“The first follower is what transforms a lone nut into a leader.” … what a message!
What do you think? Do you like the change? Do you see the opportunities? Do you focus on the threats?
Is this all good, or is this all bad?
What decisions do YOU take when facing the ‘Social Media Revolution’…?
Think. Think twice.
-= welcome to 2012 , cheers – Marcus =-
Sherry Turkle – Professor of Social Studies of Science and Technology at the MIT – speaks about the impact that modern technology has on our relationships:
she speaks about phantom phone ringing, where people are anxious to get more exciting news; global connectivity that makes us always on; and how remote and alone we finally remain within this illusion of being connected.
– A speech so brutally true, that I should rather not have posted it on Facebook where people tend to create the ideal image of themselves. Even if Sherry puts her words with quite some drama and does not really provide solutions, we should THINK TWICE how we want to treat technology better, before it is treating us worse…
“from multi-tasking to multi-lifing” – “technology proposes itself as the architect of our intimacies” – “technology is seductive when its affordances meet our human vulnerabilities”
“we are lonely, but fearful of intimacy; connectivity offers for many of us the illusion of companionship, without the demands of friendship. We can’t get enough of each other if – if – we can have each other at a distance in a manner (?) that we can control. Think of Goldilocks (siehe Wikipedia: ‘Goldlöckchen und die drei Bären‘), not too close, not too far, just right.”
“connection made to measure [..with..] the ability to hide from each other” – “too put it rather too simply: we would rather text than talk”
“often we are too busy communicating to think, too busy communicating to create, too busy communicating to really connect with the people we’re with in the ways that would really count, in continual contact, we’re alone together…”
If words could change our world, we would have been saved on October 15, 1940.*
Good things may take time, and big changes may even cross the Millenium.
Yet don’t we all think, 70 years are enough time to THINK TWICE and start acting … ?!
What difference will *you* make on October 15, 2011 ?
*) Source: Source: The Great Dictator (*1940 with Charlie Chaplin)
Apologies – but I simply cannot resist in posting this over again – but I wanted to make sure we all share this … and above all, I wanted to make myself a special present for a special day:
There has never been a single time that this video did not touch my heart, and I’d be surprised there is any single person who has not lost their key to their hearts, that would not feel enchanted by the simple message this campaign conveys: we are all just human, and we all need each other … once in a while, for a hug!
Dedicated to all those, who did not forget about the place in their heart that was made to connect with people…
For those who would like to look up the background of this real life story, pls visit Wikipedia at the below link. It will explain all you need to know, and possibly hook you up for your own localized version of the Free Hugs Campaign.
Updated on Sep 21, 2011.
Barry Schwartz makes a passionate call for “practical wisdom” as an antidote to a society gone mad with bureaucracy. He argues powerfully that rules often fail us, incentives often backfire, and practical, everyday wisdom will help rebuild our world.
The one thing that I like the most about Barry’s message is that he simply calls each individual to self-responsibility. This call needs to be heard by our leaders – to spread the word and attitude about the political, economic or social responsibility we all have to live, and we are all expected to take it and stand up for… – and this call needs to be heard by ourselves: with too many guidelines, rules, processes in our organisations are incapacitating us as individuals, we collectively sit back and point at each other to take initiative, instead of using our own ‘practical wisdom’ and make a change!
Meet me at the TEDxVienna event, and share YOUR wildest ideas about changing the world towards more self-responsibility … and how we can make it HAPPEN together.
Or participate in the blog-parade to win one out of 15 tickets for the TEDxVienna event, read more on the TEDxVienna homepage:
About Barry Schwartz
Barry Schwartz studies the link between economics and psychology, offering startling insights into modern life. Lately, working with Ken Sharpe, he’s studying wisdom. Full bio and more links
Der Manager steuert, regelt, optimiert Prozesse. Der Unternehmer investiert Energie in Prozesse, deren Erfolg er noch nicht kennt. Das ist das unternehmerische Risiko. – Warum das so ist, und warum diese Einsicht gerade im Changemanagement so wichtig ist, verrät Prof. Peter Kruse in diesem sehr gelungenen Beitrag.
“Former Labor Secretary Robert Reich said he could explain the problems with the economy in less than 2 minutes, 15 seconds—and he did it (with illustrations to boot).”
A political statement on mindbox.at ? – YES, because it’s worth sharing!
Check it out.
Don’t be put off by the title of this video – Matt Ridley explains what makes us different from other species: collectively leveraging the social brain.