Family – Tribe – Faith – Planet

#004 [IV]
Building our own social tribe [What is Work?]

You may have seen the movie A Few Good Men with Jack and Tom. In it you can hear a Marine recite the USMC code saying:
“Unit, Corps, God, Country.”
This is of course the wrong one as the real one is God, Country, Corps. But the first one makes more sense according to how we humans work. It’s like the old Arab saying:
Me and my brother against my cousins, me and my cousins against the village, me and my village against the tribe, me and my tribe against the rest of the world

We will probably not be ONE Country here on Earth with just one tribe, the earthlings, in the foreseeable future. We will have to do with many small tribes. But what we can do is make sure that we are all on the same global quest. To make our Planet Earth a place where we can live and evolve for many million of years to come. We now have the tools to do this in our new Network Society.

We must become Makers of our own fortune. But we mustn’t do this alone. We can now do it together with friends, family and even people on the other side of Earth. We can’t all be Entrepreneurs and not all Entrepreneurs are doers. But most of us are born Social. And we need to build a strong social world around us. Where we share our stuff and help those who didn’t make it. That is why I suggest new code:

Family – Tribe – Faith – Planet

Family [Blood or Imprinted]

Many of us stick to our Family Life out. Our closet family can be by blood or by design. But The Nuclear Family that has been the design in the resent 100 years after the great wars is not the way to go into the future. We are now in position to choose our extended family and I think we are beginning to thanks to the Networked Society.

Tribe [Join or Create Your Tribe]

Join a tribe. It is now more than ever possible to join or create your own tribe. Internet and Social Media has made it very easy to find your own kind. People how has the same interests or set of beliefs or burns for the same passion. Seth Godin also talk more about the modern tribes and how to create them.

Faith [We Who Believe in The Future]

Start a new Religion. Renowned philosopher Alain de Botton argues that despite the falsity of supernatural claims of religion, they still have very important things to teach the secular world.

Yes I too think our society has become visionless. It’s all about your own personal pleasure. We need a better community and we need something to work together towards. We need to start doing things together that matters.

Planet [Earth our Mothership]

We all live on a Spaceship. And we need to be reminded of that on a daily basis. This is our only home. But no one is acting like it. We expect someone else take on the challenges mankind faces. If we plan to make Planet Earth a permanent home for the human race it must present en every action we take and all plans we make for the future. Not just shortsighted plans for the coming year on how to make profit for our Company or our Nation State. We must have a global vision for Life on Planet Earth.

“When the smoke clears and you get right down to it, only three things really matter: your faith, your fortitude, and your family. Good night” — Jim Profit

Why do you work? [I am an agent of change]

I have also been seeing the latest video from Stefan Hyttfors in Swedish: Social Capitalism. It’s a very insightful video about why we must all redefine:

Why we Work
How we Work
What we should be Working With

We have now reached the end of growth. But yet politicians still lie and do nothing about it. You must find what you are good at and have a passion for.  And hopefully we will get paid enough by doing it.

I am an agent of change. I’m in the middle of changing myself and want to work with helping others to change and build this new society together.

SpringTime

I smell a new Spring Coming

@LordSillion [Michael Sillion]

Life is a Lesson #Blogg100

#015 [XV]
The Future of Learning [What must we teach our kids?]

Stefan Hyttfors was interviewed on Swedish Radio today saying with the irony implied:

Don’t let school get in the way of your studies [Låt inte skolan komma i vägen för studierna] – Stefan Hyttfors

What he implies is that we learn all our life and some of the most important stuff are not taught in school … yet.

Transforming education [Let’s do it together]

You may just have seen some of Sir Ken Robinson’s TED speeches. If you haven’t you should do it right now. Go on. I’ll be waiting here while you do it.

“The fact is that given the challenges we face, education doesn’t need to be reformed — it needs to be transformed. The key to this transformation is not to standardize education, but to personalize it, to build achievement on discovering the individual talents of each child, to put students in an environment where they want to learn and where they can naturally discover their true passions.”
― Ken Robinson, The Element: How Finding Your Passion Changes Everything

Sir Ken Robinson

Sir Ken Robinson

– You learn by doing.
– You learn when it is fun.
– You learn when you know why and how to use your learnings.

Here in Sweden there have been the Event SETT dagarna with is a Swedish variant of the British BETT. Find all the Swedish blogs from the event here: Bloggers-Corner.  And here in Varberg we are going the the Event Skolvåren this summer to witch I am going.

There is an increasing number of teachers and educators that are joining up on events and Social Media to discuss and learn from each other. Why are they doing this? Because the politicians aren’t doing anything. So they are taking matter into there own hands creating events and discussions under hashtags on Twitter.

There is a Swedish Podcast discussing learning called Skolsnack. They sum up BETT the way you should sum up most conferences:

Not: How good was BETT? But: How great did you make BETT?

