Worth a Look: THRIVE – The Movie (22 Million Views), The Movement, The Possibilities

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Free Movie

THRIVE is a movie, free online, created by Foster & Kimberly Gamble out of Santa Cruz, CA. It has been viewed by over 22 million, and contains over 14 bleeding edge possibilities.

The website is just now developing as a hub for a mixture of spirtualist and activist souls. It turns out, as explained by Foster Gamble in one of his many personal appearances, that spiritualists are vastly better able to get a grip on complex and often incomprehensible issue mash-ups, while activists tend to focus on one issue at a time. Hence, it is the spiritualists that are the leaders and the integrators.

The web site provides hours of engagement opportunity, inclusive of twelve critical focus areas and many short videos as well as many links. Academic credit can be earned via Gaia University and Wisdom University. Below is a 2 minute 11 second introduction.

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Mar 11

Berto Jongman: World Protests 2006-2013

Berto Jongman

Berto Jongman

World Protests 2006-2013

PDF (91 Pages): World_Protests_2006-2013-Final

Table of Contents
Executive Summary
1. Introduction: Rising Outrage and Discontent
2. Methodology
3. The World Awakes: Protests Increase 2006-2013
4. Main Grievances/Demands
4a. Economic Justice/Anti-Austerity
4b. Failure of Political Representation and Political Systems
4c. Global Justice
4d. Rights
5. Demonstrators 2006-2013: Who Protests and How?
5a. Who Protests?
5b. Methods of Protest
5c. Some of the Largest Protests in History
6. Who Do Protesters Oppose?
7. What Do Protests Achieve?
8. Repression and Surveillance
9. Main Policy Demands from the World’s Protesters
10. Conclusion
Main References and Complete List of Media Sources Consulted
Annex I. Main World Protests Episodes 2006-2013
Annex II. Methodological Issues

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Mar 1

Who’s Who in Cultural Intelligence: Bob Adelman

Bob Adelmann is a graduate of Cornell University with two degrees, including a Masters of Business Administration with a concentration in economics and finance. Bob’s career path took him from insurance into estate planning, and then into investment and tax planning. After the stock market crash in October of 1987, Bob started his own investment management company that grew to over $15 million in less than 10 years. He then sold the company to his son in 1996 and now concentrates on writing for The New American.

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Nov 2

Doug Rushkoff: Present Shock (YouTube 15:14) & Book

Douglas Rushkoff

Douglas Rushkoff

Douglas Rushkoff has been an authority on the intersection of technology and culture since before the word “google” was anything more than baby talk. He predicted the coming centrality of the Internet (CYBERIA, 1992 – a book initially canceled by a publisher who feared the net would be over by the time it came out); he coined the terms “viral media” (MEDIA VIRUS, 1994) and “social currency” (Upside Magazine, 1996); he forecasted the collapse of the dotcom bubble (SXSW, 1997) and the most recent recession in a 2004 column that later became his book, LIFE INC; he even inspired today’s code literacy movement (PROGRAM OR BE PROGRAMMED, 2010). He is the author of a total of twelve bestsellers (translated to over thirty languages), the host of three award-winning documentaries, an award-winning educator and frequent media commentator.

Robert Steele Comment and Present Shock Book Information Below the Line

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Feb 16

Who’s Who in Cultural intelligence: Daniel Pinchbeck

Daniel Pinchbeck

Daniel Pinchbeck (born June 15, 1966) is an author living in New York’s East Village, where he is editorial director of Reality Sandwich, a blog website centered around New Age philosophy and activism.[1] H

In his own words:

I grew up in the New York counterculture of the 1970s and ’80s. My father, Peter Pinchbeck, was an abstract painter, and my mother, Joyce Johnson, is a writer who participated in the Beat Generation. She was dating Jack Kerouac when On the Road hit the bestseller lists in 1957 (chronicled in her book, Minor Characters: A Beat Memoir). As a journalist, I have written for Esquire, Magazine,The New York Times Magazine,  the Village Voice, Rolling Stone, etcetera. I am currently the editorial director of the Evolver Project (www.evolver.net).

In my late twenties, I fell into a deep spiritual crisis that led me to the study of shamanism and psychedelic susbtances. My first book, Breaking Open the Head, recounted my initiation into several tribal cultures that use hallucinogens in their rituals. Over time, I became convinced of the legitimacy of the shamanic and mystical worldview held by indigenous peoples around the world. This led me to my most recent book, 2012, a study of prophecy.

DuckDuckGo for Daniel Pinckbeck

2007 2012: The Return of Quetzalcoatl

2003 Breaking Open the Head: A Psychedelic Journey into the Heart of Contemporary Shamanism

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May 12

Who’s Who in Cultural Intelligence: Joshua Kilbourn

Joshua Kilbourn

Josh Kilbourn is a native and lifelong resident of the San Francisco Bay Area. He comes from a working class family; his father and grandfather were both U.S. Navy career veterans. As a teenager and young adult, he experienced and participated in the burgeoning Bay Area independent music scene of the 90s.

An auto-didact, Joshua is self-educated through eclectic reading both off and online, and lively discussions with knowledgeable people from diverse backgrounds.

He is a contributing author to West Memphis Witch Hunt, an anthology of modern poetry collected to raise awareness about the injustice suffered by Jason Baldwin, Damien Echols, and Jessie Misskelley Jr., known collectively as the West Memphis 3.  The book is available on Amazon.com.

