Ruckusmaker Day

In honor of the 60th birthday of Steve Jobs on February 24th we celebrate what Seth Godin calls #RuckusmakerDay. That means you should do something out of the ordinary. Connect with someone, share your thoughts in a blog. Don’t just share a story. Make a story worth sharing. What Navid Modiri calls #storydoers. Here in Varberg we want to make change with #VarbergCalling for peace with Empathy, Creativity and Innovation. On 24th February I will hold a quick workshop in how to make change using Social Media in Varberg during Open Call. And I will attend an Entrepreneur meet-up to help other entrepreneurs to get up to speed with the connection economy. Steve_Crazy

Make a Ruckus!

Commit to articulating your point of view on one relevant issue, one news story, one personnel issue. Every day. Online or off, doesn’t matter. Share your taste and your perspective with someone who needs to hear it. Speak up. Not just tomorrow, but every day. — Seth Godin

So what does it mean to make a Ruckus? Seth Godin explains it well in his talk at 99u. Making a ruckus means to do something that stands out. Something that might not work and that isn’t for everyone. To make something that would be missed if you didn’t. You do this by surrounding yourself with people who will challenge and inspire you to take your work, your art to the next level. To do something that builds connection so that someone else can use it to tell a story about themselves and the tribe they live in.

On Ruckusmaker Day you are encouraged to speak up, to have an opinion on something you care about. Too often we fall back on other people’s views and actions, we retweet their words and their thoughts – we feel safer riding on someone else’s shoulders.

Why is suddenly okay to do this work, that has never been done before in history? Because now it’s free to fail. With the power of the networked society we can no try something out and iterate or do something new until we succeed. In this paradigm shift to the Connection Economy we can suddenly dance with our fears. Because we are not alone anymore. We can now find our tribe and help each other out. If we make something that someone don’t like we can now say: It’s not for you.

If we are trying to please everyone, we will end up pleasing no one — Seth Godin 

Be incredibly generous and connected to a community that will help all of us, to do more and better art.

Go make a Ruckus! Be a Ruckusmaker!

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Go make a Ruckus!

Go make a Ruckus!

 

Here you can listen to my thoughts on the subject in my 8 minute pod:

Ruckusmaker

https://audioboom.com/boos/2923129-ruckusmaker-day-feb-24th

LordSillion
Holistic Thinking Ninja

[Update]
Here you can see my presentation in Swedish

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Holistisk inspiration

Varsågod!

Här får du ny holistisk inspiration och nya insikter. Hur bygger vi framtids samhällen, städer och imperium tillsammans? Hur ska vi anpassa oss till den Digitala Dimensionen som börjar påverka allting omkring oss? Och vad måste vi veta om dom påhittade historier som vi alla tror på just nu. Här nedan finner du 5 inspirationskällor som alla människor måste förhålla sig till.

Darja Isaksson – Digitaliseringens möjligheter till en bättre välfärd 

– Digitalt och Internet är en ny dimension. Allting omkring oss. All individer och sammanhang där vi organiserar oss på något sätt. Alla saker som vi använder. Alla fysiska platser är på väg att få en Digital Dimension .

Maker-rörelsen är en av nyckelstenarna. För att den lär ut ett nytt tänk med DIY, Kreativitet och samarbete.

– All innovation är team-arbete. Samarbete och kommunikation är jätteviktigt. Vi måste alla lära oss att tänka kritiskt och ställa bra frågor.

– Den stora utmaningen är inte hur vi ska lära barnen att anpassa sig. Det är oss vuxna som Darja är orolig över. Om 5 år kommer massor ha förändrats. Mycket mer än dom senaste 5 åren sen 2010. Innan vi hade iPads och Social Medier hade slagit igenom på riktigt. Det handlar om vår Demokrati!

– Framtiden kommer mycket snabbare än vi kan föreställa oss. Robotar, AI och självkörande bilar kommer skaka om i grytan ganska rejäl bara inom 2-5 år. 46% av dagens jobb kommer försvinna på 20 år. Vi måste hitta ett nytt system hur vi tänker kring allting i samhället.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=40nilhaiR9Y

Dr Yuval Noah Harar

Jag gick en fantastisk MOOC i början av januari med Dr Yuval. Här kan ni se en timmes session från RSA som sammanfattar hans bok bra: 
Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind

“Humans live in dual reality objective & fictional simultaneously & over time fictional has become dominant”

“Shared stories / “imagined realities” allow sapiens to weave unique networks of cooperation”

“Only humans have the power of abstract thought. You could never convince a chimp that he will get a banana ‘in the after life'”

“Believing the same stories = obeying the same laws” Dr Harari and the importance of imagination in collaboration.

