Storytelling Into The Future

Storytelling Into The Future

Welcome Traveler 4488 …

Can you use a narrative from Science Fiction to change our “real” Narrative?

As I watch the fantastic Travelers series on Netflix I jump up and down in my sofa thinking on my own mission – our mission. The mission to build a better world here on Planet Earth. Like in the “hypothetical” that I was sent here from another planet to make planet Earth the best place to live and visit in the entire Milky Way Galaxy.

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It is a Narrative that has been in my mind at least since I was 15. And I have used it many times to get my bearing for my compass into the future and as a silly “What If?” Question.

The question I get in my mind so frequently is this:

Am I alone in thinking about my Narrative in this way?

Clearly, the makers of great Science Fiction and other awesome stories think a lot about the messages they bury into their stories. My whole life I have been going alone not having anybody to talk about how to use this for real. Even now in my newfound quest as a Change Maker in a big global network of change makers I have yet to find many people, who get’s as excited as I do when I watch stories and then immediately what to discuss the story behind the story. Surely there must be a whole network of writers to the many great Sci-Fi series like the Travelers, Continuum, Orphan Black, Black Sails, The OA, Battlestar Galactica and of course Star Trek and others that meet at events and talk about this, or is there?

Must I move there to talk about this? Can I host events here in Sweden about it?

What I’m referring to now is that I would love to put together and host a very special and cool launch and premier event for the world premiere of Ghost In then Shell movie. The old Ghost in the Shell (GitS) movie from 1995 and of course  The Matrix  movie that was directly inspired by it both changed my life in so many ways. I now want to bring this conversation into the open – How new movies and TV-series can change the life of so many more people.

Or is it me being too silly for my own good and just think, that this is way cooler than it is?

Then we have futurist like Jason Silva that just makes me think otherwise. He really get’s in a creative spin and mind rush when watching some really good storytelling.

Watch or listen to Jason Silva on Impact Theory about it.

The Myth Gap

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And in his latest book, The Myth Gap and his talk on the RSA Alex Evans gives a very compelling insight into why storytelling is so important. He even quotes my favorite author Terry Pratchett on the subject:

People think that stories are shaped by people when actually it’s the other way around – Terry Pratchett 

It’s about this time in history – our must crucial yet. This is the time where we set the story and “The Myth” about who we are as a species and what we want our future societies to become.

Who Are We?

Both Travelers and Ghost In The Shell ask really profound questions about who are as individuals and as a species and who we can be and where we are going.

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Questions I have been pondering my whole life. Questions I want dig deeper into to find our quest. Questions I want to lift up to the surface to talk more often and vividly about. That’s what I do as Captian Future 🙂

Sillion Valley here I come!

As I now finally launches my company Sillion Valley I at least want to dig deeper into this what I can do as Lord Sillion – Capitan Future.

I will dedicate the whole of 2017 to see how I can apply “Ontological Design” in using stories and conversations about how we actively design the society and future we want. To be “A Force For Good“, like Dalai Lama and Daniel Goleman puts it in his latest book by the same name. To totally change the conversation this year.

What we focus on and what we talk about is what will happen. It’s how the brain works. And lately, the conversation has been about special events and special people who we don’t want.

Let’s instead focus on what we want. Start testing what we can do. To prototype it into existence. Build a global network of trust with Change Makers – Rebels – Guardians – Stewarts and Captains of Spaceship Earth.

Who is with me?

Who wants to create cool events around Sci-Fi and “What If?” Questions with me?

Lord Sillion
/I’m Captian Future

Also, listen to me and Michael Kazarnowicz talk about Ghost in the Shell in my podcast Framtidspoden

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Are We The Passengers? Or The Crew?

Are We The Passengers? Or The Crew?

Watching Passengers I can see the parable to our story.
Are we the Passengers?
Or are we the Crew?

Just like my last text on The Revenant this is also about being slumbering awake or wide awake. My movie reviews is usually about what I take with me after watching a good story – The open and the hidden messages and parables.

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Narration and Narrative

Much can be said for the movie’s story – the Narrative – and the Narration. I will go into deep thoughts of what spurred me and what I take with me as I narrate this to myself 🙂

MINOR SPOILERS AHEAD!!

We humans have lived on earth for a long time. We do so in an ecosystem with gazillions of symbiotic creatures living both inside us and around us in “Nature”. It is only now in the last 100 years that we have new narrative to consider. That just like the passengers of Avalon we are traveling on a spaceship through space. Most of us are asleep in the sense that this is not included in our daily narration nor in our journeys, missions and quests in life.

The fact that a critical failure, in they way a planetary ecological system works, will be the end many species continued existence as we now it today. Life will go on. We on the other hand may or may not survive a big extinction event. An especially the way live and the system we have curated and given birth to over the last couple of thousand years. Namely our societies, cultures and our entire civilization.


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We Live On A Ship

Some have been half awake to the fact that we human are now the biggest force in shaping the future for life on the spherical rock going around the sun. And smaller group have even be “awoken” to and are trying to internalize the narration that this is indeed a ship we live on – going through space. A Spaceship. And just like both the real life versions like ISS or the Apollo missions to the Moon and the numerous versions in fictional stories of Space Fantasy and Science Fiction, we need to treat it like a ship. A ship with functions like life-support and climate-control. We also have a whole crew of species “running” the ecosystem. There is also us Humans. Who have just stumbled half awake onto the bridge and accidentally started pressing a lot of buttons in what Otto Scharmer calls “Organized Irresponsibility“. Now wide awake we Captains of the Bridge has to come up with a way not to crash or self destruct our ship before the time runs out.

Sounds like any kind of movie you are familiar with?

Wake Up!

Well Passengers certainly got me thinking in these terms. It also raises some other interesting “What If?” questions. Like: What is right to do? In the beginning Jim is faced with the question if it is right to wake Aurora. Then later we all learn that he should awoken many more because they would have been doomed anyway. So what first seemed selfish and questionable later turned out to be essential to the brink of being fatal. Back to that soon.

So what is mine and your quest? Our quest?

Who shall we awake from the dream that everything is going to be okay? (or “Not” okay). In an awake state we can narrators of our own life. To make the change we want to see in the world.

Here we have heroes like Elon Musk, with his awakening projects and companies like Tesla and Space X, being a big role model how we can do this on a larger scale and still within the narration of the old capitalist system. We have Narrator and entertainer Leonardo DiCaprio awaken us with both factional stories like The Revenant and the documentary Before The Flood. Injecting us with inspiration to do more and be fully awake and alive in our surroundings.

It’s Skill Time!

What are your skills as crew-member? And what skills do you want to learn to be part of the journey on this ship?

