Gott Slut 2015

Gott slut på 2015. Ett helt fantastisk år på många sätt och vis. Det har har varit fullt med nya insikter och så mycket hopp för framtiden. 

Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind
Året började med att jag hittade en MOOC med Dr. Yuval Nora Harari som det bara var en vecka kvar på. Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind. Eftersom hans framträdande på RSA var den bästa videon och podden från 2014, hoppade jag på MOOC:en och tittade igenom hela och gjorde all övningar i rekordfart under en vecka, med flera timmar till godo innan slutet 🙂

Han har i efterhand lagt upp alla 40 timmarna med föreläsningar på YouTube och jag kan bara sammanfatta det med Wow! Hans insikter och helhetstänk på hela mänskligheten och klarsynthet över hur vi kommit hit och vad som drivit oss på riktigt har jag inte hittat i något annat tal eller dokumentär.

Senare kom även hans bok ut som ljudbok på Audible och jag har har hört den 2 gånger i år. Även den är fantastisk med samma helhetssyn här belyser han anda händelser i vår historia. Som den riktiga orsaken till den franska revolutionen. Både hans MOOC, Book och flera av hans bästa online tal borde vara obligatorisk för hela mänskligheten att ta del av.  Och jag är inte ensam om det. Mark Zuckerberg och stora delar av Silicon Valley håller med om att detta är årets bästa bok. Och Hans book och MOOC har olika content så det värt att ta del av båda.

Varberg
Jag började även jobba ihop med Varbergs Kommun och projektet Varberg Calling For Peace på att att skapa en kreativa, social mötesplats i Varberg i linje med vår vision att bli västkustens kreativa mittpunkt till 2025. Ett intressant projekt som gett oss många nya insikter och kontakter för att skapa en mer empatisk och kreativ värld. Jon och Malins format med Open Call och kreativa processer har varit väldigt intressant och dom är med i min podcast Framtidspodden och berättar om det.

Hackerklubben
Jag fick igång en Hackerklubb under sportlovet med över 60 barn i Varberg intresserade av att hacka teknik, kreativitet och skapande.

WebCoast
Årets WebCoast som även var det 5:e och sista blev en värdig avslutning på Världens bästa konferensformat: Knytkonferensen. Den energin och magin som uppstår när någon tar med sig sitt bästa jag och bjuder på sin kunskap är så magisk att den går att ta på. Dom flesta av mina nya vännner har jag mött genom detta formatet. Själv blev jag ombedd att prata om min egen bakgrund och historia. Och det blev en bra och sårbar session där jag öppnade upp helt. Se den här: LordSillion #WebCoast Om att leva utanför ramarna.

Tack Maria för att du gett os WebCoast!

WebCoast

WebCoast

Solar Eclips 2015
Vi kunde även se en Solfärmörkelse i Sverige som bästa blev ett molnigt fiasko. Med många inköpta Eclipse-glasögon begav jag och och några vänner till Varbergs fästning för att se det ihop med Hallands Radio. När allt hopp var ute och mitt i en live-intervju med P4 så tittade stolen fram i ett hål i en tät molnmassa och jublet och lyckoruset infan sig!

Solar Eclips

Solar Eclips

Pod Of The Day
I årets #Blogg100 utmaning bestämde jag med för att tips om bra podcast med djup analys. Det blev väldigt måna intressant möten med flera av världens skarpaste hjärnor. Så mycket ny kunskap och inspiration. Dom som stack ut med var Tai Lopez, Peter Diamandis och Daniel Priestley från vårens omgång. Och det kommer en helt ny batch nu från hösten som vävs ihop med mitt nya Level Up! koncept, med godbitar så som Simon Sinek, Alain de Botton, Jane McGonigal, Tim Ferriss, Derek Sivers.
Kolla in dom här: Pod Of The Day

Juni blev fullsmockat med ett intensivt avslut sista veckan.

London Ninja Trip
Jag och Maria @mikumaria Gustafsson åkte till härligt varm och solig London för att besöka 4 Co-working ställen, Hämta ut varsin förbeställd Apple Watch och hänga i Camden Market och shoppa loss på Cyberdog och äta massa god mat. Läst om det här: London Ninja Trip.

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Sen blev det Varberg Calling for Peace och Pride Festival och iväg till en hel vecka i Visby och Almedalen med min barndomsvän Niclas.

Almedalen
Det var 3:e året jag var i Alemdalen och det blir bara bättre. Hela bubblan är där och med det så mycket skönt häng, intressant samtal och möten med nya kontakter. I år sprang jag in i James Hanusa. Det var Lunchbeat och dans på DJ Battle uppe på serene i år igen.

I år var det digitalisering, kreativitet och innovation som hängde i luften överallt. Hej Digitalt var klart bäst med så många intressanta sessioner. Och årets överraskning var en session på fredagen i Öresundshustet om hur event driver utvecklingen i våra stöder som jag skriver en lång artikel om här: Event som motor i regional utveckling. Längtar redan tillbaka och vi letar boende just nu. I år vill jag även ha uppdrag där nu när jag har fått ihop mitt koncept som Captain Future.

Min blogpost Hur blir man en Almedals Ninja blir den mest lästa också 🙂

Fredrik Sillion Karin

Creative Ninja Camp
I juli blev det Creative Ninja Camp hemma hos Maria på Tjörn och efter det Hallifornia med Creative Corner i Varberg där vi hackade T-Shirts.

