Optimism is good, obstinacy is not. 2020 is done and dusted. People waited the year out for things to go back to normal. Most of us are still waiting for the return of the normal we’ve known, and to get vaccine shots so we can go back to familiar, ‘business as usual’ lives.
These recently approved vaccines — Moderna, Pfizer-BionTech and Oxford-Astrazeneca — will probably protect us humans from the COVID-19 virus. Going by the enthusiastic anticipation of the vaccine, it almost seems like we believe it will also inoculate us against the ills of our species, whereas, at best…
Preparing the yogic mind will be key to the coevolution of our species, not only with organic life but also with the coming of inorganic life forms such as AI.
…future of our species, much of the diversity of life, and the continued evolution of consciousness. If we achieve this ‘momentous leap’ (Graves, 1974) in human self-awareness, what lies ahead of us is the promise of a truly regenerative, collaborative, just, peaceful and equitable human civilization that flourishes and thrives in its diverse cultural and artistic expressions while restoring ecosystems and regenerating resilience locally and globally.
Daniel Christian Wahl
Love that you say 'we have met the enemy and the enemy is us." This is reflected in my post Why Covid-19 is not the Problem and the Vaccine is not the Solution https://sunilmalhotra.medium.com/why-covid-19-is-not-the-problem-and-the-vaccine-is-not-the-solution-2aad0f7e31de
Earlier in 2020 I suggested that Back is NOT the Way Forward ... https://sunilmalhotra.medium.com/back-is-not-the-way-forward-cb63f99da9e5
Willis Harman, an invaluable mentor to me and many people, changed my work with a letter he wrote me in 1994. Willis urged me to continue speaking my message but warned me not to derive it solely from science. As he did with so many, he wanted me to understand the deeper premises of modern science, which, for all the “new science” hoopla, were anything but new. He encouraged me to explore the deeper values and premises of my work that were far more important than any science.
I contemplated his letter for months. I realized that I was using…
The critical difference between the disruption caused by #COVID-19 and almost every “similar” event in history is the current state of technology. The world has never been more connected: connectivity that has facilitated real-time collaborations across timezones, and equipped humanity with the unprecedented advantage of fighting the virus as one. And technologies that are accelerating simultaneously as they continue demonstrating an aspect of Moore’s Law (the well-known phenomenon of doubling in performance every 18 to 24 months), that technological growth is exponential. …
We live in a runaway world hurtling towards the mythical future. A world we don’t understand and perhaps never will. Yet these are interesting times. They are times of danger and growing uncertainty, while they are also more open and beholden to the creativity of humans than any other time in history. What we see around us reinforces the notion that everything happens a lot faster now than it did in the past. Even the recent past seems so far away. The Atlantic Journal published the following about the present situation.
“The world is too large for us. Too much…
1/ Organisations need generalist advisers who are not attached to their experience and expertise. Fresh eyes + deep understanding of individuals across cultural divides will mark emerging consulting paradigms.
This puts pressure on business schools. #futureofwork
2/ In the words of David S. Rose,
“All companies designed to succeed in the 20th century are doomed to fail in the 21st century.”
Several reasons —
The new world is digital. The new generation is digital.
Change is on an accelerating curve.
Learning is not exponential. #futureofwork
There has always been a fuzziness surrounding design. The word itself defies definition. And it was barely able to get on the radar of many businesses until customer opinions on digital media began to reign supreme and Apple’s success with design became apparent and compelling. To apply the power of design, these phenomena have driven VCs, Consulting firms and Infotech companies to a shopping spree of design firm acquisitions.
Along the way, design thinking is helping businesses clarify design by emphasizing a focus on customers. In the process though, it has also fueled the age-old confusion about what design is…