I think we both need to specialize in deep-skills that it take years to master. In an ever evolving dance of lifelong learning and adapting.

And we need the type of Meta skill that Joshua Cooper Ramo calls the Seventh Sense. The ability to se and understand the networks world we live in and that are on the horizon of the future.

And for that we have all the tools and skills that Peter Senge and Otto Scharmer has bundled up as Theory U. The skills of Presencing, Crystalizing and Prototyping the future we want to emerge.

Evolving The Future

Going back to Jim and his decision only to awake Aurora could have been a much better decision to wake more people. Well he tried to wake the crew but failed in his defence. Still with the proper training of Presencing skills he could have sensed a future coming where he definitely would have needed a hole team to prevent the missions from failing and everyone from dying.

How do we create and evolve the networks, hubs, events and meetups? Where all this happens? How do we create positive Social Fields – Collective Behavior Patterns? So that we can take the collaborative steps in ensuring that this spaceship runs well and continues to evolves us and all living things into a prosperous flourishing future?This is where I see my role – and my need to learn – the skills needed – to nourish this Awakening. To become a Evolutionary Leader. And you can too by studying some of the:

[Seven Competencies of Evolutionary Leadership as Foundational Framework for Developing Designers of Alternative Economic Futures]

Does anything of what I have said so far intrigue you?
Does it resonate?
What are your thoughts?

It sure intrigues me. That is why call myself Captain Future. A silly way to talk about the need for a crew of Spaceship Earth. And it’s not a solo job. I need a core team of crew members and they need me. And we need many mote teams working in unison to solve our missions and quests.

Are you with me?

/Lord Sillion
I’m Captain Future

Oh and what would you do to see a star up close?

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Matt Damon – Our Future Quest

Matt Damon – Our Future Quest

Matt Damon is favorite actor of mine, as to may others, as will be come clear in a few seconds. Not only has he done some awesome roles in some awesome movies like Good Will Hunting, Rounders, The Informant and The Martian. He is also awesome in real life, where he uses his powers to do good in the world. So when I came across this commencement address at MIT this year 2016 my mind was blow away, how he articulated our challenges and our opportunities to solve them.

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Movie Magic!

Movies and storytelling is more important than you may think. I would go as far as to say that they are the number one source of shaping our future here on Spaceship Earth. I have talked a lot about the power of storytelling before: The Storytelling Animal.

This is of course one of the reasons we look up to people like Matt. Also like someone said in the comment to the speech: Matt is far better at leading us into the future than what traditional leaders and politicians are. And still he makes it very clear that he isn’t running for office. No one sane person wants to dedicate their entire life into “gaming” that old system.

Could we then use movies and science fiction to show and tell people about alternative ways to lead and run Spaceship Earth? I most definitely think so.

The Simulation Argument

Do we live in a simulation or is the entire universe a simulation?

It’s topic that has come up several times this year. Elon Musk mentioned it and here Matt Damon refers to a fascinating conversation on the topic with Neil deGrasse Tyson this spring that I have written about before too: #HackTheFuture.

I also just read this article on BBC on it today: We might live in a computer program, but it may not matter.

Be The Best You

Here is Matt’s take on it:

There is a possibility we live in The Matrix.
That our entire universe is a simulation. What to do then?
Do really interesting things so the simulators don’t shut you down.
What if the universe isn’t a simulation?
Either way … What we do matters … What we do affects the outcome.
Because this world, real or imagined, has some problems that we need to drop everything to solve.

And by that he means what I’m doing and talk so warmly about. We have to be interesting. To be the best version of ourselves. Constantly levelling up ourselves through curiosity, the right attitude and lifelong learning.

By Hacking our own future!

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Turn Towards The Problems You See

Turn Towards the problems you see and look them in the eye.

What are you going to do about them?

Look at the world and see it for what it is.

Hack The Future!

We don’t have all the answers. And that is ok. It is a lifelong quest to find new insights and answers.
Judge me by how good my good ideas are, not how bad my bad ideas are.
You got to suit up in your armour. You to be ready to sound like a total fool.
Not having an answer isn’t an embarrassment, it’s an opportunity.
Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Continue to listen and do lifelong learning.
Keep listening.
The world needs our ideas, good and bad.
Listen to online lectures and pods. Just keep listing to every part of society.
Democracy demands compromise even when you are 100% right.

Not ever problem has tech solution. We can’t science the shit out of every situation.

There is more at stake today than in any story ever told.
And how lucky we are the we are here and we are us.
Turn towards the problem of your choosing. Drop everything and solve it 🙂

– Matt Damon

So Simulation or not, there is now question what we have to do …

I invite you to join me in this quest to build a better future. There are so many quest we can go and solve together. And many of them are urgent. They are critical if we as humans are going to continue to live here on our Spaceship. Or else we get off at the next stop. And it’s cold and lonely out in space away from our beloved former home.

I choose to believe that the universe loves me and that we live in some kind of Matrix, where I can decide my own future and how I act and what I do. My own form of Free Will 🙂

/Lord Sillion
I am your Future Captain of Spaceship Earth

 

May The 4th

May The 4th

Today is #MayThe4th. Find out below why this is important and why we should celebrate it and invent more special days to celebrate!

And do check out my friend Sara Modig’s reason to celebrate and become more Force Attuned here: May The Force Be With You!

Why do we celebrate holidays?

It’s quite easy. We humans need regular reminders of things that are important. Things to think of and things to rejoice in. Both bad & good. And we need more celebration. To celebrate both the small and the big. It is part of being human. I supposed we celebrated when the tribe brought back a big hunt or when we found a tree full of delicious fruits. Even my dog, Lord Milton, gets super excited every day when it’s time to feed. As we started living in more fictitious worlds were most of the things we do, are very made up, we came up with more creative ways to celebrate.

And today is a very crazy celebration. We celebrate Star Wars DayMay The 4th. If you have to ask the guys in Big Bang Theory will explain it to you.

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Happy Star Wars Day from Captain Future!

It’s all made up

As made up holidays goes, this one is a really big one. Even Facebook made a special celebration link for it. Since Star Wars is one of the world’s biggest stories. And us true fans are as fanatic as the fans of the big old stories about Jesus and Jebus 😉

You see, story unites us. It’s the only thing that ever has. And since the J-Guy has so man holidays still, it’s about time we invent new ones for the characters that really moves us. Like Yoda and Obi Wan (Or Lord Vader). I think we need a lot more of these new kind of holidays. That can really unite us behind values we believe in.