In general, Joshua is an advocate of Open Source everything for We The People.  Specifically, he is currently focusing on promoting the Electoral Reform Act of 2012 and arranged for the volunteer filming of the New York presentation that went viral on Reddit.  He maintains a blog at http://guerrillasurvival.net/.

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Nov 10

Behavioural Conflict: Why Understanding People and Their Motives Will Prove Decisive in Future Conflict by Andrew Mackay and Steve Tatham ; foreword by Stanley McChrystal.

        The Small Wars Journal Blog has a post previewing a new book by Andrew Mackay and Steve Tatham. Behavioural Conflict: Why Understanding People and Their Motives Will Prove Decisive in Future Conflict considers how the West’s Post Cold War conflicts have been fought amongst people rather than between armies. From publisher’s description:

“These people, amongst others, have been Mendes, Kissis and Konos (and the 13 other tribes of Sierra Leone), they have been Serbo-Croats, Bosnians, Kosovars, Albanians, Unizzahs, al-Ribads, al-Zobaids, Kurds, al-Montifig (and the other tribal groups of the nearly 40 that make up Iraq), Pashtuns, Hazaras, Uzbecks (and the other 6 ethnic groupings that make up Afghanistan’s rich tapestry of population), they have been Sunni, Shia, Orthodox, Agnostic, Christian, Catholic; they have been farmers, politicians, police, administrators, businessmen, narco khans, war lords, men, women and children. In fact you can divide them in any one of a hundred or so different ways but the only certainty is that all of these groups and people will exhibit behaviour, that may appear utterly irrational but for better or worse will have profound effects upon the manner in which military missions are conducted.” 

The book is based on a paper written in 2009 for the Defence Academy of the United Kingdom. The tale of the lone Afghan farmer sowing seeds in a field near the Kajaki Dam should be a warning to those from the developed world who underestimate the intelligence of people just because they don’t speak English or have grown up without electricity and running water.

This book will have utility for anyone working in military, peacekeeping, policing or any other other cross cultural situation.

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Nov 6

Who’s Who in Public Intelligence: Nathan Allen

Nathan Allen

Nathan Allen is an independent historian and president of a skin care company and an education charity.

His book Arsonist: The Most Dangerous Man in America by Nathan A. Allen is published 4 July 2011.

 

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Jun 27

Who’s Who in Earth Intelligence: Joichi Ito

Ito is the CEO of Creative Commons. He is on the board of Digital Garage, Culture Convenience Club (CCC), Tucows, Machinima.com, EPIC, Technorati, WITNESS and Global Voices Online. He is the founder and CEO of the venture capital firm Neoteny Co., Ltd. In October 2004, he was named to the board of ICANN for a three-year term starting December 2004. In August 2005, he joined the board of the Mozilla Foundation. He served on the board of the Open Source Initiative (OSI) from March 2005 until April 2007. He currently serves as a Board Emeritus for OSI. He was a founding board member of Expression College for Digital Arts as well as the Zero One Art and Technology Network. In 1999, he served as the Associate to Mr. Mount (the executive producer) on the film The Indian Runner. Ito also served as a Board Member of Energy Conversion Devices from 1995 to 2000.

Structured Hits

Ito is a venture capitalist and angel investor and was an early stage investor in Kickstarter, Twitter, Six Apart, Technorati, Flickr, SocialText, Dopplr, Last.fm, Rupture, Kongregate, etology Inc, Fotopedia and other Internet companies. A vocal advocate of emergent democracy and the sharing economy, Ito is a doctoral candidate in Business Administration focusing on the sharing economy at the Graduate School of International Corporate Strategy, Hitotsubashi University. He is the author of Emergent Democracy. Ito is Senior Visiting Researcher of Keio Research Institute at SFC.” — Wikipedia:

Recent Headline:

Timothy Leary’s godson Joi Ito to head MIT Media Lab, projo.com, 5:23 AM Tue, Apr 26, 2011

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Apr 27

TED video: Anil Gupta on Mapping the Creative Mind of India & the World at Grassroots (G2G)

(2009/2010) Anil Gupta is on the hunt for the developing world’s unsung inventors — indigenous entrepreneurs whose ingenuity, hidden by poverty, could change many people’s lives. He shows how the Honey Bee Network helps them build the connections they need — and gain the recognition they deserve.  See video here.

About Anil Gupta

Anil Gupta created the Honey Bee Network to support grassroots innovators who are rich in knowledge, but not in resources. Full bio and more links

Comment: Anil Gupta’s “database” was mentioned in the book “The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid.”
A few interesting pieces mentioned in the video:

  • “Freedom is to look in the mirror & learn.”
  • Curiosity, Creativity, Compassion, Collaboration (CCCC)
  • “Desperation made me an innovator,” and “Even love needs help from technology” (70 yr old man who invented an amphibious bicycle)
  • “With no one to fund my studies, I scaled new heights” (from a man who invented a coconut tree climber)
  • G2G model (Grassroots to Global)
  • Creativity counts, knowledge matters,  innovations transform, incentives inspire..and incentives are not just material, but non-material incentives.

Related:

Design for the Other 90% Exhibit + “Micro-Giving” Global Needs Index to Connect Rich to Poor/Fullfill Global-to-Local Requests

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Mar 15