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Two new posts in a week! Hope you enjoy reading this one as much as I enjoyed writing it.
One hundred years ago, Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677) was a famous philosopher, oft-quoted, well-respected, and notorious for his relationship with the religious authorities of his time. It is unclear ...
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Heidegger in Silicon Valley: 'If you want to positively rewire the social and economic fabric, take a deep dive into the world and engage its complexity. Go into local communities and ‘let being be’. Find out what makes local economies tick. Identify their pain points and design social solutions for them'.
'Software is eating the world!' US tech luminary Marc Andreessen declared in 2009, on the eve of launching his venture capital firm, Andreessen-Horowitz. This extraordinary claim has become the man...
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#CollaborativeEconomy  
A nice summary of the services that are out there
http://bit.ly/1dUEFws

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"According to the study, there are three kinds of people in the collaborative economy: non-sharers, re-sharers, and neo-sharers. Non-sharers haven't yet engaged in the new economy, but think they'll try it out in the next year. This is 60% of the survey population in the U.S. and Canada, and 48% of U.K. residents. Re-sharers use established services like eBay and Craigslist to buy and sell goods. This is 16% of the U.S. and Canada population, and 29% in the U.K. Finally, there are the neo-sharers, who use newer services like Uber, Airbnb, Kickstarter, and Taskrabbit. This is actually a considerable portion of people surveyed: about 25% in all three countries."


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In the present age, which seems forever to teeter on the brink of some kind of calamity, Diogenes’ teachings are more valuable than ever. When things fall apart, people lose their nerve. They become cynics in the shallow, self-interested, sense, jaded nihilists concerned only for personal gain. Diogenes reminds us that this is not the way to happiness. We can enjoy a happy life in any kind of society so long as we learn to make do with less. Happiness comes from within. We can sustain it by shielding ourselves from foolish, false beliefs, by rejecting paths of power that fill our lives with needless worry and anxiety, and by learning to find joy in the simple things in life.

Cultivate Cynic simplicity. Have the courage and the freedom to think.
Twenty years had taken their toll. I hadn't seen Andy since our high school reunion and, at first, I barely recognised him. There was more of him than I remembered. His face was broad, carved with ...
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Promises to myself: ten philosophical resolutions – Philosophy for change

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Now these are resolutions worth making! #ns
Don't you love that once-a-year moment when you realise that all your important business is done and there's no good reason why you shouldn't kick up your heels and relax? I woke up with that feeli...
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+Tim Rayner  Of course the content could always be  structured to  make a difference for the world via the Deepak Chopra foundation or Marianne Williamson.org - they all  use a more solid phiosophical core  
values.  For some reason I don't think that is what their public wants. Elaboration on  things like your inner indigo child or quantum realizations of the divine in us is more like it.  
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How to find yourself, figure out what it is you really love, and develop personal discipline and self-mastery. These are skills for the flourishing life. 
Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will grow up believing it is stupid. -- Albert Einstein 'What is your genius?' I'd like you to think about this for...
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The religion-atheism debate deflated: a Wittgensteinian approach to the debate begins by pointing out ‘God’ is a word that has different meanings in different linguistic communities. 
Ludwig Wittgenstein (1889 – 1951) was one of the most important philosophers of the twentieth century. He made a major contribution to discussions on language, logic and metaphysics, but also ethic...
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This reminds me of a quote by Abraham Lincoln :

I do the very best I can, I mean to keep going.  If the end brings me out all right, then what is said against me won't matter. If I'm wrong, ten angels swearing I was right won't make a difference. ”
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Imagine if we devoted one day each week to collaboratively redesigning our social institutions, concepting, refining, and prototyping radical alternatives? 
It is Maker Day. You catch the ziptrain into the city. As the conburbs flash by, you browse the Maker Day app on your phone. Maker Day has only been around a couple of years. The Democrats got it s...
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 One Million Acts of Innovation, Australia is a brand new initiative I am involved in with +Tim Rayner +Con Georgiou +Gina Lopez and others.  May I  invite you to join us and be part of generating the momentum to co-create our social and economic future. https://www.facebook.com/OMAoI.Aus
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The only way to open worlds is to co-create them. Close that screen, put away your smartphone. Attend. Empathise. Engage. Work at creating a common experience of being-in-the-world.
It is early morning. A chorus of birds filters through an open window. A young woman lies in bed with her boyfriend. It is a quotidian scene, almost perfect - yet something is off. The boyfriend is...
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Patterning: Resilience

"Resilience emerges out of a loose yet tensegral coupling out of holding space for a sufficient diversity of perspectives."
-- +John Kellden

Thrvability: Dynamic Narrative Realignment
"This focus on enterprise resiliency, while understandable, is much too narrow and ultimately dysfunctional and self-defeating. Focusing on enterprise resiliency as the ability to “bounce back” reflects the short-termism that consumes most executives today. It loses sight of the fact that many of these short-term “attacks” are part of a much more profound phase shift at the market/ecosystem level."
-- +John Hagel    http://goo.gl/RA7sLw

Thrivability: A Collaborative Sketch +jean russell
http://goo.gl/aewPqs

Thrivability: Buzz Holling and Panarchy
http://goo.gl/aQG7JH

Thrivability: Neuroplasticity
Dennis Charney: Neuroplasticity and Your Resilient Brain

Resilience Perspectives:
+Jeffrey J Davis +David Griffiths +Joris Claeys +David Hain +vijay kachru +Pamela Wang +John Verdon +Michelle Beissel +Deborah L Gabriel +Deborah Hughes +Lynn Keller +Dallas McMillan +Dan Durrant +Jason Hurtado Daniels +Daniel Thorson +Phill Hocking +Adam Johnson +Gaythia Weis +michael logan +Alexander Deliyannis +Bryan Alexander +Rich Pollett +Mani Scienide +joe breskin +Jennifer Sertl +Bas Reus +John Robb +Gregory Esau +Tim Rayner +David Hodgson +James Greyson 

Image: +jean russell   http://goo.gl/4lyXUK
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