It’s not often talked about. But Fairytales has always been the main carrier of the common beliefs that sets the standard on how we build our societies and how we behave. We have just forgotten in our modern busy & busy societies, where somehow we have gotten the idea that Fairytales should just be a way for us to distract and entertain us. Do you even know what entertain means? And the big Fairytale-Companies has jumped on the idea that stories are just for making money, in most cases anyway. There are exceptions. Those how don’t buy or spread the Blockbuster Myth.

3 and a 4th

For me, there are 3 major modern Fairytales and Fairytale Universes that set themselves aside from the rest of the movies. Movies that hover above the rest. That are more than movies. That only get better the more you watch and delve into them. For me as a Geek, they are Star Wars and Marvel CU and The Matrix. I will explore them each below. And there is also a “4th!” Namely Star Trek. Star Trek The Next Generation had a major influence on my as a young adult with its values and it’s core beliefs in build a better future. It’s so sad that modern Star Trek has gone a little away from this and more into the action story. Still there is hope for a new frontier into the future where money doesn’t run the world if it ever has 🙂

Star Wars

When I was young I sometimes tried to move an object with the force. This because, since the first time I saw the first Star Wars movies I fell in love. There was so much there to love. And I’m not the only one. And I have not yet succeeded in either moving objects or hovering in the air. Except in my dreams where I often can fly or levitate in some form. And of course being a Jedi stands for using all your abilities to do good in the world. Something needed in so many more people in the world today. We can’t get enough Star Wars and what it teaches us.

To dream, to invent, to fly and to be nice!

Marvel

What Marvel Studios have done is nothing short of amazing. They brought so many of the superheroes alive for us. And in such a good way. The characters are charming, filled with energy & humor and just amazing. And they try to do the right thing for the right reason. I am of course talking about the movies with Captain America, Black Widow, Thor, Iron Man, Hawkeye, Falcon, Ant-Man, Dr.Banner, Loki and Scarlet Witch.

They both celebrate what is to be a hero and using your powers for good.

With great powers comes great responsibilities – Stan ‘The Man’ Lee

The Matrix

TheMatrix

This is the story, that together with Ghost in the Shell, that have had the most influence on my life above anything else, I think. I tell most of my story of me here: Living in The Matrix for 17 years. It opened my already half-opened eyes for a completely new way to view the Reality around me. I now thought it possible to hack my own reality. I made my own matrix hairstyle, my own family name [Sillion] and eventually 15 years later, re-invented my whole life into the journey, that I am now on. Appearing as my Residual Self Image.

I am Captain Future!

And the fact that the world is filled with people who constantly refer to The Matrix, like Tom Bilyeu on Inside Quest who’s mission in life it is, to unplug people from The Matrix. Just like I want to do!

And the awesome panel of 2016 Isaac Asimov Memorial Debate: Is the Universe a Simulation? with Neil deGrasse Tyson. There are so many concepts in The Matrix Movies that explore what is to be alive today on Spaceship Earth.

When is Marvel Day and The Matrix Day?

Let’s Celebrate!

To sum it up. There is nothing strange about celebrating holidays built on Fairytales. Every holiday we have been built on some fictitious event or made up a reason to celebrate. And there is nothing wrong with that. In a global world, we need global stories to come together too. We just need to make sure that the ones we celebrate are in some way taking us further as a species … Together.

I think we need a lot more holidays that celebrates the good parts of being human. To bring us together … as families, as tribes, as societies and as a space faring species on Spaceship Earth.

Let’s Celebrate!

MayThe4htBeWithYou

/Lord Sillion
I’m Captain Future!

#MayThe4htBeWithYou
on Twitter and Instagram

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Take Me To Your Leader

Take Me To Your Leader

Where are we going? Who is our leader? If someone where to come to you with the classical line “Take me to your leader”, where would you take them? 

Oh and if you are Marvel and listening. Take me to your leader so that I can join in the Civil War campaign 🙂

Take me to your Leader … Now!

Agent Coulson - Take me to your leader

Agent Coulson – Take me to your leader

Protect The World – Be The Shield

I’ve just finished watching season 2 of Agents of S.H.I.EL.D. …

I know! I’m bit behind and I wonder why it took me so long. I was on track for season one in time for Captain America: Winter Soldier. That movie is one of my favorite movies in recent years. So is it that wasn’t in time for Avengers: Age of Ultron (also a new favorite) last spring. I guess season 2 got of on slow start and it slipped through my fingers. Because the rest of season 2 has been a blast with me doing at least one episode per day. I’m not really a binge watcher, because my mind usually spins up after me watching anything exiting and I need to do some creative writing or blogging after that.

So here is why I’m so exited. It’s all about changing and protecting the world. For all the right reasons and with all the right methods. And the hardship and the dilemma in doing just that.

And the question how we should be led into our future. As we are witnessing all over the world democracy is having some problems right now. With all sorts of un-democratic people and political parties rising to power.

The mass media who is supposed to watch the power and what the power are doing has been shooting the world in our foot for so many years now that it has gotten out of hand. Because what happens when all the headlines are filled with fear and catastrophes, for as long as we can remember, we think the world is burning in the end, and that triggers Authoritarianism, as it turns out.

We need a new type of leadership and visionaries to lead us into this emerging future. And we need Guardians and Custodians of Spaceship Earth to make this future.

So who should we put in charge of leading Spaceship Earth into a prosperous future?

A Future Dojo – School

I dream I have is to create some form of Dojo or school where we can train all those Future Captains, Planetary Guardians and Planetary Custodian we are in such dire need of. And apparently there are many millions of us who would be interested in making Planet Earth a better place to live. They are called Cultural Creatives.

Are you interested in starting a school for this Future heroes as well? 

I will dive more into this in coming episodes of my podcast: Framtidspodden

A Moral Compass

And Agents of S.H.I.EL.D. is not just another pointless action series without any real storytelling messages buried inside it. It’s the real deal filled with questions and philosophy. For all of us that longs for a time when Captain Picard was our moral compass.

Jean Luc Picard

Captain Jean Luc Picard

We Don’t Need No Civil War

And it all wounds up for what I think will be this years both most important and best movie – Captain America: Civil War. If it can stir up as much thoughtful storytelling as Winter Soldier, Age of Ultron and  Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. all have.

In the words from Cold Hand Luke in the Guns’s and Roses song:

“What we’ve got here is failure to communicate.
Some men you just can’t reach…
So, you get what we had here last week, which is the way he wants it!
Well, he gets it!
N’ I don’t like it any more than you men.”

“I don’t need your civil war
It feeds the rich while it buries the poor
Your power hungry sellin’ soldiers
In a human grocery store
Ain’t that fresh
I don’t need your civil war”

I’m Your Captain, Marvel

I will not dig into Season 3 of Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. and catch up well before Civil War in time to think more about and also host some great events around it.

