Bikes vs. Cars

I’m a biker. And I have been so for my entire life. I live for biking around in the spring, summer and fall. Not so much in the winter as I live in Sweden. Still, I do commuting by bike in the winter but not the pleasure kind of riding. I like riding by the sea with no particular goal in mind. So it’s with great pleasure I attend events like this one tonight. I also want you to watch the movie Premium Rush. There are lots of movies out there that celebrate cars and driving like The Fast and The Furious but few movies like this one that involves both bikes and action in a realistic way.

I have also been attending Johan Lange’s and his LUCKc breakfast in Varberg this morning. Johan is one of the greatest consultant out there who get how we humans work and helps leaders and companies with his insights into modern leadership.

I also talk about it in Swedish in my pod here: Bikes vs Cars and LUCKc breakfast.

Trying out the a new Electric Bike

Trying out the a new Electric Bike

Doc Lounge Varberg – Biking For The Future

Tonight was a special night here in Varberg. First we was treated with great Bike Trail show by Martin Kleivard and the opportunity to try som new electric bikes from Cressent. These bikes were much better designed and better performance than previous bikes I have tried. Really nice handling and could take curves better.

Tony Grimaldi

Tony Grimaldi

Tony Grimaldi gave a speech about wanting to make Varberg a better bike city. I agree. With the increased range and speed for ordinary commuting with this new types of electric bikes there is much greater opportunity to go for a biking city. Many larger cities in Europe like Copenhagen and Amsterdam has already done it. So the only thing lacking in smaller cities with much shorter distances are the political will to do it.

Bike vs. Cars 

After a great mingle it was time for the main event for Doc Lounge Varberg, the movie Bikes vs. Cars. It was an interesting movie who started out portraying the history of biking and cars in Los Angeles and São Paulo. The we get comparison with Copenhagen where over 40% of the population commute by bike. And this is in a Nordic country with nordic winters as well.

The movie gives a great overview of the commuting problems we are faced with today and in the future as urbanisation of all our cities are increasing with an exponential rate. This is one of our largest challenges as we spend an enormous amount of energy, earth natural resources and time commuting all over the world. It’s a gigantic industry that is ripe for disruption.

Håkan Cullberg talks about Varbergs new city planing

Håkan Cullberg talks about Varbergs new city planing

My Friend Håkan Cullberg was also there tonight giving a short insight into what Varberg’s new city might look like and what we want to do for all bike riders here.

All we know about the future of Varberg is that it won’t look like this
– Håkan Cullberg

Get Ready for the Disruption

The mornings meet-up with Johan Lange was also a great experience. We had a long conversation about the disruption that the shift to the Connection Economy will bring with is. Many people already get it but many people are still lagging behind in the thinking.

LUCKc Breakfast with Lord Sillion - Issan - Kjell

LUCKc Breakfast with Lord Sillion – Issan – Kjell

Together with Kjell and Issan we also talk about what format is the best to publish our books in. I’m going to go with a small handbook type format with my books and we thought that Johan should go with it as well for his sum of the LUCK-concept.

So can we combine the quest for human wellbeing and activities like biking a new way to think and see the world?

Life Begins At The Edge Of Your Comfort Zone

It’s time for me to be the Ruckus Maker I set out to be. Do you want help make a Ruckus  in your life or company? Pleas contact me, if you do 🙂

Take care of yourself, your loved ones and the only planet we live on – Lord Sillion

/Lord Sillion
Holistic Thinking Ninja

My notes from the LUCKc breakfast

My notes from the LUCKc breakfast

 

 

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Elysium [What we can Imagine –> We can Build]

This is part 3 of 4 of for the Big Summertime Storytelling I do this summer with Man of Steel, Wolverine, Pacific Rim and Elysium.

Also check out my Storytelling post on Cloud Atlas, Iron Man 3, Oblivion and Princess of Mars.

[007]
The Elysium Future [What we can Imagine –> We can Build]

We must use Storytelling and Science Fiction to envision a new Future. And to raise important question for an ongoing dialog about the future and where we are going. We should draw parallels to our past and present to give us better picture of who we are and how we build our society. Why do we go forward?

The Elysium Future

The Elysium Future

So it was time for my 4th movie trip of the summer. Previous trips that I have discussed are Man of Steel, Pacific Rim and The Wolverine. Now it was time for the one story that would savior them all. Elysium was going to be epic judging from the imagery and visions I’ve seen. Maybe a next Matrix? Nah.

It’s a basic action story with to many logic loopholes. It’s set in a dystopic future that tries to provoke with cheap points about hell on Earth and heaven in space for the rich and powerful. On earth we have high-tech robot making facility made with human workforce in the worst Tayloristic way. Where threats of sacking is used to motivate people to do their best quality job. Not riming well with Johan Lange’s LUCKc-conept and Daniel Pink’s findings what motivates people. Elysium is also defended by a one man crazy mercenary back on Earth? Not Plausible.

Social Media is always missing from today’s Sci-Fi movies [Why is that?]

And where is the Internet and Social Media? By now everyone should have Google Lenses built into their eyes at birth with access to everyone of earth. Or at least the old and the powerful that had their inserted before the catastrophes.

