Category: English

  • Direct, immediate exchange

    According to the Governor of the Bank of England: “There is no reason products and services could not be swapped directly by consumers and producers through a system of direct exchange – essentially a massive barter economy. All it requires is some commonly used unit of account and adequate computing power to make sure all […]

  • Open Enterprise

    Good 8 minute talk on the open enterprise. You see this emerging to a more or lesser extent at an increasing number of organizations (which may be a threat to some of the staff). Key points: we live in democracies, but we work in (hierarchical) dictatorships [our past stands in the way of our future […]

  • Banken Bonus Battle

    Dan Roam doet het rookgordijn dat de superrijken hebben opgetrokken—Miljardairs 50 procent rijker in 2009—glashelder uit de doeken. A couple weeks ago Dan Roam met with potential clients at an investment bank in New York. President Obama had just announced that he was going to levy a $120 billion fee on Wall Street Banks to […]

  • Geluksbedrading standaard

    Geluksbedrading is standaard voor de mens. Gelukkig zijn is onze aangeboren aard. We spenderen ons hele leven te leren ongelukkig te zijn. Ons mentale model—ons idee van hoe de wereld werkt—maakt ons ongelukkig. Geluk: Laat het ‘als ik dit heb/ben/doe dan ben ik gelukkig’ los. Accepteer en omarm ‘wat is dat is’ volledig (zoals Byron […]

  • Flow money

    Compound positive interest is a system wide exponential pump that increasingly flushes money from the poor to the rich. It compells us to grow beyond sense. It results in Obsessive Compulsary Growth Disorder, if you will. This can be proven by mathematics, simulation and experience (as we all feel right now). Don’t get me wrong, […]

  • The “Soul Hypothesis”

    Deepak Chopra salvo’s another interesting round of points on religion, science, God, Einstein, and such. The “Soul Hypothesis”, Part 1 The “Soul Hypothesis”, Part 2 The “Soul Hypothesis”, Part 3 The “Soul Hypothesis”, Part 4 The “Soul Hypothesis”, Part 5 Make room for thougth. A couple of key points: Atheism is a weak position in […]

  • Helping others makes us happy

    How coincidental. Yesterday Thomas Herald from Dream Manifesto writes about Longest running study shows helping others makes us happy. And today I receive Mike Dooley‘s Note From The Universe, stating the same: First, as a child, it seems like the entire world is there for you and you rush to drink from its every cup, […]

  • Brad Neuberg on Inventing with Values

    Verbatim copy of EEK’s blog entry. Thanks EEK, for sharing this. Brad Neuberg on Inventing with Values: A few months ago, my friend, BradNeuberg, gave the keynote at Yahoo’s internal Front-End Engineering Summit. The video is now online, and it’s worth watching. Brad’s not only a great guy and a great hacker, he’s an excellent […]

  • Nomad

    Nicole Recourt sent me email on Ramsay’s film on giving and receiving from our planet Earth: I’ve been organising a cross media project, film-documentry-internet series-book whose purpose is to follow four people travelling to remote parts of the planet in search of Nomadic tribes. Nicol says Ramsey is talking with one of our universities to […]

  • Love—The Purest Form of Energy

    To Love is a verb, so hard work it is. And Love (with a capital L, in order not to be confused with its romantic meaning), passion, is the ultimate source of energy, strength and creativeness in the universe. My energy, my love, is focused on creating and nourishing a family, an organization, and software […]