Twitter and Facebook is already in the go with the #TeamCap and #TeamIronman campaigns.

Are you #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan?

Are you #TeamCap or #TeamIronMan?

I think Captain America stands for true leadership and the way forward into the future.

What would be cool for me as a Future Captain and Ambassador of The Future, is get in on the action and make all the GALA premiers of Civil War to awesome, thoughtful events. Or any more of the coming Superhero movies. I’m very interested in Ghost in the Shell as well 🙂

So Marvel if you are listening. Please Contact we me! For the sake of Spaceship Earth!

/LordSillion – Captain Future

I’m #TeamCap!

 

 United we stand - Divide we fall -- Captain America: Civil War - 27 April in Sweden

United we stand – Divide we fall — Captain America: Civil War – 27 April in Sweden

 United we stand - Divide we fall -- Captain America: Civil War - 27 April in Sweden

United we stand – Divide we fall — Captain America: Civil War – 27 April in Sweden

The Force Awakens (Spoiler free)

The Force Awakens (Spoiler free)

What did I take with me after seeing the world premier of Star Wars: The Force Awakens? Find out below and also listen to my Audio podcast with different food for thoughts after the movie: LordTalk – The Force Awakens.

The Force Awakens (Spoiler free)

The Force Awakens

The Force Awakens

The world is filled with mystery and wonder. If you like it to be…

And why shouldn’t you? It’s the difference between fun and boring. Some will choose to believe in fairy tales and stories others will believe natural wonders and love. Or both. The key here is to be aware of what you believe in and how you embrace your believes. And not push your wonder down others throats and to respect and understand that other people have different beliefs. To meet them in celebration in the fact that we live in grandeous universe filled with galaxies and wonder. To explore both the science way and the magic way. To go where no man has gone before. To a galaxy far, far away.

As I write this I am of course on my way home after seeing the world premier of Star Wars: The Force Awakens. I have done so together with my brother and childhood friends that I still keep close and continue to celebrate a world of magic, geekdom, boardgames, science and hope for the future with.

Hope is the opposite of despair. Despair leads to hate and depression. Hope is the key to a prosperous future society. Hope is what the world needs more of. It fuels connection, creativity, innovation and flourishing.

One way to feel hope is to share in the celebration of dreams and a wonderful story. Star Wars gives us hope together. Silly hope 🙂

Reflect what it means to you
What is right and wrong?
What is order?
What should we rebel against?

The World Has Woken Up

For I also feel that there has been a tremor in the Force in the real world. That the Force has awoken here too. That forces for good are coming together in a new unprecedented way to discuss and create a new and better future. An epic future we all can believe in and create together.

Still this future lacks leaders and visions. Visions on where we want to take humankind on Planet Earth. What can we do to change that?

Where do you want to go?
Where do you want to take us?
Do you feel that there is a new beginning for our journey?

May the force be with you!

/Lord Sillion
aka Captain Future
HanS olof

Lord Commander - HanS olof

I am Lord Commander – HanS olof

 

How To Create The Future?

How To Create The Future?

The world is changing, more rapidly for every year. And there have been little to none design-thinking and visions behind how we shape this world of ours. That is, into a world we actually can, and want to live in for a long time – with prosperity.

Let’s Change That!

Sir Ken Robinson

We now live in the modern world. Our modern world. Like the many countless generations who came before us also did. The difference now is, that we have come to several limits in society and on Planet Earth, where we all face 3 complex challenges if we want to continue living on this planet in a modern way. I recently saw a short interview with Sir Ken Robinson where he sums them up, in a great way and also summarise what skills we need to solve them.

It can be done. Anything is possible, if we want to.

The Challenges

Ken Robinson on our 3 big challenges

Ken Robinson on our 3 big challenges

I. Environmental

The world is at a turning point. There are many environmental challenges. One of the most important that can’t be fixed later is climate change. The global warming and the acidification of our oceans can be irreversible. The UN set up 17 Global Goals on what to solve and here the 4 environmental goals are the most important. Here we can’t fail. Johan Rockström explains why in this English pod: Sommar i P1.

These goals are non negotiable for us, not Planet Earth.

II. Economic

We have never had more resources at our fingertips on Planet Earth. In fact we are using up more of them than the planet can sustain. The problem here is deciding how to distribute them using a story and a game called money. It’s not a very well designed game. In fact it’s a self emergent system built upon the human ability to feel greed among others. As the system of economy is played today we have a strong runaway leader problem. Where the ones who have the most, is getting even more and the rest of us is getting less.

Douglas Rushkoff gives a very compelling talk about how to change money game here at SXSW and in his book Throwing Rocks at the Google Bus.

Also money is really bad at deciding how we use our resources for the benefit of the entire human race. We need to redesign the entire economic game system. Today’s rules and system is rigged. We can design better rules. Take it from one, who plays a lot of Economic Boardgames.

It is a game! And we can fix it!

III. Cultural

This is perhaps our biggest challenge. Because it’s the one that fixes the other two. How do we work together and play nice to each other? And how do we tell stories in a way that will lead us into a flourishing and prosperous future? By changing our cultures here on Spaceship Earth we can become a lot better at thinking about the other 2 in a better way. What stories are we currently telling about the future we want, and what could be better stories to tell? There are still powerful forces and stories in the world that would see the world burn for either personal power and gain or running a corrupted story towards another, not so desirable future. They are all stories that shapes our culture.

We need to tell a better more compelling story!

What Skills Do We Need?

What skills are essential for humanity to thrive in a modern world? To solve this big 3 challenges, there some skills that we need to ge a lot better at, if we are to master them. Sir Ken has identified 4 of them and I think they are the 4 essential ones. We need to start practice them ourself so that we can teach them to other members of society. Both young and old. Because these challenges need to be solved soon. We can’t afford to wait them out, in order to change the good old fashion way, by letting the old generations die off and be replaced them with young fresh thinkers.

The brain is very plastic and we can all learn them way faster than we think we can. As long as there is a story and a “Why” on where we are going and what we need to learn.

Start practicing today and spread the word!

1 – Creativity

The process of having original ideas that have value. The fruit of applied imagination. Both in Arts, Science, Technology and Human interaction. We can become a lot more curious. We can start to ask a lot more interesting question and by admitting that we know nothing.

We need more ideas. We need more silly ideas. The more creative ideas we have the more chance we have of finding the really good ones. Go out and create more. Experiment and build upon what others have done. Get Creative.

Practice having a lot of bad ideas!

Practice Creativity – Curiosity and Silliness!

2 – Compassion

It comes from imagination and seeing the world from someone else point of view. It’s Applied Empathy, the executive wing of empathy. To act on behalf on someone or prevent others from acting against themselves.
The cultural glue that keeps our communities together. It begins with self-understanding.

