Douglas Rushkoff, Program or Be Programmed 3

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This is my paraphrased non-verbatim transcription of Me, Losing It which Douglas posted on 11Jan11, last week. Thanks to @eharrisondotorg for pointing it out. I have summarized repetitive phrasing and added my own thoughts and comments, so this should not be even remotely confused with a verbatim transcript. I think he has a rather dystopian ...

Reflections on Theology of the Body, Part I 3

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As we begin this new year, I’m going to publish some reflections on reclaiming the market square for faith and family. Fostering a family-friendly workplace specifically involves transcending the grand claims made by multi-cultural advocates (MCA). Policies advanced under this MCA worldview result in “soggy solutions” that are no substitute for the real work of ...

Celebrating a New Vision, part 2 2

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Whoa there! Yeah, you with the Elvis hairdo. Put down the muffin. Seems like you’ve had a few too many wassails of good cheer. Back away from the dessert tray. Keep your hands where I can see them […tense pause with heightened background music] Ok, that’s better. Now go sit in the aisle marked “No ...

Celebrating a New Vision with a New Lens: transcending differences to see farther and achieve more 1

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Merry Christmas! Ideas had been piling up for this post for some time and they came pouring out after Midnight Mass (who can go to sleep after that!) so I’m putting them together this morning before we head over to relatives this afternoon for the big family Christmas dinner. Our next door neighbor for many ...

…And Nothing Was Ever the Same Again

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It’s been a month of Sundays since I’ve posted. What’s even more embarrassing is that they’re sitting on the drive waiting to get uploaded! Geez. Well, turning over a new leaf for this last week before Christmas. I’ll upload them and date them with the actual dates to make an effort to preserve the timeline. ...

Systemkey Success story: Motor Vehicle Training

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Abstract: Battelle Pacific Northwest  experienced a ZERO accident year in motor vehicle accidents between 1991-1992. This large scale intervention, increasing driver attention and motivating safe driving behavior, was conducted with a staff population of ~3300 drivers across 38 states using the Systemkey™ business process framework developed by Matthew Weilert, founder of Systems Thinking Institute LLC ...

STETA: Systems Thinking and Engineering Technical Alliance

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STETA is a brand new 501(c)6 business league integrating head and heart to drive industrial innovation forward. As a B2B member-driven forum for best practices, STETA reflects, focuses and thereby magnifies the buzz around social media and the power of storytelling to show yet once again that technology alone will never produce breakthroughs that transform ...

It’s a new day in the neighborhood

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Well, I’ve finally gotten around to activating the WP site that I’d installed a week before Stephen was born. I’ll be migrating posts over here and posting much more frequently than at the systhink.mp site (which will still be up, btw.)

Back to the future: Iceland’s 300 years-young innovation

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[This travelogue/tax commentary was written in May 2008, just getting around to spiffing it up now.] The spectacular scenery here at Natural Bridge plus the broadband access has given me the chance to jot down some thoughts which you may feel free to share. http://www.naturalbridgeva.com/bridge.html Reflecting on God’s seemingly limitless generosity, as well as on ...

Snacking on Sunshine

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In one of the most layered and engaging comics I’ve enjoyed in some time, this past Sunday’s “Over the Hedge” features Hammy taking a bite of sunshine. While that itself is delightful, today’s riff is on the side comments. “We’re going to pretend that never happened, right?” To anyone charged with product leadership and innovation, ...