“Most of human conflicts throughout history have been not about scarcity, but about stories that people chose to believe in”

‘We need to change the stories in people’s minds in order to create the better world’

“When need 10 million people to believe a story, u don’t need math, u need art”

“history of civilisation has been dominated by successful stories often accidentally”

“Even secular people still hold narratives that they take from ‘above’ some external law that resembles the following of religion”

“Most of the time we are thinking about made up stories e.g. money, EU, Google, religion. ”

“The American Dollar is one of the best collective stories, we all believe in”

“Silicon Valley is a narrative for today – one that could equal the power of any religion.” Dr Harari

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Vllgib842g

Charlotta Mellander

Pratar om vad det är som attraherar unga till en stad och hur man får igång en kreativ hub i en stad. Talanger och lärande: Vad attraherar talanger

Viktiga saker att tänka på

Var vill unga, kreativa och/eller smarta människor bo? Dit ska du flytta eller starta din verksamhet.

Skapa en mångfald av utbud när det gäller allting. Kultur, mat, nöjen, upplevelser, event, natur, sport, hälsa och friskvård.

Tillräcklig kritisk massa för olika subkulturer inom den magiska pendlings-gränsen på 45-50 minuter.

Lärd dig att ha en holistisk syn och se utanför din egen bubbla / egna bubblor. Olika saker är viktigt för olika människor och vid olika tider i livet. Dom som bestämmer är oftast 50+ och tenderar att bara se till sina egna bubblor.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iV51Wvmsfck

Stefan Hyttfors

Jag hittade en ny video med Stefan Hyttfors. Det han har att säga är så viktigt så att alla borde lyssna på det en gång i månaden så att man vet att man är på rätt spår med sina tankar. Stefan Hyttfors om framtiden från 2014.

Robotar och AI kommer fortare av vad vi tror. Det finns inget sätt att “Fixa” jobben. Vi får hitta på ett bättre system istället. #AlltÄrPåhittat som Navid Modiri säger.

Jorden kommer finnas kvar. Det är vårt samhälle och vårt levnadssätt som måste bli mer hållbart och det fort om vi vill ha det kvar. Alternativet är väldigt farligt och slutar förmodligen i en katastrofal dystopi.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iSRALbp0vdA

Varberg Sessions 01

Under #VarbergSessions i januari fick vi en väldigt intressant insyn i hur Malmö gjorde om sig från en Varvsstad till en Kreativ Stad. Kärnan i att få det att fungera var en satsning på en central högskola och ett rikt stadsliv. Se dessa 2 videos om det: Del 1 Ilmar Reepalu om framgångssagan Malmö och Del 2 Möt Åke E. Andersson om forskning kring stadsutveckling.

Här kan du se hela inledningen från Varberg Sessions 01 med Anne-Charlotte Stenkil och Jan Malmgren.

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http://new.livestream.com/accounts/1258478/varberg

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Lord Sillion

Holistic Thinking Ninja

Prep, Pitch and Pepp

Tonight I have been to a meetup with some fellow entrepreneurs that all joined up for a course in running your own business last fall in Varberg, Sweden. We all met up to share our stories and to do some pitching. We also talked about how we should sell ourself, our products and our services. It was all led by the awesome Jannike and Lovisa, who both radiate some much positive energy where ever they go.

Prep [Be Prepared]

When ever you are going to meet someone do your homework before you meet them. Read up on who they are and what they are passionate about. Show them that you are interested in who they are and what they do. Sincerely.

It’s curios that the knowledge of How To Win Fiends And Influence People are still not common knowledge and taught to every child, despite that is almost 80 years ago the Dale Carnage came out with his famous book and that modern science has come so far as to how to build genuine connection between people.

Pitch [Pitch Black or How To Convey Any Message]

We all need to pitch. We need to pitch our ideas to friends and family. We need to pitch our business proposal to potential clients and investors. It can be a short elevator pitch of 20 to 30 seconds. It can be in the more prepared format that some did tonight with a Powerpoint presentation of 7 slides with 30 seconds speaking time each slide totaling 3 min 30 sec. Or it can be longer really prepared pitch running 15-20 minutes with months of research and work behind it. Like the ones that Oren Klaff does.