What are my beliefs and what do I hold sacred? Then we can start finding it in others.

We need to practice active compassion!

3 – Composure

The ability to be centred in yourself. Mindfulness. We need it to avoid spiritual deficit. And find our balance in the world. The spiritual part of being human. The internal energy that drives us and radiates to others.

What stories are we telling ourself and what stories are we telling others? We need to train ourself to become more human, in the good way. To enhance our best traits and dampen our worst in the process, feeding the good wolf.

Get on with Mindfulness and Spirituality!

4 – Collaboration

To face common challenges together. We need less competition in the world and more collaboration to face and solve common challenges.

By finding common ground we set common goals and start pulling in the same direction towards a desirable future. Start practicing collaboration in all forms and shapes. Pulling together will always beat people pulling by them self in different directions. The future is a team sport. And the goal is a prosperous society and a flourishing Spaceship Earth.

The Future is a Team Sport!

Creativity - Compassion - Composure - Collaboration

Creativity – Compassion – Composure – Collaboration

Digitalization & The Internet

We are also going to need tools to come true to these challenges. Some of the most important is The Internet and the Digitalization of our societies. Communication, Collaboration, AI och Big Data are some of the things that are going to get us there much faster! This is what we can use our creativity and innovation for 🙂

Teachers & Mentors

Put your own mask on first!

We need great teachers and mentors who can help develop these 4 key skills. As a teacher or a mentor you need to develop them in yourself first, before teaching them to others.

We need more great mentors who can guide us forward in life, both formal and informal. Guides who can open doors and point us in the right direction. We can all become these people.

Like Yoda to Luke & Tron to Beck & Master Shifu to Po Morpheus to Neo.

Think about the stories we can tell about life on Spaceship Earth.
Go be someone’s Yoda! Someone’s Morpheus. 

And wake them up from The Matrix

/LordSillion
I’m Captain Future!

Every person young or old should have the opportunity to become a changemaker

Celebrate The Future

Celebrate The Future

The Future does not really exist. Nor does The Past.

They are both fantasies created in our minds. The Future is a probabilistic simulation we run in our minds in order to help shape the world we want to live in.

The Past unlike The Future has actually happened. The Past, as represented in our mind, is a mental simulation too. Our memories are not precise records of what actually happened. They are reconstructions of what happened, with the brain and your imagination filling in most of the blanks based on your emotional connection to that past event.

We need the future. It’s a thought-experiment that triggers our curiosity. It’s a vision that will point us in the right direction on our path in life. It will trigger innovation. It will give us hope. It’s a land of more and better science. It’s warmer place where we care for each other. With out it we would never had gone to the moon or invented internet. It’s a place of magic and fantasies. And yet we long to make it real.

That is why we celebrate the future. We do it with Science Fiction and Time Travel Stories.

We need the things that aren’t real. Our brain runs on fiction. That’s why we should celebrate the good and vanquish the bad.

Lets celebrate the future!

If you put your mind to it you can accomplish anything - Marty McFly - Back To The Future

If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything – Marty McFly – Back To The Future

Back To The Future Party!

We can celebrate the future in lots of different way. One of the ways that we can do this is to celebrate Back To The Future Day 21 October 2015. It is on this date that Marty McFly arrives in the future in Hill Valley. There already lots of parties planned for this that including the Marty McFly Welcome Party in the actual Hill Valley. Many cinemas the world over will celebrate this by showing 2 or 3 of the Back to future Movies on that night.

I have collects most of the links i find in my own Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1509335639389796/

Back To The Future October 21, 2015

Back To The Future October 21, 2015

This is so Awesome! I would have thought that only a couple of us here in Sweden would have thought this was cool. Now literal every city in Sweden are having a Back To The Future viewing party. I’m so psyched about this!!!

There is even a short film coming called Doc Brown Saves the World!

Also other ways to enjoy storytelling about the future is to watch Tomorrowland the movie that is out now on Blue Ray and Apple TV. And right now we are in the middle of the epic 6 episode final season of my favourite series Continuum.

And Play games that takes place in alternative futures to as a thought experiment. Like Forbidden Stars set in the Warhammer 40K universe that I got yesterday to play this October.

And it doesn’t stop by watching our favorite stories together. Plan more and better Meetups, parties, events and conferences where we meet and discuss what future we want to create together.

And do it today! Because remember the future only exist in our minds and if we don’t do it now it will never be done.

I challenge you all to dare dream up a better future and then take part in creating it! — Lord Sillion

I see you in the Future! At a celebration 🙂

/Lord Sillion
Future Philosopher

Dreamers need to stick together... Dare To Dream - Tomorrowland

Dreamers need to stick together…
Dare To Dream — Tomorrowland

Forbidden Stars represents a not so desirable future 40K years from now. Also this a thought experience of a kind.

Forbidden Stars represents a not so desirable future 40K years from now. Also this a thought experience of a kind.

Why we need Science Fiction - Star Trek FTW

Why we need Science Fiction – Star Trek FTW

The Buccaneer Spirit

The Buccaneer Spirit

Are you an opportunist?
Are you curios about your next endeavour? We live in an opportune world. That means that you and your tribe are responsible for what you hunt down. What path you take through life. No-one else is going make the choices for you. In the distant past fortune belonged to the hunters. But then came the farming revolution. In the near past, fortune was hard to come by if you weren’t born into it. Some small part of us who were still hunters where able to cast of the Yoke to get ahead. Especially in the golden age of piracy. Namely the Buccaneers.
 But now we can’t use questionable moral to get what we want anymore. We have to collaborate and be nice to get it, if we are going to have surviving chance on this planet.

We can still use the driving force behind what it is to be a hunter and a buccaneer, to become great entrepreneurs, heroes and adventurers. What I call the Buccaneer Spirit. We can use it to ignite a better narrative for our lives and how to make better life here on Planet Earth. Fortune Favours The Bold!

Opportunity Favours The Bold

“Opportunity favours the bold” — Richard Branson

This is how Richard Branson opens a great post about opportunity: My top 10 quotes on opportunity. In a way it triggered me to write this post about the concept of opportunity. This and 4 very “pirately” events that affected me, in the same week this summer. Both from the aspect of the mythical pirate and Buccaneer and the modern entrepreneur. I feel that this is closer to the hunter mentality rather the new farmer craze that we have seen in the last couple of thousand years. There are great entrepreneurs that possesses both the hunter mentality or the farmer mentality. The one Seth Godin puts forth here: Hunters & Farmers. We are all different. Some of us, has far more of the hunter essence. The opportunist essence. The one I call the Buccaneer Spirit.

