoing an amazing rebirth. Entrepreneurs are transforming abandoned buildings into trendy restaurants and shops as well as arts, culture …
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Love For Lifelong Learning  - 
 
The human brain is our best friend, and our worst enemy, and unless we keep one eye peeled, it can hijack our learning completely. 
Our own brains regularly deceive us in order to make sense of the world we live in. Our brain will tell us we’re smarter and better looking than everyone else, and that any fault brought to our attention should probably be blamed on someone else.The human brain is our best friend, and our worst enemy, and unless we keep one eye peeled, it can hijack our learning completely. In this article I’d like to examine some of the “traps” the brain...
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Love For Lifelong Learning  - 
 
I conclude that Positive Education should be taught in school, because it is likely an antidote to the runaway incidence of depression, it is likely a way to increase life satisfaction, and it is likely to aid better learning and more creative thinking.
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Innovating for BETTER companies & cities
Skills
Neophile; Positive Deviant
Employment
  • The ProPer Way
    Chief Symphony Officer, present
  • KLM; DEC; Bureau de Vries
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Innovating | Speaking | Coaching |
Introduction


Motto:  Nurtured by Newness

My Purpose in life is toShare my creative visions, easily achieve and facilitate sustainable results, be connected with my inner rhythm and the universe, while globally building bridges for others.


The ProPer Way:

  • Innovating
  • Speaking
  • Coaching

* Reinventing companies & cities, for good living & working, for all *


Strenghts:

- Learner

I love to learn about new concepts, researches and surveys. The concepts are mostly related to the new way of working, new technologies, building people-powered cultures, new business models, and the necessary changes to get there from today's environment.

 - Talent Developer

I easily sense the hidden potenial in others and love to trigger them. I help people grow, professionally as well as personally

 - Strategizer

I quickly see new trends and connections. Based upon these findings I like to give new directions.The strategic theme enables me to sort through the clutter and find the best route. 

- Change Agent

I love to set up and initiate new services, departments, and businesses from scratch. And once they are up and running I hand them over and I get started with something new again.

 - Synthesizer

I like to integrate ideas from different disciplines or spheres into a coherent whole and to communicate that integration to others.


Values:

 Honesty, Purity, Freedom, Easiness, Service


Personal qualities:

-       perseverance

-       curious

-       loyal

-       spiritual

-       discipline

-       sensitive

-       creative

-       enthusiastic

Bragging rights
Here is my new course: How to be a Young Innovator -https://www.udemy.com/how-to-be-a-young-innovator/
Education
  • Erasmus University
    MA Law
  • Success Unlimited Network
    Success Coach
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