“Many believe the brain separates fiction from reality. In “reality” the brains stores everything as stories. Humans are creatures of Neverland. We live in Neverland because we can’t not live in Neverland.” — Jonathan Gotschall

Yet again a disappointment. Now I am mad. A book writer would never get away with it. As I’ve said before in my post on Pacific Rim. It’s now time to use the power of Storytelling for what it is. “Profound lessons that you should internalize“. The brains already scans the story for what message to learn. If there is none or a bad one the brain still learns it. It’s time to step up that game if we are to move into the future with a Vision Worthy of the Human Race. Movie makers should listen to what Seth Godin and Neil Gaiman says. Make Good Art. When your art fails. Make Better Art. Don’t just copy old formulas. Or try to make lesser art by picking parts from other movies. Take the best parts and make something new and better. Be Bold. Make Better Art

Elysium should be about a dystopian future. But one where the Mega corporations and the Banks have taken control of Earth. They are run by some rich power-hungry Families that has taken over all power on earth, including the Military. In order for that to work they must have taken total control over the internet and Social Media. A complete Surveillance Society where you can get to anyone that as much as lifts a finger against the authority. Rebels can only make a resistance in rogue secret networks using the network against itself with supreme hacker skills. On Earth we have a complete chaos on an environmental disastrous planet where focus for the masses consists in finding clean water and food for the day. The Powerful remains in power with the help of the Robot Armies of the Mega Corporations with drones everywhere as human soldiers couldn’t be trusted. — Now that is better plot in the right direction. Maybe I should help Hollywood out?

Neil Gaiman - Make Better Art!

Neil Gaiman – Make Better Art!

We have a responsibility to tell better stories! Business as usual won’t cut it on Earth anymore. When making this huge Sci-Fi Storytelling Projects we have a responsibility to put together a large team of Futurist that can try to imagine and show us what one or another future might look like depending on what path we trod down. Make Better Art! Make Better Stories!

Stories I love [Continuum, Dollhouse and Hemlock Grove]

“I can’t change the past but I’m here hoping to change the future” — Jim Martin, Continuum

Well the summer wasn’t a complete dry on good Storytelling. I got to see 3 great TV-Series. First was the second season of Continuum. It really makes me think about what future we want to create and that Mankind can do it together. The season finale is just Epic for a true mind.

“Change the Architecture of the Future Change the Architect of the Future” — Jason, Continuum

Joss Whedon’s Dollhouse also really grew on me as I was watching season 1 on Netflix. The final episode “Epitaph” was also Epic Storytelling.

Why what’s your fantasy? Oh. I’m okay right here in the real world, thanks. No, no, you have a fantasy, okay? We all do. We need it to survive. — Doll House

Both are just the way a “Real” Sci-Fi show should be. Just on the border of being to complex. It should have you sitting on the edge of the sofa or even standing up, mind racing and heart beating faster. Challenging us to keep up all the time 🙂 And finally we have Hemlock Grove also on Netflix. A very nice story about Werewolfs and other magic set in a small town in Pennsylvania in the spirit of Twin Peaks and Vampire Diaries. With a huge secret plot that is revealed a little piece at the time.

Ouroboros & Yin Yang

Ouroboros & Yin Yang

In both Hemlock Grove and Continuum is also the mention of Ouroboros. I saw the episodes on the same night and it freaked me out 🙂

Why is Storytelling Important?
What we can Imagine –> We can Build
— Lord Sillion

@LordSillion [Michael Sillion]
Holistic Thinking Ninja

Check out Jason Silva below on why Cinema is so fantastic 🙂

We are learning for a new future #Blogg100

#048 [XLVIII]
It’s only a Picture [Full speed ahead]

Manifesto

The Word of Mouth Marketing Manifesto

Today has been day full of learning about learning. This Picture sums up the day

Check it out here: Word of Mouth Book and The Word of Mouth Marketing Manifesto below

  1. Ethics come first.
  2. Happy customers are your best advertising. Make people happy.
  3. Marketing is easy. Earn the respect and recommendation of your customers. They will do your marketing for you, for free.
  4. Great service starts great conversations.
  5. Marketing is what you do, not what you say.
  6. Negative word of mouth is an opportunity. Listen and learn.
  7. People are already talking. Your only option is to join the conversation.
  8. Be interesting or be invisible.
  9. If it’s not worth talking about, it’s not worth doing.
  10. Make the story of your company a good one.
  11. It’s more fun to work at a company that people want to talk about.
  12. Use the power of word of mouth to make businesses treat people better.
  13. Honest marketing makes more money.

How to build better organizations together [LUCKc öppning]

Does your organization constantly put out fires? Are you coaching or are you telling your team what to do?

You can see Johan Lange’s full lecture in Swedish about his LUCKc-concept.

@LordSillion

A new Social Beginning #Blogg100

#049 [IL]
We are going to the WebCoast [Where people are open and knowledge are plentiful]

Today I stared early with a breakfast mingle in Ullared. After that we traveled to Gothenburg through this beautiful late winter forest.

skog

Lean Leadership – Social Media – Coaching – Cognition = LUCKc

Later we reach the destination for the day. The Unconference WebCoast. Today was very good. I went to great workshop with Johan Lange and Karin Hedin about LUCK and LEAN UX.

I will go into detail later about the whole concept as Johan will have more Session. Unfortunately all videos are in Swedish below.

[SWE] Den kan ses i ett antal delar på Bambuser på Svenska: Del 1, Del 2, Del 3, Del 4, Del 5, Del 6,
Själv dyker jag bara upp på slutet i denna 2 timmars workshop.

#LUCKconcept #webcoast #LEAN_UX

#LUCKconcept #webcoast #LEAN_UX

@LordSillion