RichardBranson

“Opportunity favours the bold” — Richard Branson

I start of with my poem to the Buccaneer Spirit:

The Buccaneer Spirit

What is that drives the heart of man to go on a foolish endeavour? To risk everything for the gain of gold, fame and fortune? Why do some people hunt for more than that they currently have? And why will they do crazy things to get it? Is it …

The lust for adventure?
The lust for a golden prize?
The lust for togetherness?
The lust for violence?
The lust in pushing oneself?
To take away the pain of the past?
To lift the Yoke of the old world?
The Ambition to get ahead?

The lust for fame & glory

Is it in all of us, or are we different and some people are just born as farmers?

What is an entrepreneur? Are we born to do it or can it be trained?

Can the Buccaneer Spirit be tamed or channeled? Or should it be suppressed and forgotten? Is it something the military has traditionally done? How can we do right by this energy in a modern world? Is it for Athletes and Warriors? Or for go-getting Entrepreneurs?

Can everyone plant their flag in the right way and make a stand?

What fights are worth fighting?
What rebellions are worth dying for?

For what future would you do anything, to see succeed?
Are you a buccaneer too?

Do you have the Buccaneer Spirit?

In an opportune world only the opportunist gets ahead

— Lord Commander Sillion

It’s An Opportune World [Who Are Your Monsters?]

Mankind is the greatest opportunist and omnivore this planet has ever seen. This is no small feat. There are many spices that are extremely adaptable and has survived the eons of change on this planet. But none other than us has tamed the environment and actually gone into space and to the moon.

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.” – Albert Einstein

Of course some of us are far more opportunistic and adaptable than others. I’m especially thinking of the pirates and adventurers that sailed the Caribbean Sea and the Spanish main during the Golden age of piracy. Both mythical and real, they occupy a certain place in many of our hearts. Many of them had a very questionable moral by modern standards and did many hideous acts of cruelty. As where common in a different age.

Everyone is a monster to someone.
Since you are so convinced that I am yours, I will be it – Captain Flint

Still we romanticizes them and the myth of what they did simply because of the entrepreneurial spirit they possessed to actually succeed in their many endeavors. This goes not only for the pirates but for all adventures setting sails and casting out in a harsh unknown world on the seven seas. In a time that the likeleyhood to die from Scurvey or other decies was far higher, than be killed in comabt or any other way. I call this the Buccaneer Spirit after the name Buccaneer.

We all have some monsters to slay, some dictator to topple, a revolution to fight. To find what is true to us, is no small task. Many of us are set on the wrong fight and challenge. What are your challenges in life? Your truth?

In an opportune world only the opportunist gets ahead - Lord Commander Sillion

In an opportune world only the opportunist gets ahead – Lord Commander Sillion

The Buccaneer Charm [Here Be Pirates]

My own enchantment with the buccaneers began as child when I first saw the movie The Crimson Pirate from 1952 starring Burt Lancaster and Nick Cravat as swashbuckling acrobats. This movie together with Star Wars was the first moves my uncle had on VHS that me and my brother watch repeatedly during our childhood. I think it formed us many ways to live a life full of dreams and stories.

Be careful what stories we imbue our young with – Lord Commander Sillion

Here comes the four Buccaneer triggers I experienced in one week:

Pirates! and Merchants & Marauders

When Sid Meier’s Pirates! came out in 1990 on our Amiga, it became one of our most played games ever. We simply loved the narration and the freedom of the game. Now in modern times there has come out a fantastic boardgames version of Pirates called Merchants & Marauders designed by Christian Marcussen. And this summer there was an expansions for the game called Seas of Glory that I finally got to play during the weekend of WarCon – PeaceCon gaming convention in Varberg. So this is the first of 4 pirately triggers for this article. I just love this open sandbox feeling you get in this game. You feel like you are set on an adventure with an open goal. To craft your way into a glorious future. If you get the chance to play, do so. Maybe with me?

Marauders

Playing Merchants & Marauders at Warcon

Götheborg and Fortress Varberg

This was also the week the rebuilt 18th century ship Götheborg visited the harbour of Varberg will full flavour. There is something special about standing next to a ship of this magnitude staring into a broadside of cannons. It does something to my pirate heart. Present of the harbour of Varberg is also the very large Fortress Varberg. It only adds to the flavour. One can suddenly understand the strategic importance of a large fortress with big cannons on a high wall that can reach much further than the ships at bay. Standing up there the big ships looks both big and small at same time.

Buccaneer Sillion in front of Götheborg

Buccaneer Sillion in front of Götheborg

Bilgewater & Gangplank of [League Of Legends]

This was also the week that the Bilgewater event launched in my favorite game League Of Legends. Full to the brims with pirately skins, maps, voice-overs and an awesome Theme-song very inspired with the Black Sails song. The main character Gangplank was already a favorite of mine and now he was improved to be even cooler and better. And the new Rouge Admiral Garren and Captain Fortune looks awesome.

“Fortune doesn’t favour fools” — Captain Miss Fortune

The story is summarized in this cool song on YouTube: This is Bilgewater.

“Fortune doesn’t favour fools” — Captain Miss Fortune

“Fortune doesn’t favour fools” — Captain Miss Fortune

Black Sails [Blood Red]

The last trigger is of course my new favorite show: Black Sails. I have been holding of to see season 2 of it all spring for some unknown reason. Clearly it was no coincidence that this was the very week I would start see season 2. It is almost to good to be true. When writing this I have seen 8 episodes of season 2 so far and can without a doubt say that this some of the best story and writing I have ever seen. There is great dialog and great writing with lots of references to Marcus Aurelius stoic thoughts from his book Meditations. Awesome multidimensional characters all with different goals and agendas. A stunning setting and visuals in vividly live Nassau. You can feel the sweet all the way to the sofa of the heat. This was meant to see on a sweaty summer like this.

Black Sails so enhances the feeling in the rest of my triggers that it makes the whole narration for me. Many of the characters embody the driving force of the #BuccaneerSpirit.

Jack Rackham is the charming leader with good social skills and cunning.
Eleanor Guthrie is the driven entrepreneur who has to be very tough to make it in a mans world.
Charles Vane as the ruthless hunter that sheer no methods to get ahead.

Max is the provider of secrets and information with a grander plan.
Captain Flint is unstoppable force with true grit, who will stop at nothing reach his hidden goals and vision.
John Silver is the true opportunist that can’t not take the opportune road.

John Silver - The True Opportunist

John Silver – The True Opportunist

The Buccaneer Endeavor [Become An Opportunist]

“You can’t outwit fate by standing on the sidelines placing little side bets about the outcome of life… if you don’t play you can’t win.” – Judith McNaught

Where does that leave us then, You and I? Are you a Hunter or Farmer? Or little of both? How can we use this to become better versions of ourselves? It’s all about finding the right narrative for our own journey. We human are nothing but suckers for our own and other’s stories. The better the stories the more excitement it ignite in us.