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The Croc Brain [The Lizard Brain – The Resistance]

If we want to pitch anything we must first get our words, pictures and story past the what Oren Klaff calls the Croc Brain and Seth Godin calls the Lizard Brain. we do that by telling an emotional story that resonates with the receiver. Oren Klaff, who is a professional pitcher of the biggest ideas and deals there is explains this well in his book: Pitch Anything. Or to just get the best part see or listen to this talk between Oren and Chase Jarvis. Even if his cases are bit extreme and most the time a kind of competitive pitching between people who are trying to “win” at any cost, you can still apply most of his thinking to your everyday pitching 🙂

Pepp [And Boost each other]

Then we have what Seth Godin calls the Connection Economy. This is a very deep topic. I sum it up in my blog post. in short it’s about all this things: Trust, Permission, Remarkability, Leadership, Stories that spread, Connection, Compassion, and Humility. We all want to been noticed and feel important. So it’s all about making your customers, your suppliers and your coworkers feel special. We all need to connect more. We also should seek out people who make us feel good and stay away from toxic people who drag us down. It’s what  true what Scott Dinsmore is always talking about in his Live Your Legend Local concept.

“The fastest way to do the things you don’t think can be done is to hang around the people already doing them” – Scott Dinsmore

In honor of that I’m hosting meetups where the main point is to meet up, share our thoughts, ideas and dreams of the future. To pepp each other and to hold one another accountable for the plans we all make. Do join us for the next one on February 8th in Varberg. Or do find one in of the other 44 countries all over the world hosting one.

You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with - Jim Rohn

You are the average of the five people you spend the most time with – Jim Rohn

Selling [Don’t Sell, Make A Connection Instead]

We are all in sales now like Daniel Pink says in his book. But sales does not mean what it used to mean. It’s now more than ever to bild a connection with your customer and give them what they need.

And don’t try to please everyone or make a product that everyone will want. Because if you try to do this, you will end up with a service or product that no one needs or wants.

GO Make A Ruckus!

The reason I’m so exited about all this is because they I have just finished Seth Godin’s latest audiobook in a form of a 2 hour compilation from his seminars called Leap First.

What am I Making Then?

I’m finally narrowing down what my art is and what I want to spend my time doing.

I will help people and companies to navigate the connection economy. I will offer to make speeches and workshops on how to best flourish in this modern society. I will help develop ideas, visions and strategies for this networked society.

I will create places and events where people can meet and share knowledge and be creative.

I will give the young so-called Hacker-clubs and Hackathons for us more “adult”.

I want everybody to have a curious mind about the future. And I want to teach people how to become a Modern Creative Ninja. That is was my first handbook is about.

LordSillion
Holistic Thinking Ninja

Seth Godin about the Connection Economy

I’m a big fan of Seth Godin. I listen to him on a lot of different Podcasts. I have several of his books as audiobooks on Audible. And have seen many of his online talks. Here is one of his best and my notes of it:

Seth Godin at Nearly Impossible 2013

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https://vimeo.com/98687468

 The Notes

Your business idea should involve people needing their friends also using it in some way and talking about it.

You need people to subscribe to your ideas.

There is a story to every brand. What is your brand’s story?

Build a story into the product. So that people can tell it when using the product.

If you are making a product for everyone. You’re making a product for no-one.

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Do something that we would miss if you didn’t

The book is just the Wrapper for how the Idea is going to spread
Ideas will spread further and faster than before
Books may go away as Idea-wrapper
If you wrap your Idea in something that can spread. It will spread more easily
If your idea is something that can be talk about. It’s more likely that it will be talked about.

If you are in the business of creating value for everyone you touch. You will never need to look for work again. If you are in the scarcity game you will need ever sharper elbows to get ahead.

When you do work that goes into world and touches people. Then, you are connecting
Would they miss your work if you stopped doing it? Would they miss you? Your work goes beyond Dunbars number.

If you give the A to people who did something with the right intrusion but failed a couple of times. Then they get the message. That Vulnerability is okay. You don’t need to be afraid to try and try again. Persistence and Grit will get you there 🙂

Don’t copy the people we admire but to become the people we admire 🙂

Put yourself on the spot!
Pick yourself!
What matters now in the Connection Economy

Trust
Permission
Remarkability
Leadership
Stories that spread
Humanity: connection, compassion, and humility

LordSillion
Holistic Thinking Ninja