Buccaneer Spirit
Jag blev helt tagen av Black Sails säsong 2 och fick ihop ett helt koncept som jag kallar Buccaneer Spirit, samtidigt som Ghöteborg besöker Varberg, Vi spelar Merchants and Mauraders på Varbergs spelkonvent och det är ett pirat-event i League of Legends. Check it out here: Buccaneer Spirit.

The Conf
I augusti blev jag bjuden på The Conf av Helena Roth i Malmö samtidigt som det är Malmöfestivalen. 2 dagar fulla med inspiration och nya möten. Tack Helena! Det som stack ut mest var Business Romantics och Derek Sivers som jag skriver om här: Derek Sivers – Purge the Vampires

May Friends at The Conf

Many Friends at The Conf

Electronic Summer
And this summer ended with a fantastic 2 day festival: Electronic Summer. With 2 performances from my favorite live group VNV Nation. And I met so many old and new Synth music friends. And a magic performance of Darrin Huss in Psyche too 🙂

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Party For Change
Jag och Bert-Ola åker till Oslo för innovationsdag och drar igång Party For Change hos Tharald.

Party For Change börjar hos Tharald

Party For Change börjar hos Tharald

Pecha Kucha
Med 2 dagars varsel hoppar jag på och kör min 10:e Pecha Kucha. Denna gången i Göteborg med temat Level Up! Jag älskar utmaningen att få ut ett helt budskap på bara 6:40 minuter och med 20 automatiskt bytande bilder.

Transforming Business Society and Self
Jag ihop med Hjärngänget (Helena Roth, Sara Modig, Åsa Minoz, Therese Mabon, Eva-Karin och Michael Sillion) hoppar på och en fantastisk MOOC med över 50000 tusen mänskor världen över. MITx #ulab Transforming Business Society and Self med Otto Scharmer.

Det bästa med kursen är dom Coaching circles som vi håller ihop varje vecka. Där vi öppnar upp helt Och delar med oss av våra utmaningar. Kolla in vad Otto Skriver om det här: MITx u.lab: Education As Activating Social Fields

Seth In London
Seth Godin, en av mina och Helenas stora idoler, släpper biljetter för en Q&A i London och Helena fixar 2 för 1 biljetter. Det blir en andra magisk resa till London.  Även denna gången med AirBnB som hotelltjänst. Jag åker dit dagen innan för att få mer tid i London. Och tur är det för det visar sig att det tar hela dagen att ta sig dit. Dagen efter är vi peppade och först på plats för en magisk 5 timmar nonstop session med Seth där han bara svarar på frågor från den 400 pers starka publiken. Efteråt hamnar vi på en 6 timmars middag med några andra Seth fans och Ruckusmakers. Vi avslutar med att spela in ett avsnitt i min kommande Framtidspodden. Jag kan även rekommendera Seth Godin’s Freelancer kurs på Udemy.

And check out Helens’s awesome julkanlender-blog about Seth In London

Lord Sillion - Seth Godin - Helena Roth

Lord Sillion – Seth Godin – Helena Roth

Framtidslunch
Jag börjar med ett nytt koncept i Varberg som heter Framtidslunch. Det går hand i hand med hela mitt koncept som Captain Future och Level Up! Vi träffas och pratar om något ämne över lunchen och boostar varandra.

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Brädspel
Det kom några riktigt höjdar Brädspel i år. Som vanligt han jag inte spela så mycket som jag ville. Det blev några enstaka dagar på konvent som GothCon, WarCon och BSK. Årets favoriter är Forbidden Stars, La Granja, Staufer Dynasty, Nippon, Steampunk Rally, Expansionen till Merchants & Marauders.

Game Of Thrones
Jag blir bjuden på Cosplay fest i Halmstad med Game Of Thrones tema. Malin går All in som White Walker och jag är Oberyn Martell – The Red Viper of Dorne. Ett väldigt skoj koncept 🙂

White Walker och The Red Viper

White Walker och The Red Viper

Star Wars och Avengers: Age Of Ultron
Vi avslutar ett av dom bästa filmåren på länge med världspremiären av Star Wars: The Force Awakens. Ett värdigt geek event. Mina favoriter från i år är i kronologisk ordning:

Birdman, The Imitation Game, Wild, Boyhood, The Theory of Everything, Avenegers: Age Of Ultron, Tomorrowland: A World Beyond, Mad Max: Fury Road, Ant-Man, Inside out, Paddington, The Penguins of Madagascar, The Age of Adaline, The Rewrite, The Martian, Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

Jag tror Age Of Ultron och Tomorrowland: A World Beyond är årets filmer för mig. Age Of Ultron  inspirerade till en hel sida full av tankar och blog som ni kan se här: Age Of Ultron och en Lord talk som ni kan lyssna på här: LordTalk Age Of Ultron.

Bloggande
Mycket bloggande både på mina 2 wordpressbloggar och min ljudbloggat #LordTalk har det gett mig en bättre insikt om den framtid vi kan skapa tillsammans.

Captain Future & Level Up!
2016 kickstartas med hela koncept som som är frukten av 4 år av pluggande av alla möjliga källor för hur vi som människor skapar en bättre framtid.

Jag blir Captain Future och lanserar min podcast Framtidspodden. Jag börjar jobba med mitt koncept Level Up! I form av föreläsningar och workshop.

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Jag har även en del bilder och en text på engelska genom Facebook’s funktion: Year In Review

Ha ett riktigt Gott slut på 2015 och så kickar vi loss 2016 med massor med hopp om en bättre framtid!

/Lord Sillion

 

P.S. Kolla in Helenas blog med: Bye bye 2015!

Har du en blog med om 2015 eller 2016? Kommentera med länken nedan –>

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.

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“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?

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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