How can we ignite the Buccaneer Spirit in us?

Captain Flint promises his men that if they dig in and makes an extraordinary effort they will become princes of the new world. It’s the same for us entrepreneurs. The old industrial world is slowly being taken over by a new one. A world that you and I can help architect, build and flourish in. It’s gonna be hard work. It’s gonna require extraordinary skill. Some people will laugh at you. Some people will even hate your guts. This is the way it’s supposed to be. If no-one feels anything for what you doing, good or bad, you’re not hauling ass enough 😉

“Friends…brothers…the prize that you and I have been pursuing is L’Urca de Lima. The Hulk. A prize of almost unimaginable value. Now with this page securely in our possession, we can begin our hunt and we will succeed. No matter the cost. No matter the struggle. I will see that prize is yours. I’m not just gonna make you rich. I’m not just gonna make you strong. I’m gonna make you the princes of the New World!” — Captain Flint

I believe that anyone who is willing, can muster up with a new crew to cast away, set sails and go on an endeavour into this new world of opportunity. There are many of us who longer believes that the preservation of status quo as slaves under the old world of consumerism and capitalism, where we are to do as we are told no longer holds up. Sure there will be resistance from most of the slaves under the system that are so invested in the old system that they won’t and can’t unhook from it.

The Matrix is a system, Neo. That system is our enemy. But when you’re inside, you look around, what do you see? Businessmen, teachers, lawyers, carpenters. The very minds of the people we are trying to save. But until we do, these people are still a part of that system and that makes them our enemy. You have to understand, most of these people are not ready to be unplugged. And many of them are so inured, so hopelessly dependent on the system, that they will fight to protect it. — Morpheus – The Matrix

Do you feel the itch? To do something more adventurous with your life? Are you stuck in your own Matrix? Do you want to rewrite our own Narrative? A chance to take the RED Pill Rum each day? 😉

Hunt Down Your Destiny [Cast Of Your Yoke]

It’s time to hunt down your own Destiny.

Ships aren’t meant to sit in the harbour. There meant to sail the seven seas and take chances on great endeavours. Some say plant your flag and take a stand as a warrior. I say Raise Your Flag and become the Opportunity Hunter and Buccaneer. Sure fighting a rebellion on an island for hope is a worthy cause. Still there are an archipelago of undiscovered truths waiting to be discovered by mankind. Are you one of the frontier explorers on the this “Enterprise”? Are you ready cast of your Yoke?

“Where no man has gone before?”

So open your logbook and record your journey along the way.
Let’s hunt some opportunities in an opportune world!

Civilization needs its monsters. You think Whitehall wants piracy to flourish in the Bahamas? No, I don't think they want it, but I think they're aware of the cost associated with trying to fight it. And I think that that sound travels. You're an educated man, my lord, but I think it worth reminding you that in most cases a man trying to change the world fails for one simple and unavoidable reason... everyone else -- James McGraw [Captain Flint]

Civilization needs its monsters.
You think Whitehall wants piracy to flourish in the Bahamas? No, I don’t think they want it, but I think they’re aware of the cost associated with trying to fight it. And I think that that sound travels. You’re an educated man, my lord, but I think it worth reminding you that in most cases a man trying to change the world fails for one simple and unavoidable reason… everyone else — James McGraw [Captain Flint]

The Buccaneer Spirit Party [Hunters & Explorers]

My thoughts immediately go to a gathering of like-minded entrepreneurs. Do you love the spirit of the buccaneer as much as I do? Are you a frontier explorer? A Hunter and not a farmer?

Could we make a conference or a meetup next summer of sorts with the buccaneer and opportunist theme? We all know it’s good to pivot when stuck and “Dead in the Water”. This will be about helping each other to spot the right opportunities and pivot on old ideas. And set together an able crew for an entrepreneurial endeavour. The lift the gold-haze on being stuck on the hunt for the wrong prize. To sharpen ones buccaneer tools. You could even call it a “A Pivoteer meetup” 😉

Could we have it in Varberg on the fortress if and when the ship Götheborg returns? Maybe we could even book a dinner onboard the ship? Or in any other flourishing harbor that is exited about the idea and what it represents? To make a visual stance in that we are doing something different. Something BOLD and adventurous. We are lifting the Yoke of the old economy and scaling the rails in the new world.

A Buccaneer Spirit Party for Entrepreneurs, Hunters and World Explorers.

/Lord Commander Sillion
Buccaneer and Free Sailing Thinker

Göteborg arriving in Varberg Harbour with cannons firing - Foto Varbergs Flygklubb

Göteborg arriving in Varberg Harbour with cannons firing – Foto Varbergs Flygklubb

The Full Bilgewater

The Full Bilgewater

Corsair Quinn & Rouge Admiral Garen

Corsair Quinn & Rouge Admiral Garen

Lies, Truth and Self-Narration

We all do it! Tell Stories. And almost every one of them we tell to ourself. It is how consciousness works. It’s a story of yourself. And your conscious self can help self-direct it. It’s called making choices. Some say that we don’t have free will. I think they are defining it wrong. We do choices all the time. All based on the previous stories we have stored in our brain. What is a lie then? It’s just a story. Most of the time we can’t tell if it’s “true”. To the brain all things are stories. A conscious lie is when we have two parallel stories of what took place and chooses to tell the other. So how often do you direct your own stories?

How good are you at lying to yourself? [Become a better Self-Narrator!]

Think about for 10 seconds before you read on.

Dan Ariely - Why We Lie

Dan Ariely – Why We Lie

So I have been listening to a lot of different “Stories” on Lying and Self-Narration. For a good start I recommend listening to TED Radio hour: Why We Lie with people like Dan Ariely and Michael Shermer.

“Can’t have champagne wishes without caviar dreams.” – Nolan Ross

As you read this you are watching a movie. It’s a very real movie triggering all of your senses. It is called Consciousness. It’s made up from a very complex source of external and internal sensory inputs, simulations, memories and stories. In order for it all to come together, The Director in your mind, has to cut many corners and throw away lots of material. The Director is a very good liar, or Storyteller as we would like to call it. This is in fact “You” lying to yourself. It all makes sense. This Story, that is you. Sometimes it’s just not “The Truth”. Because for the Brain that is a mythological concept.

“Character Is A Vital Lie” – Ernest Becker

As you interact with the outside world, you are constantly using this story to further you, on your journey through life. Your brain is full of filters that makes everything you experience a very unique experience just for you. Keep that in mind when you interact with others and share your story.