I think all educators should join small networks where they can discuss and share ideas. Here Google Hangout is an excellent tool to do this on a weekly basis.

New ways [New skills]

“Ideas only work when they travel in Packs and reinforce each other” — Geoff Mulgan – Learning to Innovate

We need new ways to learn skills and we need to learn new skills. We can’t go on and pretend that the future will be like the past. We need to create a whole new sustainable world. And to do that we need teach our young how to live in this new world. So we need to gather up all the ideas we have on how to do this and discuss them and put them together. Let’s do this together.

@LordSillion [Michael Sillion]

“Life is a lesson you’ll learn it when your through” — Limp Bizkit

Become the pilot in your own brain #Blogg100

#086 [LXXXVI]
Who should pilot your brain? [Vem ska styra din hjärna?]

Vill du ta kontrollen över din egen hjärna? Sätt dig i förarstolen och ta tag i ratten!

Så summerar jag inspiratioen från dagens KONFEX mässa.

Brainzzzz

För mig började det med Jenny Åkerman, Hjärnladyn som berättar hur man man tränar hjärna och kropp att må bra livet ut. Hur ska vi ta på vara kreativitet? Hur ska vi lära oss?

Jag säger att det är genom lek och äventyr som vi lär oss bäst. Jag minns varenda bra lek och äventyr jag hade som liten. Allt!

Sen var det Thomas Boström som gav en väldigt bra insikt i vad som borde ändras i svensk politik. Det bästa vore att man bara fick ha politiskt uppdrag i riksdagen i 2 mandatperioder. Idag är det alldeles för många som håller sig kvar bara för pengarna och inte alls vill jobba med politik längre. Nytt blod hela tiden!

I den lilla salen var det väldigt svårt att se Henrik Schyffert. Alla ville se honom. Jag satt mig på golvet vid sidan av scenen. Han pratade om hur man får fram bra idéer. Genom att behandla alla dåliga idéer som bra. Dom dåliga idéerna vet själva om det och går och självdör. Det är samma som Jenny pratade om att brain-storma. Man får aldrig kritisera någons idé eller den som ger den. Då dör den kreativa processen snabbt.

Vill man ha en bra idé? Ta 2 dåliga och vrid lite på dom så att du ser dom från en ny vinkel. Och det hjälper med Sprit eller annat form av livsrus. Kom bara ihåg att skriva ner dina idéer 😉

Jacqueline Kothbauer pratade om om man är sitt personliga varumärke. Detta har blivit mycket större med Social Media då vi alla marknadsför oss med mycket större räckvidd hela tiden. Allt vi gör blir till vår Story

“What are the Stories you want people to tell about you?” — Jacqueline Kothbauer

Ta tag i Ratten

hyttfors

Sist och bäst var Stefan Hyttfors som nyss vann pris för bästa rookie som talare. Han målar upp en väldigt trolig framtidsbild över alla våra problem som komma skall. Och sen sätter ner foten och säger att vi som människor har förmågan att anpassa oss och lösa problemen om bara vi vill. Det gäller inte bara vara blinda för förändring och bittert klamra oss kvar vid gamla sätt.

Så låt oss ta tag i ratten innan det är försent och bli våra egna Fate-Crafters och skriva vårt eget öde.

A person’s true destiny can only be revealed at the end of his journey.
And the story I have to tell is far from over.

Some say to believe in destiny is to dismiss the role of free will.
That Self-determination cannot prevail in the presence of fate.
When the Truth is, the only part of destiny we can control is the fate we choose for another. — Emily Thorne

@LordSillion

Adapt, Adapt, Adapt! #Blogg100

#092 [XCII]
Adapt, Adapt, Adapt and Run! [Anpassa, Adaptera … Spring]

Todays topic will come tomorrow. Today I had to adapt instead.

“Life perpetuates itself through diversity.
And this includes the ability to sacrifice itself when necessary.
Cells repeat the process of degeneration and regeneration,
until one day they die, obliterating an entire set of memory and information.
Only genes remain.
Why continually repeat this cycle?
Simply to survive by avoiding the weaknesses of an unchanging system.” — Project 2501 – Ghost in The Shell

Reward Experience

Today Stefan Hyttfors got awarded with Swedish Breakthrough Speaker of the Year 2012. Tomorrow I’m going to speak more about his philosophy.

We often see media celebrate winners and heroes and put them on high pedestals. This time of year it is common with various awards being dealt out. But what we forget to celebrate is the ones who got the most “Experience” during the year.

eddie_obeng

I give you Eddie Obeng who puts in “fast” words how to Adapt to fast changing world.
He Says_ When your boss tells you to “Take risks and be creative”. What it translates into is “Do crazy things and I fire you”.
Well See for your self:

From Failing you learn

Also check out Liffemans TED inspiration form today about adapting.

“From Failing you learn”
“Keep Moving Forward”

Tomorrow I will use my experience to give you more 🙂

@LordSillion