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Ruta Danyte
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"Sharing an idea you care about is a generous way to change your world for the better.

The culture we will live in next month is a direct result of what people like us share today. The things we share and don't share determine what happens next."

#socialmedia   #entrepreneurs  

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Inclusive innovation is a way broader than gender although it's a good start. When we share empathy towards people's needs, we can develop better solutions. #empathy #problemsolving 

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The future of working is solving problems

"The industrial process was long, sequential and divided. The problem-based work process is short, distributed/parallel and interactive. The process follows three entrepreneurial phases: defining the problem, creating a solution, scaling up the solution.

Totally new ecosystems for work and learning can now be created because of these findings. Work can be solving (contextual) problems and learning can be asking and answering questions.

The quality of both work and learning depend on asking the right questions and linking with the most relevant nodes in the network.

Yesterday you needed access to corporate data and corporate tools to be able to work. Today you need access to customers and their problems to work. The Internet was the original platform. Today the Internet is still about democracy: easy access, decentralization of power and freedom to act."

#futureofwork #learning #education #problemsolving 

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I read about robots today. I also had a chat with a friend about "how to create something out of nothing".

When machines are stronger and more efficient, perhaps people will do just that - create something out of nothing. Here's how I do it: https://medium.com/@rutadanyte/how-to-create-something-out-of-nothing-1565d8579713#.5e78cqxul

#creativity #futureofwork #education

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"Art can motivate people to turn thinking into doing."

"Giving people access to data most often leaves them feeling overwhelmed and disconnected, not empowered and poised for action."

"Art does not show people what to do, yet engaging with a good work of art can connect you to your senses, body, and mind. It can make the world felt. And this felt feeling may spur thinking, engagement, and even action."

http://www.weforum.org/agenda/2016/01/why-art-has-the-power-to-change-the-world

#art #problemsolving #socialimpact #humanity 

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Y Combinator is looking for researchers to answer questions about a basic income:
http://blog.ycombinator.com/basic-income

#basicincome #futureofwork #technologicalunemployment
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An optimistic read on what might happen if work goes away.

Education as Leisure

"Colleges could reemerge as cultural centers rather than job-prep institutions. The word school, Hunnicutt pointed out, comes from skholē, the Greek word for “leisure.” “We used to teach people to be free,” he said. “Now we teach them to work.”

Artisanal Economy

"The demise of the formal economy could free many would-be artists, writers, and craftspeople to dedicate their time to creative interests—to live as cultural producers. Such activities offer virtues that many organizational psychologists consider central to satisfaction at work: independence, the chance to develop mastery, and a sense of purpose."

"The beauty of an economy where tens of millions of people make things they enjoy making—whether physical or digital, in buildings or in online communities—and receive feedback and appreciation for their work."

Makerspaces for Everyone

"Local governments might do well to create more and more-ambitious community centers or other public spaces where residents can meet, learn skills, bond around sports or crafts, and socialize."

Business Accelerators for Everyone

"We could also make it easier for people to start their own, small-scale (and even part-time) businesses. New-business formation has declined in the past few decades in all 50 states. One way to nurture fledgling ideas would be to build out a network of business incubators."

Online Workplaces

"The simplest way to help everybody stay busy might be government sponsorship of a national online marketplace of work (or, alternatively, a series of local ones, sponsored by local governments). Individuals could browse for large long-term projects, like cleaning up after a natural disaster, or small short-term ones: an hour of tutoring, an evening of entertainment, an art commission. The requests could come from local governments or community associations or nonprofit groups; from rich families seeking nannies or tutors; or from other individuals given some number of credits to “spend” on the site each year. To ensure a baseline level of attachment to the workforce, the government could pay adults a flat rate in return for some minimum level of activity on the site, but people could always earn more by taking on more gigs."

Rethink Work

"Today the norm is to think about employment and unemployment as a black-and-white binary, rather than two points at opposite ends of a wide spectrum of working arrangements."

http://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2015/07/world-without-work/395294/

#futureofwork #education #technologicalunemployment #automation


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Philosophy helps understand ourselves and transform the world through ideas. Can it compete with the pop culture?

http://www.thebookoflife.org/why-philosophy-should-become-more-like-pop-music/

#philosophy #culture


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"We are moving to the world of the sons of Socrates, where dialogue and guidance are key competencies… a world where the capability to find information and turn it into knowledge at the point-of-need provides the key competitive advantage, where knowing the right people to ask the right questions of is more likely to lead to success than any amount of internally-held knowledge and skill.

Learning experts tell us that only a small percentage of what we know is learned through formal educational courses and assessments or professional training and development. The majority of our knowledge, they argue, comes from applied, informal, and social learning-by-doing.

The big data revolution allows us, finally, to surface hard data from soft interactions such as search, collaboration, annotation, and curation. We can now measure informal social learning. Ironically, advances outside of education will likely most deeply revolutionize the classroom. The very same technology that improved ad targeting and search will allow us to watch for outcomes, then analyze the behaviors that preceded these outcomes. This new capacity for pattern detection in learning is positioning us well for an EdTech Revolution.

*Collaborative Intelligence*

Isolated individual learning is increasingly irrelevant to organizational health, which is measured largely through group metrics. Today, public and private institutions live or die based on the efficiency, innovation, and impact of corporate efforts. In a context of accelerated change, increased competition, and scrum-based agile development processes, collective adaptive capacity becomes more important than individual achievement.

Web 3.0 is unleashing a kind of “back to the future” innovation, the digital democratization of what élites have always practiced: deep learning through imitative apprenticeship, humanistic personalization via real-time observation, and mastery through crowdsourced validation. Silicon Valley is thus enabling us all to become the sons and daughters of Socrates."

#learning   #networking   #education  

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"Whether the internet is a mindless distraction or the greatest educational tool ever invented is all in how you use it.

To be clear, there is a real risk in “excessive passivity” — the habit of merely consuming information put in front of you, rather than actively cultivating knowledge in areas that are valuable to you.

But addressing this problem can be done in a much more pragmatic way. Consider it a habit audit, or an honest look at how you are spending your time.

The idea is that you should be seeking out relevant, useful information that you will apply to your life far more often than you let random information interrupt you."

#habit   #knowledge   #learning  
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