You Always Believe What You Tell Yourself

Belief Or Make Belief

Belief Or Make Belief

When you think of it, this is our greatest gift. Something that should be cherished. It’s also a good skill to have. It’s a form of Masquerade and a Roleplaying Game. You have many internal roles and parts of your brain that blends into a mix that is you and gives rise to your self illusion. With this in mind let’s get better at it. If you want to Change people. Don’t tell them what to do. Tell them a Story that they can internalize and tell to themselves. That can become part of their story.

The Self is a house of Cards – Jason Silva

Life is a Game. Let’s Play Tonight!

Let’s play a little game. I want you to try and tell your story to others and have them tell your story back to you. How does that feel? Now do the same for them. Ask them how does that feel. To to reflect together on how your own story differs from others story about you.

We can all need a little help in the Narration of our own lives. Start spending time with people who are good at Narrating their own life. Then you will become better at narrating your own. We can all Become Gurus of Our Own Life as Jonathan Fields put it. Just remember:

Even if you are alone in your own mind, you are never alone outside of it. 

Become a better Self-Narrator!

@LordSillion 
Holistic Thinking Ninja

London Ninja Trip

Today has been a marvelous day in London

Nice and Warm in London here by Piccadilly Circus

I and Maria Gusfasson went here on an impulse-trip to check out some cool Creative workspaces like The Trampery and Campus London. I even made a map with all the places we want to visit.

I also felt the urge to get a new Apple Watch after I saw what great new features it had at Apples WWDC conference and also after reading The Oatmeals awesome thoughts about what he like about it. Check it out here:

8 Things I learned from wearing an Apple Watch for a couple of weeks 

My Watching Apple Watch

The thing I’m most exited about is that it will get me standing and moving more during a day. Standing up each hour and moving around is really important. Up until now there has been not satisfactory way to achieve this goal.

I love to bike. I have 3 MTB’s and I’m a hardcore leisure rider. The most annoying thing to do when I’m in hurry to catch a train on my bike is to fumble up my phone to check the time. Since I have been watchless for at least 7 years by now. So an introduction to see the time easily when I’m in a hurry is a blessing. Also I want to be able to check what my girl are fanatically typing me about when she knows I’m on a bike and can’t get the phone out 😉

I’m sure there will also be lots of new opportunities to get usage from this cool and expensive toy. Like checking my heart rate and making sure I don’t miss my next engagement with reality. Something than I’m notoriously shaky at. If I’m living in the Matrix I should be better at hacking it 😉

Find more moments from our London Ninja trip on my Instagram -> @LordSillion and the hashtag #LondonNinjaTrip.

Cyberdog – CyberNinja

Lord Cyberdog

Lord Cyberdog

It also 14 years since my last trip to London in 2001 and my last visit to the awesome store Cybderdog in Camden Market. This was something that I have postponed far to many times in the past. Like Kalle Möller just commented on my photo: “You and Cyberdog is made for each other” 🙂

/LordSillion

Cyber Bracelets - Now I will be even more Cyber :)

Cyber Bracelets – Now I will be even more Cyber 🙂

The Apple Temple in London

The Apple Temple in London

Very lush at Camden Canal where we live with AirBnb

Very lush at Camden Canal where we live with AirBnB

Some much needed fresh orange juice at Camden Market

Some much needed fresh orange juice at Camden Market

Here it is! The Apple Watch

Here it is! The Apple Watch

Let’s Rock! Stay Relevant!

The most precious resource we have is time. We all have the same amount. How we spend is the trick. Try replacing: “I don’t have time for that right now” with “I don’t prioritize that right now” and feel the difference. The story we tell ourself before, during and after we spend time on something is the most important thing we do. Help each other to tell better stories on how we should spend time, how we are doing during and what was well spent time.

Help all your customers and followers to help them tell them better stories with what ever product you are selling or giving to them 🙂

Today I have chosen to spend time on an awesome event in Gothenburg. And tell a story about it before, during and after. Today I’m Rockin’ my time!

Världens Farligast Möte [The Worlds Most Dangerous Meeting]

I’m going to the Worlds Most Dangerous Meeting [Världens Farligaste Möte] at Liseberg. This is the second time I’m going there. As traditional conferences go this one rocks the shit out the rest of them. Each Speaker Only gets 10 minutes to pitch their presentation. And between each presenter there is live cover band giving us the best rock covers in full volume. No chance falling asleep there. Instead you jump into the next speaker feeling revigorated. The Keynote is also from former Swedish Prime Minister Fredrik Reinfeldt and rock legend Yngwie J Malmsteen.

Then we finish of the day in an awesome party with riding the latest awesome rides at Liseberg like Helix and AtomsFear, Dinner and party, the latest Mechanica and then we Rock with Yngwie J Malmsteen.

Mr Fredrik

Changing the world with politics is hard work according to former prime minister of Sweden, Fredrik Reinfeldt. Free trade is very tricky business after all. It should work great on paper. bu we do need some form of limitations but not to limiting and not the kind we have today.

We are for Change. After it happened. If it went well 🙂
— Fredrik Reinfeldt

 

Världens Farligaste Möte 2015

Världens Farligaste Möte 2015

Rock On and Stay Relevant!

This is an awesome way to mingle and present your ideas and a fun way to get insights into the latest in Marketing, E-commerce and the Digital Disruption. In this setting it’s very important to be relevant and rock on stage. Capture the eye, ear and brain of the audience. And it’s also important as a participating rocker of this show to bring your best game. Enhance everyone else’s stay by engaging during the mingling. Rock Hard and Show your best self 🙂

I’m here to rock. As a Creative Ninja at my newly launched Creative Ninja Agency I want help companies to Kick Ass and Rock’n’Roll into the future. It’s like Steven Kotler and Peter Diamandis says in the their latest book:

“The day before something is truly a breakthrough, it’s a crazy idea.
So where inside your company are you trying crazy ideas?
If you are not disrupting yourself, someone else is” – Peter H. Diamandis

There is of course some great challenges with paving the way into the future. Me and many others feel like the risk och experiment is well worth the reward of being relevant first. It’s not for all. This is for the frontrunners.

Let’s Rock! Be Dangerous! Be a Rebel!

These guys rocked #VFM15 @lordsillion & @bengtwessborg

These guys rocked #VFM15 @lordsillion & @bengtwessborg

Follow #VFM15 on Instagram and Twitter.

And my thoughts about it in Swedish in my audio pod: https://audioboom.com/boos/3220204-varldens-farligaste-mote

Lord Sillion
Creative Ninja at Creative Ninja Agency

Rockin

The Creative Ninja Rockin’ Hard at #VFM15